Lightning Strike

Biology - Extreme

Lightning Strike

Can cause temporary paralysis.

Keraunoparalysis is a temporary paralysis caused by lightning strike.

Keraunoparalysis
kerauno- ("lightning") +‎ paralysis. 
Noun keraunoparalysis (medicine) Transient weakness in limbs following a lightning strike, often associated with cold, mottled skin.

Keraunoparalysis: What a neurosurgeon should know about it?
A 50-year-old man presented to our emergency department with history of lightning strike when he was standing under a tree in the course of a lightning storm. He was unconscious for 15 min, and after he regained consciousness, he was unable to move both his lower limbs with loss of sensations and urinary retention.


A lightning strike can cause temporary paralysis. This was only known recently, however this was portrayed in the Quran 1400 years before it was discovered.

Quran 51:44-45
But they defied the command of their Lord, so the lightning struck them as they looked on. They could not rise up, nor could they find help.

٤٤ فَعَتَوْا عَنْ أَمْرِ رَبِّهِمْ فَأَخَذَتْهُمُ الصَّاعِقَةُ وَهُمْ يَنْظُرُونَ
٤٥ فَمَا اسْتَطَاعُوا مِنْ قِيَامٍ وَمَا كَانُوا مُنْتَصِرِينَ

"They could not rise up" today we know why, this is temporary paralysis from the lightning strike.


How could an illiterate man who lived 1400 years ago have known about keraunoparalysis?


The Quran (Koran, the book of Islam) contains scientific knowledge that could not have been known 1400 years ago. It ranges from basic arithmetics to the most advanced topics in astrophysics. You are invited to go through those miracles and judge for yourself.

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