وَقَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ يَاأَيُّهَا الْمَلَأُ مَا عَلِمْتُ لَكُمْ مِنْ إِلَهٍ غَيْرِي فَأَوْقِدْ لِي يَاهَامَانُ عَلَى الطِّينِ فَاجْعَل لِي صَرْحًا لَعَلِّي أَطَّلِعُ إِلَى إِلَهِ مُوسَى وَإِنِّي لَأَظُنُّهُ مِنَ الْكَاذِبِينَ – القصص: 38
Fir’aun (Pharaoh) said: “O chiefs! I know not that you have an ilah (a god) other than me, so kindle for me (a fire), O Haman, to bake (bricks out of) clay, and set up for me a Sarhan (a lofty tower, or palace, etc.) in order that I may look at (or look for) the Ilah (God) of Musa (Moses); and verily, I think that he [Musa (Moses)] is one of the liars.”(Quran 28:38)
Mario Collepardi, an Italian Professor studied the architecture of the pyramids, emphasized that the Pharaohs brought the limestone dust (available a lot in their area), mixed it with normal soil. Then they added water from the river Nile and lit fire to a temperature up to 900 degrees Celsius. This heat gave the stone strength and a shape similar to natural rocks.
This is an evidence of full consistency between the Qur’an and science and truthfulness of Allah Almighty when He said about his book:
“Do they not then consider the Qur’an carefully? Had it been from other than Allâh, they would surely have found therein many a contradiction.”(Quran 4:82)
- Herodotus, The Histories, Oxford University Press, 1998
- Davidovits, J. and Morris, M, The Pyramids, Dorset Press, 1988
- Barsoum, M. W., Ganguly, A. and Hug, G. Microstructural Evidence of Reconstituted Limestone Blocks in the Great Pyramids of Egypt, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 89 (12), 2006.