Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Quran and The Expansion of the Universe??

In the Quran, which was revealed 14 centuries ago at a time when science of astronomy was still primitive, the expansion of the universe was described like this:

"And it is We (Allah) who have constructed the heaven with might, and verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it."

he word "heaven", as stated in this verse, is used in various places in the Quran with the meaning of the space and universe.In other wOrds, in the Quran it is revealed that the universe "expands".And this is the very conclusion that science has reached today. Until the drawn of the 20th century, the only view prevailing in the world of scienCe was that "the universe has a constant nature and it has existed since infinite time."

The research, observations, and caLculations carried out by means of modern technology, However, have revealed hat the universe in fact had a beginning, and that it constantly "expands".
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Russian PHYSICIST, Alexander Friedmann and the Belgian COSMOLOGIST ,Georges Lemaitre theoritically calculated that the universe is in constant motion and that it is expanding. This fact was proved also by observational data in 1929............................

Sunday, March 16, 2008


This blog was written back from a book 'Japan's lost decade Newsweek Science Finds God'.

Initial gaseous mass before creation of galaxies

Scienties agree that before the galaxies in the universe were formed, celestial matter was initially in the form of gasseous matter. In short, huge gaseous matter or clouds were present before the formation of the galaxies. To describe initial celestial matter, the word 'smoke' is more appropriate than gas. The following Quranic verse refers to this state of the universe by the word 'dukhaan' which means smoke.

Moreover, He comprehended in His design the sky, and it had been (as) smoke: He said to it and to the earth: come you together, willingly or unwillingly. (Quran, 41:11)

The Quran and the origin of the universe - The Big Bang

The creation of the universe is explained by astrophysicists as a widely accepted phenomenon, popularly known as 'the Big Bang'. It is supported by observational and experimental data gathered by astronomers and astrophysicists for decades. According to 'The Big Bang', the whole universe was initially one big mass (Primary Nebula). Then there was a 'Big Bang' (secondary seperation) which resulted in the formation of galaxies. These then divided to form stars, planets, the sun, the moon, etc. The origin of the universe was unique and the probability of it happening by 'chance' is nil. The Quran contains the following verse regarding the origin of the universe:

Have not the unbelievers ever considered that the skies and the earth were once one mass, then We split them asunder? And We have created every living thing from water. Will they still not believe? (Quran, 21:30)

The striking similarity between Quranic verse and 'The Big Bang' is enescapable! How could a book, which first appeared in the deserts of Arabia 1400 years ago, contain profound scientific truth?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

God and Science

Is there any religion or Holy Book that is from God to guide mankind? Or does God exist? Do we have any concrete proof for these questions....?

Al-Quran, the main source of the islamic faith, is a book believed by its followers, the Muslims, to be completely of Divine origin. Muslims also believe that it contains guidance for all humankind. Since the message of the Quran is believed to be for all times, it should be relevant for every age. But does the Quran pass this test? In this blog, it is intended to give an objective analysis of the Muslim belief regarding the Divine origin of the Quran, particularly in the light of established scientific discoveries.

Let us see this particular Divene Book, the Quran. Fake or Divine? We'll see..