Posted by: mjaga | January 11, 2012

Signs Galore – 9

Qur’aanic Verse 25:53:



53. Wahuwa allathee maraja albahrayni hatha AAathbun furatun wahatha milhun ojajun wajaAAala baynahuma barzakhan wahijran mahjooran


53. It is He who has facilitated two seas to flow and meet – one palatable and sweet and the other salty and bitter – and set up a barrier and an invincible partition between them.11

Study Note:

11. At the mouth of River Amazon (South America) the ocean has fresh water extending so far out thereinto that the land cannot be seen from there. The ocean beyond this fresh water area is salty. This Verse here obviously refers to such huge bodies of water meeting each other without influenceing the character of either. This is the only place where such a thing spectacularly happens anywhere in the world. And at the time when the Qur’aan was revealed, the Americas were unknown to the rest of the world. And yet it is mentioned in the Qur’aan. This provides yet another proof that the Book is divine. Following is the relevant extract from Wikipedia: The quantity of water released by the Amazon to the Atlantic Ocean is enormous: up to 300,000 cubic metres per second (11,000,000 cu ft/s) in the rainy season, with an average of 209,000 cubic metres per second (7,400,000 cu ft/s) from 1973 to 1990. The Amazon is responsible for about 20% of the Earth’s fresh water entering the ocean. The river pushes a vast plume of fresh water into the ocean. The plume is about 400 kilometres (250 mi) long and between 100 and 200 kilometres (62 and 120 mi) wide. The fresh water, being lighter, overrides the salty ocean, diluting the salinity and altering the color of the ocean surface over an area up to 1,000,000 square miles (2,600,000 km2) large. For centuries ships have reported fresh water near the Amazon’s mouth yet well out of sight of land in what otherwise seemed to be the open ocean. [Source]

 The above is an extract from Qur’aanic Studies Manzil IV, which will soon, inshaAllah, be published on Amazon Kindle. Manzil IMabzil II & Manzil III of the series are already published.

Mohammad Shafi




    • JazakAllah khairan

      • Assalam-o-alaikum Bhaisahab,

        Mashallah, May Almighty Allah bestow upon you all prosperity, happiness and good health always….

  2. There is other Verses on the subject:
    مَرَجَ الْبَحْرَيْنِ يَلْتَقِيَانِ بَيْنَهُمَا بَرْزَخٌ لَا يَبْغِيَانِ
    He has let free the two bodies of flowing water, meeting together side by side:(055:019﴿ while there is a barrier between them; they do not encroach (upon one another).(055:020﴿

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