Reversal in wind direction.
The sun causes reversal in wind direction between land and sea.
A sea breeze or onshore breeze is any wind that blows from a large body of water toward or onto a landmass; it develops due to differences in air pressure created by the differing heat capacities of water and dry land. As such, sea breezes are more localised than prevailing winds. Because land absorbs solar radiation far more quickly than water, a sea breeze is a common occurrence along coasts after sunrise. By contrast, a land breeze or offshore breeze is the reverse effect: dry land also cools more quickly than water and, after sunset, a sea breeze dissipates and the wind instead flows from the land towards the sea.
Wikipedia, Sea Breeze, 2019
The sun causes the wind direction to reverse. This was known recently, however this was portrayed in the Quran 1400 years before it was discovered.
[Quran 81:18] And by the morning as it breathes.
“Subh صُّبْحِ” means onset of daylight. When we breath the direction of air reverses. Here the onset of daylight causes the wind direction to reverse. Today we know that the sun causes reversal in wind direction between land and sea.
1400 years ago people knew that honey was delicious and nutritious but nobody knew that it had healing properties. Today we know that honey is a natural antibiotic.
When honey is applied on wounds or burns it hinders the growth of microbes.
The healing property of honey is due to the fact that it offers antibacterial activity, maintains a moist wound condition, and its high viscosity helps to provide a protective barrier to prevent infection. Its immunomodulatory property is relevant to wound repair too. The antimicrobial activity in most honeys is due to the enzymatic production of hydrogen peroxide. However, another kind of honey, called non-peroxide honey (viz., manuka honey), displays significant antibacterial effects even when the hydrogen peroxide activity is blocked. Its mechanism may be related to the low pH level of honey and its high sugar content (high osmolarity) that is enough to hinder the growth of microbes.
US National Library of Medicine, Honey: Its Medicinal Property And Antibacterial Activity, 2011
Honey hinders the growth of microbes; less microbes leads to faster healing of wounds… This was only known recently. However this was portrayed in the Quran 1400 years before it was discovered.
[Quran 16.68-69] And your Lord (Allah) revealed to the bees: Build your hives in mountains, trees and in what they build. Then eat from every fruit and follow your Lord’s enslaved paths, from its bellies exits drink of different colors, in it healing for man. These are signs for those who contemplate.
“Shefa شِفَاءٌ” means healing. Here the Quran is referring to the healing properties of honey (not the nutritious ones). Today we know that honey is a natural antibiotic.
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Hazret Shaykh Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi (may Allah be well pleased with him) is one of the Grand Masters of Tasawwuf (Sufism/Islamic Spirituality). His works like “Al Futuhat Al Makkiyya and Fusus Al Hikam” are renowned masterpiece in the knowledge of Sufism.
Hazret Shaykh Ibn Arabi is known as “Shaykh Al Akbar” which means the greatest Shaykh (Spiritual knower of Allah the Mighty and Sublime). The teachings of Hazret Ibn Arabi (Radiyallahu Anhu) illuminate the hearts of the seekers and disciples in the gnosis of God , and explores the hidden knowledge of Tawhid (Islamic monotheism) and Spirituality of Islam.
This are some excerpts from the biography of Hazret ibn Arabi (R.A) and his encounter with people of the Book (Christians and Jews).
Hazret Ibn Arabi (Radiyallahu Anhu) at a Church:
One day, one of Ibn Arabi’s opponents was taken sick, stayed in the home.The Shaykh went to visit the sick. he knocked the door and asked the sick man’s wife to inform him that he wished to meet him and pay his respects. The woman went to her husband and conveyed the message and returning to the Shaykh, told that her husband did not wish to see him. The Shaykh had no business in this house, she told him. The proper place for him was the Church. The Shaykh thanked the women and said that since a good man like her husband would certainly not send him to a bad place., he would comply with the suggestion. So after praying for his health and welfare of the sick man, the Shaykh departed for the Church.
When he arrived at the Church, he removed his shoes, entered with humble courtesy , and slowly and silently headed toward a corner, where he sat down. The priest was in the midst of delivering a sermon to which Hazret Ibn Arabi (Q.S) listened with the utmost attention. During the sermon, the Shaykh felt that the priest had slandered Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) by attributing to him the claim that he was son of God. The Shaykh stood up and courteously objected to this statement. “O venerable priest,” he began “Holy Jesus Christ did not say that. On the contrary, he foretold the good news of the arrival of the Prophet Ahmad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)”.
The priest denied that Jesus (Peace be upon him) had said this. The debate went on and on. Finally the Shaykh, pointing to the image of Jesus on the Church wall, told the priest to ask Jesus himself. He would answer and and decide the issue once and for all. The priest protested aggressively, pointing out that a picture could not speak. The picture would speak, the Shaykh insisted,for God, who had made Jesus speak while a baby in the arms of holy Virgin Mary (Peace be upon her), was able to make his picture as well. The congregation following the heated debate became excited at this statement . The priest was forced to turn to the image of Jesus and address it: “O son of God! Show us the true path tell us which of us is right in our claim.” With God’s Will , the picture spoke and answered: “I am not the son of God, I am His Messenger, and after me came the last of Prophets, the Holy Ahmad; I foretold that to you, and I repeat this good news now”.
With this miracle the whole congregation accepted Islam and, with Hazret Ibn Arabi leading them, marched through the streets to the Masjid. As they passed by the house of the sick man , he could be seen within , his eyes wide open in astonishment , looking out of the window at this curious sight. The saint stopped , and blessed and thanked the man who had insulted him, saying that he was to be praised for the salvation of all these people.
(Maydan Al Sayyid Abdul Raheem)
Abu Muhammad Abdul Raheem bin Ahmed Hajun whose lineage goes back to Imam Al Husayn bin Ali and Fatimah Al Zahra’ (May God be pleased with them).
He was born in Targha in Al Maghrib in year 521 AH. In Makkah he met the Sheikh Majdaldeen Al Qushayri Al Qusy and he convinced him to accompany him on his travels to Egypt and was given his daughter in marriage upon arrival. He then settled in Qena to teach and trade. His presence (May God be pleased with him) in Upper Egypt was a mercy for its people. They drank from his ocean of knowledge, benefitted from his grace and the hearts illuminated with light when they entered his presence.
It was agreed upon that he was the Qutb of his time. If he didn’t have a companion except Abu Al Hasan Ali bin Humayd it would have been enough since the secret of the Sheikh manifested in him. Abdul Raheem’s miracles were such that they need not be mentioned. Nevertheless the people accounted that he healed the poisoned.
His way was structured around how Islam consists of religious commands, action and good character so whoever abandons one of those has strayed.
“Good character is to prompt perfection bringing out the good from actions. The Quran is all perfection and therefore following it, religious injunctions and the Prophetic biography is the essence of perfection. The good character flows from the meeting of exoteric and esoteric oceans of knowledge. The fruitful action cleans the lower self so that the intellect becomes able to perceive the reality of matters and this constitutes sound gnosis. Consequently the human is wholly directed toward God and His emissary ﷺ. This is called the pure character and this is the highest form of perfection. In this way the Prophet ﷺ was described and in this regard God said: “And truly you are upon a great character.”
Al Qena’y wrote a Quranic exegesis, a thesis on marriage, litanies, etc. From his sayings (May be God be pleased with him):
“Life is for one’s heart to be illuminated via unveiling such as to perceive the secret of truth that emerges through the varying states of the cosmos.
Contentment is tranquility of the heart toward the predestination of events so that one witnesses the ability of God and His command as true in every personal state he may pass through.”
He passed in Qena in the year 592 AH. His tomb is constantly visited and it is nearly never empty.