A blogger on a CNN Article asked that I share an example of how the Quran is continually showing us miracles. I chose this topic that is not widely talked about to share with him/her. I hope this is informative and interesting to you.
Due to your legitimate curiosity, I will share with you something that is not talked about as much nowadays but is worth contemplating upon. Have you heard of Spacetime? Have you heard of Hyperspace (Multiple Universes)? Have you heard of wormholes?
From scientific research (Thanks ALLAH for the advancement we have in humanity nowadays), it is said that Spacetime is CURVED (yes right, spacetime is CURVED). This fact only became known recently after the explorations that humanity learned about in the 20th century.
Also, Hyperspace? It is now scientifically proven that hyperspace is a reality! There are actually mathematical equations that show that universes of up to 11 dimensions do EXIST! We, humans, live in a 4 dimensional universe, 3 in space and time. Wormholes being the openings that could be a shortcut to go from one universe to another!
Now, how is this relevant to the Quran and its continuous miracles? Let me take you with you in a journey called the Quran Journey (all because of your legitimate curiosity)..
Every time the Quran talks about space and travel in space, It uses the word (Arooj). The choice of this word is not random. A single word is a miracle. The word in Arabic is used among Badwins to signify a curved pathway (for someone to go from point A to point B passing through point C, it is said that he is gone through Arooj). For the longest time, Muslims would literally translate the meaning of the Quran when seeing this word as traveled or ascended. It is not until the discoveries in the 20th century that the choice of this word became APPARENT.
He knows what penetrates into the earth and what emerges from it and what descends from the heaven and what <b>ascends</b> therein. And He is the Merciful, the Forgiving. (34:2)
The word used in the above verse is يَعْرُجُ
It is He who created the heavens and earth in six days and then established Himself above the Throne. He knows what penetrates into the earth and what emerges from it and what descends from the heaven and what <b>ascends</b> therein; and He is with you wherever you are. And Allah, of what you do, is Seeing. (57:4)
The word used in the above verse is also يَعْرُجُ
Moving to the second point in regards to hyperspace and wormholes, I would like to share with you one verse in the Quran that tackles but the above concept of curved spacetime and also wormholes. What science discovered is that it would take us huge amount of energies to make a dent into another universe (if we collect all the resources of this world to get through this wormhole today, we wouldn’t be able to). Does that mean that humanity wouldn’t be able to get through? Not at all. Perhaps one day we will be able to get through this (ALLAH Knows best). A scientist once said talking about other universes that if we were to make it to another universe, we will go MAD because that is a dimension beyond our realizations and dimensions. Little did he know that the Quran spoke about this 1400 years ago. Read with me the following!
And [even] if We opened to them a gate from the heaven and they continued therein to <b>ascend</b>, (14) They would say, “Our eyes have only been dazzled. Rather, we are a people affected by magic.” (15:15)
The word used in the above verse is also يَعْرُجُونَ (plural of يَعْرُجُ). Indeed, we would say our eyes are dazzled because we will be in a dimension above our dimension and creation above our realization.. This is the Quran my dear friend. I talked about this to give an idea of what this means through our limited realization. Here is an excerpt from an earlier post.
If you have read my earlier posts, you would understand that our realization of God is limited to our 4 dimensional universe. That is, we only comprehend God with our brains that are limited to this universe. Science tells us that there are universes as many as up to 11 dimensions (mathematically at least). We live in a 4th dimensional universe. Can you imagine what it would be like to be in a 5th dimensional universe? Mad, isn’t it? What is that 5th dimension? We fail to even know that let alone knowing the 11th dimension. Now, since we fail miserably to understand and comprehend these realities, our understanding of the Creator is yet very limited. We don’t encompass ALLAH (God) for he is the Greater of all. However, His Being is veiled from us through his attributes (all-Hearing, All-knowing, etc) but those attributes in themselves are only intellectual realizations for many of us (they get to actual understanding for some) and they are also veiled from us through the actions of God. The actions that we see in our universe..
You might ask, how does the Quran for example link you to God? The answer is, God uses a 4 dimensional language to speak to 4 dimensional creatures. The revelation came to fit and suit our actual level of comprehension and understanding. Hope this helps! The above explanation could be used to also add Angles as being creatures of higher dimension, a dimension that is not visible to us 🙂
We can observe height, depth and so on (3 dimensions and 1 in time). You can have an idea what a 3 dimensional (2 in space and 1 in time perhaps) creature would be compared to you. A creature that doesn’t experience depth or height. Are you similar to that creature (even though you are not the one who created that creature? Of course not! What do you think of the CREATOR of both creatures (the 4 dimensional and the 3 dimensional now)? Is he in any way the same as those creatures? Of COURSE NOT! If this 3 dimensional creature is brought to our UNIVERSE, what would he SEE? A cross sectional view of everything around. It is safe to say that he WOULD go MAD because he can’t comprehend anything around.. This is one of the miracles of the Quran to tell us about those realities that we became familiar with just 100 years ago (Quran was revealed 1400 years ago).
Above content is REALLY special and not talked about but since you were curious, I didn’t want to share examples that are already available in the internet but opted to share a special example with YOU. Good Luck!