Zaghloul El-Naggar

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Zaghloul El Naggar
Native name زغلول النجار
Born (1933-11-17) November 17, 1933 (age 82)[1]
Gharbiyab, Egypt
Nationality Egyptian
Occupation Geologist, Chairman, Committee of Scientific Notions in the Glorious Qur'an. Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Cairo, Egypt.
Religion Islam

Zaghloul El Naggar (Arabic: زغلول النجار‎‎, IPA: [zæɣˈluːl ennɑɡˈɡɑːɾˤ]) is an Egyptian geologist, Muslim scholar, and Muslim author. The main theme of El-Naggar's books has been science in Quran; his philosophy of science is blended with religion. He left his academic career to become the Chairman of Committee of Scientific Notions in the Qur'an, Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, Cairo, Egypt.

Personal life[edit]

He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Cairo. He obtained his PhD in Geology from the University of Wales in the United Kingdom in 1963. El-Naggar is an elected Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences (1988), a member of the Geological Society of London, the Geological Society of Egypt and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was imprisoned because of his political activism and beliefs during his student life. He was considered a grave threat to secular political establishment of Egypt. He was exiled from Egypt in early 1960s and could return to his country only in 1970.[2]


El-Naggar wrote a book entitled The Geological Concept of Mountains in the Qur'an (2003, ISBN 9773630072). It was published by New Vision when El-Naggar was the chair of geology at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. This book sold fairly well,[citation needed] leading El-Naggar to leave teaching and become the Chairman of Committee of Scientific Notions in the Qur'an.[citation needed]

El-Naggar published more than 150 scientific studies and articles, none of them peer reviewed, and 45 books in Arabic, English and French. Many of those publications deal with what are considered to be scientific miracles in Qur'an.[3]

Controversial claims and religion[edit]

Splitting of the moon[edit]

Naggar claimed in 2004 that NASA had in 1978 confirmed in a television program the splitting of the moon.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Arabic) Biography of Zaghloul El Naggar in
  2. ^ The Geological Concept of Mountains in the Qur'an In NEWVISION Website
  3. ^ Ahmad Dallal, Science and the Qur'an, Encyclopedia of the Qur'an
  4. ^ Book: Treasures in the Sunnah - A Scientific Approach, Zaghloul El Naggar, pub. Al-Falah Foundation for Translation, Publication, and Distribution, 2004, ISBN 978-977-363-044-7 OCLC 795325076, p41-43, on Google books and cited on the author's Web site

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