Dialogue between Scientist and Quran on Creation of Universe

 The points of difference and the contrasting features shall no longer remain obscure. Scientist through his knowledge has tended towards confusion, disbelief, dismay, distress, fear, misapprehension, perplexity and lack of confidence. He fails to find the purpose of creation of this universe and the creation of man therein has puzzled him to the extremes. His hopes of ultimately finding the truth lay unfortunately in the scientific knowledge of a degree, much beyond the human reach, at least, at present. He has used all his knowledge to prove disbelief and his future expectations in the discoveries tend to further strengthening disbelief. He desires to usurp the sovereignty of God through man’s conquest of the realm of nature, whereas Quran reiterates the right for God through his absolute command in the present world and his unshared sovereignty on the day of judgment, the judgment of the just and merciful God, the hope of His creatures. One wonders how if on the one hand the modern scientist is splitting the invisible atom and is endeavoring to reach the moon and the mars, on the other hand his sight, in the matters of human philosophy, is so weak and his understanding so blind, that he calls this creation on earth a chance, a creation that lacks proportion, a by-product and something out of the way. That he should blink his eyes at the possible purpose of the creation and the purpose of man’s existence on earth. That he should completely ignore the possibility of a life after death and all that he should do surprisingly by dint of his knowledge of this material universe. The modern philosophy, therefore, as we shall see, is the complete antithesis of that of the Quran in this respect. It is their misfortune to end in atomic conflagration. And inglorious end indeed for mankind. It now is the moral duty incumbent upon the Muslim to learn and then to teach humanity the precise outlook of the Quran in religious, moral and spiritual values. That, perhaps mankind may still live and that perhaps this dreadful danger of atomic ruin be averted. And if the humanity were destined to meet its end through atomic disaster, let at least the survivals be furnished with a light and a book which could guarantee peace and prosperity in this world and the unmixed bliss in the life to come. The Quran indeed as you shall with your own eyes see, has contained sufficient proof of the fact, that as if it knew that such and such author shall in such and such age present to the mankind such and such works to contain such and such words so that Quran occasionally repeats some of the words. They attribute everything to the laws of nature, Quran attributes everything to God the Creator, as separate from nature and as absolute master of everything and always the signs which increase the faith of a believer, add mere perplexity to the scientists.

A PARADOX: AND A VIEW OF COMPARATIVE TRENDS

Now, the inability of a scientist in recognizing order, design and plan in the universe is nothing short of a paradox. Referring to the twelve pages some amazing facts have come to light. The unscientific scientist philosopher has shown after some real painstaking, the probability of life being the result of a mere chance play of atoms. We have read this with care and  found, that there, could not be found a wonder greater than that, that a man whose whole mind be always and in every way taxed with the question of cause and effect, act and consequence, laws: natural, inexorable and scientific, plans, designs, plots and projects, propositions, theories, hypotheses and formulae; the man who would not stir a finger without the use of balance and would not wink even without telescope; whose note-book be from end to end filled with equations and square-roots; who could state no fact without the use of a language which consisted of words and terms such as rule, principle, law, concept, notion, perception and the like; namely the scientist should turn purblind in the presence of glaring facts like design, plan, and order, that pervades the whole universe from one end to another; and would feign bewilderment at the purpose of man’s existence, or the destiny which fate had in store for human race, not realizing in his predisposed zeal, that by denying design and purpose he did actually negate the truth of science itself, the very science on the dint of whose discovered truths, he sought to deny design and purpose; the science which pervaded his mind like the soul. Alas for us Humans. The very person from whom we expected light and clues to our problems, and encouraging word in our afflictions, be seen to grope his own way stumbling along a darkened labyrinth of doubt and uncertainty, stumbling and moaning in pity-exciting tones and drifting astray towards ever darker corners and gloomier slides, while mankind, hand-cuffed, fettered and blind-folded is being dragged towards a braying, honking and hissing hell in fury; ablaze with materialistic fires, fanned by a storm of greed.

                    The Philosophy as is to be found in the twelve pages has been read and its trends realized. The comparative philosophy of the Quran we will show later, but to acquaint the reader with the expected trends of relative philosophies we intend to give a brief idea now in comparison, in the following outlines:-

A.

          Life insignificant to the unscientific philosopher, therefore unworthy of either the Creator’s special interest, design, purpose, or subsequent resurrection, judgment and the other world. But the Quran whereas it recognizes the incomparable grandeur of the universe against the tiny little earth and admits the insignificance of life, therein. Yet, in view of the significance of the other world presents this present life as important for its being the basis and the sowing field for the other world, and further as a proof of Creator’s special interest in this present life. The Quran points to the whole universe engaged in the service of this life on earth.

B.

The unscientific scientist philosopher has considered earth as of accidental nature and life as the product of blind play of chance, but the Quran has denied out-right any such possibility and has assured of Creator’s perfect vigilance and complete control to the minutest detail throughout the creation continually, incessantly.

C.

The unscientific scientist philosopher has shown only bewilderment regarding the purpose of man’s existence, whereas the Quran has explicitly given the purpose of men’s existence as the worship of Allah and a trial, as to “Who among them is to be best in conduct”.

D.

The unscientific scientist philosopher has considered the end of life as final without any probability of resurrection or revival and has lamented the destruction of man’s achievements, with the end of life, but the Quran has given out resurrection as an inevitable variety and the achievements of men to accompany them on to the next world, for assessment and reward.

 

SCIENTIST: “A few stars are known which are hardly bigger than the earth, but the majority are so large that hundreds of thousands of earths could be packed inside each and leave room to spare; here and there we come upon a giant star large enough to contain millions of millions of earths”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 1 para 1)

COMMENTS: The Scientist by the comparative smallness of the earth as against the universe intends to disparage the earth and minimize its significance in order to prove the life upon earth a mere by-product and somehow out of the way. The Quran therefore says:-

ٱللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَحْمِلُ كُلُّ أُنثَىٰ وَمَا تَغِيضُ ٱلأَرْحَامُ وَمَا تَزْدَادُ وَكُلُّ شَيْءٍ عِندَهُ بِمِقْدَارٍ﴿٨﴾ عَالِمُ ٱلْغَيْبِ وَٱلشَّهَادَةِ ٱلْكَبِيرُ ٱلْمُتَعَالِ﴿٩﴾

          “Allah is cognizant of what every female carries in her womb, or what the wombs want to exceed (of their disburdening time). With Him all things are in determined measure. He is the knower of the known and the unknown, the mighty and most high”.

(Chapter 13; Ar-Raad; The Thunder; Verse 8-9)

SCIENTIST : “And the total number of stars in the universe is probably something like the total number of grains of sand on all the seashores of the world”.

( The Mysterious Universe page 1 para 1 ).

COMMENTS : The Scientist is tending toward his ultimate ignorance of the purpose of creation by belittling the earth and the life upon it. Hence says the Quran :-

قُل لَّوْ كَانَ ٱلْبَحْرُ مِدَاداً لِّكَلِمَاتِ رَبِّى لَنَفِدَ ٱلْبَحْرُ قَبْلَ أَن تَنفَدَ كَلِمَاتُ رَبِّى وَلَوْ جِئْنَا بِمِثْلِهِ مَدَداً﴿١٠٩﴾

          “Say! If the ocean turned to ink for writing down the colloquy of my Lord, the ocean itself would be exhausted ere the words (and wonders) of my Lord come to end, even if we brought another like it for replenishment”.

 (Chapter 18; Al-Kahf; The Cave; Verse 109)

SCIENTIST : “Such is the littleness of our home in space, when measured up against the total substance of the universe”.

( The Mysterious Universe page 1, Para 1 ).

COMMENTS : Do not worry. Quran says :-

قُلْ يٰعِبَادِ ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ ٱتَّقُواْ رَبَّكُمْ لِلَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُواْ فِى هَـٰذِهِ ٱلدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةٌ وَأَرْضُ ٱللَّهِ وَاسِعَةٌ إِنَّمَا يُوَفَّى ٱلصَّابِرُونَ أَجْرَهُمْ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ﴿١٠﴾

          “Tell them! O my creatures! who have come to belief, have fear of dispensing your lord. There is good for those who do good in this world, and spacious is God’s earth Only those who persevere will get their reward measureless”.

(Chapter 39; Az-Zumar; The Groups; Verse 10)

SCIENTIST : “This vast multitude of stars are wandering in space. A few form groups which journey in company. But the majority are solitary travellers”.

( The Mysterious Universe page 1 para 2 ).

QURAN :  

وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ لَكُمُ ٱلنُّجُومَ لِتَهْتَدُواْ بِهَا فِى ظُلُمَاتِ ٱلْبَرِّ وَٱلْبَحْرِ قَدْ فَصَّلْنَا ٱلآيَاتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ﴿٩٧﴾

“It is He who made the stars by which you reckon your way through the darkness of the desert and the sea. Distinct have we made our signs for those who recognize”.

(Chapter 6; Al-Anaam; The Cattle; Verse 97 )

SCIENTIST : “And they (these stars) travel through a universe so spacious, that it is an event of almost unimaginable rarity for a star to come anywhere near to another star”.    

(The Mysterious Universe page 1 para 2).

QURAN:

وَٱلسَّمَآءَ بَنَيْنَاهَا بِأَيْدٍ وَإِنَّا لَمُوسِعُونَ﴿٤٧﴾

We built the heavens by Our Will; and We are the Lord of power and expanse”.

(Chapter 51; Az-Zariyah; The Scatterers; Verse 47 ).

SCIENTIST : “For the most part each (star) voyages in splendid isolation, like a ship on empty ocean. In a scale model in which stars are ships, the average ship will be over a million miles from its nearest neighbour, whence it is easy to understand why a ship seldom finds another within hailing distance”.

(The Mysterious Universe page I, para  ).

QURAN :

وَسَخَّرَ لَكُمُ ٱللَّيْلَ وَٱلْنَّهَارَ وَٱلشَّمْسَ وَٱلْقَمَرَ وَٱلْنُّجُومُ مُسَخَّرَاتٌ بِأَمْرِهِ إِنَّ فِى ذٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَعْقِلُونَ﴿١٢﴾

“He harnessed the day and night for you, as also the sun, the moon and the stars, by His command. In this are, signs for men who understand”.

(Chapter 16; An-Nahal; The Bees; Verse 12)

وَعِندَهُ مَفَاتِحُ ٱلْغَيْبِ لاَ يَعْلَمُهَآ إِلاَّ هُوَ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا فِى ٱلْبَرِّ وَٱلْبَحْرِ وَمَا تَسْقُطُ مِن وَرَقَةٍ إِلاَّ يَعْلَمُهَا وَلاَ حَبَّةٍ فِى ظُلُمَاتِ ٱلأَرْضِ وَلاَ رَطْبٍ وَلاَ يَابِسٍ إِلاَّ فِى كِتَابٍ مُّبِينٍ﴿٥٩﴾

          “He has the keys of the Unknown. No one but He has knowledge; He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls that is not known to him, nor a grain in the darkest (races) of the earth, nor any thing green or seared that is not recorded in the Book perspicuous”.

 (Chapter 6; Al-Anaam; The Cattle; Verse 59 )

SCIENTIST:

“We believe nevertheless, that some two thousand million years ago this rare event took place, and that a second star, wandering blindly through space, happened to come within hailing distance of the sun. Just as the sun and the moon raise tides on the earth, so this second star must have raised tides on the surface of the sun. But they would be very different from the puny tides which the small mass of the moon raises in our oceans; a huge tidal wave must have traveled over the surface of the sun, ultimately forming a mountain of prodigious height, which would rise ever higher and higher, as the cause of disturbance came nearer and nearer. And before the second star began to precede, its tidal pull had become so powerful, that this mountain was torn to pieces, and threw off small fragments of its much, as the crest of a wave throws off spray. These small fragments have been circulating around their parent sun, ever since. They are the planets, great and small of which our earth is one”.

( The Mysterious Universe page 1-2 ).

COMMENTS :

The scientist through this possibility of the accidental birth of our earth intends to strengthen his argument regarding his denial of the religious purpose of creation and of man’s creation. Yet the story of this plausible accident is based on sheer speculation. No scientist could come out with a substantial scientific proof of the accident. It is just their belief without the testimony of proof.

QURAN :

Signs are of avail only to the believers :-

إِنَّ فِى ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضِ َلآيَاتٍ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ﴿٣﴾

“Indeed there are signs for believers in the heavens and the earth”.

( Chapter 45; Al-Jassiya; The Kneeling; Verse 3 ).

قُلِ ٱنظُرُواْ مَاذَا فِى ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضِ وَمَا تُغْنِى ٱلآيَاتُ وَٱلنُّذُرُ عَن قَوْمٍ لاَّ يُؤْمِنُونَ﴿١٠١﴾

          Say : “Observe all there is in the heavens and the earth. But signs or warnings will be of no avail to those who do not believe”.      

( Chapter 10; Younas; Younas; Verse 101)

أَفَلَمْ يَسِيرُواْ فِى ٱلأَرْضِ فَتَكُونَ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌ يَعْقِلُونَ بِهَآ أَوْ آذَانٌ يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا فَإِنَّهَا لاَ تَعْمَى ٱلأَبْصَارُ وَلَـٰكِن تَعْمَىٰ ٱلْقُلُوبُ ٱلَّتِى فِى ٱلصُّدُورِ﴿٤٦﴾

“Have they not traveled in the land that they could have the heart to understand, and ears to hear? It is not the eyes alone that do not see, oblivious are the hearts within their breasts”.                                  

( Chapter 22; Al-Hajj; The Pilgrimage; Verse 46 )

SCIENTIST:

          “The sun and the other stars we see in the sky are all intensely hot far too hot for life to be able to obtain or retain a footing on them”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 2 para 4)

 COMMENTS :

By this the scientist means to diminish the area of life in order to further create doubt if life was the object in the mind of the Creator when he created this universe. The deprecatory view of life would automatically expound the idea of the purpose of creation as is given by religion.

QURAN :

فَرِحَ ٱلْمُخَلَّفُونَ بِمَقْعَدِهِمْ خِلاَفَ رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ وَكَرِهُوۤاْ أَن يُجَاهِدُواْ بِأَمْوَالِهِمْ وَأَنْفُسِهِمْ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ وَقَالُواْ لاَ تَنفِرُواْ فِى ٱلْحَرِّ قُلْ نَارُ جَهَنَّمَ أَشَدُّ حَرّاً لَّوْ كَانُوا يَفْقَهُونَ﴿٨١﴾

“Those who were left behind rejoiced that they stayed at home against the wishes of God’s Apostle, being averse to fighting in the way of God with their wealth and lives, and said, “Do not go in this heat”. Tell them, the heat of Hell is far more intense”. If only they had cared to instruct themselves!”.

( Chapter 9; At-Tauba; The Repentance; Verse 81 )

SCIENTIST :

“Far too hot to be able to obtain or retain a footing on them”.

COMMENT:

If God wanted this would not have been anything difficult with him.

QURAN :

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ بِآيَاتِنَا سَوْفَ نُصْلِيهِمْ نَاراً كُلَّمَا نَضِجَتْ جُلُودُهُمْ بَدَّلْنَاهُمْ جُلُوداً غَيْرَهَا لِيَذُوقُواْ ٱلْعَذَابَ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ عَزِيزاً حَكِيماً﴿٥٦﴾

“And those who disbelieve Our revelations shall be cast into Hell; and when their skin is burnt up and singed, we shall give them a new coat that they may go on tasting the agony of punishment, for God is All-mighty and all-wise”. 

(Chapter 4; An-Nisa; The Women; Verse 56 ).

SCIENTIST :

“So also no doubt were the ejected fragments of the sun, when they were first thrown off. Gradually they cooled, until now they have but little intrinsic heat left”.

COMMENT:

Nothing is difficult for God, if He wanted to create life in the planets in their incandescent state.

QURAN :

قُلْنَا يٰنَارُ كُونِى بَرْداً وَسَلاَمَا عَلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ﴿٦٩﴾ وَأَرَادُواْ بِهِ كَيْداً فَجَعَلْنَاهُمُ ٱلأَخْسَرِينَ﴿٧٠﴾

“Turn cold, O fire, “We said, “and give safety to Abraham”. They wished to entrap him, but We made them greater losers”.

( Chapter 21; Al-Anbiya; The Prophets; Verse  69-70 ).

SCIENTIST:

“Their (the cooled planets) warmth almost entirely derived from the radiation which the sun pours down upon them “.

( The Mysterious Universe page 2 para 4 ).

QURAN:

هُوَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ ٱلشَّمْسَ ضِيَآءً وَٱلْقَمَرَ نُوراً وَقَدَّرَهُ مَنَازِلَ لِتَعْلَمُواْ عَدَدَ ٱلسِّنِينَ وَٱلْحِسَابَ مَا خَلَقَ ٱللَّهُ ذٰلِكَ إِلاَّ بِٱلْحَقِّ يُفَصِّلُ ٱلآيَاتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ﴿٥﴾

“It is He who gave the sun its radiance, the moon its lustre, and appointed its stations so that you may compute years and numbers. God did not create them but with deliberation. He distinctly explains His signs for those who can understand”.

( Chapter 10; Younas; Younas; Verse 5 )

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلرَّزَّاقُ ذُو ٱلْقُوَّةِ ٱلْمَتِينُ﴿٥٨﴾

“God is certainly the great provider, Lord of strength and power”.

( Chapter 51; Az-Zariyah; The Scatterers; Verse 58 ).

SCIENTIST:

“In course of time we know not how, when, or why one of these cooling fragments gave birth to life”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 2 para 4 ).

COMMENT :

Mark their disbelief and ignorance.

QURAN :

إِنَّمَآ أَمْرُهُ إِذَآ أَرَادَ شَيْئاً أَن يَقُولَ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُونُ﴿٨٢﴾

“When He wills a thing He has only to say: “Be” and it is”. 

(Chapter 36 ; Ya.Sin ; Ya.Sin ; Verse 82)

SCIENTIST:

“It (life) started in simple organisms whose vital capacities consisted of little beyond reproduction and death. But from these humble beginnings emerged a stream of life which, advancing through ever greater and greater complexity has culminated in beings whose lives are largely centered in their emotions and ambitions, their aesthetic appreciations and the religions in which the highest hopes and noblest aspirations lie enshrined “.

(The Mysterious Universe page 2 para 4 ).

QURAN :

ذٰلِكَ عَالِمُ ٱلْغَيْبِ وَٱلشَّهَادَةِ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ﴿٦﴾ ٱلَّذِيۤ أَحْسَنَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ وَبَدَأَ خَلْقَ ٱلإِنْسَانِ مِن طِينٍ﴿٧﴾ ثُمَّ جَعَلَ نَسْلَهُ مِن سُلاَلَةٍ مِّن مَّآءٍ مَّهِينٍ﴿٨﴾ ثُمَّ سَوَّاهُ وَنَفَخَ فِيهِ مِن رُّوحِهِ وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ ٱلسَّمْعَ وَٱلأَبْصَارَ وَٱلأَفْئِدَةَ قَلِيلاً مَّا تَشْكُرُونَ﴿٩﴾

“Such is (He) the knower of the unknown and the known, the mighty and the merciful, who made all things He created excellent; and first fashioned man from clay. Then made his offspring from the extract of base fluid, then proportioned and breathed into him a soul by His will, and gave you the senses of hearing, sight and feeling. And yet how little are the thanks you offer!”.

 (Chapter 32; As-Sajdah; the Prostration; Verse 6-9)

SCIENTIST :

“Although we cannot speak with any certainty, it seems most likely that humanity came into existence in some such way as this “.

(The Mysterious Universe page 2 para 5 )

QURAN :

وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ ٱلرُّوحِ قُلِ ٱلرُّوحُ مِنْ أَمْرِ رَبِّى وَمَآ أُوتِيتُم مِّنَ ٱلْعِلْمِ إِلاَّ قَلِيلاً﴿٨٥﴾

“They ask you about revelation. Say, revelation is by the command of your Lord, and that you have been given but little knowledge”.

(Chapter 17; Al-Isra; The Night Journey; Verse 85 )

SCIENTIST:

“Standing on our microscopic fragment of a grain of sand (that is our earth compared to the universe), we attempt to discover the nature and purpose of the universe which surrounds our home in space and time. Our first impression is something akin to terror”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 3 para 5 ).

COMMENT:

But according to Quran there are other things worth fearing. The universe displays the majesty of its Creator.

QURAN:

يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ ٱتَّقُواْ رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّ زَلْزَلَةَ ٱلسَّاعَةِ شَيْءٌ عَظِيمٌ﴿١﴾

“You People, fear your Lord. The great upheaval of the Hour will indeed be terrible”.

( Chapter 22; Al-Hajj; The Pilgrimage; Verse1 )

فَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلُواْ وَلَن تَفْعَلُواْ فَٱتَّقُواْ ٱلنَّارَ ٱلَّتِى وَقُودُهَا ٱلنَّاسُ وَٱلْحِجَارَةُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْكَافِرِينَ﴿٢٤﴾

“But if you cannot, as indeed you cannot, then guard yourselves against the fire whose fuel is men and rocks, which has been prepared for the infidels”.

 ( Chapter 2; Al-Baqarah; The Cow; Verse 24 )

لَوْ أَنزَلْنَا هَـٰذَا ٱلْقُرْآنَ عَلَىٰ جَبَلٍ لَّرَأَيْتَهُ خَاشِعاً مُّتَصَدِّعاً مِّنْ خَشْيَةِ ٱللَّهِ وَتِلْكَ ٱلأَمْثَالُ نَضْرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ﴿٢١﴾

          “If We had sent down this Quran on a mountain you would have seen it turn desolate and split into two for fear of God. We offer these examples to men that they may think and reflect”.                                                            

(Chapter 59; Al-Hashar; The Gathering; Verse21)

Even the universe itself dreaded the offer of the trust and declined therefore the offer by the Creator, but man accepted the same.

QURAN :

إِنَّا عَرَضْنَا ٱلأَمَانَةَ عَلَى ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضِ وَٱلْجِبَالِ فَأبَيْنَ أَن يَحْمِلْنَهَا وَأَشْفَقْنَ مِنْهَا وَحَمَلَهَا ٱلإِنْسَانُ إِنَّهُ كَانَ ظَلُوماً جَهُولاً﴿٧٢﴾ لِّيُعَذِّبَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمُنَافِقِينَ وَٱلْمُنَافِقَاتِ وَٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ وَٱلْمُشْرِكَاتِ وَيَتُوبَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَى ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَٱلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ غَفُوراً رَّحِيماً﴿٧٣﴾

“We had offered the Trust (of divine responsibilities) to the heavens, the earth, the mountains, but they refrained from bearing the burden and were frightened of it; but man took it on himself. He is a pitiless simpleton, so that God punishes men and women hypocrites, the idolaters and idolatrous women, but He turns to faithful men and women in forgiveness, for God is forgiving and kind”.

(Chapter 33; Al-Ahzab; Combined Forces; Verse 72-73)

COMMENT:

It is the God that is justly feared by the believers and not the universe. The signs just increase their faith.

QURAN :

إِنَّمَا ٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ ٱلَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ ٱللَّهُ وَجِلَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَإِذَا تُلِيَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُهُ زَادَتْهُمْ إِيمَاناً وَعَلَىٰ رَبِّهِمْ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ﴿٢﴾ ٱلَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ ٱلصَّلاَةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ﴿٣﴾ أُوْلۤـٰئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ حَقّاً لَّهُمْ دَرَجَاتٌ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ وَمَغْفِرَةٌ وَرِزْقٌ كَرِيمٌ﴿٤﴾

“Only they are true believers whose hearts fill up with awe when the name of God is mentioned; and their faith is further strengthened when His messages are read out to them; and those who place their trust in their Lord, who are firm in devotion, and spend of what We have given them, are true believers. There are for them (high) ranks with their Lord, and pardon and noble provision”.

 (Chapter 8; Al-Anfaal; Spoils of War; Verse 2-4)

SCIENTIST:

“We find the universe terrifying because of its vast meaningless distances”.

( The Mysterious Universe page 2-3, para 5 )

COMMENT:

Vastness of the Universe signifies the greatness of its Creator :-

QURAN :

فَتَعَالَى ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱلْحَقُّ لاَ إِلَـٰهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ رَبُّ ٱلْعَرْشِ ٱلْكَرِيمِ﴿١١٦﴾

“Exalted then be God, the king, the Real. There is no God but He, the Lord of the glorious throne.

 ( Chapter 23; Al-Muminoon; The Believers; Verse 116)

QURAN:

وَمَا قَدَرُواْ ٱللَّهَ حَقَّ قَدْرِهِ وَٱلأَرْضُ جَمِيعـاً قَبْضَـتُهُ يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ وَٱلسَّمَاوَاتُ مَطْوِيَّاتٌ بِيَمِينِهِ سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ ﴿٦٧﴾

They do not esteem God as is rightly due to Him. The whole earth would be a fistful of His on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens would be rolled up in His right hand. Too immaculate is He and too high for what they associate with Him!”        

(Chapter 39; Az-Zumar; The Groups; Verse 67)

COMMENT:

Nothing that God has created is meaningless. Rather everything is made to purpose. But they are a people enchanted :-

QURAN :

وَلَوْ فَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِم بَاباً مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ فَظَلُّواْ فِيهِ يَعْرُجُونَ﴿١٤﴾ لَقَالُواْ إِنَّمَا سُكِّرَتْ أَبْصَارُنَا بَلْ نَحْنُ قَوْمٌ مَّسْحُورُونَ﴿١٥﴾

“Even if We open a door in the heavens and they ascend through it in broad daylight, They will say all the same:” Our eyes were dazed (and clouded over). We were  people bewitched”.                                                     

(Chapter 15; Al-Hijr; The Rocky Tract; Verse 14-15).

Although to a believer’s eye :-

QURAN :

إِنَّ فِى ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضِ َلآيَاتٍ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ﴿٣﴾

“Indeed there are signs for believers in the heavens and in the earth”.

(Chapter 45; Al-Jassiya; The Kneeling; Verse 3)

COMMENT:

And indeed No disproportion in the creation of God  and nothing meaningless:-

QURAN :

إِنَّا كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقْنَاهُ بِقَدَرٍ﴿٤٩﴾

“We have, indeed, created all things by measure”.                  

(Chapter 54; Al-Qamar; The Moon; Verse 49)

SCIENTIST:

“(Universe seems) terrifying because of its inconceivably long vistas of time, which dwarf human history to a twinkling of an eye”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 2-3 para 5).

COMMENT:

Indeed the space of a day is fifty thousand years to rise on the steps to the throne of God.

QURAN :

سَأَلَ سَآئِلٌ بِعَذَابٍ وَاقِعٍ﴿١﴾ لِّلْكَافِرِينَ لَيْسَ لَهُ دَافِعٌ﴿٢﴾ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ ذِى ٱلْمَعَارِجِ﴿٣﴾ تَعْرُجُ ٱلْمَلاَئِكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ إِلَيْهِ فِى يَوْمٍ كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُ خَمْسِينَ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ﴿٤﴾ فَٱصْبِرْ صَبْراً جَمِيلاً﴿٥﴾ إِنَّهُمْ يَرَوْنَهُ بَعِيداً﴿٦﴾ وَنَرَاهُ قَرِيباً﴿٧﴾

“An inquirer asked for the affliction that is to come – Upon the infidels -which none would be able to repel- From God, the Lord of mounting ascents, To whom the angels and the soul take a day to ascend, whose length is fifty thousand years. So persevere with becoming patience. They surely take it to be far away, But we see it very near”.

(Chapter 70; Al-Ma-Arij; The Elevated Passages; Verse1-7)

SCIENTIST:

“Universe is terrifying because of its inconceivably long vistas of time which dwarf human history to a twinkling of an eye”.

COMMENT:

The regard of the resurrection and the day of judgement is more essential which also is to be as a twinkling of an eye:-

QURAN :

وَٱللَّهُ خَلَقَكُمْ ثُمَّ يَتَوَفَّاكُمْ وَمِنكُم مَّن يُرَدُّ إِلَىٰ أَرْذَلِ ٱلْعُمُرِ لِكَىْ لاَ يَعْلَمَ بَعْدَ عِلْمٍ شَيْئاً إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ قَدِيرٌ﴿٧٠﴾

“To God belong the secrets of the heavens and the earth, and the Hour of Doom is a matter of the twinkling of an eye, even less, for God has certainly power over all things”.

(Chapter 16; An-Nahal; The Bees; Verse 70)

COMMENT:

But see the different types of men and of knowledge:-

QURAN :

وَيَوْمَ تَقُومُ ٱلسَّاعَةُ يُقْسِمُ ٱلْمُجْرِمُونَ مَا لَبِثُواْ غَيْرَ سَاعَةٍ كَذٰلِكَ كَانُواْ يُؤْفَكُونَ﴿٥٥﴾ وَقَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلْعِلْمَ وَٱلإِيمَانَ لَقَدْ لَبِثْتُمْ فِى كِتَابِ ٱللَّهِ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ ٱلْبَعْثِ فَهَـٰذَا يَوْمُ ٱلْبَعْثِ وَلَـٰكِنَّكُمْ كُنتمْ لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ﴿٥٦﴾

The day of Resurrection will set the sinners in sear: – “We did not tarry more than an hour (and cannot be guilty)”. That is how they have always been deceived. But those who were given the knowledge and belief will say: “You have tarried, according to the Book of God, as long as the Day of Resurrection, and this is the Day of Resurrection, but you do not know”.

(Chapter 30; Ar Room; Romans; Verse55-56)

SCIENTIST:

“Terrifying because of our extreme loneliness”.

( The Mysterious Universe page 2-3 para 5 )

COMMENT:

He feels lonely.

QURAN:

إِلاَّ تَنصُرُوهُ فَقَدْ نَصَرَهُ ٱللَّهُ إِذْ أَخْرَجَهُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ ثَانِىَ ٱثْنَيْنِ إِذْ هُمَا فِى ٱلْغَارِ إِذْ يَقُولُ لِصَاحِبِهِ لاَ تَحْزَنْ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَعَنَا فَأَنزَلَ ٱللَّهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَيْهِ وَأَيَّدَهُ بِجُنُودٍ لَّمْ تَرَوْهَا وَجَعَلَ كَلِمَةَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ ٱلسُّفْلَىٰ وَكَلِمَةُ ٱللَّهِ هِىَ ٱلْعُلْيَا وَٱللَّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ﴿٤٠﴾

“If you do not help (the Prophet, remember) God had helped him when the infidels had forced him to leave (and he was) one of two. When both of them were in the cave, he said to his companion: “Do not grieve, for God is with us”. Then God sent divine peace on him, and invisible armies for his help, and made the unbelievers’ purpose abject. Most exalted is God’s word, for God is mighty and all-wise”.

( Chapter 9; At-Tauba; The Repentance; Verse 40 )

SCIENTIST:

“(Universe) terrifying because of the material insignificance of our home in space – a millionth part of a grain of sand out of all the seas and in the world”.

(The Mysterious Universe pages 2-3 para 5 ).

COMMENT:

But Quran has a different view thereof and says:-

قُلْ يٰعِبَادِ ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ ٱتَّقُواْ رَبَّكُمْ لِلَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُواْ فِى هَـٰذِهِ ٱلدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةٌ وَأَرْضُ ٱللَّهِ وَاسِعَةٌ إِنَّمَا يُوَفَّى ٱلصَّابِرُونَ أَجْرَهُمْ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ﴿١٠﴾

“Tell them, “O my creatures who have come to belief, have fear of displeasing your Lord. There is good for those who do good in this world, and spacious is God’s earth. Only those who persevere will get their reward measureless”.

( Chapter 39; Az-Zumar; The Groups; Verse 10 )

COMMENT:

Need not pine therefore unnecessarily.

SCIENTIST:

“Material insignificance of our home in space”.

QURAN:

يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ مَا لَكُمْ إِذَا قِيلَ لَكُمُ ٱنفِرُواْ فِى   سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ ٱثَّاقَلْتُمْ إِلَى ٱلأَرْضِ أَرَضِيتُمْ بِٱلْحَيَاةِ ٱلدُّنْيَا مِنَ ٱلآخِرَةِ فَمَا مَتَاعُ ٱلْحَيَاةِ ٱلدُّنْيَا فِى ٱلآخِرَةِ إِلاَّ قَلِيلٌ﴿٣٨﴾

“What has happened to you, O believers, that when you are asked to set out in the cause of God your feet begin to drag? Do you find the life of the world so pleasing that you forget the life to come? Yet the profit of the life of this world is but meagre as compared to the life to come”.

(Chapter 9; At-Tauba; The Repentance; Verse 38)

          Mark there is a point of real distinction between the two philosophies. The material insignificance of the earth and this life in the eyes of the modern scientist is only comparable to this material, transient universe. His world is confined only to this present material life on earth. But regarding life on other side of the grave he is utterly blind. Whereas the Quran compares the insignificance of this present life the life after death, an eternal life.

SCIENTIST:

“But above all else, we find this universe terrifying, because it appears to be indifferent to life like our own; emotion, ambition, and achievement, art and religion all seem equally foreign to its plan”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 2-3 para 5 )

COMMENT:-

You are created, for a test not for enjoyment. The enjoyment shall come but in the life after death, provided that you deserved on the merit of your marks in this transient life.

QURAN :

ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلْمَوْتَ وَٱلْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلاً وَهُوَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْغَفُورُ﴿٢﴾

“Who created death and life in order to try you to see who of you are best of deed. He is All-mighty and Forgiving”.

(Chapter 67; Al-Mulq; The Kingdom; Verse 2)

COMMENT:

Yet the complete indifference does not exist anywhere, rather :-

QURAN :

أَلَمْ تَرَوْاْ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ سَخَّرَ لَكُمْ مَّا فِى ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلأَرْضِ وَأَسْبَغَ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعَمَهُ ظَاهِرَةً وَبَاطِنَةً وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يُجَادِلُ فِى ٱللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ وَلاَ هُدًى وَلاَ كِتَابٍ مُّنِيرٍ﴿٢٠﴾

“Have you not seen that God has subjugated what is in the heavens and the earth to you, and bestowed His favours, external and esoteric, in abundance on you? And yet there are men who contend about God without any knowledge or guidance or the Book enlightening”.                                   

(Chapter 31; Ar-Rum; The Romans; Verse 20)

فَبِأَىِّ آلاۤءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَانِ﴿١٣﴾

          “How many favours of your Lord will, then, both of you deny?”.

(Chapter 55; Ar-Rahman; The Most Gracious; Verse 13)

SCIENTIST:

“Perhaps indeed we ought to say (the universe), appears to be actively hostile to life like our own”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 3 para 5 ).

COMMENT:

Not the universe so much as the Satan is hostile to man:-

QURAN:

يٰأَيُّهَاٱلنَّاسُ كُلُواْ مِمَّا فِى ٱلأَرْضِ حَلاَلاً طَيِّباً وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ خُطُوَاتِ ٱلشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ﴿١٦٨﴾

“O men! eat only the things of the earth that are lawful and good. Do not walk in the footsteps of Satan, your acknowledged enemy”.

(Chapter 2; Al-Baqarah; The Cow; Verse 168)

SCIENTIST:

“For the most part empty space is so cold that all life in it would be frozen, most of the matter in space is so hot as to make life on it impossible”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 3 para 5).

COMMENT:

Need not bother about space but think that you have:-

QURAN:

لَقَدْ كَانَ لِسَبَإٍ فِى مَسْكَنِهِمْ آيَةٌ جَنَّتَانِ عَن يَمِينٍ وَشِمَالٍ كُلُواْ مِن رِّزْقِ رَبِّكُمْ وَٱشْكُرُواْ لَهُ بَلْدَةٌ طَيِّبَةٌ وَرَبٌّ غَفُورٌ﴿١٥﴾

“There was a sign for the people of Saba in their habitations: Two gardens, on the right and left. (And they were told) “Eat of what your Lord has given you and be thankful. Fair is your land, and forgiving your Lord”.

(Chapter 34; Saba; Saba; Verse 15 )

SCIENTIST:

“And astronomical bodies continually bombarded by radiation of a variety of kinds, much of which is probably inimical to or even destructive of life”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 3 para 5 ).

COMMENT:

These are far fetched things we live and are protected by the power of God, but the bombardment of stones upon the disbelievers was severe and do we not ourselves expect the shower of atom bombs any moment so the Quran says:-

QURAN :

وَأَمْطَرْنَا عَلَيْهِم مَّطَراً فَسَآءَ مَطَرُ ٱلْمُنذَرِينَ﴿٥٨﴾

“And We rained down on them a shower (of stones). How ruinous was the rain that fell on those who had been warned (but warned in vain)!”

( Chapter 27; An-Namal; The Ants; Verse 58 )

SCIENTIST:

“Into such a hostile universe we have stumbled if not exactly by mistake at least as a result of what may properly be described as an accident”.

( The Mysterious Universe page 3-4 para 6)

SCIENTIST

“Life seems to be the product of the blind play of chance, just as six monkeys strumming unintelligently on typewriters for millions of millions of years would be bound in time to write all the books in the British museum. But:-

QURAN :

وَعِندَهُ مَفَاتِحُ ٱلْغَيْبِ لاَ يَعْلَمُهَآ إِلاَّ هُوَ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا فِى ٱلْبَرِّ وَٱلْبَحْرِ وَمَا تَسْقُطُ مِن وَرَقَةٍ إِلاَّ يَعْلَمُهَا وَلاَ حَبَّةٍ فِى ظُلُمَاتِ ٱلأَرْضِ وَلاَ رَطْبٍ وَلاَ يَابِسٍ إِلاَّ فِى كِتَابٍ مُّبِينٍ﴿٥٩﴾

“He has the keys of the Unknown. No one but He has knowledge; He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls that is not known to Him, nor a grain in the darkest (recess) of the earth, nor any thing green or seared that is not recorded in the Book perspicuous”.

( Chapter 6; Al-Anaam; The Cattle; Verse 59 )

COMMENT:

The term accident is erroneous in this case. God is there in complete control:-

QURAN:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُمْسِكُ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضَ أَن تَزُولاَ وَلَئِن زَالَتَآ إِنْ أَمْسَكَهُمَا مِنْ أَحَدٍ مِّن بَعْدِهِ إِنَّهُ كَانَ حَلِيماً غَفُوراً﴿٤١﴾

“Verily God holds the heavens and the earth in position lest they deviate; and if they deviated there will be none to hold them in place, apart from Him. He is sagacious and forgiving”.

( Chapter 35; Al-Faatir; The Originator; Verse 41 )

COMMENT:

They could not stumble by mistake into this universe because:-

QURAN:-

وَرَبُّكَ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَآءُ وَيَخْتَارُ مَا كَانَ لَهُمُ ٱلْخِيَرَةُ سُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ وَتَعَالَىٰ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ﴿٦٨﴾

“Your Lord disposes as He wills and chooses. The good is not for them to choose. Too holy and high is God for what they associate with Him”.

(Chapter 28; Al-Qasas; The Stories; Verse 68 )

SCIENTIST:

“Life needs suitable physical conditions for its appearance, the most important of which is a temperature at which substances can exist in the liquid state”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 4 para 7).

QURAN :-

أَوَلَمْ يَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوۤاْ أَنَّ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضَ كَانَتَا رَتْقاً فَفَتَقْنَاهُمَا وَجَعَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلْمَآءِ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ حَيٍّ أَفَلاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ﴿٣٠﴾

“Do not these unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were an integrated mass, then We split them and made every living thing from water? Will they not believe even then?”.

(Chapter 21; Al-Anbiya; The Prophets; Verse 30)

SCIENTIST:

“The magnitude of the areas in which the life can possibly exist is incredibly small as compared to the areas in which life cannot possibly exist. Just for this reason it seems incredible that the universe can have been designed primarily to produce life like our own; had it been so, surely we might have expected to find a better proportion between the magnitude of the mechanism and the amount of the product. At first glance at least, life seems to be an utterly unimportant by-product. We living things are somehow off the main line”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 5 para 9).

QURAN :

أَوَلَـيْسَ ٱلَذِى خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَاواتِ وَٱلأَرْضَ بِقَادِرٍ عَلَىٰ أَن يَخْلُقَ مِثْلَهُم بَلَىٰ وَهُوَ ٱلْخَلاَّقُ ٱلْعَلِيمُ﴿٨١﴾

“How can He who created the heavens and the earth not be able to create others like them? Why not? He is the real creator, all-knowing”.

(Chapter 36; Ya.Sin; Ya.Sin; Verse 81)

SCIENTIST:

“Life like our own”.

QURAN:-

أَوَلَمْ يَرَ ٱلإِنسَانُ أَنَّا خَلَقْنَاهُ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ فَإِذَا هُوَ خَصِيمٌ مٌّبِينٌ﴿٧٧﴾ وَضَرَبَ لَنَا مَثَلاً وَنَسِىَ خَلْقَهُ قَالَ مَن يُحيِى ٱلْعِظَامَ وَهِىَ رَمِيمٌ﴿٧٨﴾ قُلْ يُحْيِيهَا ٱلَّذِيۤ أَنشَأَهَآ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ خَلْقٍ عَلِيمٌ﴿٧٩﴾

“Does not man see We created him from a drop of semen? Even then he has become an open contender, and applies comparisons to Us, having forgotten his origin, and says: “Who can put life into decayed bones?”. Say : “He who created you the first time. He has knowledge of every creation”.

 (Chapter 36 ; Ya.Sin ; Ya.Sin ;77-79)

COMMENT:

To find the lack of proportion in the magnitude of mechanism and the amount of the product a mere absurdity:-

QURAN:

فَقَدَرْنَا فَنِعْمَ ٱلْقَادِرُونَ﴿٢٣﴾

“Then We facilitated (your birth).                                            

(Chapter 77; Al-Mursalat; The Emessaries; Verse 23)

تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِى نَزَّلَ ٱلْفُرْقَانَ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ لِيَكُونَ لِلْعَالَمِينَ نَذِيراً﴿١﴾ ٱلَّذِى لَهُ مُلْكُ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضِ وَلَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَداً وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ شَرِيكٌ فِى المُلْكِ وَخَلَقَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ فَقَدَّرَهُ تَقْدِيراً﴿٢﴾

” Blessed is He who revealed the Criterion (of right and wrong) to His votary that it may be a warning for the world – He to whom belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, who has neither begotten a son nor has He a partner in His kingdom, (who) created every thing and determined its exact measure”.

( Chapter 25; Al-Furqan; The Criterion; Verse 1-2 )

ٱللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَحْمِلُ كُلُّ أُنثَىٰ وَمَا تَغِيضُ ٱلأَرْحَامُ وَمَا تَزْدَادُ وَكُلُّ شَيْءٍ عِندَهُ بِمِقْدَارٍ﴿٨﴾

          “God is cognizant of what every female carries in her womb, or what the wombs want or exceed (of their disburdening time). With Him all things are in determined measure”.

(Chapter 13; Ar-Raad; The Thunder; Verse 8)

SCIENTIST:

“At first glance at least life seems to be an utterly unimportant by- product”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 5 para 9 ).

QURAN:

تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِى بِيَدِهِ ٱلْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ﴿١﴾ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلْمَوْتَ وَٱلْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلاً وَهُوَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْغَفُورُ﴿٢﴾ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ طِبَاقاً مَّا تَرَىٰ فِى خَلْقِ ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ مِن تَفَاوُتِ فَٱرْجِعِ ٱلْبَصَرَ هَلْ تَرَىٰ مِن فُطُورٍ﴿٣﴾ ثُمَّ ارجِعِ البَصَرَ كَرَّتَيْنِ يَنْقَلِبْ إِلَيْكَ البَصَرُ خَاسِئاً وَهُوَ حَسِيرٌ﴿٤﴾ وَلَقَدْ زَيَّنَّا ٱلسَّمَآءَ ٱلدُّنْيَا بِمَصَابِيحَ وَجَعَلْنَاهَا رُجُوماً لِّلشَّيَاطِينِ وَأَعْتَدْنَا لَهُمْ عَذَابَ ٱلسَّعِيرِ﴿٥﴾ وَلِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ بِرَبِّهِمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَبِئْسَ ٱلْمَصِيرُ﴿٦﴾

” Blessed be He who holds the (reins of) Kingship in His hand, who has power over every thing, Who created death and life in order to try you to see who of you are best of deed. He is al-mighty and forgiving, Who created the seven skies one above the other. Do you see any disproportion in the creations of Ar-Rahman? Turn your eyes again. Do you see any fissures? Turn your eyes again and again. Your gaze turns back dazed and tired. We have adorned the lowest sky with lamps, and made them missiles against the devils, for whom we have prepared a torment of most intense fire. For those who believe not in their Lord there is the punishment of Hell; and what a wretched destination!”.

(Chapter 67; Al-Mulq; The Kingdom; Verse 1-6)

لَعَمْرُكَ إِنَّهُمْ لَفِى سَكْرَتِهِمْ يَعْمَهُونَ﴿٧٢﴾

          “Verily by your life they were utterly confused in their (lustful) drunkenness”.

(Chapter 15; Al-Hijr; The Rocky Tract; Verse 72 )

SCIENTIST:

“Life an utterly unimportant by- product “.

QURAN:

أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ عَبَثاً وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لاَ تُرْجَعُونَ﴿١١٥﴾

“Do you think We created you for nothing, and that you will not return to Us?”.

(Chapter 23; Al-Muminoon; The Believers; Verse 115)

COMMENT:

They are blind, because they are blind to the fact of resurrection.

SCIENTIST:

“We do not know whether suitable physical conditions are sufficient in themselves to produce life or whether some other accident or some vital force was also necessary”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 5 para 10-11).

COMMENT:

Breathing of soul necessary:-

QURAN:

ٱلَّذِيۤ أَحْسَنَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ خَلَقَهُ وَبَدَأَ خَلْقَ ٱلإِنْسَانِ مِن طِينٍ﴿٧﴾

“Who made all things, He created excellent; and first fashioned man from clay, Then made his offspring from the extract of base fluid, Then proportioned and breathed into him a soul by his will, and gave you the sense of hearing, sight and feeling. And yet how little are the thanks you offer!”.

(Chapter 32; As-Sajdah; The Prostration; Verse 7-9)

 SCIENTIST:

“An Omnipotent Creator, subject to no limitations whatever, would not have been restricted to the laws which prevail in the present universe; he might have elected to build the universe to conform to any one of innumerable other sets of laws. If some other set of laws had been chosen, other special atoms might have had other special properties associated with them. We cannot say what, but it seems a priory unlikely that either radio activity or magnetism or life would have figured amongst them. Chemistry suggests that, like magnetism and radio activity, life may merely be an accidental consequence of the special set of laws by which the present universe is governed”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 8 Para 14).

COMMENT:

Such propositions will lead us nowhere. To imagine of some other sets of laws of a nature quite different from these present is beyond human ken. Yet the same existing sets of laws in a modified form are not a matter of fact. Yet some other sets of law, some other universe or something are not even imaginable by the human mind as it is. Therefore:-

QURAN :

سَيَقُولُ ٱلَّذِينَ أَشْرَكُواْ لَوْ شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ مَآ أَشْرَكْنَا وَلاَ آبَاؤُنَا وَلاَ حَرَّمْنَا مِن شَيْءٍ كَذٰلِكَ كَذَّبَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِم حَتَّىٰ ذَاقُواْ بَأْسَنَا قُلْ هَلْ عِندَكُم مِّنْ عِلْمٍ فَتُخْرِجُوهُ لَنَآ إِن تَتَّبِعُونَ إِلاَّ ٱلظَّنَّ وَإِنْ أَنتُمْ إَلاَّ تَخْرُصُونَ﴿١٤٨﴾

“But the idolaters say: “If God had so willed we would not have associated (others with Him), nor would have our fathers, nor would we have forbidden any thing”. So  had others denied before them, and had to taste Our punishment in the end. Ask them :”Have you any knowledge? Then display it. You follow nothing but conjecture, and are nothing but liars”.

 (Chapter 6; Al-Anaam; The Cattle; Verse 148)

COMMENT:

Yet indeed is Omnipotent enough to introduce other new tests of laws:-

QURAN:

يَمْحُو ٱللَّهُ مَا يَشَآءُ وَيُثْبِتُ وَعِندَهُ أُمُّ ٱلْكِتَابِ﴿٣٩﴾

“God abrogates or confirms what He pleases, for He has with Him the Book of Books”.                                                                            

(Chapter 13; Ar-Raad; The Thunder; Verse 39)

And:-

إِن يَشَأْ يُذْهِبْكُـمْ وَيَأْتِ بِخَلْقٍ جَدِيدٍ﴿١٦﴾

“He could take you away if He pleased, and bring a new creation (in your place). This is not difficult for God”.                                                

(Chapter 35; Al-Faatir; The Originator; Verse 16-17)

وَمَا لَهُم بِهِ مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلاَّ ٱلظَّنَّ وَإِنَّ ٱلظَّنَّ لاَ يُغْنِى مِنَ ٱلْحَقِّ شَيْئاً﴿٢٨﴾

“Yet they have no knowledge of this, and follow nothing but conjecture but conjecture cannot replace the truth”.                                                        

(Chapter 53; An-Najam; The Star; Verse 28)

SCIENTIST:

“So long as we think of the Creator as a magnified man-like being, activated by feelings and interests like our own, the challenge cannot be met. If however, we dismiss every trace of anthropomorphism from our minds, there remains no reason for supposing that the present laws were specially selected in order to produce life”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 9 para 15 ).

COMMENTS:

God a magnified man-like being?

QURAN:

فَاطِرُ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضِ جَعَلَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجاً وَمِنَ ٱلأَنْعَامِ أَزْواجاً يَذْرَؤُكُمْ فِيهِ لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ وَهُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْبَصِيرُ﴿١١﴾

“There is nothing like him”.

(Chapter 42; Ash-Shoora; The Consultation; Verse 11)

 COMMENTS:

Anthropomorphism is the rule of human race only. Therefore :-

QURAN

طسۤ تِلْكَ آيَاتُ ٱلْقُرْآنِ وَكِتَابٍ مُّبِينٍ﴿١﴾ هُدًى وَبُشْرَىٰ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ﴿٢﴾ ٱلَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ ٱلصَّلاَةَ وَيُؤْتُونَ ٱلزَّكَواةَ وَهُم بِٱلآخِرَةِ هُمْ يُوقِنُونَ﴿٣﴾ إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱلآخِرَةِ زَيَّنَّا لَهُمْ أَعْمَالَهُمْ فَهُمْ يَعْمَهُونَ﴿٤﴾ أُوْلَـٰئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَهُمْ سُوۤءُ ٱلْعَذَابِ وَهُمْ فِى ٱلآخِرَةِ هُمُ ٱلأَخْسَرُونَ﴿٥﴾ وَإِنَّكَ لَتُلَقَّى ٱلْقُرْآنَ مِن لَّدُنْ حَكِيمٍ عَلِيمٍ﴿٦﴾ إِذْ قَالَ مُوسَىٰ ِلأَهْلِهِ إِنِّيۤ آنَسْتُ نَاراً سَآتِيكُمْ مِّنْهَا بِخَبَرٍ أَوْ آتِيكُمْ بِشِهَابٍ قَبَسٍ لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَصْطَلُونَ﴿٧﴾ فَلَمَّا جَآءَهَا نُودِىَ أَن بُورِكَ مَن فِى ٱلنَّارِ وَمَنْ حَوْلَهَا وَسُبْحَانَ ٱللَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَالَمِينَ﴿٨﴾ يٰمُوسَىٰ إِنَّهُ أَنَا ٱللَّهُ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ﴿٩﴾

“If we had appointed an angel (for our messenger) we should have sent him (in the form of) a man and have clothed (him) before them as they are clothed.”

 (Chapter 27; An-Namal; The Ants; Verse 1-9)

SCIENTIST:

“Physics plays an incomparably greater part in the universe than biology, viewed from a strictly material point of view, the utter insignificance of life would seem to go far towards dispelling any idea that it forms a special interest of the great architect of the universe”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 9, para 15),

Yes. Quran says:-

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ هُم مِّنْ خَشْيةِ رَبِّهِمْ مُّشْفِقُونَ﴿٥٧﴾

          “Verily the creation of heaven and earth (is) more considerable than the creation of man”               

(Chapter 23; Al-Muminoon; The Believers; Verse 57)

Yet this life is quite insignificant compared to the next life. The Quran says:-

وَمَا هَـٰذِهِ ٱلْحَيَاةُ ٱلدُّنْيَآ إِلاَّ لَهْوٌ وَلَعِبٌ وَإِنَّ ٱلدَّارَ ٱلآخِرَةَ لَهِىَ ٱلْحَيَوَانُ لَوْ كَانُواْ يَعْلَمُونَ﴿٦٤﴾

          “The present life is no other than a toy and a play thing; but the future mansion of (paradise) is life indeed, if they knew (this), they would not prefer the former to the latter”.         

(Chapter 29; Al-Ankabut; The Spider; Verse 64)

SCIENTIST:

“A trivial analogy may exhibit the situation in a clearer light. An unimaginative sailor, accustomed to tying knots, might think it would be impossible to cross the ocean if tying knots were impossible. Now the capacity for tying knots is limited to space of three dimensions; no knot can be tied in a space of 1,2,4,5 or any other number of dimensions. From this fact our unimaginative sailor might reason that a beneficent Creator must have had sailor under his special patronage, and have chosen that space should have three dimensions in order that tying knots and crossing the ocean should be possibilities in the universe he had created – in brief space was of three dimensions so that there could be sailors. Life indeed is as insignificant as the tying of knots for crossing the oceans and therefore could not be main object of the Creator”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 9 para 16).

COMMENTS:

To call such a sailor un-imaginative, is a wrong unusually great. However, the Quran should come to our aid to clarify the matter.

QURAN:-

أَلَمْ نَجْعَل لَّهُ عَيْنَيْنِ﴿٨﴾ وَلِسَاناً وَشَفَتَيْنِ﴿٩﴾ وَهَدَيْنَاهُ ٱلنَّجْدَينِ﴿١٠﴾ فَلاَ ٱقتَحَمَ ٱلْعَقَبَةَ﴿١١﴾

“How we not made him two eyes, and a tongue and two lips, and shown him the two highways (of good and evil)? Yet he attempteth not the cliff”.

(Chapter 90; Al-Balad; The City; Verse 8-11)

COMMENTS:

The particular aptness in form and duty shown in their respective roles by various organs at least leads to the possibility that they were purposely created and ordained to prove further that life also have had a particular patronage of the Creator. Now please see the formation of the camel in a particular view of its environment that is the desert, and you shall not miss the amazing affinity between the creature and the environment to present some striking features.

QURAN:

أَفَلاَ يَنظُرُونَ إِلَى ٱلإِبْلِ كَيْفَ خُلِقَتْ﴿١٧﴾

“Do they not consider camels, how they are created”.                       

(Chapter 88; Al-Ghashiyah; The Overwhelming; Verse 17)

COMMENTS:

Further proof of the significance of this life due to the fact of resurrection they shall positively find when they shall be driven actually to a three space dimension hell.

QURAN:

 ٱنطَلِقُوۤاْ إِلَىٰ مَا كُنتُمْ بِهِ تُكَذِّبُونَ﴿٢٩﴾ ٱنطَلِقُوۤاْ إِلَىٰ ظِلٍّ ذِى ثَلاَثِ شُعَبٍ﴿٣٠﴾ لاَّ ظَلِيلٍ وَلاَ يُغْنِى مِنَ ٱللَّهَبِ﴿٣١﴾ إِنَّهَا تَرْمِى بِشَرَرٍ كَٱلْقَصْرِ﴿٣٢﴾ كَأَنَّهُ جِمَالَةٌ صُفْرٌ﴿٣٣﴾ وَيْلٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ لِّلْمُكَذِّبِينَ﴿٣٤﴾ هَـٰذَا يَوْمُ لاَ يَنطِقُونَ﴿٣٥﴾ وَلاَ يُؤْذَنُ لَهُمْ فَيَعْتَذِرُونَ﴿٣٦﴾ وَيْلٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ لِّلْمُكَذِّبِينَ﴿٣٧﴾ هَـٰذَا يَوْمُ ٱلْفَصْلِ جَمَعْنَاكُمْ وَٱلأَوَّلِينَ﴿٣٨﴾ فَإِن كَانَ لَكمُ كَيْدٌ فَكِيدُونِ﴿٣٩﴾ وَيْلٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ لِّلْمُكَذِّبِينَ﴿٤٠﴾

” Walk unto that which ye called a lie. Walk unto the covering having three branches, neither having the coolness of the shade, nor availing against the flame. It sends up sparks like palaces. As if they were tawny camels. Woe on that day to the rejectors”.                                                           

(Chapter 77; Al-Mursalat; The Emessaries; Verse 29-40)

SCIENTIST:

“The stars themselves are disqualified (for the production of life) by being too hot.”.

          (The Mysterious Universe page 4 para 7).

COMMENTS:

The stars are there to adorn the world.

QURAN:

إِنَّا زَيَّنَّا ٱلسَّمَآءَ ٱلدُّنْيَا بِزِينَةٍ ٱلْكَوَاكِبِ﴿٦﴾

“We have adorned the lower heaven with the ornaments of stars”.   

(Chapter 37; As-Saffah; Those Ranges in Ranks; Verse 6)

SCIENTIST:

” So much for the surprising manner in which, so far as science can at present inform us we came into being and our bewilderment is only increased when we attempt to pass from our origins to an understanding of the purpose of our existence, or to see the destiny which fate has in store for our race.”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 10 para 17).

COMMENTS:

The scientist has bewilderment only but Quran has a set purpose of our existence.

QURAN:

أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ عَبَثاً وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لاَ تُرْجَعُونَ﴿١١٥﴾

“Did ye think that we had created you in sport, and that you should not be brought before us?”                                                                       

(Chapter 23; Al-Muminoon; The Believers; Verse 115)

وَمَا خَلَقْتُ ٱلْجِنَّ وَٱلإِنسَ إِلاَّ لِيَعْبُدُونِ﴿٥٦﴾ مَآ أُرِيدُ مِنْهُم مِّن رِّزْقٍ وَمَآ أُرِيدُ أَن يُطْعِمُونِ﴿٥٧﴾ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلرَّزَّاقُ ذُو ٱلْقُوَّةِ ٱلْمَتِينُ﴿٥٨﴾

“I have not created Jinns and men for any other end than they should worship me. I require not any substance from them, neither will I that they feed me, verily God is he, who provideth for all creatures, possessed of mighty power”.

 (Chapter 51; Az-Zariyah; The Scatterers; Verse 56-58)

COMMENTS:

Since the whole creation is engaged in His worship obediently.

QURAN:

أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَن فِى ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضِ وَٱلطَّيْرُ صَآفَّاتٍ كُلٌّ قَدْ عَلِمَ صَلاَتَهُ وَتَسْبِيحَهُ وَٱللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ بِمَا يَفْعَلُونَ﴿٤١﴾ وَلِلَّهِ مُلْكُ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضِ وَإِلَىٰ ٱللَّهِ ٱلْمَصِيرُ﴿٤٢﴾

“Doth thou not perceive that all (creatures) both in heaven and earth praise God and the birds (also) extending their wings? Every one knoweth his prayer and his praise; and God knoweth that which they do. Unto God (belongeth) the kingdom of heaven and earth, and unto God (shall be) the return (at the last day)”.

 (Chapter 24; An-Nur; The Light; Verse 41-42)

SCIENTIST:

“Life of the kind we know can only exist under suitable physical conditions of light and heat. We only exist ourselves because the earth receives exactly the right amount of radiation from the sun; upset the balance in either direction, of excess or defect and life must disappear from the earth. And the essence of the situation is that the balance is very easily upset”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 10 para 18).

QURAN:

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا فَوْقَكُمْ سَبْعَ طَرَآئِقَ وَمَا كُنَّا عَنِ ٱلْخَلْقِ غَافِلِينَ﴿١٧﴾

“And we are not negligent what we have created”.                                      

(Chapter 23; Al-Muminoon; The Believers; Verse 17)

COMMENTS:

But if God be so disposed as to upset the balance; He has even more abrupt means ad-infinitum, for he is the absolute Governor perpetually on the control.

QURAN:

وَأَنزَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً بِقَدَرٍ فَأَسْكَنَّاهُ فِى ٱلأَرْضِ وَإِنَّا عَلَىٰ ذَهَابٍ بِهِ لَقَادِرُونَ﴿١٨﴾

“And we send down rain from heaven, by measure, and we cause it to remain on the earth; we are also certainly able to deprive you of the same”.

 (Chapter 23; Al-Muminoon; The Believers; Verse 18)

COMMENT:

There are other more ingenious methods.

QURAN:

يَكَادُ ٱلْبَرْقُ يَخْطَفُ أَبْصَارَهُمْ كُلَّمَا أَضَآءَ لَهُمْ مَّشَوْاْ فِيهِ وَإِذَآ أَظْلَمَ عَلَيْهِمْ قَامُواْ وَلَوْ شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ لَذَهَبَ بِسَمْعِهِمْ وَأَبْصَارِهِمْ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ﴿٢٠﴾

“The lightening wanteth but little to taking away their sight”.

(Chapter 23; Al-Muminoon; The Believers; Verse 20)

SCIENTIST:

“Primitive zone of the earth, must have watched the ice-age descending on his home with something like terror; each year the glaciers came farther down into the valleys; each winter the sun seemed less able to provide the warmth needed for life. To him as to us, the universe must have seemed hostile to life”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 10 para 19)

COMMENTS:

Quran seems well acquainted, the primitive and the modern and their necessities. Glorious Quran. A wonderful work only if you cared to read it sometimes. You shall see miracles ad-infinitum.

QURAN:

وَلَقَدْ جَعَلْنَا فِى ٱلسَّمَاءِ بُرُوجاً وَزَيَّنَّاهَا لِلنَّاظِرِينَ﴿١٦﴾ وَحَفِظْنَاهَا مِن كُلِّ شَيْطَانٍ رَّجِيمٍ﴿١٧﴾ إِلاَّ مَنِ ٱسْتَرَقَ ٱلسَّمْعَ فَأَتْبَعَهُ شِهَابٌ مُّبِينٌ﴿١٨﴾ وَٱلأَرْضَ مَدَدْنَاهَا وَأَلْقَيْنَا فِيهَا رَوَاسِىَ وَأَنْبَتْنَا فِيهَا مِن كُلِّ شَيْءٍ مَّوْزُونٍ﴿١٩﴾ وَجَعَلْنَا لَكُمْ فِيهَا مَعَايِشَ وَمَن لَّسْتُمْ لَهُ بِرَازِقِينَ﴿٢٠﴾ وَإِن مِّن شَيْءٍ إِلاَّ عِندَنَا خَزَائِنُهُ وَمَا نُنَزِّلُهُ إِلاَّ بِقَدَرٍ مَّعْلُومٍ﴿٢١﴾ وَأَرْسَلْنَا ٱلرِّيَاحَ لَوَاقِحَ فَأَنزَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَاءً فَأَسْقَيْنَاكُمُوهُ وَمَآ أَنْتُمْ لَهُ بِخَازِنِينَ﴿٢٢﴾ وَإنَّا لَنَحْنُ نُحْيِى وَنُمِيتُ وَنَحْنُ ٱلْوَارِثُونَ﴿٢٣﴾ وَلَقَدْ عَلِمْنَا ٱلْمُسْتَقْدِمِينَ مِنكُمْ وَلَقَدْ عَلِمْنَا ٱلْمُسْتَأْخِرِينَ﴿٢٤﴾ وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ يَحْشُرُهُمْ إِنَّهُ حَكِيمٌ عَلِيمٌ﴿٢٥﴾

“We have placed (the twelve) signs in the heaven, and have set them out (in various figures), for (the observation of) spectators: and we guard them from every devil, driven away with stones; except him who listeneth by stealth, at whom a visible flame is darted. We have also spread forth the earth, and thrown thereon stable (mountains), and we have caused every kind of (vegetables) to spring forth in the same, according to a determinate weight, and we have provided therein the necessaries of life for you, and for him whom ye do not sustain. There is no one thing but the store houses thereof are in our hands, and we distribute not the same (otherwise) than in a determinate measure. We also send the winds driving the pregnant clouds, and we send down from heaven water, whereof we give you to drink, and which ye keep not in store. Verily we give life and we put to death; and we are the heirs (of all things). We know those among you who go before (the primitive); and we know those who stay behind (the modern). And thy Lord shall gather them together (at the last day); for He (is) knowing (and) wise”.

(Chapter 15; Al-Hijr; The Rocky Tract; Verse 16-25)

COMMENTS:

Indeed this passage alone was sufficient miraculously indeed to wonderfully picture the modern scientist and his disbelief despite his knowledge of the universe. Time and space would not allow us to dwell upon this amazing topic at length. They steal the knowledge from the universe, but the angels dart at them the flames and they never reach the truth: the belief.

SCIENTIST:

“We of these later days, living in the narrow temperate zone surrounding our sun and peering into the far future, see an ice age of a different kind threatening us. Just as TANTALUS, standing in a lake so deep that he only escaped drowning, was yet destined to die of thirst, so it is the tragedy of our race, that it is probably destined to die of cold, while the greater part of the substance of the universe still remains too hot for life to obtain a footing”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 10 para 20).

COMMENTS:

The Quran confirms in them the similitude of TANTALUS, a simile miraculously contained in the Quran; and it further compares those who invoke idols besides God, to a TANTALUS, just as the modern TANTALUS would invoke the idol of knowledge. Which has proved incapable of fostering belief.

QURAN:

لَهُ دَعْوَةُ ٱلْحَقِّ وَٱلَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِهِ لاَ يَسْتَجِيبُونَ لَهُم بِشَيْءٍ إِلاَّ كَبَاسِطِ كَفَّيْهِ إِلَى ٱلْمَآءِ لِيَبْلُغَ فَاهُ وَمَا هُوَ بِبَالِغِهِ وَمَا دُعَآءُ ٱلْكَافِرِينَ إِلاَّ فِى ضَلاَلٍ﴿١٤﴾

“It is he who ought of right to be invoked. The (idols) which they invoke besides him shall not hear them at all, otherwise than he (is heard), who stretcheth forth his hand to the water, that it may ascend to his mouth, when it cannot ascend thither; the supplication of the unbeliever is utterly erroneous”.                                           

(Chapter 13; Ar-Raad; The Thunder; Verse 14)

COMMENTS:

You are please requested to read the whole passage the: Ar-Ra’d :Thunder-14, in question. Nay but always read the whole passage out of which but an Ayat is herein quoted. You shall find wonderful correspondence and relevancy.

SCIENTIST:

“The sun having no extraneous supply of heat, must necessarily emit ever less and less of its life giving radiation, and, as it does so, the temperate zone of space, within which alone life can exist, must close in around it. To remain a possible abode of life, our earth would need to move in ever nearer and nearer to the dying sun. Yet, science tells us, that so far from its moving inwards, inexorable dynamical laws are even now driving it farther away, from the sun into the outer cold and darkness”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 11 para 20).

QURAN:

وَٱلسَّمَآءَ بَنَيْنَاهَا بِأَيْدٍ وَإِنَّا لَمُوسِعُونَ﴿٤٧﴾

“We have built the heaven with might and we are to give (it) a large extent”.

 (Chapter 51; Az-Zariyah; The Scatterers; Verse 47)

أَوَلَمْ يَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوۤاْ أَنَّ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضَ كَانَتَا رَتْقاً فَفَتَقْنَاهُمَا وَجَعَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلْمَآءِ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ حَيٍّ أَفَلاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ﴿٣٠﴾ وَجَعَلْنَا فِى ٱلأَرْضِ رَوَاسِىَ أَن تَمِيدَ بِهِمْ وَجَعَلْنَا فِيهَا فِجَاجاً سُبُلاً لَّعَلَّهُمْ يَهْتَدُونَ﴿٣١﴾ وَجَعَلْنَا ٱلسَّمَآءَ سَقْفاً مَّحْفُوظاً وَهُمْ عَنْ آيَاتِهَا مُعْرِضُونَ﴿٣٢﴾

“Do not the unbelievers therefore know, that the heaven and the earth were solid (one continued mass of matter) and we clave the same in sunder, and made every living thing of water? Will they not therefore believe? And we placed stable (mountains) on the earth, lest it should move with them, and we made broad passages between them for paths that they may be directed, (in their journeys) and we made the heaven a roof well supported. Yet they turn aside from the signs thereof (not considering that they are the workmanship of God).                               

(Chapter 21; Al-Anbiya; The Prophets; Verse 30-32)

COMMENTS:

So indeed the Scientists who keep their telescope directed towards and fixed upon the heaven, yet the revelation of  all the mysteries fail to foster faith and belief in their heart.

SCIENTIST:

“And as the sun emits its life giving rays, ever less and less, the temperate zone of space within which alone life can exist must close in around it “.

(The Mysterious Universe page 11 para 20).

QURAN:

أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْاْ أَنَّا نَأْتِى ٱلأَرْضَ نَنقُصُهَا مِنْ أَطْرَافِهَا وَٱللَّهُ يَحْكُمُ لاَ مُعَقِّبَ لِحُكْمِهِ وَهُوَ سَرِيعُ ٱلْحِسَابِ﴿٤١﴾

Do they not see us advancing from all sides into their land and reducing its frontiers? It is for God to judge; and there is none to reverie His judgement. He is swift at reckoning”.

 (Chapter 13; Ar-Raad; The Thunder; Verse 41)

SCIENTIST:

“And so far as we can see they must continue to move afar off, until life is frozen off the earth, unless indeed some celestial collision or cataclysm intervenes to destroy life even earlier by a more speedy death”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 11 para 20).

COMMENTS:

Quran repeats the same terms that is the celestial collision and cataclysm, but as a warning to foster belief.

QURAN:

أَأَمِنتُمْ مَّن فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ أَن يَخْسِفَ بِكُمُ ٱلأَرْضَ فَإِذَا هِىَ تَمُورُ﴿١٦﴾ أَمْ أَمِنتُمْ مِّن فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ أَن يُرْسِلَ عَلَيْكُمْ حَاصِباً فَسَتَعْلَمُونَ كَيْفَ نَذِيرِ﴿١٧﴾

“Are ye secure that He who (dwelleth) in heaven will not cause the earth to swallow you up? And behold it shall shake? Or are ye secure that he who (dwelleth) in heaven will not send against you an (impetious whirlwind) driving the sands (to overwhelm you)? Then shall ye know how important My warning (was)”.

(Chapter 67; Al-Mulq; The Kingdom; Verse 16-17)

SCIENTIST:

“This perspective fate is not peculiar to our earth; other suns must die like our own, and any life may be on other planets must meet the same inglorious end”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 11 para 20).

QURAN:

وَلاَ تَدْعُ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَـٰهاً آخَرَ لاَ إِلَـٰهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ كُلُّ شَيْءٍ هَالِكٌ إِلاَّ وَجْهَهُ لَهُ ٱلْحُكْمُ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ﴿٨٨﴾

“Every thing shall perish except himself, unto whom belongeth judgement and before him shall ye be assembled (at the last day)”.                       

(Chapter 28; Al-Qasas; The Stories; Verse 88)

SCIENTIST:

“Inglorious end”.

QURAN:

وَيَوْمَ يُنفَخُ فِى ٱلصُّورِ فَفَزِعَ مَن فِى ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَن فِى ٱلأَرْضِ إِلاَّ مَن شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ وَكُلٌّ أَتَوْهُ دَاخِرِينَ﴿٨٧﴾

“On (that) day the trumpet shall be sounded, and whoever are in heaven and on earth shall be struck with terror, except those whom God shall please (to exempt therefrom) and all shall come before him in humble disguise”.

 (Chapter 27; An-Namal; The Ants; Verse 87)

SCIENTIST:

“Physics tells the same story as astronomy. A “heat-death” in which the total energy of the universe is uniformly distributed and all the substance of the universe is at the same temperature, according to the second law of thermo-dynamics. This temperature shall be so low as to make life impossible. It matters little by what particular road this final state is reached; all roads lead to Rome, and the end of the journey cannot be other than Universal death”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 11 para 21).

QURAN:

فَٱلْتَقَطَهُ آلُ فِرْعَوْنَ لِيَكُونَ لَهُمْ عَدُوّاً وَحَزَناً إِنَّ فِرْعَوْنَ وَهَامَانَ وَجُنُودَهُمَا كَانُواْ خَاطِئِينَ﴿٨﴾

“Every thing shall perish except himself”.            

(Chapter 28; Al-Qasas; The Stories; Verse 8)

QURAN:

إِلَيْهِ يُرَدُّ عِلْمُ ٱلسَّاعَةِ وَمَا تَخْرُجُ مِن ثَمَرَاتٍ مِّنْ أَكْمَامِهَا وَمَا تَحْمِلُ مِنْ أُنْثَىٰ وَلاَ تَضَعُ إِلاَّ بِعِلْمِهِ وَيَوْمَ يُنَادِيهِمْ أَيْنَ شُرَكَآئِى قَالُوۤاْ آذَنَّاكَ مَا مِنَّا مِن شَهِيدٍ﴿٤٧﴾

“Unto him (God) is reserved the knowledge of the hour (of judgement)”.

( Chapter 41; Fusilat; Distinguished; Verse 47)

          ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِى رَفَعَ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ بِغَيْرِ عَمَدٍ تَرَوْنَهَا ثُمَّ ٱسْتَوَىٰ عَلَى ٱلْعَرْشِ وَسَخَّرَ ٱلشَّمْسَ وَٱلْقَمَرَ كُلٌّ يَجْرِى لِـأَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّـى يُدَبِّرُ ٱلأَمْرَ يُفَصِّلُ ٱلآيَاتِ لَعَلَّكُمْ بِلِقَآءِ رَبِّكُمْ تُوقِنُونَ﴿٢﴾

“Every (of the heavenly bodies) runneth an appointed course. He ordereth all things. He showeth his signs distinctly that ye may be assured, ye must meet your Lord at the rest day”.                                                       

(Chapter 13; Ar-Raad; The Thunder; Verse  2)

SCIENTIST:

“Is this then, that life amounts to – to stumble, almost by  mistake, into a universe which was clearly not designed for life, and which to all appearances, is either totally indifferent or definitely hostile to it, to stay clinging to a fragment of a grain, of sand until we are frozen off, to strut our tiny hour on our tiny stage, with the knowledge that our aspirations are all doomed to find frustration, and that our achievements must perish with our race, leaving the universe as though we had never been?”.

(The Mysterious Universe page 11 para 22).

QURAN:

إِذَا ٱلشَّمْسُ كُوِّرَتْ﴿١﴾ وَإِذَا ٱلنُّجُومُ ٱنكَدَرَتْ﴿٢﴾ وَإِذَا ٱلْجِبَالُ سُيِّرَتْ﴿٣﴾ وَإِذَا ٱلْعِشَارُ عُطِّلَتْ﴿٤﴾ وَإِذَا ٱلْوُحُوشُ حُشِرَتْ﴿٥﴾ وَإِذَا ٱلْبِحَارُ سُجِّرَتْ﴿٦﴾ وَإِذَا ٱلنُّفُوسُ زُوِّجَتْ﴿٧﴾ وَإِذَا ٱلْمَوْءُودَةُ سُئِلَتْ﴿٨﴾ بِأَىِّ ذَنبٍ قُتِلَتْ﴿٩﴾ وَإِذَا ٱلصُّحُفُ نُشِرَتْ﴿١٠﴾ وَإِذَا ٱلسَّمَآءُ كُشِطَتْ﴿١١﴾ وَإِذَا ٱلْجَحِيمُ سُعِّرَتْ﴿١٢﴾ وَإِذَا ٱلْجَنَّةُ أُزْلِفَتْ﴿١٣﴾ عَلِمَتْ نَفْسٌ مَّآ أَحْضَرَتْ﴿١٤﴾ فَلاَ أُقْسِمُ بِٱلْخُنَّسِ﴿١٥﴾ ٱلْجَوَارِ ٱلْكُنَّسِ﴿١٦﴾ وَٱللَّيْلِ إِذَا عَسْعَسَ﴿١٧﴾ وَٱلصُّبْحِ إِذَا تَنَفَّسَ﴿١٨﴾ إِنَّهُ لَقَوْلُ رَسُولٍ كَرِيمٍ﴿١٩﴾ ذِى قُوَّةٍ عِندَ ذِى ٱلْعَرْشِ مَكِينٍ﴿٢٠﴾ مُّطَاعٍ ثَمَّ أَمِينٍ﴿٢١﴾ وَمَا صَاحِبُكُمْ بِمَجْنُونٍ﴿٢٢﴾

” When the sun shall be folded up, and when the stars shall fall, and when the mountains shall be made to pass away, and when the camels ten months gone with young shall be neglected, and when the wild beasts shall be gathered together, and when the seas shall boil, and when the souls shall be joined (against their bodies),  when the girl who hath been buried alive shall be asked for what crime she was put to death, and when the books shall be laid open, and when the heaven shall be removed, and when hell shall burn fiercely, and when paradise shall be brought near. Every soul shall know what it hath wrought. Verily I swear by stars which are retrogate, which move swiftly (and) which hide themselves, and by the night when it cometh on, and by the morning when it appeareth, that these are the words of an honourable messenger, endued with strength, of established dignity in the sight of the possessor of the throne obeyed (by the angels under his authority) and faithful, and your companion (Mohammed) is not distracted”.                          

(Chapter 81; At-Takweer; The Overthrowing; Verse 1-22)

SCIENTIST:

Is then all that life amounts to………

COMMENTS:

Yes, for them that believes not in resurrection.

QURAN:

وَقَالُواْ مَا هِىَ إِلاَّ حَيَاتُنَا ٱلدُّنْيَا نَمُوتُ وَنَحْيَا وَمَا يُهْلِكُنَآ إِلاَّ ٱلدَّهْرُ وَمَا لَهُمْ بِذٰلِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِنْ هُمْ إِلاَّ يَظُنُّونَ﴿٢٤﴾

“They say (there) is no (other life) except our present life, we die and we live and nothing but time destroyeth us, but they have no knowledge in the matter, they only follow a (in vain) opinion.”.                                         

(Chapter 45; Al-Jassiya; The Kneeling; Verse 24)

SCIENTIST:

“And that our achievements must perish with our race, leaving the universe as though we had never been?”

(The Mysterious Universe page 11 para 22)

QURAN:

وَأَخَذَ ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ ٱلصَّيْحَةُ فَأَصْبَحُواْ فِى دِيَارِهِمْ جَاثِمِينَ﴿٦٧﴾ كَأَن لَّمْ يَغْنَوْاْ فِيهَآ أَلاَ إِنَّ ثَمُودَ كَفرُواْ رَبَّهُمْ أَلاَ بُعْداً لِّثَمُودَ﴿٦٨﴾

“But a terrible noise (from heaven) assailed those who had acted unjustly, and in the morning they were found in their houses, lying (dead and) prostrate, although they had never dwelt therein”.                                

(Chapter 11; Hud; Hud; Verse 67-68)

SCIENTIST:

“Is this, then, all that life amounts to”?.

COMMENTS:

No. But.

QURAN:

فَإِنَّمَا هِىَ زَجْرَةٌ وَاحِدَةٌ فَإِذَا هُمْ يَنظُرُونَ﴿١٩﴾ وَقَالُواْ يٰوَيْلَنَا هَـٰذَا يَوْمُ ٱلدِّينِ﴿٢٠﴾ هَـٰذَا يَوْمُ ٱلْفَصْلِ ٱلَّذِى كُنتُمْ بِهِ تُكَذِّبُونَ﴿٢١﴾

“There shall be but one blast (of the trumpet) and they shall see (themselves raised), and they shall say alas for us! this is the day of judgment, this is the day of distinction, (between the righteous and the wicked) which ye rejected as a falsehood”.

(Chapter 37; As-Saffah; Those Ranges in Ranks; Verse 19-21)

كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَآئِقَةُ ٱلْمَوْتِ وَإِنَّمَا تُوَفَّوْنَ أُجُورَكُمْ يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ فَمَنْ زُحْزِحَ عَنِ ٱلنَّارِ وَأُدْخِلَ ٱلْجَنَّةَ فَقَدْ فَازَ وَما ٱلْحَيَاةُ ٱلدُّنْيَا إِلاَّ مَتَاعُ ٱلْغُرُورِ﴿١٨٥﴾

“Every soul shall taste death and ye shall have your rewards at the day of resurrection, and he who shall be far removed from (hell) fire and shall be admitted into paradise, shall be happy, but the present life is only a deceitful provision”.       

(Chapter 3; Al-Imran; Family of Imran; Verse 185)

كُلُّ مَنْ عَلَيْهَا فَانٍ﴿٢٦﴾ وَيَبْقَىٰ وَجْهُ رَبِّكَ ذُو ٱلْجَلاَلِ وَٱلإِكْرَامِ﴿٢٧﴾

          “Every (creature) which (liveth) on (the) earth is subject to decay, but the glorious and honourable countenance of thy Lord shall remain (for ever)”.

 (Chapter 55; Ar-Rahman; The Most Gracious; Verse 26-27)

COMMENTS:

“But let the truth prevail at last. Let the truth of the Quran prevail in the end. After centuries of bewilderment and confusion in their scientific maze at least some of the scientists have begun to feel their mistakes, just as we shall see in the following quotation from the very same book i.e. “”Mysterious Universe”, given out by its author Sir James Jeans as his own personal opinion, although he has expected some opposition. Says he, “Many will disagree with it was written to this end”. The whole chapter is indeed worth reading, but we are obliged only to quote but a Para or two:-

          We have found it to have considerable accord with the Quran’s ideas, and the Quranic concepts.

          “Today there is a wide measure of agreement, says Sir James Jeans, “which on the physical side of Science, approaches almost to unanimity, that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears as an accidental intruder into the realm of matter; we are beginning to suspect that we ought rather to hail it as the creator and the governor of the realm of matter — not of course our individual minds, but the mind which the atoms out of which our individual minds have grown exist as thoughts.

          The new knowledge compels us to revise our hasty first impressions that we had stumbled into a universe which either did not concern itself with life or was actively hostile to life. The old dualism of mind and matter, which was mainly responsible for the supposed hostility, seems likely to disappear, not through matter becoming in any way more shadowy or insubstantial than heretofore, or through mind becoming resolved into a function of working of matter, but through substantial matter resolving itself into a creation and manifestation of mind. We discover that the universe shows evidence of a designing or controlling power that has something in common with our own mind; minds—not, so far as we have discovered, emotion, morality, or aesthetic appreciation, but the tendency to think in the way which, for want of a better word, we describe as mathematical. And while much in it may be hostile to the material appendages of life, much also is akin to the fundamental activities of life, we are not so much strangers or intruders in the universe as we at first thought. Those inert atoms in the primeval slime which first began to foreshadow the attributes of life were putting themselves more, and not less in accord with the fundamental nature of the universe”.

          “So at least we are tempted to conjecture today, and yet who knows how many more times, the stream of knowledge may turn on itself? And with this reflection before us, we may well conclude by adding, what might well have been interlined into every paragraph, that everything that has been said, and every conclusion that has been tentatively put forward, in quite frankly speculative and uncertain. We have tried to discuss whether present-day science has anything to say on certain difficult questions, which are perhaps set for ever beyond the reach of human understanding. We cannot claim to have discerned more than a very faint glimmers of light at the best, perhaps it was wholly illusory, for certainly we had to strain our eyes very hard to see anything at all. So that our main contention can hardly be that the science of today has a pronouncement to make, perhaps it ought rather to be that science should leave off making pronouncements, the river of knowledge has too often turned back on itself”.

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