The Region That Controls Our Movements

"No indeed! If he does not stop, We will grab him by the forelock, a lying, sinful forelock."
(The Qur'an, 96:15-16)

The expression "the lying, sinful forelock" in the above verse is most interesting. Research carried out in recent years revealed that the prefrontal area, which is responsible for the management of particular functions of the brain, lies in the frontal part of the skull. Scientists only discovered the functions of this area, which the Qur'an pointed out 1,400 years ago, in the last 60 years. If we look inside the skull at the front of the head, we will find the frontal area of the cerebrum. A book entitled Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, which includes the results of the latest research on the functions of this area, says:

The motivation and the foresight to plan and initiate movements occur in the anterior portion of the frontal lobes, the prefrontal area. This is a region of association cortex…(14)

The book also says:

In relation to its involvement in motivation, the prefrontal area is also thought to be the functional center for aggression…(15)

So, this area of the cerebrum is responsible for planning, motivation, and initiating good and sinful behaviour, and is responsible for telling lies and the truth.

It is clear that the statement "the lying, sinful forelock" corresponds completely to the above explanations. This fact, which scientists have only discovered in the last 60 years, was stated by God in the Qur'an long years ago.



14- Seeley, Rod R.; Trent D. Stephens; and Philip Tate, 1996, Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, 2. edition, St. Louis, Mosby-Year Book Inc., p. 211; Noback, Charles R.; N. L. Strominger; and R. J. Demarest, 1991, The Human Nervous System, Introduction and Review, 4. edition, Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger , p. 410-411
15- Seeley, Rod R.; Trent D. Stephens; and Philip Tate, 1996, Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, 2. edition, St. Louis, Mosby-Year Book Inc., p. 211
PART ONE: The Scientific Miracles of the Qur'an: Introduction
The Coming of the Universe into Existence
The Expansion of the Universe
The Splitting Asunder of "The Heavens and Earth"
The Roundness of the Earth
The Protected Roof
The Returning Sky
The Layers of the Atmosphere
The Function of Mountains
The Movement of Mountains
The Miracle in the Iron
The Pairs in Creation
The Relativity of Time
The Proportion of Rain
The Formation of Rain
The Fecundating Winds
The Seas not Mingling with One Another
Darkness in the Seas, and Internal Waves
The Region that Controls Our Movements
The Birth of A Human
Mother's Milk
The Identity in the Fingerprint
PART TWO: The Information Given About the Future in the Qur'an: Introduction
The Victory of Byzantium
PART THREE: The Historical Miracles of the Qur'an
The Word "Haman" in the Qur'an

Titles of Egyptian Rulers in the Qur'an
Conclusion: The Qur'an is the Word of God
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