Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The vastness of the Oceans

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Signs of Allah, the Exalted, in the Seas and Oceans
Allah, the Almighty, says:
“And He it is Who has subjected the sea (to you), that you eat thereof fresh tender meat (i.e. fish), and that you bring forth out of it ornaments to wear. And you see the ships plowing through it, that you may seek (thus) of His Bounty (by transporting the goods from place to place) and that you may be grateful.” (Soorah Al-Nahl, 16:14)

The vastness of the Oceans
The seas and oceans occupy a large part of the Earth’s surface, almost three-quarters. Water differs from land in the ease with which it flows from one place to another, bringing with it warmth or cool. It strongly reflects the sun’s rays; hence, the temperature of the sea does not rise much during the day or fall much during the night; the difference of temperature between night and day is no more than two degrees.
According to some scientists, the sea is as eternal as time itself, and remains unchanged even over a period of thousands of years. On the other hand, the landscape keeps changing: Mountains become valleys and valleys become mountains. Scientific research indicates that the deepest depths of the sea are equivalent to the highest elevations of mountains. Captain Jacques Cousteau, the deep-sea explorer, wrote in early September 1956 that it was possible to take photos at a depth of 25,080 feet, and he discovered new forms of life that were previously unknown to science. The pictures that he took at the bottom of the sea show that the bottom of the sea is not flat as was previously thought.

[from “Scientific Miracles in the Oceans & Animals” by “Yusuf Al-Hajj Ahmad”, published by Darussalam, 2010]

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