Published on 4th
Qur'an- The Two Seas
Zealand's Giant Squid
"A Discussion on Sea Barriers and the Deep Sea in al-Qur'an"
El-Fatah and undisclosed
Acknowledgements to IFSA for the diagrams
And Allah (swt) says in the Holy
"He has made
the two seas to flow freely (so that) they meet together: Between them is a
barrier which they cannot pass"
Jacques Cousteau is quoted as having
"I swear, that this Qu'oran, from which the modern science lags
behind on 1400 years, cannot be speech of
the person. It is true speech of Almighty"-
In France, Islam is very quickly spreading among people who are well
known in the many different fields of knowledge
and activity. Today, the number of people who have
left Christianity for Islam has already reached the hundred thousands.
Archbishop Parisian, the supreme ecclesiastic of the French Catholic
officially confirms these figures. Among those who preferred Islam among
the native French are the working classes and civil servants, but there
are also some very outstanding people.
Jacques Cousteau Died
as a Muslim
The great French scientist, oceanographer, initiator of research of the
sea and ocean depths, inventor of an aqualung,
underwater house, the device called diving saucer, author of many popular books and films, Jacque
is known in the entire world. But very few people know, that scientific
research carried out by him and the reflection in the
Qu'oran of many scientific signs, led him to
accept Islam and he died as a Muslim.
Investigating open water spaces in Strait of Gibraltar, he discovered
the surprising fact not explained by science: the
existence of two water layers which do not mix with
each other. They as if are divided by a film and have among
themselves precise borders. Each of them has its own temperature, salt
structure, animal and flora. These are waters of the
Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean meeting each
other in Strait of Gibraltar.
"In 1962", - tells Jacque Cousteau, - "German scientists found out,
that in Bab el Mandeb, where the waters of
Gulf of Aden and the Red sea converge, the waters of
the Red sea and the Indian ocean do not mix together. Following
the example of colleagues, we began to find out whether waters of Atlantic
Ocean and Mediterranean Sea mix up."
"First, we investigated water of Mediterranean Sea -
its natural level of salinity, density and forms of
life inherent in it. We made the same in Atlantic
Ocean. These two weights of water meet in Strait of Gibraltar already
thousand years and it would be logical to assume, that these two huge
water weights for a long time should get mixed up - their salinity and density should become identical, or, at least, similar. But
even in places, where they converge closely, each of
them keeps its properties. In other words, in places
of merge of two weights of water, water curtain does not allow
them to mix up".
On detecting this blatant though improbable fact, the scientist was
"I long rested on laurels at this
surprising phenomenon which is not
explained by laws of physics and chemistry", - writes Cousteau.
But the scientist had an even greater surprise and admiration when he
found out that this had written in Qu'oran for more
than 1400 years. He learned about it from the French
Doctor Moris Bukay (Maurice Bucaille), who had already
And Allah swt
says in the Holy Quoran:
made the two seas to flow freely (so that) they meet together:
Between them is a barrier which they cannot pass"
M.H. Shakir Commentary:
According to reference books of Tafsir, the two seas can indicate
figuratively the offspring of the Holy Prophet; namely the two Imams al-Hasan
"When I told him about my discovery, he sceptically told me, that it
has been told 1400 years back in the Qu'oran. It was
for me as thundering during a clear sky. And really,
so it appeared when I looked at translations of Qu'oran.
Then I exclaimed: 'I swear, that this Qu'oran from which the modern
science lags behind on 1400 years, can not be speech of
person. It is true speech of Almighty'. After that
I accepted the Islam and each day I was amazed by
truth, justice, ease, utility of this religion. I am indefinitely grateful
that He opened my eyes for Truth", - writes Cousteau.
The Giant Squid
Modern Science had viewed the Giant Squid as seafaring
fiction, however the Qur'an was well versed with life in the depths of the
ocean. Well known to the whole world, Jacques Cousteau, researcher of the
underwater environment declared that the choice of accepting
Islam was the most correct decision of his life. In a
series of telecasts "Alive Sea", Captain Cousteau
surprising phenomenon of the underwater world of the seas,
rivers and oceans to show the people.
And Allah (swt)
says in the Holy Quran:
(as for) those who disbelieve, their deeds are like the mirage in a
which the thirsty man deems to be water; until when he comes to it he
finds it to be naught,
and there he finds Allah, so He pays back to him his reckoning in
and Allah is quick in reckoning;
like utter darkness in the deep sea: there covers it a wave above which is
above which is a cloud, (layers of) utter darkness one above
when he holds out his hand, he is almost unable to see it;
and to whomsoever Allah does not give light he has no light."
Surah 24: 39-40
giant squid is alive and well and living in large numbers off the coast of
New Zealand's South Island. Scientists at the
Wellington National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
estimate that there are thousands of the creatures, making up two breeding
populations off the South Island coasts and providing the ideal
opportunity to investigate one of the true remaining mysteries of the
interest in the existence of the squids, the NIWA has revealed it has
collected more specimens in the past three weeks than have been found
worldwide in a decade. Niwa scientist Dr
Steve O'Shea, who has been studying the giant squid for the past 18
months, told AFP his organisation that he had received 12 of the creatures
weigh up to 300kg, with 5.5 metre long tentacles in the past three
in nets by commercial fishermen hunting off the island's west Coast, the
sought after squid are destined to become museum exhibits with institutes
in Bermuda, France, Germany, and the United States keen to obtain
specimens, it was reported.
Of the dozens
of species of large squid in the world's oceans, none comes close to the
giant in size which has never been seen alive and
had been in the realm of nightmares as they have been demonised in literature such as Jules Verne's
Under the Sea".
invertebrate on the planet, the giant squid is a member of the class
Cephalopoda, which includes octopus, nautilus, and extinct ammonites.
As well as eight
arms and two tentacles, the boneless wonder has two large parrot-like
beaks, equipped with small teeth and a razor-sharp file for reducing its
prey who are usually small fish . They then finely grind it to a pulp in order to swallow food
down its exceptionally small gullet.
The giant squid has
a five millimetre wide throat which, passes through the middle
of its tiny eight gram, ring doughnut-shaped brain.
afford to eat anything large or sharp because of the risk of piercing its
brain," O'Shea explains.
He doubts that giant
squid are very intelligent, given the brain size in relation to body size
and weigh. It has the largest
eyes in the animal kingdom, at around 15 centimetres across. Niwa
scientists believe the creature has good visual focus and tentacle control
to catch the small fish with light organs it eats, as autopsies have
O'Shea is currently
trying to determine how long a giant squid lives, and thinks it may be no
more than about three years. He is analysing
rings in the ear bones, which are thought to signify age in the same way
tree rings do. He believes the giant squid die after they have mated once.
What fascinates him
above all is in trying to fathom how the giant squid grows from a
presumably tiny creature to a giant in 18 months to three years. He said they would
presumably have to feed constantly to grow, given the restrictions of
having a small throat and being to ingest small amounts of food. O'Shea said Niwa's
freezers were full to overflowing with the marine mammoths, with the
latest arrivals adding to 10 that were already in stock. About 60 giant squid
have come into Niwa in the last six years.
Depths of New Zealand
project to descend to the depths of New Zealand waters with film equipment
where the giant squid lives is underway.
squid are inedible
due to the high portion of ammonia and other poisonous chemicals in their
tissue which enable them to stay neutrally buoyant at great depths.
of the Holy Quoran
Whether it's true or not that Jacques Cousteau was Muslim, we
also however, don't accept the work of the enemy of Islam who stated that he was not - he also says other very erroneous
things- ..as one might expect but there are Muslims who agree about this too-
(Jacques Cousteau - and even some who say that Maurice Bucaille himself was not Muslim-
and Allahu 'alam)