World Wide-Web Edition Preface
The contents of this book were originally
presented in the form videotape, in which several meetings and dialogues were conducted
with well-known scientists in different fields of science. This was done to examine the
scientific facts mentioned in several Qur'aanic verses, and to highlight the fact
that the religion of Islam encourages science and the acquisition of knowledge with
absolutely no contradiction between the Qur'aanic revelation and the scientific
The scientists who participated in these
dialogues were all non-Muslims, most of whom were explaining some scientific facts
which they have realized only very recently and after several years of research and study.
When they were told that what they have just discovered recently was already referred to
either directly or indirectly in the Holy Qur'aan more than 1400 years ago,
they showed a great deal of astonishment. Their comments were varied, but almost all of
them confessed that this Qur'aan could not have come from any human or ordinary
source. Indeed, some of them were convinced and have affirmed that the Prophet Muhammad
peace be upon him (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) is a messenger from Allah Almighty,
to the point that one of them even embraced Islam by declaring the Islamic creed otherwise
known as the "Shahaadah" and thus became a Muslim.
When those experts and authorities of science
acclaim these facts, they actually demonstrate a proof of the truthfulness of Islam
in front of their fellow scholars and to those endowed with less knowledge among their own
people. They are actually opening closed doors and paving the road to the true faith in Allah
Almighty, the Lord of the universe. What then, is the excuse of those who turn
away from faith after these proofs and the testimonies of those scientists?
Allah Almighty said to them in the
Say: Do you see? If
(this teaching) be from Allah, and you reject it, And a witness from among the children of
Israel testifies to its similarity (with earlier scripture), and has believed while you
are arrogant (How unjust you are!) Truly, Allah guides not a people unjust.
Allah Almighty also said in the Qur'aan:
Those whom Allah wills
to guide, He opens their breast to Islam; Those whom He wills to leave straying, - he
makes their breast close and constricted, as if they had to climb up to the skies: thus
does Allah lay abomination on those who refuse to believe. (Qur'aan 6:125).
dialogues with those scientists were recorded on a videotape entitled "This Is The
Truth". They are far more effective and a lot clearer to a viewer. To make this
exchange of ideas available to a wide range of people, we decided to produce this book,
which contains the testimonies of the scientists who participated in the
discussions exactly as they appeared in the videotape, without any alterations whatsoever
[Please read New Edition Preface for a summary of changes - Ed.].
The videotape also contained extensive comments
by Shaykh Abdul-Majeed Az-Zindani. These comments were also recorded here as they
were expressed in the English version of the videotape. All the Qur'aanic verses in
the videotape were written in this book according to the English translation of the Holy
Qur'aan by Abdullah Yusuf Ali [Some archaic linguistic usage has been edited however
for the sake of clarity - Ed.], which was revised and edited by the Presidency of
Islamic Researches, IFTA, Call and Guidance, Saudi Arabia.
We hope that this book will be of benefit to
those who read it, and may Allah Almighty help them understand the message of
Islam, leading them to the straight path.
Abdullah M. Al-Rehaili, Riyadh
Ramadan 1415 (February, 1995)
World Wide-Web Edition Preface