Science of Geography in the Holy Qur’ān


  • Nadia Mumtaz


Modern writers have drawn maps to highlight individual and tribal geography described in the Holy Qur’ān, for instance, separate maps are drawn to depict the Prophets’ journeys to preach true faith. While drawing such maps, sometimes all the places are described, for instance, the Prophet Muhammad’s migration to Madina, and Prophet Yusūf’s journey to Egypt. Sometimes, some important places are described, and on other times, merely the two places of starting points and destinations are shown, for instance, the map of migration of the Muslims to Abyssinia, & the maps for Prophets Ibrāhīm, Mūsā & Lūṭ. Not dozens, but scores of books are being written edorned with pictures and maps of the Holy places; these are not mere decoration, rather they facilitate understanding with their visual effects. Ḥajj guides present pictures of Ḥajj places, individual and collective maps of Ḥajj places, highlighting geography of Ḥajj. The present study intend to introduce and evaluate a representative book written to highlight both anthropological and physical geography employed in the Holy Qur’ān




How to Cite

Mumtaz, N. (2021). Science of Geography in the Holy Qur’ān. The Islamic Culture "As-Saqafat-Ul Islamia" الثقافة الإسلامية - Research Journal - Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre, University of Karachi, 45(1). Retrieved from