QUR’AN AND THE COLOURED MOUNTAINS
At the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu, China, tourists flock to see China’s own version of the Grand Canyon: A mountain range of densely packed layers of minerals and rock that are dramatically striated into a layer cake of magenta, maroon, and lemon-colored stone.
Scientists recently discovered a striped and coloured mountains.
These coloured mountains are found in an area west of China, it appears though as paths, coloured in red, black and white. Allaah speaks of something similar in the Qur’an revealed 1400 years ago. Allaah says
أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ أَنزَلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءًۭ فَأَخْرَجْنَا بِهِۦ ثَمَرَٰتٍۢ مُّخْتَلِفًا أَلْوَٰنُهَا ۚ وَمِنَ ٱلْجِبَالِ جُدَدٌۢ بِيضٌۭ وَحُمْرٌۭ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَٰنُهَا وَغَرَابِيبُ سُودٌۭ
Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby fruits of varying colors? And in the mountains are tracts, white and red of varying shades and [some] extremely black.
Analyzing the word “Judad”
وَمِنَ الْجِبَالِ جُدَدٌ بِيضٌ وَحُمْرٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهَا
and among the mountains are “Judad” white and red, of varying colors,
means, He created the mountains like this, with different colors, as we also see that there are indeed white and red mountains, and in some of them there are streaks which are also of varying colors.
Ibn Abbas said “Al-Judad” means pathways.
This was also the view of Abu Malik, Al-Hasan, Qatadah and As-Suddi.
and (others) “Gharabib” black.
And there are some mountains which are very black.
“Al-Gharabib” means mountains which are high and black.
This was also the view of Abu Malik, Ata’ Al-Khurasani and Qatadah.
Ibn Jarir said,
“When the Arabs describe something as being very black, they say “Ghirbib”.
Who could have mentioned this 1400 years ago?
Did prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) travelled to china before writing it in the Qur’an? The answer is a most definite no, and this proves the glorious Qur’an is a divine book revealed by Allaah. Allah Akbar.
Bashir Habeeb for knowislam.com.ng