The Sun has less proportional share of Iron than the earth
The dense interstellar cloud 4.6 billion years ago gave birth to our Sun. After that, a molten globe came out of the Sun 4.5 billion years ago to give birth to our home planet earth. It is important to realize that Sun does not have high enough temperature to cause Iron fusion in any significant amount. Consequently, the Sun has an estimated 0.0037% of iron in it’s mass. So, how is it possible, that the Earth has an amount of Iron which is >35% of it’s total mass? Where did earth get this disproportionately huge amount of iron? With this in mind, now scientists hypothesized that the earth’s iron is a Gift from a Distant Star at it’s violent death. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron
The Quran: 57: 25 “…And we sent down iron, in it (there is) great strength and benefit to mankind…”
How is elemental Iron formed?
The fusion of atomic Iron happens in the cores of massive stars, much bigger than the Sun, near the end of their lives. At the end of star’s life cycle, massive stars collapse in a catastrophic explosion, when it is called a supernova. Consequently, the exploding Supernova shoots Iron in the form of radioactive Nickel (Nickel-56) to the space. Then, Nickel-56 decays to iron isotope giving iron.
To sum up, 4.5 billion yrs ago, an infant earth received huge deliveries of iron via giant asteroids coming from collapsed supernova. Once the earth got the delivery, Iron sank to the molten earth, Making the core, the center of the earth. Surely, this finding is fascinating, as this iron from outer space made human life possible in this planet. As can be seen, Iron came down to the earth from outer space, and Quranic verse from the chapter named “Iron” is in agreement with this. https://www.islamicity.org/11492/science-in-quran-series-sunshine-and-iron/
Amazing facts on Quran’s 57th Chapter “the iron” (Al-Hadid):
1) Firstly, including the opening verse “Bismillah” (“in the name of Allah”), the verse number that states that the iron was sent down to earth is 26th. Atomic number (number of proton) of Fe is 26.
2) Secondly, Including the opening verse “Bismillah”, the total verse number of the chapter is 30. In fact, the number of neutrons in irons commonest isotope Fe-56 is 30.
3) Thirdly, the Quran has 114 chapters. The chapter “the iron” is the 57th chapter of Quran, occupying the center of the Quran. Surprisingly, the massive Iron core that creates earth’s magnetic field occupies the center of earth.
(Quran: 57: 25) “…And we sent down iron, in it (there is) great strength and benefit to mankind.
Strength in iron
Iron has one of the strongest bound nucleus among all elements, only second to Nickel 62.
Some benefits of Iron to the mankind
a. Indeed, Iron’s strength and chemical properties have made Iron the stepping stone for humans to develop human civilization, innovations and progress.
b. Because of Earth’s Iron core, which produces a shield of Magnetic field around the earth, all life forms are able to save themselves from the cosmic radiation bursts from the sun.
c. Iron makes Hemoglobin in blood that carries O2 to body tissues, a vital process to sustain life. It is important to realize that human life would not be possible in the earth without presence of Iron. To realize the significance of the scientific information in the Quran, please read this: https://qpeace.net/?p=318