The Function of Black Holes from the Quran


28 Dec 2009

Black Holes, Miracles / Ijaz

Zaid Kasim Mohammad Ghazzawi

Zaid Ghazzawi discusses black holes in this undated vlog (video blog) post using Qurʾānic exegesis, a form of iʿjāz.  Ghazzawi, who is shown in a corner of the video, draws on his screen to make his points.

Topics addressed include:  Cosmology, Qurʾān 81:15-15, orbits, black holes as the vacuum cleaners of space.

This speaker has more vlog posts in the Portal, which may be found by entering his name in the search function in the upper right corner.


The material on Islam is within the bounds of what Muslims have historically understood as acceptable.  However, some of the Qurʾānic interpretations offered in the video will not be accepted by all Muslims.

The science is generally correct, as it refers to observed and accepted phenomena.  However, the video use science to propose a greater purpose to the existence of black holes in accordance with an “ordered” universe, which is not accepted by astronomers.

There is insufficient historical content on which to base an evaluation.

About Zaid Kasim Mohammad Ghazzawi

Zaid Ghazzawi is an advocate for a new way of teaching and educating people using the Qurʾān.

Ghazzawi holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  He studied at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom, receiving a Masters of Science and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2003 (LinkedIn shows the same four years for both his undergraduate and graduate work). Ghazzawi’s approach to education relies on finding direct solutions to life problems through applying the knowledge found in the Qurʾān.  An example of this may be seen in his proposal for a TV program.

Ghazzawi is primarily known on video for his scripted video blogs in both English and Arabic.  In addition, although he has not been active on the platform since 2012, Ghazzawi’s YouTube channel allegedly has hundreds of videos and around 39,000 subscribers. A collection of his written work can be found on his Scribd page.

The web site that is often advertised on his videos,, does not now (July 2015) work.

Selected Bibliography:

Ghazzawi, Zaid. YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web.  Accessed July 22, 2015.

Ghazzawi, Zaid. “Zaid Ghazzawi on Scribd.” Scribd. Scribd, n.d. Web.  Accessed July 22, 2015.

Speakers: Dr. Zaid Ghazzawi.” The Official Website for TEDxDeadSea. TEDx, n.d. Web.  Accessed July 22, 2015.