Description from the publisher:You will notice that the 3rd edition has a subtitle: With Islamic Additions and was written in conjunction with none other than our friend Abdul Majeed al-Zindani (also known as: Abdelmajid al-Zendani, Abdul Majeed Zendani, Abd Al Majid Zandani)
Now available! Numerous Muslims have constantly referred to the work of acclaimed embryologist Keith L. Moore. Here is his complete original textbook (third edition), superbly updated with the "Islamic Additions" (commentary, relevance, Qur'an and Hadith references, and more) of Shaykh Abdul-Majeed A. Azzindani of Saudi Arabia.
Moore's popular textbook is written primarily for students of medicine, specializing in clinically oriented embryology. Shaykh Azzindani, a reputed scholar of Islam, has been interested in the same phenomenon on but from the perspective of the teachings of the Qur'an and Hadith. The two collaborated, with other scientists, in the relation of the two foci of thought. The volume herein conclusively shows that the information contained in the Qur'an and Sunnah is not only consistent with modern scientific discoveries in the field of embryology but also it is a fore-runner by some fourteen hundred years.
Now again, many of you may be tempted to say, "So what?". Well, al-Zindani just so happens to be the father of "Rational Islam", the man who set up (with the help of Saudi funding) the Commission on Scientific Signs - the movement responsible for convincing so many naive and gullible westerners that the Qur'an is full of scientific miracles.
Regular readers may remember a previous post in which I listed the "scientific" credentials of al-Zindani which include discovering an Islamic cure for aids (click link to read an interview with al-Zindani about his discovery) and having "proof" that women can't speak and think at the same time.
But perhaps the most intriguing, not to say disturbing, thing about the special 3rd edition (apart from the ludicrous chapters added by Zindani quoted endlessly by dawah sites across the internet) is to be found on the acknowledgements page where among "distinguished scholars" who gave "full support in their personal and official capacities," Mr. Zindani lists a certain Sheikh Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden apparently became intrigued by Bucailleism in his college days after hearing Mr. Zindani lecture, and helped pay for the book's publication.
So whenever you hear a Muslim miracle seeker quote the famous embryologist, Keith Moore and his book, you might point out to them that it was co-written by a man who thinks women are incapable of rational thought and funded by the world's most infamous terrorist.
It just might make them think. But then again, probably not...