Friday, 27 July 2012

The Quran on the Cerebrum

ALLAH has said in the Quran about one of the evil unbelievers who forbade the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W)  from praying at the Kaaba:

"No! If he does not stop, We will take him by the naseyah (front of the head), a lying, sinful naseyah (front of the head)! "
(Qur’an, 96:15-16)
Why did the Quran describe the front of the head as being lying and sinful? Why didn't the person was lying and sinful? What is the relationship between the front of the head and lying and sinfulness?

If we look into the skull at the front of the head, we will find the prefrontal area of the cerebrum. A book entitled Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology says about this area: “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...” Also the book says: “In relation to its involvement in motivation, the prefrontal area is also thought to be the functional center for aggression....”

Functional regions of the left hemisphere of the cerebral cortex.  The prefrontal area is located at the front of the cerebral cortex. (Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology, Seeley and others, p. 210.)

So, this profrontal area is responsible for planning, motivating, and initiating good and sinful behavior and is responsible for the telling of lies and the speaking of truth. Thus, it is proper to describe the front of the head as lying and sinful when someone lies or commits a sin
As the Qur’an has said:

“...A lying, sinful naseyah (front of the head)!”

Scientists have only discovered these functions of the prefrontal area in the last sixty years, according to Professor Keith L. Moore.

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