The story of the People of the Cave in the verse of the Quran refers to many scientific facts.
We discussed some part of these scientific facts in our other videos. In this video, we are going to examine the indication of this story for the importance of moving in sleep. The following is stated in the 18th verse of the chapter of Al-Kahf in the Quran:
And you would think them awake, while they were asleep. And We turned them to the right and to the left. (18: 18)
This verse in the Quran mentions the People of the Cave who remained asleep for about 3 centuries and it is also stated that Almighty Allah moved their bodies on their right and left sides.
What is the importance of the expression “moving them on right and left”? Why is this detail mentioned in the verse?
Surely there must be an importance of this expression since it is included in the Quran as there is no unimportant thing within it. So what wisdom does turning on right and left sides in sleep have?
The wisdom of turning on the right and left sides was only discovered in recent times. People who remain lying down in the same position for a long period of time encounter serious health problems such as circulation difficulty source and blood clotting in the part of the body in contact with the surface on which they lie.
The bed source which occurs as a result of lying down in the same position for a long period of time are called pressure source for when a person lies down in the same position for a long time, the constant pressure on one part of the body may cause the compression and occlusion of the blood vessels.
Consequently, the oxygen and other nutrients carried by the blood failed to reach the skin and the skin begins to die. This results in the occurrence of sores in the body unless these sores are treated layers of the skin fat and muscle tissues may also die, they may even lead to a life threatening situation.
Thus changing the position of the body for every 15 minutes is the healthiest thing to do in order to reduce this pressure. That is why patients with paralysis receive special care and are moved every 2 hours with the help of other people.
It is obvious that the expression of the verse:
“We turned them on their right and their left sides” will be better understood after the explanations of scientists.
Yes this expression indicates a scientific fact which can only be discovered in our age. So the Quran is such a book that there are many purposes in every word of it and many wisdoms in every verse.
Any scientist can find many issues belonging to his field from the Quran and take lessons from it doubtlessly. A book which contains of all sciences can not be the word of a person who doesn’t know how to read or write and who lived 1400 years ago.
This book can only be the word of a being who created all realms and whose knowledge encompasses everything.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the apostle and messenger of that being.