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The rainbow mountains in China and Peru are mentioned in a verse of the Holy Quran. Here are some more details about it.
Rainbow mountains in Quran
Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby fruits of varying colors? And in the mountains are tracts, white and red of varying shades and [some] extremely black. – Fatir 35:27
The word in Arabic used to describe these tracts of white and red of varying shades means distinct lines or patterns of different, bright colors. This leaves us to wonder whether such mountains exist or not.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ lived in a place where there was nothing but barren desert and palm trees, or at most, there could be an oasis, whereas the above verse of the Holy Quran tells us about the beautiful wonders of the world that are found in nature.
The discovery of these rainbow mountains mentioned in the Holy Quran 1400 years ago strengthens our faith even more and calls upon the disbelievers to see the miracles of Allah.
Rainbow Mountains in China
The Rainbow Mountains, located in the Zhangye National Park in Gansu Province, northwest China, have been described in Forbes magazine as a geological wonder of the world. These mountains are known for their unique bright colors that are not witnessed in other mountains.
The color of the mountains resembles that of a rainbow, and the sight is pleasing to the eyes.
Rainbow Mountains in Peru
The Rainbow Mountain, or Vinicunca, is near Cusco in Peru. Considered a holy site in Peru, as it is narrated in the Holy Quran, the mountain has become a hotspot for international visitors.