- Aug 17, 2010
Divine Revelation in the Book of TRUTH
''Most surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day, and the ships that run in the sea with that which profits men, and the water that God sends down from the cloud, then gives life with it to the earth after its death and spreads in it all (kinds of) animals, and the changing of the winds and the clouds made subservient between the heaven and the earth, there are signs for a people who understand" (2:164)
In the above verse, God has in detail announced the different forms of creation.
We cannot make a chair without a carpenter; nor can we make a dagger without a blacksmith. When without a designer nothing can be designed, then how can vast universes be made without a Maker?
When describing the creation of the "heavens and the earth", the Quran does not discount the theory of a "Big Bang" explosion at the start of it all. In fact, the Quran says that "Do not those who disbelieve see that the heavens and the earth were closed up, but We have opened them; and We have made of water everything living, will they not then believe?" (21:30) Following this big explosion, "Then He directed Himself to the heaven and it is a vapor, so He said to it and to the earth: Come both, willingly or unwillingly. They both said: We come willingly" (41:11) Thus the elements and what was to become the planets and stars began to cool, come together, and form into shape, following the natural laws that God established in the universe. **** All evidential explosions tend to harm, disintegrate and destroy what is present.
However, explosions don't give out in order. If we were introduced to a very detailed order after an explosion, then we can conclude that there was an intelligent intervention behind this explosion and that all pieces dispersed by the explosion, had been made to move in a very controlled way. QUOTE "The Big Bang Theory holds that the universe began with a single explosion. Yet as can be seen, an explosion merely throws matter apart, while the big bang has mysteriously produced the opposite effect – with matter clumping together in the form of galaxies" ~ Quoted by Sir Fred Hoyle.
No doubt, if a great order arose within an explosion then it should be accepted that the intervention of a Creator is involved in every moment of this explosion.
QUOTE "If the rate of expansion one second after the big bang had been smaller by even one part in a hundred thousand million million, the universe would have recollapsed before it ever reached its present size" ~ quoted by physicist Stephen Hawking.
*** The Quran further states that God created the sun, the moon and the planets, each with their own individual courses or orbits. "And He it is Who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all (orbs) travel along swiftly in their celestial spheres" (21:33)
QUOTE "Careful measurements puts the rate of expansion very close to a critical value at which the universe will just escape its own gravity and expand forever. A little slower and the cosmos would collapse, a little faster and the cosmic material would have long ago completely dispersed. The big bang was not, evidently, any old bang, but an explosion of exquisitely arranged magnitude" ~ quoted by Theoretical physicist Paul Davies
"Surely your Lord is God, Who created the heavens and the earth in six periods of time, and He is firm in power; He throws the veil of night over the day, which it pursues incessantly; and (He created) the sun and the moon and the stars, made subservient by His command; surely His is the creation and the command; blessed is God, the Lord of the worlds" (7:54)
In the quran, the word 'days' is mentioned instead of 'periods'. But night and day did not exist at the time prior to creation. Evidently it is referral to periods. *** Another aspect of this extraordinary order formed of the universe following the Big Bang is the creation of a habitable universe.
The conditions of the formation of a habitable planet are so many and so complex, that it is impossible to think this formation is coincidental. This creation shows us that there is a Creator, wisdom and knowledge to Him, who has created matter from nothing, who manages and controls incessantly.
The Creator is God Lord of all the worlds and Lord of the heavens and the Earth. *** The Islamic belief differs to the scientific theory in the relation of the creator, Allah. Islam and the Quran say that GodAlmighty, the only God and Creator to all creations, has created the universe – everything as it is today – in 6 periods of time and it is still expanding.
On the other hand, scientists say that there was no Creator. The fact of the Big Bang has just been discovered by modern technology and physicists in the 20th Century, whereas it has been stated in the Quran over 1400 years ago. *** Verses from the Holy Quraan.
Quotations: Sir Fred Hoyle, The Intelligent Universe, London, 1984, p. 184-185 Stephen Hawking, A Brief History Of Time, Bantam Press, 1988, p. 121-125 Paul Davies, Superforce: The Search for a Grand Unified Theory Of Nature, p. 184