7 years ago
Prophet Mohammed said:
In two successive articles we will prove, according to scientific data available on many authenticated sites, that the inforamtion in this hadith is scientifically correct.
Newly conducted research proves that the Arabian Peninsula was once a rainy area with many lakes and rivers.
Many fossils of marine life and lakes traces were found in the Arabian Peninsula, this is a strong evidence that this area wasn blessed with rivers and lakes- it is now an aride desert with no water.
This proves that the prrophet Muhammad scientific statement about the climatic change in the lands of the Arabs was inspired by God.
God says in the Holy Quran what means:
Arthur Clark wrote:
The lakes of the Rub' al-Khali( located in the Arabian Peninsula) may be nature's ultimate mirage. That they once slaked the thirst of man and beast - including hippopotamus, water buffalo and long-horned cattle - seems certain. The long-ago presence of hippos is attested by finds of their fossilized teeth, so pristine they might have been lost just yesterday. The fossilized bones of water buffalo and long-horned cattle, as well as of wild asses, wild goats or sheep, oryx, gazelle, and possibly camels and hartebeest, have all also been found in the petrified lake mud. Clam shells are in evidence, too, hundreds of kilometers from the nearest modern coast. Chipped-stone tools are scattered in the vicinity.
Here we Quote some sentences from the Doctral thesis of refered to on the same site.
“The great Rub' al-Khali desert began to form more than two million years ago, according to McClure, while the lakes were formed just yesterday in geological terms. In fact, evidence indicates that lakes formed twice: once from roughly 37,000 to 17,000 years ago, and then again from around 10,000 to 5,000 years ago. In the interim, "hyper-arid," period, as today, rain was very rare.”
McClure admits that the idea that lakes dotted the Empty Quarter in recent prehistory "might have been met with skepticism" as late as the 1970's. But there were "a thousand or more" lakes, claims the geologist, who followed up clues uncovered by explorer Harry St. John Philby in the heart of the desert more than 50 years ago, along with later discoveries there by Aramco prospectors, to develop his data about the area's ancient environment.
It was Philby, an Englishman, who first reported freshwater shells, along with late Stone Age implements, at a number of isolated spots in the desert. His objective in traversing the Empty Quarter in 1932 was to find Wabar (See Aramco World, November-December 1986), the legendary city he thought might be the seat of an ancient civilization comparable with those of Egypt and Mesopotamia. He was disappointed in his search for Wabar, but delighted with the shells and stone tools.
In the 1950's, Aramco geologists mapping the Empty Quarter also noted the existence of lake beds.