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Allah’s wondrous creatures, the Holy Qur’an and technological inventions: ultrasound imaging

Sayed, Inayatullah Shah (2018) Allah’s wondrous creatures, the Holy Qur’an and technological inventions: ultrasound imaging. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 17 (Special issue). pp. 83-88. E-ISSN 1823-4631

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Allah (s.w.t) has created innumerable distinct creatures and mentioned to us about their special qualities through His revelation. The Qur’an is the ultimate source of guidance for its followers for all aspects of life including science. If one is to study nature scientifically there are countless observable facts that are parallel to the teachings of Islam. One of these facts is echolocation found in bats and dolphins. These animals generate ultrasonic signals and detect the echoes reflected back to them to map out their environment and catch prey. Modern health sciences have already adopted this phenomenon in the form of ultrasound imaging for diagnosis of certain diseases. However, there is room for improvement in the overall performance of this technique. This article highlights the technological developments directly inspired by nature i.e., crawfish/crayfish and relates echolocation characteristics of bats and dolphins with basic principles of ultrasound imaging. In-depth studies on the echolocation properties of these creatures can lead to further improvement in the current ultrasound imaging technique. Such as; the construction of a transducer which simultaneously generates multi-frequency ultrasound signals and development of new interpreting software. Moreover, reading verses of the Holy Qur’an heartily and enthusiastically will lead to the development of innovative ideas that can be translated into reality and applied for the betterment of humankind.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6128/60821
Uncontrolled Keywords: Allah’s wondrous creatures, the Qur’an, Bat, Dolphin, Ultrasound Imaging, Islamic Perspective, Science
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy
Depositing User: Dr Inayatullah Shah Sayed
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 15:28
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 12:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60821

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