When François Mitterand became the president of France in 1981, France requested the Egyptian government to send the mummy of the Pharaoh for the purpose of running laboratory and archeological examinations on the mummy of the most notorious dictator that ever lived on earth.
Upon the arrival of the mummy, dignitaries including the French president and ministers bowed in honor. When the ceremony ended, the mummy was carried to a specially-designed section at the Archeology Centre of France where it began being tested by the greatest French archeological and anatomical scientists in order to discover more about this famous mummy. The scientists were headed by Professor Maurice Bucaille. They were trying to restore the mummy while Professor Maurice was mainly concerned how the mummy died.
The final report of the scientists was released late at night which stated that the salt residue in the mummy was an overt evidence that it had drowned in the sea, and the body was rescued very shortly where it was immediately embalmed to be saved. What was still confusing Professor Maurice was how this mummy could be safer than any other mummy even after being removed from the sea uptil the present time. Professor Maurice was writing his final report on what he thought would be a new discovery on saving Pharaoh’s body immediately after his death and embalming it. Then someone whispered to him that Muslims claim to know something about the drowning of this mummy. Yet the Professor firmly denied such thing saying that it was impossible to confirm this without scientific evidence and use of his high-tech and complicated laboratories & computers.
To his surprise, he was told that Muslims believe in a book called ‘Quran’ and this Quran narrates the story of Pharaoh’s drowning and ensures the safety of his body after his death as to be a Sign to mankind. The Professor couldn’t believe his own ears and started to wonder:
How can a book that existed 1400 years ago speak about the mummy that was found only 200 years ago, in 1898?!! How can that be possible while the ancient Egyptian heritage was discovered only a few decades ago and no one knew about it before?!!
The Professor sat down pondering on what he was told about the book of Muslims while his Holy Book narrates only the drowning of Pharaoh without saying anything about his body.
The Professor thought ..
"Is it possible that this mummy in front of me is the one who was chasing Moses?!!"
"Is it possible that Muhammad knew this 1400 years ago?!!"
The Professor couldn’t sleep that night till they brought him the Old Testament where he read: ‘the sea drowned Pharaoh and his army, no one else was left alive’ He was surprised that the Holy Book didn’t mention about the destiny of the body and that it will be saved.
When the scientists were done with the mummy, France returned it to Egypt, but Professor Maurice couldn’t rest for a moment since he was told that Muslims know about the safety of the body. So, he decided to travel and meet some Muslim scientists experts in the human anatomy. There he discussed about his discovery of the safe perservation of the mummy after its drowning in the sea.
One of the Muslim scientists stood up, opened the Quran and pointed a Verse to the Professor.
‘This day shall be save you in your body, that you may be a Sign to those who come after you! But verily, many among mankind are neglectful of Our Signs’ (Quran 10:92)
The Professor was amazed when he read that and immediately stood in front of the crowd and said loudly: ‘I believe in Islam, I believe in Quran’
He went back to France with very different feelings.
In France, he dedicated 10 years investigating the scientific discoveries and comparing them with the Quran and trying to come up with one scientific contradiction with the Quran. Finally he quoted one verse from the Quran to be his conclusion:
‘No falsehood can approach it (this Book) from before or behind it: it is sent down by One Full of Wisdom, Worthy of all praise’ (Quran 41:42)
As a result of all years of his research, Professor Maurice wrote a book that shook all Europe, especially the scientists. The book was titled 'Quran, Torah, Bible and Science: A Study of the Holy Books in the Light of Modern Science' All copies were sold out at a very short time.
Kindly visit the Cairo Museum where the mummy is preserved. You will be astonished at the sight of thousands of visitors from all over the world coming here. Unfortunately many of the tourists would think: ‘Wow, look at that! Amazing!! Without realizing the intended lesson that Allah (Subhanu Wa'Tala) has preserved this body as a sign for all mankind and for those who deny Allah and His messengers.
For reminder ..
Read Chapter 28:36-42 of the Glorious Quraan:
But when Moses came unto them with Our clear tokens, they said: This is naught but invented magic. We never heard of this among our fathers of old.
And Moses said: My Lord is Best Aware of him who bringeth guidance from His presence, and whose will be the sequel of the Home (of bliss). Lo! wrong-doers will not be successful.
And Pharaoh said: O chiefs! I know not that ye have a god other than me, so kindle for me (a fire), O Haman, to bake the mud; and set up for me a lofty tower in order that I may survey the God of Moses; and lo! I deem him of the liars.
And he and his hosts were haughty in the land without right, and deemed that they would never be brought back to Us.
Therefor We seized him and his hosts, and abandoned them unto the sea. Behold the nature of the consequence for evil-doers!
And We made them patterns that invite unto the Fire, and on the Day of Resurrection they will not be helped.
And We made a curse to follow them in this world, and on the Day of Resurrection they will be among the hateful. (28:36-42)
Also read and reflect on Verses 57:16-19
Is not the time ripe for the hearts of those who believe to submit to Allah's reminder and to the truth which is revealed, that they become not as those who received the scripture of old but the term was prolonged for them and so their hearts were hardened, and many of them are evil-livers.
Know that Allah quickeneth the earth after its death. We have made clear Our revelations for you, that haply ye may understand.
Lo! those who give alms, both men and women, and lend unto Allah a goodly loan, it will be doubled for them, and theirs will be a rich reward.
And those who believe in Allah and His messengers, they are the loyal, and the martyrs are with their Lord; they have their reward and their light; while as for those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, they are owners of hell-fire. (57:16-19)