Sunday, March 16, 2008

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?

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