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Captain Cousteau told of the event that had caused him to become a Muslim, as follows:

“In 1962 German scientists said that the waters of the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean did not mix with each other in the Strait of Bâb-ul-Mandab where the Aden Bay and the Red Sea join. So we began to examine whether the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean mixed with each other. First we analyzed the water in the Mediterranean to find out its natural salinity and density, and the life it contained. We repeated the same procedure in the Atlantic Ocean. The two masses of water had been meeting each other in the Gibraltar for thousands of years. Accordingly, the two masses of water must have been mixing with each other and they must have been sharing identical, or, at least, similar properties in salinity and density. On the contrary, even at places where the two seas were closest to each other, each mass of water preserved its properties. In other words, at the point where the two seas met, a curtain of water prevented the waters belonging to the two seas from mixing. When I told Professor Maurice Bucaille about this phenomenon, he said that it was no surprise and that it was written clearly in Islam’s Holy Book, the Qur’ân al-kerîm.[1] Indeed, this fact was defined in a plain language in the Qur’ân al-kerîm. When I knew this, I believed in the fact that the Qur’ân al-kerîm was the ‘Word of Allah’. I chose Islam, the true religion. The spiritual potency inherent in the Islamic religion gave me the strength to endure the pain I had been suffering for the loss of my son.”

[1] “Allâhu­ ta’âlâ ­has ­let­ free­ the ­two ­bodies ­of­ flowing ­water, ­meeting together: ­Between­ them ­is ­a­ Barrier ­which­ they­ do ­not ­transgress:” (55-19,20)