About Human Body
On the Sensory Characteristics of the Skin
The Qur'aan on the Cerebrum
On the Sensory Characteristics of
Dr. Tagatat Tejasen: "Laa
Ilaahaa IllAllah Muhammad Rasool Allah!"
This man is uttering the Islamic creed
(Shahaadah) thus declaring that he is becoming a Muslim. This occurred during
the Eighth Saudi Medical Conference which was convened in Riyadh. He is Professor
Tejatat Tejasen, Chairman of the Department of Anatomy at Chiang Mai University in
Thailand. He was previously the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the same
We presented to Professor Tejasen some Qur'aanic
verses and Prophetic Ahadeeth which deal with his specialization in the field of
anatomy. He commented that they also had in their Buddhist books very accurate
descriptions of embryonic developmental stages. We told him that we were very anxious and
interested to see those descriptions and learn about these books. A year later, Professor
Tejasen came to King Abdul Aziz University as an outside examiner. We reminded
him of the statement he made one year before, but he apologized and said that he in fact
had made that statement without ascertaining the matter. However, when he checked the Buddhist
books he found that they contained nothing of relevance to the subject.
Upon this, we presented to him a lecture
written by Professor Keith Moore about the compatibility of modern embryology with
what is contained in the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and we asked Professor Tejasen if
he knew of Professor Keith Moore. He replied that he knew him of course, adding that Professor
Moore was one of the most world-renowned scientists in that field.
When Professor Tejasen studied this
article he also was greatly astonished. We asked him several questions in his field of
specialization. One of the questions pertained to modern discoveries in dermatology
about the sensory characteristics of the skin. Dr. Tejasen responded: "Yes if the
burn is deep."
It was stated to Dr. Tejasen: You will be
interested to know that in this book, the Holy Book - the Qur'aan, there was a reference 1400
years ago which pertains to the moment of punishment of the unbelievers by the fire
of Hell and it states that when their skin is destroyed, Allah Almighty makes
another skin for them so that they perceive the punishment by a fire, indicating knowledge
about the nerve endings in the skin, and the verse is as follows:
Those who reject our signs, We shall soon cast into
the fire. As often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for fresh
skins, that they may taste the chastisement. Truly Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.
We asked: So do you agree that this is a
reference to the importance of the nerve endings in the skin in sensation, 1400 years ago?
Dr. Tejasen responded: "Yes I agree."
"This knowledge about sensation had
been known long before, because it says that if somebody does something wrong, then he
will be punished by burning his skin and then Allah Almighty puts a new skin on
him, covers him, to make him know that the test is painful again. That means they knew
many years ago that the receptor of pain sensation must be on the skin, so they put
a new skin on."
The skin (see Fig. 8.1) is the center of
sensitivity to burns. Thus, if the skin is completely burnt by fire, it looses its
sensitivity. It is for this reason that Allah Almighty will punish the unbelievers
on the Day of Judgment by returning to them their skins time after time, as He, the
Exalted and Glorified, said in the Qur'aan:
who reject our signs, We shall soon cast into the fire. As often as their skins are
roasted through, We shall change them for fresh skins, that they may taste the
chastisement. Truly Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise. (Qur'aan 4:56).
We asked him the following question: Is
it possible that these verses came to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him,
(sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam), from a human source? Professor Tejasen
conceded that they could have never come from any human source. But he still asked about
the source of that knowledge and from where could Muhammad peace be upon him
have possibly received it?
We said, "From Allah, the Most
Glorified and Most Exalted." Then he asked: "But who is Allah?"
We replied: He is the Creator of all that is
in existence. If you find wisdom then it is because it comes only from the one Who is
Most Wise. If you find knowledge in the making of this universe, it is because the
universe is the creation of the One Who has all the knowledge. If you find perfection in
the composition of these creations, then it is proof to you that it is the creation of the
One Who Knows Best, and if you find mercy, then this bears witness to the fact that
it is the creation of the One Who is Most Merciful. In the same way, if you perceive
creation as belonging to one unified order and tied together firmly, then this is proof
that it is the creation of the Only Creator, May He be Glorified and Exalted.
Professor Tejasen agreed with what we
said to him. He returned to his country where he delivered several lectures about his new
knowledge and discoveries. We were informed that five of his students converted to
Islam as a result of these lectures. Then at the Eighth Saudi Medical Conference held
in Riyadh, Professor Tejasen attended a series of lectures on Medical signs in the Qur'aan
Professor Tejasen spent four days with
several scholars, Muslims and non-Muslims, talking about this phenomenon in the Qur'aan
and the Sunnah. At the end of those sessions Professor Tejasen stood up and said:
"In the last three
years I became interested in the Qur'aan, which Shaykh Abdul-Majeed Az-Zindani gave
me. Last year, I got Professor Keith Moores latest script from the shaykh. He
asked me to translate it into the Thai language and to give a few lectures to the Muslims
in Thailand. I have fulfilled his request. You can see that in the video tape that
I have given to the shaykh as a gift. From my studies and from what I have learned
throughout this conference, I believe that everything that has been recorded in the
Qur'aan 1400 years ago must be the truth, that can be proven by scientific means. Since
the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him could neither read nor write, Muhammad peace be
upon him must be a messenger who relayed this truth which was revealed to him as an
enlightenment by the One Who is an eligible Creator. This Creator must be Allah, or God.
Therefore, I think this is the time to say Laa ilaaha illAllah,
that there is no god to worship except Allah, Muhammad Rasool
Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah..."
"I have not only learned from the
scientific knowledge in the conference, but also the great chance of meeting many new
scientists and making many new friends among the participants. The most precious thing
that I have gained by coming to this conference is Laa ilaaha IllAllah, Muhammad
Rasool Allah, and to have become a Muslim."
The truth verily comes
from Allah who said in the Qur'aan: And those to whom
knowledge has come see that the (revelation) sent down to thee from thy Lord - that is the
truth, and that it guides to the path of the Exalted (in Might), worthy of all praise.
The Qur'aan On The Cerebrum
Almighty said in the Qur'aan about one of the evil unbelievers who forbade the Prophet
Muhammad peace be upon him (sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam) from praying at
the Ka'abah: Let him beware! If he does not stop, We will
take him by the naasiyah (front of the head), a lying, sinful naasiyah!
[Qur'aan 96 :15-16]
Why did the Qur'aan describe the front of
the head as being lying and sinful? Why didn't the Qur'aan say that the person was
lying and sinful? Is there a relationship between the front of the head and lying and
If we look into the skull at the front of the
head, we will find the prefrontal area of the cerebrum. What does physiology tell
us about the function of this area? A book entitled, Essentials of Anatomy &
Physiology, says about this area: "The motivation and the foresight to plan
and initiate movements occur in the anterior portion of the frontal lobes, the
prefrontal area (see Figure 9.1). This is a region of the association cortex... The book
also says: In relation to its involvement in motivation, the prefrontal area is also
thought to be the functional center for aggression..."
So, this area of the cerebrum is responsible
for planning, motivating, and initiating good and sinful behavior, and is
responsible for telling lies and speaking the truth. Thus, it is proper to describe
the front of the head as lying and sinful when someone lies or commits a sin, as the
Qur'aan said: "...a lying, sinful naasiyyah (front of the head)!"
Scientists have only discovered these functions of the prefrontal area in the last sixty
years, according to Professor Keith Moore.