Understanding the Human Brain from the Qur’an


21 Apr 2007

Biology, Physics

Zaid Kasim Mohammad Ghazzawi

Zaid Ghazzawi suggests in this vlog (video blog) that the human brain has two electromagnetic fields, one from the senses, and the other from the soul.  The presentation uses material from the Qurʾān and confirms the role of God as the creator.


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 not generally accepted by biologists.  It is building upon electromagnetic theories of consciousness, which are still considered controversial among cognitive scientists.

There is insufficient historical material upon 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, www.quran-miracle.com, 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.