Fingertips, one of Allah’s signs in His creation
A man came to the prophet, with dead bones and asks him O Muhammad do you say that Allah (God) will bring me back to life after I become like this dead Bones. Then Allah (God) replies with this verse in the holy Qur'an:
بَلَى قَادِرِینَ عَلَى أَن نُّسَوِّیَ بَنَانَهُ
Yea! We are able to make complete his very fingertips. The Holy Qur’an (The Resurrection, Surah75, verse4)
This emphasis on finger print has a very special meaning, this is because every one’s finger print is unique to himself, every person who is alive or who has ever lived in this world, has a set of unique finger prints, that is why the finger prints are accepted as a very important identity exclusive to the owner, and it is used for this purpose around the World.
· Finger prints are formed in the embryo at the fourth month, and remain fixed and distinct all along man’s life.
· Finger prints are a record of curvatures that arise due to the fusion between the epidermis with the dermis.
· These curvatures differ from one person to another, and they never match or correspond among all humans.
· Finger prints have become the best method to identify persons. In 858, the English Scientist, William Herschel, pointed out that finger prints differ with the difference of their holders, thus rendering them as distinctive feature evidence for each person.
لَا أُقْسِمُ بِیَوْمِ الْقِیَامَةِ -
وَلَا أُقْسِمُ بِالنَّفْسِ اللَّوَّامَةِ -
أَیَحْسَبُ الْإِنسَانُ أَلَّن نَجْمَعَ عِظَامَهُ -
بَلَى قَادِرِینَ عَلَى أَن نُّسَوِّیَ بَنَانَهُ -
- Allah says in the Holy Qur’an: “Nay! I swear by the day of resurrection. Nay! I swear by the self-accusing soul. Does man think that We shall not gather his bones? Yea! We are able to make complete his very fingertips” The Holy Qur’an (The Resurrection, Surah75, verses 1-4).
Physicians conducted wide anatomical studies on a large number of people of different nationalities and ages, and they were confronted with the scientific fact to which they bowed their heads, and in submission they testified that no one is ever able to make similar all finger prints scattering all over the universe not even among two persons.
Here it is noticed that the verse speaks also of the recreation of all finger tips, and not only one. The word fingertips refer to all hand fingers. So shaping them again after being scattered all over the universe on Resurrection Day is a sign of Allah’s almighty power. This is but one side of Allah’s ability to resurrect people on Doomsday with their identifiable parts after annihilation.
Therefore, it is not surprising that fingertips are one of Allah’s signs that contain the secret of His creation, and certify to the entity of the person without any confusion, thus becoming the most genuine testimony in this world and the Hereafter. The finger print is also a demonstration of Allah’s greatness of shaping such lines on a very small space no more than few square centimeters.
Is it not a wonderful scientific miracle in which the power of Allah the Almighty is evident? Praise be to Allah the Almighty Who says; “We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and in their own souls, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things? The Holy Qur’an (In Detail, Surah41, verse 53)
سَنُرِیهِمْ آیَاتِنَا فِی الْآفَاقِ وَفِی أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّى یَتَبَیَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ أَوَلَمْ یَکْفِ بِرَبِّکَ أَنَّهُ عَلَى کُلِّ شَیْءٍ شَهِیدٌ
Dr. Sharif Kaf Al Ghazal