Heavy Clouds Miracle of Quran

📖Quran 13:12
It is He who shows you lightening, [causing] fear and aspiration, and generates the heavy clouds.

  • This verse describes Allah’s power and control over natural phenomena such as lightning and clouds. The mention of lightning is notable, as it has been a source of fear and inspiration for humans throughout history. The verse suggests that Allah is the source of this powerful force and that it inspires both fear and awe in humans. Additionally, the verse mentions “heavy clouds,” which accurately describes the clouds that produce rain. When water vapor in the atmosphere condenses into droplets, it forms clouds. The size and shape of the clouds depend on the temperature, humidity, and air currents in the atmosphere. Clouds that are heavy with moisture tend to be thicker and denser than lighter clouds, and they can produce more rain. So, the mention of “heavy clouds” accurately reflects the fact that these clouds contain more moisture and are more likely to produce rain.

📖Quran 24:43
Do you not see that Allah drives clouds? Then He brings them together, then He makes them into a mass, and you see the rain emerge from within it. And He sends down from the sky, mountains [of clouds] within which is hail, and He strikes with it whom He wills and averts it from whom He wills. The flash of its lightening almost takes away the eyesight.

  • This verse describes Allah’s power and control over the weather, specifically the formation of rain clouds and the precipitation of rain. The verse describes how Allah drives the clouds together to form a mass that produces rain. This is an accurate description of the water cycle, which involves the evaporation of water from the surface of the earth, the formation of clouds, and the eventual precipitation of rain. The verse also mentions the formation of hailstones within clouds, which are solid balls of ice that can be very destructive when they fall to the ground. Finally, the verse mentions the blinding flash of lightning that can accompany thunderstorms, which can indeed be intense enough to temporarily impair vision. Overall, this verse offers a poetic and scientifically accurate description of some of the natural phenomena that Allah has created and the power and control that He wields over them.


How much does a cloud weigh? Do you think clouds have any weight? How can they, if they are floating in the air like a balloon filled with helium? If you tie a helium balloon to a kitchen scale it won’t register any weight, so why should a cloud?… Doing the math: 1,000,000,000 x 0.5 = 500,000,000 grams of water droplets in our cloud. That is about 500,000 kilograms or 1.1 million pounds (about 551 tons).

Reference : US Geological Survey, The Atmosphere and the Water Cycle, 2019

Additional Information 

The Quran contains a number of miracles, both in its content and in the way it was revealed. These miracles include its eloquence, its ability to provide guidance and wisdom, and its ability to predict future events, Muslims also believe that the Quran contains scientific information that was not known at the time it was revealed, and that this is evidence of its divine origin.