About 3000 years ago in Egypt, there lived a tyrannical king known by the title Pharaoh. When the Quran speaks about his destruction, it says:
The Quran speaks about many tyrannical kings and evil-doers. But it is only when speaking about Pharaoh’s destruction that the phrase “sky and the earth did not weep” is used. Why? Here is where we notice a historical miracle that leaves us speechless. You might ask what is so miraculous about this. Before getting to know that miracle, some historical background might help you understand this better.
You must be aware of Pyramids. Beliefs about the kings who ruled Egypt are recorded in the pyramids. They are called “Pyramid Texts”.
These pyramid texts were discovered in 1881 and were translated into the German language in 1908 by a German named Kurt Heinrich. In 1952, Samuel A. B. Mercer translated the Pyramid Texts into English. One can easily find this English translation online.
What is the Miracle?
Among these pyramid texts is a pyramid text called Utterance 553. It speaks of people’s beliefs about dead kings.
In verse 1365C, it says:
From this verse we learn that the people believed that the sky and earth mourn for the dead king. Contrast this verse of the Pyramid Text with the verse from the Quran.
Contrary to what is mentioned in the Pyramid Texts, the Qur’an makes it clear that the sky and the earth did not weep for this dead pharaoh, i.e. they did not mourn his death.
Important things to remember
- Since the phrase “sky and the earth did not weep” is used in the Quran only when talking about the destruction of the Pharaoh, one cannot call this a coincidence.
- Prophet Muhammad who lived 1400 years ago or anyone who lived during his time had absolutely no knowledge of the Pyramid Texts or what was written in them.
A question to you
How did Prophet Muhammad, who lived 1400 years ago and was an illiterate, know what was written in these pyramid texts which were discovered only in 1881? Who could have taught him this?
Any unbiased thinking person will agree that surely another human being could not have taught this to Prophet Muhammad.
If it is impossible for human beings to say this 1400 years ago, it is rational to believe that God Almighty who knows the past, present and future, must have revealed this to Prophet Muhammad.
Isn’t this miracle sufficient for us to recognize that the Quran is indeed the word of God? The translation of the Glorious Quran is available in simple English. We earnestly urge you to read the English translation of the Quran to find out what your Creator has to tell you.