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............................