Quran and Modern Science :: FECUNDATING WINDS

22- And We send the fecundating winds.
15-Hijr, 22

Research conducted on physical phenomena and plants demonstrated
the importance of the fecundating property of winds. Winds play a
role in the reproduction of plants by transporting small reproductive
bodies produced in pollen sacs of the seed plants. The winds have also
the character of fecundating the rain clouds, another essential factor
for life on earth.
Before rising to the upper layers of the atmosphere, the gaseous
suspension of ultramicroscopic particles of a liquid called aerosol, generated by foaming in seas and other waters, gets mixed with the dust
that the winds sweep from the lands. These particles combine with
water vapor that condenses around these particles. Had it not been for
these particles, one hundred per cent water vapor could not form the
cloud. The formation of clouds is the consequence of the winds’ formation of the water vapor in suspension with the fecundating particles
they carry. Had the winds failed to perform this duty there would not
have been any rain clouds. As there would be no rain, life could not
thrive upon the earth. However, winds have other functions as well.
Clouds charged with positive and negative electricity, weighing tons,
are swept by winds. Without winds there would be no clouds; even if
we assume that they did form, the water would then fall down upon
the seas and waters over which they condensed, and human beings,
plants and the animal kingdom would be deprived of their benefit.So the clouds are formed thanks to winds, and it is thanks to winds
that rains fall over the land. Life can only thrive upon the earth thanks
to rain. We are witnessing again the perfect design of ALLAH.


The Quran stresses the great role of the wind, an essential for our
lives; another example of the generosity of our Lord. Indeed, the rain
is affected, among other things, by the rotation of the earth, by the
topography, by the low and high pressure zones, etc. If our world did
not have an inclination of 23.5 degrees, the cooling and the effect of
the sun on the North and South poles would not be subject to daily
change. The difference of temperature between the equator and the
poles is reduced, the consequence being moderately blowing winds. If
the topography of the world had been different, the winds blowing
from the poles to the equator and from the equator to the poles might
turn into ravaging storms.
Mountains, planes and plateaus are designed so as to allow the
winds to penetrate every nook and corner, creating warm and cold
front systems. The wind, the rain, the mountain, the rotation of the
earth and the heat are interconnected. Whoever created one of these
elements is also the Author of the rest. This interconnection cannot
be refuted. This interrelatedness is another evidence of the oneness of
the Creator. All these subtleties, perfections and details are meant to
reflect His artistry, wisdom and unlimited power.
When a breeze blows, refreshing the sultry atmosphere we are
breathing, let us remember His munificence, as we take delight in
having been caressed by it. The wind is mathematics, art, power and
science all at the same time. All these phenomena bespeak a perfect
design behind them and show that we are not forlorn abandoned figures. The wind, regardless whether it is a gentle breeze, a brisk northern wind or a sultry south wind, is still the one designed by our
Creator, governed by physical laws without which man cannot survive.

5-…and the manipulation of the winds are signs for those
who understand.
45- Kneeling, 5

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