Scientifically Proving That Quran Is Word Of God and Responses From Our Non – Muslim Brethren:
5. Creation of the Universe from Smoke in the Quran
This is the fifth Proof that I am providing in my quest of proving that Quran is from God.
Speaking of the origin and nature of this universe, everybody knows that it was nothing but a mass of smoke and gaseous at the beginning. Before the formation of planets, stars and galaxies the entire universe was a tremendous unit of energy made up of smoke.
This is what modern Cosmology says: –
The science of modern cosmology, observational and theoretical, clearly indicates that, at one point in time, the whole universe was nothing but a cloud of ‘smoke’ (i.e. an opaque highly dense and hot gaseous composition).
– The First Three Minutes, a Modern View of the Origin of the Universe, Weinberg, pp. 94-105.
Now when did modern Cosmology begin? Let’s see
Modern Cosmology /Astronomy “begins with the introduction of the Sun-centered Solar System by Copernicus, and concludes with Newton’s synthesis of the laws of motion in the heavens and the Earth, and Einstein’s revision of Newton’s ideas in the Relativity Theory.”
Researches of Copernicus (1543) are generally considered as the first step of modern astronomy.
“in the 16th century a new idea was proposed by the Polish astronomer Nicolai Copernicus (1473-1543). In a book called On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies (that was published as Copernicus lay on his deathbed), Copernicus proposed that the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of the Solar System. Such a model is called a heliocentric system. “
Modern Cosmology began in the 15th century or so, but the finding that the universe was made up of smoke and gaseous was much later.
Telescope itself was invented around 1600 by Galileo Galilei (1561-1642).
Some say a man named Hans Lipperhey invented the telescope. Even that was in the 16th century.
Whatever it is, it wasn’t until centuries later when sophisticated theories like the Big Bang Theory emerged that we discovered that the universe was made up of hot gaseous smoke.
So that was our progress in science. Now witness the science of Quran that was revealed almost a 1000 years before even modern astronomy began: –
1. “And He [it is who] applied His design to the skies, which were [yet but] smoke” Noble Quran 41:11 (Asad)
2. Then He turned towards the sky, which was but smoke” Noble Quran 41:11 (Malik”
3. “Then turned He to the heaven when it was smoke” Noble Quran 41:11 (Pickthall)
4. “Moreover He Comprehended in His design the sky and it had been (as) smoke” Noble Quran 41:11 (Yusuf Ali)
5. “Then He Istawâ (rose over) towards the heaven when it was smoke” Noble Quran 41:11 (Mohsin Kahn)
It is clear that these verses talk about a thing of the past. You don’t need to be an expert in English to find out this.
This is the complete verse: –
“Then turned He to the heaven when it was smoke, and said unto it and unto the earth:
Come both of you, willingly or loth. They said: We come, obedient.” Noble Quran 41.11 (Pikthall)
If this is not a scientific wonder then what is?
Dr. Alfred Kroner is one of the world’s renowned geologists. He is Professor of Geology and the Chairman of the Department of Geology at the Institute of Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.
Talking about the common origin of the earth and universe (The big bang theory in the Quran) He said: “Thinking where Muhammad came from . . . I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin of the universe, because scientists have only found out within the last few years, with very complicated and advanced technological methods, that this is the case.”.
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He Also he said: “Somebody who did not know something about nuclear physics fourteen hundred years ago could not, I think, be in a position to find out from his own mind, for instance, that the earth and the heavens had the same origin.” (View the RealPlayer video of this comment).
Every proof that I have covered so far is a scientific impossibility to have been known at the time when the Quran was revealed. And every proof that I shall give henceforth also will be the same.
“Nay here are
in the hearts of those
endowed with knowledge:
and none but
the unjust reject Our Signs.” Noble Quran 29:49