Petrol, the one of the most important sources of energy, was first referred to by that name in a book titled De Re Metallica (On the Nature of Minerals), published in 1556 by the German Georgius Agricola. There are also important references to this important energy resource, named only many hundreds of years later, in the Qur’an. (Allah knows the truth.)
The letters that comprise the word “petrol” appear side by side in only one verse of the Qur’an. The Arabic words "fee thulumati al-ardi" in verse 59 of Surat al-An’am, meaning “the darkness of the earth,” appear in the same verse and suggest the subterranean formation of petrol.
.... He knows everything in the land and sea. No leaf falls without His knowing it. There is no seed in the darkness of the earth, and nothing moist or dry which is not in a Clear Book. (Surat al-An’am, 59)
The word petrol, which began being used hundreds of years after the revelation of the Qur’an, is written or read pretty much the same in different languages, such as Turkish, English and Arabic…
* There is no letter "P" in Arabic, the letter "Be" being used as its equivalent.
When scientists describe how petrol is formed, they refer to it emerging after a long period of time from plant and animal remains. Another verse of the Qur’an that suggests this reads:
He Who brings forth green pasture, then makes it blackened stubble. (Surat al-A’la, 4-5)
(For a more detailed account, see Harun Yahya, Allah's Miracles in the Qur’an, Vol. 1, 8th edition, July 2006)