Saturday, August 29, 2009

Surah Al An’aam (6:99) – Green factory in plants : Chloroplasts



وَهُوَ الَّذِيَ أَنزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاء مَاء فَأَخْرَجْنَا بِهِ نَبَاتَ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ فَأَخْرَجْنَا مِنْهُ خَضِرًا نُّخْرِجُ مِنْهُ حَبًّا مُّتَرَاكِبًا وَمِنَ النَّخْلِ مِن طَلْعِهَا قِنْوَانٌ دَانِيَةٌ وَجَنَّاتٍ مِّنْ أَعْنَابٍ وَالزَّيْتُونَ وَالرُّمَّانَ مُشْتَبِهًا وَغَيْرَ مُتَشَابِهٍ انظُرُواْ إِلِى ثَمَرِهِ إِذَا أَثْمَرَ وَيَنْعِهِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكُمْ لآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ

And He it is Who sends down water from the cloud, then We bring forth with it buds of all (plants), then We bring forth from it green (foliage) from which We produce grain piled up (in the ear); and of the palm-tree, of the sheaths of it, come forth clusters (of dates) within reach, and gardens of grapes and olives and pomegranates, alike and unlike; behold the fruit of it when it yields the fruit and the ripening of it; most surely there are signs in this for a people who believe. [6-99]

The green factory in plants

This Ayat of Quran tells us that there is a 'green' factory in the plants which produces grains. Green factories are built up by the plant at the beginning of its growth and are called by botanists "Chloroplasts" which contain the chlorophyll. Quran uses the term خضرا for these green factories. Chlorophyll absorbs the light necessary for photosynthesis.



An examination of leaves, stems, and other types of plant tissue reveals the presence of tiny green, spherical structures called chloroplasts, visible here in the cells of an onion root. Chloroplasts are essential to the process of photosynthesis, in which captured sunlight is combined with water and carbon dioxide in the presence of the chlorophyll molecule to produce oxygen and sugars that can be used by animals. Without the process of photosynthesis, the atmosphere would not contain enough oxygen to support animal life.

Richard Kirby/Oxford Scientific Films


It is amazing that Quran mentions the chloroplasts and chlorophylls which were discovered many centuries after the revelation of Quran.



See the complete list of Scientific Miracles in Surah Al An'aam here


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Juliar Nur said...

read about photosyntesis in one of my blog to gain new knowledge and refresh about it
Photosintesis and the process of it
Thanks for this and stay strong.

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