The Identity in the Fingerprint
While it is stated in
the Qur'an that it is easy for God to bring man back to life after
death, peoples' fingerprints are particularly emphasized:
"Yes, We are able to put together in perfect
order the very tips of his fingers."
(The Qur'an, 75:3-4)
||Everyone, including identical twins, has
a unique fingerprint. In other words, people's identities
are coded at their fingertips. This coding system may also
be compared to the barcode system that is used today.
The emphasis on fingerprints has a very special meaning.
This is because everyone's fingerprint is unique to himself. Every
person who is alive or who has ever lived in this world has a
set of unique fingerprints.
That is why fingerprints are accepted as a very important
proof of identity, exclusive to their owner, and are used for
this purpose around the world.
But what is important is that this feature of fingerprints
was only discovered in the late 19th century. Before then, people
regarded fingerprints as ordinary curves without any specific
importance or meaning. However in the Qur'an, God points to the
fingertips, which did not attract anyone's attention at that time,
and calls our attention to their importance-an importance that
was only finally understood in our day.