THE WEIGHT OF CLOUDS
weight of clouds can reach quite astonishing proportions. For example,
a cumulonimbus cloud, commonly known as the thunder cloud, can contain
up to 300,000 tons of water.
The fact that a mass of 300,000 tons of water can remain aloft
is truly amazing. Attention is drawn to the weight of clouds in
other verses of the Qur'an:
It is He Who sends out the winds, bringing advance
news of His mercy, so that when they have lifted up the heavy
clouds, We dispatch them to a dead land and send down water to
it, by means of which We bring forth all kinds of fruit... (Qur'an,
It is He Who shows you the lightning, striking
fear and bringing hope; it is He Who heaps up the heavy clouds.
At the time when the Qur'an was revealed, of course, it was quite
impossible to have any information about the weight of clouds. This
information, revealed in the Qur'an, but discovered only recently,
is yet another proof that the Qur'an is the Word of Allah.