Friday, 20 February 2015


In 1880, fingerprint became the scientific method of identification, after research done by Sir Francis Galton. No two persons in the world can ever have exactly the same fingerprint pattern. That is the reason why police forces worldwide use fingerprints to identify the criminal.
However, the uniqueness of each human fingerprint has been described about 1400 years ago in the Glorious Quran:

“Does man think that We (Allah) cannot assemble his bones? Nay, We are able to put together in perfect order the very tips of his fingers” (Quran 75:3-4).

The above verse is in response to unbelievers who argue regarding resurrection taking place after bones of dead people have disintegrated in the earth and how each individual would be identified on the Day of Judgment. Almighty Allah, the Supreme Being, asserts that He can not only assemble our bones but can also reconstruct perfectly our very fingertips.

Why does the Quran, while speaking about determination of the identity of individual, speak specifically about fingerprints? Surely, Quran could not have been revealed unto mankind from none other than the Creator Himself!

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