Scientific Miracles in the Quran and making Tafsir using contemporary theories – Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan
Question: We hear a lot about what is called scientific miracles in the Quran. So is it allowed to attach it to the miracles of the Quran and to the revelation of the verses of the Quran about these issues [science issues]?
Answer: We spoke about this more than once and we have warned against it. We said: it is not allowed to make tafsir of the words of Allah except with the principles of well-known Tafsir: that is to explain the Quran by the Quran, explain it by the Sunnah, and with the explanation/exegesis of the Companions and Tabi’een and not to increase on this. The Quran is not explained b new theories because they are mistaken and correct. They are the speech of humans and the actions of humans. So we do not make it Tafsir of the speech of Allah. We do not say: this is the intent of Allah by this verse. This is speech about Allah without knowledge. And how many theories used to be sound today and after a short time became mistaken, a lie, and a theory other than it comes.
وَمَآ أُوتِيتُم مِّن الْعِلْمِ إِلاَّ قَلِيلاً
And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given only a little [17:85]
So it is not allowed that we explain the Quran by these things and we do not say: this is from the scientific miracles.
[Taken from: al-Ijaabaat-ul-Muhimmah fil Mashaakil il-Mudlahimah pg. 219-220 no. 185]
Faisal ibn Abdul Qaadir ibn HassanAbu Sulaymaan