These are original research articles on topics relating to the often claimed scientific accuracy and mathematical miracles in the Qur’an. See the links page for good articles by other people who have examined other topics on these themes.

Dhu’l Qarnayn and the muddy spring in Qur’an 18:86 – New evidence (html)

Also available as a pdf.

Perhaps the most well known controversy about the Qur’an is whether or not it says that the sun has places where it sets and rises, and in particular that the sun sets in a muddy spring. This is a necessarily lengthy article (a summary is available – see below), which thoroughly examines the various interpretations of verses 18:86 and 18:90 in the Qur’an. It is far more in depth than anything else I have seen and delves into the Arabic words to scrutinize the alternative interpretations with clear conclusions. In fact the vast majority of the article consists of new arguments and evidence.


Dhu’l Qarnayn and the muddy spring: New evidence (Shorter version) (html)

Also available as a pdf.

This is a summary of the previous article, only 15 pages in pdf format + endnotes and references. Well worth a read if you are interested in this most famous of Qur’anic controversies.


Greek and Jewish ideas about reproduction in the Qur’an and hadith (html)

Also available as a pdf.

Striking new evidence of Talmudic and Galenic influence on the Qur’an, and especially on the hadith with regard to comments about semen and reproduction. In addition, Islamic apologist arguments for supposed references to sperm in the Qur’an and hadith are debunked. They are shown to be very weak and even based on completely false evidence.


Debunking the 6555 sura, 6236 ayat, odd – even mathematical miracle in the Qur’an

This is perhaps the only superficially remarkable “mathematical miracle” claimed to feature in the Qur’an. Most others simply rely on many arbitrary exclusions, ignorance of probability (especially the ‘Texan sharpshooter fallacy’), and have been well debunked elsewhere. This one is also known as the binary or checksum miracle. Nobody has yet written a debunking of it as far as I can see, so I decided to write one. There’s one main problem and some interesting further points of detail.


A list of my work relating to Islam here and elsewhere can be found on this page.

It includes a link to articles about embryology, geocentrism, a flat Earth, and scientific errors in general in the Qur’an, all of which include new arguments and evidence.

A question that often arises in discussions of Qur’anic cosmography is whether or not Muhammad and his companions were aware that the Earth was round and not flat, like educated people in some other parts of the world at that time. In one of the articles I show that the earliest Muslims believed the world to be flat, and discuss the failure of ibn Taymiyyah and others, who are commonly quoted on Islamic websites, in their attempts to provide evidence that Muhammad, or his companions, or even the earliest Muslim scholars, knew that the Earth was round.

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You can also find a few very short articles by clicking on the Blog link at the top of this page.

  1. thanks for your work

  2. Great detail and great work. I truly respect. Looking forward to see more quranic myths and so called science in quran getting debunked.

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