A geographical finding…
In the chapter al-Rum, Allah Almighty introduces a historical and geographical finding to the people of Mecca:
“The Roman Empire has been defeated. In a land close by; but they, (even) after (this) defeat of theirs, will soon be victorious…” (al-Rûm, 30: 2-3)
The Arabic expression “adna al-ard” means a land close by where Arabs lived at the time. As the word “adnâ” means the closest, it also means the lowest one. If we take this meaning, then “adna al-ard” refers to a region of lowest altitude. The region referred here is the territory of the Dead Sea which is 400 meters below the sea level.
Ismail Hakki Bursevi says:
Glory be to Allah Almighty who “made the ear, which is a peace of bone, hear; made the eye ball, which is made of fat, see; made the tongue, which is a piece of meat, speak.”
When we contemplate on the nature of man, we see more amazing results. Because the Qur’an gives enormous details about the creation of man from a sperm and his formation in his mother’s uterus.
Source: The Universe, The Qur’an And The Human, Osman Nuri Topbaş, Erkam Publications