[Al-Quran 50:6-8] Have they not looked at the heaven above them - how We structured it and adorned it and how it has no rifts? And the earth - We spread it out and cast therein firmly set mountains and made grow therein [something] of every beautiful kind, Giving insight and a reminder for every servant who turns [to Allah].

Friday, June 26, 2015

World History & Future Implications

Cloning, Cross-Breeding and Transhumanism
No change should there be in the creation of Allah [Quran 30:30] 
Mission of the Messengers - I


Abstract   
Scriptural records, mythology and archeological evidence together indicate that this is not the first time that humans have technologically advanced - rather ancient human civilisations were far mightier. According to scripture, they indulged in the grave crime of altering creation, and despite repeated warnings, when they persisted in their transgressions, God saved the Believers, and annihilated the criminals and obliterated their wrongs. Satan’s constant enmity for and relentless efforts to destroy mankind, and his methods are mentioned in the scriptures.   

As science advances, great strides are being made in genetic engineering and many other fronts. To ensure judicious and beneficial use of technology, it is vital at this juncture for believers, especially scholars, scientists and policy-makers to revisit the scriptures and take guidance from it, lest we unwittingly become Satan’s tool for our own eternal loss.   
   

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Preamble 
The Quran 2:2 begins with the statement that the Book is a guide for the ‘lil’muttaqīna’ [God-conscious]. Among the qualities of the God-conscious is belief in the scripture revealed to Muhammad and the scriptures revealed before him.  
The scriptures all speak in unison about multiple grand civilisations of the past, their polytheism, transgressions and corruptions; of guidance and warnings sent through prophets and messengers to those civilisations, and the eventual annihilation of those civilisations. 
Archaeological remains bear witness to the claim that there dwelt some very mighty civilisations in ancient times, whose ruins indicate that such constructions must have required great bodily strength and/or technology, knowledge of math, astronomy and other sciences, and a fine sense of aesthetics. Statues and engravings of mythological creatures adorn the walls of many of these ruins. 
Mythology is replete with legends of gods and goddesses, and their interactions with humans. Mighty giants, hybrid monsters and strange creatures are the characters that dwell in these incredulous stories
If the Quran and other scriptures are intended to guide the believers, then why do they repeatedly present examples from the past? What was the crime of those civilisations? What were they being warned about? Why did God intervene and destroy those civilisations? Was it an act of wrath against them or was it an act of mercy to save mankind? What was the mission of the messengers, and more importantly, what is its relevance to us today and implications for the future? Is there an underlying common thread? Will history repeat itself? What are the lessons we need to understand and take to heart? How do we apply those lessons?  

In Surah Fatir, it states: 
And they swore by Allah (the) strongest (of) their oaths that if came to them a warner, surely, they would be more guided than any (of) the nations. But when came to them a warner, not it increased them but (in) aversion, (Due to) arrogance in the land and plotting (of) the evil; but not encompasses the plot (of) the evil except its own people.
Then do they wait except (the) way (of) the former (people)? 
But never you will find in (the) way (of) Allah any change, and never you will find in (the) way (of) Allah any alteration.
[Al-Quran 35:42-43]
   

Creation
The Quran 32:7 states that God has made good everything that He has created, and Q30:30 states that the correct religion is to incline to the truth, adhering to the natural order or intrinsic nature upon which humans have been created, and warns that there should be no change in the creation of Allah

  الَّذِي أَحْسَنَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ ۖ وَبَدَأَ خَلْقَ الْإِنسَانِ مِن طِينٍ

[Al-Quran 32:7] Who made all things good which He created, and He began the creation of man from clay;


فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفًا فِطْرَتَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِخَلْقِ اللَّهِ ذَٰلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

[Al-Quran 30:30] So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. [Adhere to] the fitrah of Allah upon which He has created [all] people. No change should there be in the creation of Allah . That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know. 

The term ‘correct religion’ [الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ] has been used in the Quran at 9:36, 12:40, 30:30, 30:43 and and surmised in 98:5 as ‘And they were not commanded except to worship Allah , [being] sincere to Him in religion, inclining to truth, and to establish prayer and to give zakah. And that is the correct religion.’ 

This study focuses on what ‘No change should there be in the creation of Allah’ means in the light of the Quran and Bible.   
[Related Post: The Right Religion (Deen)  ||  Water & Earth  ||  Insights into the Creation of Humans  ||  Virgin Birth


Wronging the NAFS 
[Al-Quran 13:10-11] (It is) same (to Him) [of you] (one) who conceals the speech or (one) who publicizes it and (one) who [he] (is) hidden by night or goes freely by day. For him (are) successive (Angels) before him and behind him, who guard him by (the) Command of Allah.
Indeed, Allah (does) not change the condition of a people, until they change what (is) in their NAFS
And when Allah wills for a people misfortune, then (there is) no turning away of it, and not for them besides Him any protector.
[Related posts: Wronging the Nafs || Human: Body or Soul? || Double Helix


Corruption of Creation 
[Al-Quran 4:1] O mankind! Be conscious your Rab (Lord/Sustainer), the One Who created you from a single nafs, and created from her her mate, and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And be conscious of Allah Whom you ask, with it, and the wombs. Indeed, Allah is over you Ever-Watchful. 

[Al-Quran 13:25] But those who break the covenant of Allah after contracting it and sever that which Allah has ordered to be joined and spread corruption on earth - for them is the curse, and they will have the worst home. 

Q4:1 states that God has created the human males and females from one ‘nafs’ and instructs humans to keep their duty to Allah and the wombs. Q13:25 states that those who break the covenant of Allah, sever what Allah has ordered to be joined and spread corruption on Earth will be cursed and have the worst home in the Hereafter. Q47:22 also questions similarly: ‘So would you perhaps, if you turned away, cause corruption on earth and sever your wombs?’ 
[Related posts: Guarding the Womb  ||  The First Humans]

The triliteral root fā sīn dāl (ف س د),  of the word wayuf’sidūna translated as corruption in 13:25,   and tuf’sidū in 47:22, occurs 50 times in the Quran. The first two occurrences of the triliteral root fā sīn dāl (ف س د) is in Quran 2:11-12: ‘And when it is said to them, “Do not cause corruption on the earth,” they say, “We are but reformers.” Unquestionably, it is they who are the corrupters, but they perceive [it] not.’ 


Adam’s Covenant and Fall
Al-Quran 20:115 informs us that a covenant was already taken from Adam, but he forgot and there was no firm resolve on his part. The subsequent ayaat go on to relate the event of all angels prostrating to Adam while Iblees (Satan) refused. Adam is forewarned that Satan is an enemy to Adam and his wife; hence to be careful lest Satan causes their expulsion from the Garden where all their needs (food, clothing, comfort) were taken care of. However, they were seduced by Satan and ate from the forbidden tree. Upon eating from it, they realised that they had wronged their Nafs.  

Al-Quran 20:123 informs us that, at the time of their expulsion from the Garden to the Earth, Adam and his wife are yet again warned of the enmity between humans and Satan, but that whoever follows God’s guidance will neither lose his way nor fall into misery. The subsequent ayaat of Surah 20 expand upon the result of not heeding to God’s message.  
[Related posts: Adam's Attempt to Improve upon Allah's Creation  ||  Adam Facts  ||  Rethink Genetic Engineering in the Light of the Quran (a presentation)


Satan’s Plan to Destroy Humans
Modern scientific research points to the origin of RNA in clay. Advances in Genetic Engineering are opening new avenues for alterations in and modification of the ‘code of life’. 
Experiments in cloning and cross-breeding on cattle have been going on since the past many years. Though  samples for cloning can be taken from anywhere, the most convenient and popular method is to take sample from the ear. 
The following ayaat help us understand the relationship between keeping our covenant and duty to God and the womb, and how Satan plans to corrupt creation by means of cloning and cross-breeding: 

Al-Quran 4:117-121 informs us that the rebellious Satan is cursed because he has sworn to take a portion of humans and that: 
‘… And I will mislead them, and I will arouse in them [sinful] desires, and I will command them so they will slit the ears of cattle, and I will command them so they will change the creation of Allah ." And whoever takes Satan as an ally instead of Allah has certainly sustained a clear loss. …’ 

Al-Quran 17:61-66 relating the story when the angels were ordered to prostrate to Adam, quotes Iblees' (Satan) objection to prostrate to one made of clay, vowing that ‘I will surely destroy his descendants, except for a few’. Granting Iblees respite till the Day of Resurrection, he is given permission to: ‘Go, for whoever of them follows you, indeed Hell will be the recompense of you - an ample recompense. And incite [to senselessness] whoever you can among them with your voice and assault them with your horses and foot soldiers and become a partner in their wealth and their children and promise them.’ 

The Quran 2:200-210 discusses the types of pilgrims who undertake the Hajj. Then Q2:204-206 inform us: And of the people (is the one) who pleases you (with) his speech in the life (of) the world, and he calls to witness Allah on what (is) in his heart, and he (is) the most quarrelsome (of) opponents. And when he turns away he strives in the earth to spread corruption [in it], and destroys the crops and progeny. And Allah (does) not love [the] corruption. And when it is said to him "Fear Allah," takes him (his) pride to [the] sins. Then enough for him (is) Hell - [and] surely an evil [the] resting-place. 

The Quran 2:208 then commands us thus: O you who believe[d]! Enter in Islam completely, and (do) not follow footsteps (of) the Shaitaan. Indeed, he (is) for you an enemy open.

Annihilated Civilisations  
Quran Surah 29 mentions the people to whom Noah, Abraham, Lot and Shoaib were sent, and the visionary civilisations of A’d and Samood, and then names the arrogant Qarun, Haman and Firoan (Pharoah), to whom Moses was sent. Ayat 40 informs us that: ‘So each We seized for his sin; and among them were those upon whom We sent a storm of stones, and among them were those who were seized by the blast [from the sky], and among them were those whom We caused the earth to swallow, and among them were those whom We drowned. And Allah would not have wronged them, but it was they who were wronging themselves.’ 
[Related posts: The Mighty Ancients  Text || Presentation]


Biblical Predictions 
Al-Quran 29:43 asserts that though these examples are being presented, none will understand it except the learned / knowledgable. Q29:46 states that: And (do) not argue (with the) People of the Book except by which [it] (is) best, except those who (do) wrong among them, and say, "We believe in that (which) has been revealed to us and was revealed to you. And our God and your God (is) One, and we to Him submit.” 

So, what do the books of the People of the Book say about these past civilisations? The following passages of the Bible help comprehend the meanings of the Quranic passages further:
Matthew 24:37-39 and Luke 17:26-30 both foretell that as was in the days of Noah, so shall be the coming of the Son of Man be. The Luke 17 passage compares the coming to the days of Lot as well. 

Son of Man: The Quran mentions the phrase بَنِي آدَمَ (bani Adam [son/children of Adam/Man]) ten timesAccording to Wikipedia'The expression "the Son of man" occurs 81 times in the Greek text of the four Canonical gospels, and is used only in the sayings of Jesus. The singular Hebrew expression "son of man" (בן–אדם i.e. ben-'adam) also appears in the Hebrew Bible over a hundred times.'

According to Matthew and Luke quoted above, we need to look into the days of Noah and Lot to understand what the future will be like. What was the sin of these civilisations? If polytheism is the sin, there are many polytheists in the world today. If sexual perversity was the sin, there are many indulging in gay relationships today. What degree of transgression and/or corruption had these civilisations crossed which merited their destruction? And why did they have to be destroyed? How were they wronging their NAFS? 


Half-Human Hybrid Giants
According to the Al-Quran 71:27, when Noah finally prays to God for deliverance, he is worried that if God spares any one of these people, they will beget a disbelieving, wicked child. A few ayaat earlier, Q71:23, Noah quotes the conspirators from among his people, who had conspired an immense conspiracy, to have said to the people: ‘And said, 'Never leave your gods and never leave Wadd or Suwa' or Yaghuth and Ya'uq and Nasr’. 

From Biblical accounts, Genesis 6:2-4, we read about the half-human hybrid giants, who were the children of the sons of God and the daughters of men. It states that ‘the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown’. 

Sons of God: according to the Al-Quran 34:41, it is the jinns who are worshipped as gods, and according to Q37:158 the polytheists concoct the jinns lineage with God. 

Al-Quran 66:10 presents the examples of wife of Noah and the wife of Lot as disbelievers who were punished for their crime. Q11:42-46 relates the conversation between Noah and his son, and later with God: ‘And Nuh (Noah) called out to his Lord; so said, "Lord! Surely my son is of my family, and surely Your promise is the truth, and You are The Most Judicious of judges.” Said He, "O Nuh, (Noah) surely he is not of your family; surely it is a deed not (Literally: other than being righteous) righteous; so do not ask of Me that of which you have no knowledge. Surely I admonish you that you should not be among the ignorant."’ 

The wife of Lot is mentioned at least six times in the Quran as one of those punished. 

Regarding the people of Lot, Q29:28-30, it states: ‘And [mention] Lot, when he said to his people, "Indeed, you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds. Indeed, you approach men and obstruct the road and commit in your meetings [every] evil." … He said, "My Lord, support me against the corrupting people.” ’ 

Were these people abducting non-human males and performing experiments with them? And was this an organised crime, sanctioned by the state? From Q11:78-79 we learn that the people have ‘no claim’ to Lot’s daughters. Did they ‘have claim’ to males or to non-humans or specifically to non-human males only? It seems that the transgressions that these people were practicing had been given the protection of Law by their government. In Q26:165-166, Lot is quoted questioning them: ‘Do you approach males among the worlds And leave what your Lord has created for you as mates? But you are a people transgressing.’ 

The day before the punishment of the people of Lot, when his people come for his guests, from Q15:70-72 we learn that Lot had been forbidden by his people from (protecting/meeting?) the worlds. Lot is quoted as stating that his daughters are purer for them. Lot’s daughters were humans, while the guests were non-human messengers of God, though from the text I understand that the people probably just thought them to be foreigners. 

What was the purpose of approaching males of the worlds instead of the mates the Lord had created for them but to create hybrid creatures? People of Noah were indulging in cross-breeding jinns and humans, while the People of Lot went further to commit such immorality as no one had preceded them in the worlds! What were they corrupting? The genetic code of all life-forms?   

Q53:52 informs us that the people of Noah were more unjust and more rebellious, as compared to the Aad and Samood civilisations which followed them, both of whom were corrupters; but curiously the adjective for corrupters is not specifically used for the People of Noah anywhere in the Quran. The people of Lot have been termed as both transgressors and corrupters, as quoted above. However, having noted that, it is important to mention here Q7:56 which warns: 'And (do) not cause corruption in the earth after its reformation. And call Him (in) fear and hope. Indeed, (the) Mercy of Allah (is) near for the good-doers.' The Surah then goes on to narrate about the unjust civilisations starting with the People of Noah from Q7:59 all the way till the community of Bani Israel who were converted into apes, as mentioned in Q7:166

It seems that humans have repeatedly erred, with various civilisations having indulged in various forbidden acts. Hence, it is not surprising that Leviticus 18-20 specifically forbids cross-breeding and other harmful practices. 


Mythology 
Mythology is replete with legends of gods and goddesses, and their interactions with humans. 

Mighty giants, hybrid monsters and strange creatures are the characters that dwell in these incredulous stories. Were these imaginary creatures in the minds of story-tellers or were these real-life creatures that roamed the earth and inspired stories that have endured through millennia and are still part of the pantheon of polytheists? 

Comparative studies in mythology have uncovered a number of parallels between the myths of different cultures. Cultures around the world tell stories about a great flood such as the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Hindu Mythology, Aztec Mythology, Greek Myth of Deucalion, The Norse Ragnarok, the Bible and the Quran.

As Al-Quran 69:11-12 states: ‘Surely We bore you in the ship when the water rose high, So that We may make it a reminder to you, and that the retaining ear might retain it.’
[Related post: The Flood


Archaeological Evidence
Al-Quran 40:82 asks: ‘Have they not traveled through the land and observed how was the end of those before them? They were more numerous than themselves and greater in strength and in impression on the land, but they were not availed by what they used to earn.’ 

Archaeological remains bear witness to the claim that there dwelt some very mighty civilisations in ancient times, whose ruins indicate that such constructions must have required great bodily strength and/or technology, knowledge of math, astronomy and other sciences, and a fine sense of aesthetics. Stone megaliths, lost cities, ancient gigantic canal networks, and other such findings all point to a grand past of some mighty civilisations! 

Statues and engravings of mythological creatures are found in many of these ruins. Some of the imagery and symbolism is echoed across several ancient civilisations, hinting at similar practices and some common origin.
[Related post: The Mighty Ancients  Text || Presentation


Quranic Predictions
Al-Quran27:76-77 states that this Quran relates to the Children of Israel most of that over which they disagree, and that indeed it is a guidance and a mercy for the believers:  

The Beast  
Al-Quran 27:82 warns us that: ‘And when the word is fulfilled against them, We shall produce from the earth a Beast to them: he will speak to them, for that mankind did not believe with assurance in Our Signs.’ 

Referring back to Q71:27, Noah worries that if God spares any one of the conspirators, they will beget a disbelieving, wicked child.

Muslims await the coming of Dajjal, and Christians await the coming of the Anti-Christ. Will the  ‘beast’ mentioned in Q27:82 be a hybrid creature who is the result of a misadventure in cross-breeding and/or transhumanism?  Does the ‘beast’ refer to Dajjal, who is mentioned in non-Quranic sources? Muslims expect the ‘dajjal’ to be one-eyed. Mythology is full of one-eyed monsters! Modern media attempts to make one-eyed monsters adorable cartoon characters!  
[Related posts: The Prophesy  ||  Jesus – Ascension & Return  ||  Days of Allah  ||  Gog and Magog


The Flood
Among the Quranic predictions for the end of times is the heating and overflowing of the seas.  

Regarding the Flood which destroyed the people of Noah, water came from the sky and from the earth. Q23:27 speaks of ‘the fountains of the earth gush forth’ or ‘the oven gusheth water’,  and Q54:11-12 ‘… caused the earth to gush forth springs, so that the waters met for a predestined purpose.’   
[Related posts: When the Seas Boil  ||  The Flood]


The Thunderbolt
Q41:13 also warns of a "a thunderbolt like (the) thunderbolt (of) Aad and Thamud." 
[Related posts: The Prophesy   ||  Thunderbolts]


Conclusion
The Bible and The Quran, both seem to be pointing to the inevitable, wilful genetic corruption of humans, the re-emergence of monstrous creatures that mythology is replete with, the coming of the Beast, and the eventual destruction of the creatures through a flood! 

However, the Quran is repeatedly inviting to faith, with glad tidings and warnings. The life of this world is temporary and destined to end, but the life in the Hereafter is to last forever, or till God wills. Where we spend our future life depends on the choices we make now. 

Al-Quran 8:24 O you who believe! Respond to Allah and His Messenger when he calls you to what gives you life. And know that Allah comes (in) between a man and his heart, and that to Him you will be gathered. 

As explained in the following ayaat: 
Al-Quran 18:55 And nothing prevents men from believing when the guidance comes to them, and from asking forgiveness of their Lord, except that what happened to the ancients should overtake them, or that the chastisement should come face to face with them.

Al-Quran 29:41-42 The example of those who take allies other than Allah is like that of the spider who takes a home. And indeed, the weakest of homes is the home of the spider, if they only knew. Indeed, Allah knows whatever thing they call upon other than Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. 

Al-Quran 30:40-43 ‘It is Allah who has created you: further, He has provided for your sustenance; then He will cause you to die; and again He will give you life. Are there any of your (false) “partners” who can do any single one of these things? Glory to Him! and High is He above the partners they attribute (to Him). Mischief has appeared on land and sea because of (the meed) that the hands of men have earned. That (Allah) may give them a taste of some of their deeds: in order that they may turn back (from evil). Say: “Travel through the earth and see what was the end of those before (you): Most of them worshipped others besides Allah.” But set thou thy face to the right religion, before there comes from Allah the Day which there is no chance of averting: on that Day shall men be divided (in two).’ 

A question that comes to mind is that though the corrupters who create these hybrids are wilfully indulging in this crime, what about the hybrids themselves? Is it their fault that their genome is the way it is? Will they be judged for what was beyond their control or will? The Quran reassures us that Allah is the Most Just of Judges, and no one will be wronged. However, for the humans who participate or assist in such crimes, they are forewarned of a dreadful punishment, as indicated by these ayaat: 







References & Links 

Quran 
https://quran.com/ 
http://corpus.quran.com/ 

Bible 

Genetic Engineering  

Clay & RNA 

Ear Tag & Cloning

Mythology

Archaeological Discoveries 
Stone Monoliths / Megaliths 
Megalith around the world 
Lost Cities
National Geographic website features the photos and brief intros about the following lost cities: Petra, Machu Picchu, Palenque , Ancient Troy, Mohen jo Daro, Palmyra, Ruins at Tanis, Great Enclosure, Persepolis, Stonehenge and Mesa Verde 
Other Wondrous Discoveries
Ruins 8,000 - 25,000 years old
Epoch Times has listed the following 5 Mysterious Ruins That Predate Known Civilization?
Bosnian Pyramid Oldest in World: 25,000 Years Old
Gobekli Tepe, Turkey: 11,000 Years Old
Yonaguni Monument, Japan’s Atlantis: 8,000 Years Old 
Gulf of Khambhat, Israel: 9,500 Years Old
Bimini Road: 12,000 Years Old 
Ruin over 100,000 years old? 



Last updated on October 12, 2017