It was thought that the sense of feeling and pain was only dependent on the
brain. Recent discoveries prove that there are pain receptors present in the
skin without which a person would not be able to feel pain. When a doctor
examines a patient suffering from burn injuries, he verifies the degree of
burns by a pinprick. If the patient feels pain, the doctor is happy, because it
indicates that the burns are superficial and the pain receptors are intact. On
the other hand if the patient does not feel any pain, it indicates that it is a deep
burn and the pain receptors have been destroyed. The Qur’aan gives an
indication of the existence of pain receptors in the following verse: “Those

who reject Our signs, We shall soon Cast into the Fire; As often as their
skins Are roasted through, We shall change them For fresh skins, That
they may taste The Penalty: for Allah Is Exalted in Power, Wise.” [Al-
Qur’aan 4:56]

Prof. Tagatat Tejasen, Chairman of the Department of Anatomy at Chiang
Mai University in Thailand, has spent a great amount of time on research of
pain receptors. Initially he could not believe that the Qur’aan mentioned this
scientific fact 1,400 years ago. He later verified the translation of this
particular Qur’aanic verse. Prof. Tejasen was so impressed by the scientific
accuracy of the Qur’aanic verse, that at the 8th Saudi Medical Conference
held in Riyadh on the Scientific Signs of Qur’aan and Sunnah he proclaimed
in public: “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad (peace be upon him) is His