How Captain Cousteau became Muslim?

How Captain Cousteau became Muslim?

Surah Ar-Rahman ( (Verse 19 – 20 of 78) “He released the two seas, meeting [side by side];Between them is a barrier [so] neither of them transgresses.”

Who is Captain Cousteau?

Jacques Cousteau was born June 11, 1910, Saint-André-de-Cubzac, France. He died June 25, 1997, Paris.

He was a French naval officer, ocean explorer, and coinventor of the Aqua-Lung, known for his extensive underseas investigations.

He graduated from France’s naval academy in 1933.

In 1943 Cousteau and French engineer Émile Gagnan developed the first fully automatic compressed-air Aqua-Lung, which allowed divers to swim freely underwater for extended periods of time. Cousteau helped to invent many other tools useful to oceanographers, including the diving saucer in 1959, and a number of underwater cameras.

Cousteau served in World War II as a gunnery officer in France and later was a member of the French Resistance against the German occupation of the country.

He subsequently was awarded the Legion of Honour for his espionage work.

Cousteau’s experiments with underwater filmmaking began during the war. He also was involved in conducting oceanographic research at a centre in Marseille with French naval officer Philippe Tailliez. When the war ended, he continued working for the French navy, heading the Undersea Research Group at Toulon.

How Captain Cousteau became Muslim?

One of the allegations about the custo is that he accepts Islam. I wonder how accurate this claim is? however, even if this claim is not true, the verse of the Qur’an that does not interfere with the two seas will be evident with all its brilliance.

Surah Ar-Rahman ( (Verse 19 – 20 of 78) “He released the two seas, meeting [side by side];Between them is a barrier [so] neither of them transgresses.”

Investigating water open spaces in strait of Gibraltar, he found out but surprising facts not explained by science: Existence of two water layers, not mixing up with each other. They as if are divided by a film and have among themselves precise border. Each of them has temperature, salt structure, animal and flora. These are waters of Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean adjoining with each other in Strait of Gibraltar.

“In 1962,” tells Jacque Cousteau, “German scientists found out that in Bab Al-Mandeb, where waters of Gulf of Aden and Red sea converge, waters of Red sea and Indian ocean do not mix up. Following example of colleagues, we began to find out, whether waters of Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea mix up. First, we investigated water of Mediterranean Sea, its natural level of salinity, density and forms of life inherent in it. We made the same in Atlantic Ocean.”

These two weights of water meet in Strait of Gibraltar already for a thousand years, and it would be logical to assume that these two huge water weights for a long time should get mixed up, their salinity and density should become identical, or, at least, similar. But even in places, where they converge closely, each of them keeps its properties. In other words, in places of merger of two weights of water, water curtain does not allow them to mix up.” At detection of this obvious and improbable fact, the scientist was extremely surprised.

“I long rested on laurels at this surprising phenomenon which is not explained by laws of physics and chemistry,” writes Cousteau.

But he tested even greater surprise and admiration, when he found out that this is already written in Qur’an for more than 1400 years back. He learned about it from the French doctor Maurice Bucaille, who had earlier accepted Islam. “When I told to him about my discovery, he told me that this has already been told 1400 years back in Qur’an.”

It was for me as thundering during clear sky. And it really so appeared when I looked at translations of Qur’an.

Then I exclaimed: “I swear, that this Qur’an, which 1400 years ago lagged behind modern science, cannot be the speech of a person. It is true speech of Almighty.” After that I accepted Islam and each day I was amazed by truth, justice, ease, utility of this religion. “I am indefinitely grateful that He opened my eyes for Truth,” writes Cousteau.

Sources:

1-https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jacques-Cousteau#targetText=Jacques%20Cousteau%2C%20in%20full%20Jacques,for%20his%20extensive%20underseas%20investigations.

2-https://www.arabnews.com/news/464412

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