Allah said in the Quran about one of the evil unbelievers who forbade the
Prophet Muhammad from
praying at the kaaba:
"Let him beware! If he does not stop, We will take him by the Naseyah
(front of the head), a lying, sinful Naseyah (front of the head)!"( Quran,
Why did the Quran describe the front of the head as being lying and sinful?
Why didn't the Quran say that the person was lying and sinful? What is the
relationship between the front of the head and lying and sinfulness?
If we look into the skull at the front of the head, we will find the
prefrontal area of the cerebrum (see figure 12). What does physiology tell us
about the function of this area? A book entitled Essentials o Anatomy &
Physiology says about this area, "The motivation and the foresight to
plan and initiate movements occur in the anterior portion of the frontal lobes,
the prefrontal area.This is a region of association
cortex..."' Also the book says, "In relation to its involvement in
motivation, the prefrontal area is also thought to be the functional center for
12: Functional regions of the left hemisphere of the cerebral cortex. The
prefrontal area is located at the front of the cerebral cortex. (Essentials
of Anatomy & Physiology, Seeley and others, p. 210.)
So, this area of the cerebrum is responsible for planning, motivating, and
initiating good and sinful behavior, and is responsible for the telling of lies
and the speaking of truth. Thus, it is proper to describe the front of the head
as lying and sinful when someone lies or commits a sin, as the Quran said,"... A lying, sinful Naseyah (front of the head)!"
Scientists have only discovered these functions of the prefrontal area in the
last sixty years, according to Professor Keith L. Moore.
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