The Scientific Exegesis of the Quran
There are certain people who think that all the subjects of
science are discoverable in the Quran and that with reference
to the relevant verses, a scientific exegesis of the Quran may
be written. In this matter there are some who have gone to
the extent of claiming, for example, that this verse, “Have We
not lifted up your heart” (94:1) is a reference to the science of anatomy, or that the verse, “Now We have removed your veil,
so your sight today is sharp” (50:22), relates to diseases of the eyes, etc.
This theory about the inclusion of scientific subjects in
the Quran is, without doubt, baseless. In this sense, the Quran
is far from being a book of science. But in a quite different
respect we can rightly say that modern scientific research is
conducive to a proper understanding of the Quran.
For instance, the Quran states: “We have made every
living thing out of water.” (21:30) In previous times, a reader
of the Quran would have understood this in a general sense,
but when the modern reader of the Quran reads these verses
in the light of new scientific discoveries, he understands this
statement in physical detail. His conviction in the veracity of
the Quran thus increases to a great extent.
Source: Discovering Quran