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God’s Big Bang

May 5, 2013

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   Today, I am going to give my take on the Islamic perspective of The Big Bang Theory, which is a huge reason for my conversion to Islam. (Science, in general, was the main reason for my decision.) I will cover the “big crunch” concept as well. First, I will go over the scientific, non-religious theory in a nutshell. Second, I will list some surrahs (verses) from the Qur’an that reference the theory, and give a brief explanation of how each one ties in. Lastly, I will post some visual aids of the entire process. (Visual always helps me!) So, here we go. 🙂

   Somewhere around 13.7-8 billion years ago, the universe was nothing but a black hole with a dense, little “dot” at the center called a singularity. A black hole is pretty much what it sounds like; giant, black (a.k.a. nothing can escape, not even light), and sucks everything in (think bath tub drain when you let the water out). In one second, literally, the little “dot” at the center randomly started expanding in different directions, reducing density at the same time. (The term “explosion” is actually a misrepresentation of “blew up”. The universe “blew up like a balloon”, not blew up like a bomb.) In essence, remember the bath tub drain? Reverse that. It is all spewing back out now. This abundance of rapid activity made things very hot. Over time, it slowly began to cool down. What happens when you take something that is extremely hot & it starts cooling? Smoke. After about 380,000 years, the smoke finally started to clear, and the density was reduced, enough to let light shine through. The universe is still expanding in the same fashion to this day, and some scientists believe that the gravitational pull may, in the future, cause this expansion process to reverse, or re-collapse, into itself, known as The Big Crunch.

1. “Then He directed Himself to the heaven while it was smoke…” 41:11

Remember where the smoke came from? “He” is God, by the way.

2. “And the heaven We built with craftsmanship. And we are still expanding.” 51:47

The universe is expanding. We didn’t know this until Ed Hubble rolled his spiffy telescope out in the 1920’s. The Qur’an was revealed in 610 A.D.

3. “…the heavens and earth were meshed together then we ripped them apart?…” 21:30

Heavens = universe. Meshed together = singularity (inside the black hole). Ripped them apart = sudden, rapid expansion in opposite directions.

4. “On the day when we will fold the heaven, like the folder compacts the books, and as We originated the first creation We shall return it…” 21:104

The Big Crunch = reversal.

   From this research, I feel it is quite clear the Qur’an was divinely revealed given that the prophet Muhammad was illiterate, and accurately told of science discovered (proven) centuries later. Other miracles I will discuss in later blogs include the Qur’anic revelations that all living things are mostly made up of water, the seven layers that compose our atmosphere (7 heavens), 11 planets (yeah, 11, pluto + sun + moon) vs. 7 (planets outside the earth), and many more. Don’t trust any random thing you read on the internet. A great number of people have no idea what they are talking about. Stay tuned! 🙂

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