[57:25] We Sent Down Iron

Professor Armstrong works at NASA, otherwise known as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, where he is a well-known scientist here. He was asked about Iron and how it was formed. He explained how all the elements in the earth were formed. He stated that the scientists have come only recently to discover the relevant facts about that formation process. He said the energy of the early solar system was not sufficient to produce elemental Iron. In calculating the energy required to form one atom of iron, it was found to be about four times as much as the energy of the entire solar system. In other words, the entire energy of the earth or the moon or the planet Mars or any other planet is not sufficient to form one new atom of iron, even the energy of the entire solar system is not sufficient for that. That is why Professor Armstrong said that the scientists believe that iron is an extraterrestrial that was sent to earth and not formed therein (click here to see another article from Nasa Los Alamos Laboratory)

Now compare that to the Quranic verse below:

[Quran 57:25] We sent our messengers supported by clear proofs, and we sent down to them the scripture and the law, that the people may uphold justice. And we SENT DOWN THE IRON,wherein there is strength, and many benefits for the people. All this in order for GOD to distinguish those who would support Him and His messengers, on faith. GOD is powerful, Almighty.

Notice the words SENT DOWN and also notice that IRON was the only kind of metal mentioned by name as "sent down" in the Quran, and has a whole sura (chapter) titled "THE IRON" or "Al Hadeed".

GOD sent down the Iron [Quran 57:25]

The IRON: Sura 57 (57 = 19X 3)

Sura 57 in the Quran is called "The Iron" in Arabic (Al-Hadeed). The word (Al-Hadeed) in Arabic has a gematrical value (numerical value for each arabic letter) of 57, the same as the sura (chapter) number in which it is mentioned.

The gematrical value of the Arabic word "Hadeed" (iron) without the "Al" (the) is 26. In the Periodic Table of Elements the 26th element is IRON (Fe) meaning the number of protons in the iron nucleus is 26.

The Iron itself in mentioned in verse 25 of this sura. The last word God (ALLAH) mentioned in verse number 57 is the 26th word GOD from the beginning of this sura. 26 is the number of PROTONS in the iron nucleus (hence, Atomic Number 26). Verse 25 in this sura is the 19th verse which contains the word God in Sura 57.

It is interesting to note that Sura 57 is the midway point of the Quran, and Iron is found in the center of the earth.