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Date Sat, 24 Jul 1999 21:42:59 +0000 (GMT)
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> Assalamu'alaikum wr wb
> Ini ada forward mail ttg kromosom ke 19, yang menurut para ahli
> genetika disebut junk DNA, ternyata berisi code
> 'ayat ayat Al qur'an'.
> Bagi yang hadir di public lecture 'The Quran and Science' hari ke tiga
> oleh prof. Zaghlul El Najar, di Melbourne University mungkin sudah
> mendengarnya.
> Semoga bermanfaat,
> Wassalam,
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> Muslim Scientist Profiles: Dr. Ahmad Khan
> by Sameer Chouwadhary
> Upon arriving at Dr. Ahmad Khan's laboratory, I can tell from the
> boisterous way he says salaam that it is not going to be a typical
> interview.  Dr. Khan, to say the least, is glowingly euphoric, and he
> seems
> to be consciously trying to lower the level of excitement in his voice.
> By all accounts this is the same Dr. Khan known to his geneticist
> colleagues as soft-spoken and shy- given to a calm, straight-faced
> demeanor.
> As he offers me some piping hot chai, and bades me strenuously with his
> hands to sit within his office chambers, I begin to wonder if in fact I
> had
> heard correctly what he, to my utter consternation, had thought brought
> me
> to see him. Dr. Khan begins to tell me that he had not only found
> evidence
> of the Holy Qur'an's authorship, but, in fact, the authorship of
> mankind.
> Little did I know before walking into the sleek mirrored-face "GenLab"
> on
> the campus of the University of New Mexico, that on the fifth floor I
> would
> find a scientist, who by the sheer scope of his findings may very well
> end
> up as familiar a name as a Galileo, Newton, or Einstein.  I thought
> quite
> simply that I was going to be interviewing Dr. Khan about his book in
> development, which I was told previously was to be a synthesis of
> genetics
> and Islam.  I figure, hey, a little about the morality of cloning here,
> another little bit about genetic engineering there, and badaboom
> badabang- a
> simple little volume which puts genetics in its proper perspective.  My
> expectations exponentially surpassed, I ask my first question with my
> mouth
> agape - "You're kidding?  Right?"
> "Nehi!  Subhan Allah!  Nehi!"  He laughs, the largest conceivable grin
> on
> his face, as he brushes aside a few of the sundry piles of papers
> clogging
> his pigsty of a desk.  I cast a glance at the wall behind his desk, bare
> save for a framed ayat-ul-kursi and a family portrait of his former
> beardless self along with his wife Nur, and their two small children.  I
> don
> 't find any evidence of the ostentation one might expect from some one
> who
> graduated summa cum laude from Duke University.  I distinctly get the
> impression that despite his status as a young (31 years of age) and up
> and
> coming geneticist, that his love remains solely for Allah and his
> research.
> Diplomas and awards are nothing more than clumps of paper to him.
> My list of questions made irrelevant by Dr. Khan's revelation, I begin
> to
> try to ascertain what exactly he had discovered and how, asking him just
> to
> divulge a little of his research and how he had come about it.
>    "For a few years now I have mused during my Ph.D. training that there
> was
> the possibility for information other than that for the construction of
> polypeptides to be encoded by individual codons or nucleotides of DNA.
> But
> it was only after a Jum'ah khutbah where I heard the Imam mention a
> verse in
> the Holy Qur'an where I put two and two together."
> Ahmad, as  I now call him, rises up from his seat and reaches to the top
> of
> the massive bookshelf to the left of his desk, grasping hold of the
> Qur'an,
> by its looks very worn.  An interesting combination I think to myself- a
> lab
> coat and a white kufi.  But I have little more time for such musings on
> the
> fashions of the day, as he kisses the Qur'an and opens it to his
> selected
> verses.
> "Audhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem. Bismillah Ir-Rahman Ir-Raheem.
> Sanureehim ayatinaa filafaaqi wafi anfusihim Hatta yatabayyana lahum
> annahu
> ul-Haqq, awalam yakfi birabbika annahu 'ala kulli shayiin shaheedoon."
> He
> pauses for a breath, and his index finger moves over to the English
> text:
> "Soon will We show them Our Signs in the furthest regions of the earth,
> and
> in their own souls, until it becomes manifest to them that this is the
> Truth.  Is it not enough that your Lord witnesses all things?"
> "Which Sura is that?"  "It is from the forty-first Sura, Fussilat, the
> fifty-third ayat."  "Shukriyya, go on..."
> "You may have heard of a study by a non-Muslim scientist by the name of
> Keith Moore?"  "Yes, but if you could refresh my memory..."
> "Quite simply Keith Moore is the world authority on embryology, and
> after
> having read the Holy Qur'an he came to see that there was a remarkable
> correspondence of the Qur'an's description of embryos with the
> descriptions
> of modern science.  So we can see from this that indeed the Holy Qur'an
> has
> shown us a sign in our own souls, our own selves, by relating
> information
> that due to its microscopic nature could not have been known fourteen
> hundred years ago."
> "What I've come to realize is that the Holy Qur'an has many levels of
> meaning, some of which are known only to Allah subhana wa t'ala himself.
> But what I recognized is that if we look at the Arabic, the ayat in
> question
> uses the same word for Qur'anic verses- 'ayaat.'  And it says as you
> read
> along, that those same verses are 'fi anfusihim'- are in themselves- in
> the
> human beings.  Coming as I do from the specialty of genetics, I realized
> that the verses of the Qur'an could indeed be within each human being-
> coded
> within our DNA."
> "But aren't you just speculating that the meaning of the ayat is that
> ayaat
> >from the Qur'an appear in some form or another within the genome?"
> "Yes, at first....At first it was speculation, but then I began to piece
> together more indications that there was a possibility that verses of
> the
> Holy Qur'an could be a part of the genome.  What you must realize is
> that
> much of the DNA in our genome doesn't code for the production of
> proteins at
> all.  The non-coding regions- introns- are often called junk DNA.
> Mashaa
> Allah.  As it turns out, it is the farthest possible thing from junk, it
> is
> the words of our Creator, a great sign that it was Allah who gave us the
> breath of life."
> "So how did you test your hypothesis, and who else have you consulted?"
> "GenLab had a government grant to study the genetic roots of
> intelligence,
> and at the time this idea struck me, we were focusing on mapping the
> central
> region of chromosome 19.  I talked with my younger brother, 'Imran, who
> is a
> systems analyst, and consulted with him about developing a way to see if
> any
> Qur'anic ayat could be found within the intron regions of chromosome 19
> that
> had been mapped."
> "It was quite a project, because we had to figure out what Arabic letter
> each different possible codon stood for, by iterating each possible
> coding
> system through the introns and seeing if any of those combinations
> resulted
> in ayaat from the Holy Qur'an."
> "January 2nd, 1999.  Two o'clock in the morning we found our first
> ayaat.
> Alhamdullilah!  Audhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem.  Bismillah Ir
> Rahman Ir Raheem.  Iqra bismi rabbika ladhi khalaq.  Read in the name of
> your Lord who created!  Region p38q!"
> "The first ayat revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, Sal Allahu Alaihi wa
> Salaam!?"
> "Yes, I was just as astonished as you are now.  But the thing is, with
> each
> ayat we found, finding the next ayat came faster and faster, as we began
> to
> compile the full coding system.  After that it has been a breeze.  Our
> only
> trouble with finding more ayat has been that not enough of the genome
> has
> been mapped by geneticists to be searched.  So far we only have found
> 1/10
> of the Qur'an."
> "Although we obviously want to make our findings known to the greater
> Muslim- greater world in general, we are taking precautions to make sure
> our
> heads are screwed on can never be too careful.  In the past
> few
> weeks I've been talking with individual Muslim scientists, just so I
> could
> get some feedback, and make sure that our findings are ready to be
> published
> come next fall."
> "But I am confident that we've found a phenomenon of great interest,
> such
> that I am willing to put my entire career on the line.  I've revealed my
> findings to my fellow geneticists here at GenLab, and believe me- this
> has
> been the first time I've found Martin or Clive [two of his co-workers]
> even
> willing to discuss religion or Islam.  I've also written to two
> non-Muslim
> skeptics inviting them to analyze my findings: Dan Larhammar of Uppsala
> University in Sweden, and Aris Dreismann at the Technical University of
> Berlin.  I doubt they'll remain skeptical for long..."
> "There is such a tremendous amount of data that we're going to have to
> be
> analyzing it over the next few months, but I hope to create both a book
> for
> popular consumption as well as submit an abstract to Science very
> shortly."
> "I'm speechless!  Subhan Allah!  But can you show me some of the verses
> you
> 've found?"
> Just then I find out what some of the sheets of paper are on his desk.
> He
> hands two sheets to me, one covered with four roman letters, T, C, G,
> and A,
> sprawling across the sheet, separated in columns of three letters.  The
> other in Arabic script is clear as day- after many 'lam's, and a couple
> of
> random 'ayn's and 'qafs' I see what looks like a sentence.  I ask him
> the
> meaning.
> "From Sura al baqarah, the sixth ayat.  In English it says: 'As to those
> who reject faith, it is the same to them whether you warn them or do not
> warn them; they will not believe.'"
> "The other page is a listing of the actual sequence of nucleotides, of
> which there are four types.  Every three code for an Arabic letter."  He
> pulls out a laminated table, with Thymine, Adenine, Cytosine, and
> Guanine
> written vertically for the first nucleotide, then horizontally across
> the
> top for the second, and horizontally again for the third."
> "Instead of amino acids, as you can see from this table there are two
> codons for every Arabic letter, as well as for the ta' marbuta and
> hamza.
> There is also a code for the end of each ayat, just like there would be
> codons which would stop gene transcription."
> "Subhan Allah.  I just feel so blessed to find such a miracle at such a
> young age- I can only marvel at what else we might find inshaa Allah,
> you
> know..  I can only hope that within our lifetimes other Muslim
> scientists
> find out the meaning of the other 'ayaat' in nature that Allah makes
> reference to."
> "Would you happen to have any last words for our readers?"
> "I just hope that after the publication of my book 'The Holy Qur'an and
> Genetics' that Muslims begin to better understand how Allah has made
> Islam a
> complete way of life.  We cannot compartmentalize our religion, keeping
> Islam out of our politics, education, arts, and sciences without grave
> detriment to ourselves, and loss of the true meaning of the Final
> Revelation
> to the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace."
> "I also hope that non-Muslims see that there is no need for the
> controversies between religion and science, although no doubt some of
> them
> will ignore the evidence even if it is right before their very eyes."
> I take one last sip of my chai, looking intently at Dr. Khan's dark
> brown
> eyes and olive complexion, knowing full well, that inshaa Allah I am
> looking
> at the face of the Ummah's future.
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