Seas and Rivers

  1. Modern science has discovered that in the places where two different seas meet, there is a barrier between them. This barrier divides the two seas so that each sea has its own temperature, salinity, and density. Although there are large waves, strong currents, and tides in these seas, they do not mix or transgress this barrier.

    The Quran mentions that there is a barrier between two seas that meet and that they do not transgress. In the Quran, it is stated:

    Quran 55:19-20: "He released the two seas, meeting [side by side]; Between them is a barrier [so] neither of them transgresses."

    Quran 25:53: "And it is He who has released [simultaneously] the two seas, one fresh and sweet and one salty and bitter, and He placed between them a barrier and prohibiting partition."

    This description in the Quran aligns with the modern scientific understanding of the barrier that exists between two different seas when they meet, despite the presence of waves, currents, and tides.