Role of Sun in the Water Cycle
And made [therein] a burning lamp (the sun). And sent down, from the rain clouds, pouring water.
And God is He Who sends the winds, and they raise a cloud, then We lead it to a dead land and revive the earth with it after its death. Thus is the resurrection.
- These verses from the Qur’an (78:13-14 and 35:9) accurately describe natural phenomena related to the water cycle and the role of wind and rain in sustaining life on Earth. In the first verse (78:13-14), Allah is described as creating the sun, which is a source of heat and light for the Earth. The verse also mentions rain clouds, which provide water for plants, animals, and human beings. This verse highlights the interconnectedness of different elements in the natural world and the role they play in sustaining life. In the second verse (35:9), Allah is described as sending the winds, which then raise clouds. The clouds are then directed towards a dead land, where they provide the water needed to revive the soil and bring it back to life. This process is a clear example of how the water cycle works and how wind and rain are essential for sustaining life on Earth.
- In the Quran the sun, clouds and rain are mentioned together. Skeptics claim that whoever wrote the Quran made a mistake; the sun has nothing to do with rain. Today meterologists confirm that the sun plays a major role in the water cycle.
Reference : The sun plays a central role in the water cycle
Overall, these verses from the Qur’an accurately reflect the scientific understanding of the water cycle and the role of natural elements such as the sun, wind, and rain in sustaining life on Earth. They highlight the greatness and power of Allah in creating and controlling the natural world and provide believers with a deeper appreciation of the interconnectedness of all things.