Quran and the Big Bang Theory

A comment I made in the forum for a CNN article regarding new discoveries surrounding the Big Bang theory and that it could offer that a God exists!

Are you surprised!

This is indeed a great story and a breakthrough and it is a moment of rejoicing but not for the believers but rather for the Atheists and Agnostics for getting closer to the answer of whether God exists and whether there is a Supreme Being! As for the believers (whether from Judeo-Christian backgrounds or Muslims), the rejoicing happened the moment they learned about God and embraced the message. You see my dear friends, we are created from two parts: a physical body and a soul. Each of those parts requires certain necessities to survive. While the first (physical body) has tangible requirements like food and drink, the later (soul) requires a different type of necessities – namely our connection to our creator (God). The soul that is not connected to the creator is “dead” indeed and to be fair souls of some believers are “ill” and for some they are “healthy” (depending on the level of connection to God).

Now, back to the subject of the recent discovery and that the universe had a beginning. While the old testament and the bible (as in the new testament) refer to the creation of the heavens and earth (as well as the Quran for Muslims), I find it humbling that the Quran went even further to attest to the WAY this creation took place (in other words the Big bang theory is a testament to this verse).

Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined ent-ity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe? (21:30)

The above verse not only has the revelation of how the creation started but also has another scientific evidence (all in one verse) that water is at the essence of every living thing! The Arabic word used in the Quran for the separation of the heaven and the earth is loosely translated to “ruptured”.

This is just an example but I would like to urge you to read this with an open heart and mind. This aforementioned verse is very humbling and if read without some of the preconceived notions we have about Islam and Muslims (which are mostly untrue), you will find how logical and convincing this verse alone to the existence of God who revealed this holy book. For such information to exist in a book that was revealed 1400 years ago is mind boggling and perplexing  at a time where technology didn’t exist to examine the universe and its creation. With this in mind it can only be adequate to conclude that those words are not the words of man but rather the words of the creator. Below I am pasting the following verses to the above which continue in listing some of the creation of God and asking those who disbelief why they disbelief?

And We placed within the earth firmly set mountains, lest it should shift with them, and We made therein [mountain] passes [as] roads that they might be guided. (31) And We made the sky a protected ceiling, but they, from its signs, are turning away. (32)And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are swimming. (33) And We did not grant to any man before you eternity [on earth]; so if you die – would they be eternal? (34) Every soul will taste death. And We test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned. (21:35)

The above verses include more signs for us to ponder about. Starting with the purpose of mountains in the earth (another scientific miracle in the Quran). The roots of which were only discovered recently with recent technologies. Also, the ORBITING of the sun and the moon and the creation of the day and night. Please take the time to read this and read it again. Anyone who is logical and rational would not take these verses lightly!

My dear friends (atheists, agnostics, Christians Jews and some Muslims). I want to share with you another verse from the Quran in which ALLAH talks about the efforts of people in this earth who think they are doing good while indeed their efforts are wasted (in the sight of the creator).

“Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Shall We tell you the greatest losers in respect of (their) deeds?(103) “Those whose efforts have been wasted in this life while they thought that they were acquiring good by their deeds! (104) “They are those who deny the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of their Lord and the Meeting with Him (in the Hereafter). So their works are in vain, and on the Day of Resurrection, We shall not give them any weight. (18:105)” 

May God guide us all to the right path and enable us to be among those whose labor and efforts are not squandered thinking that we are doing well. It behooves all of us after hearing the above to leave the mockery, arrogance and vanity aside and ponder about the aforementioned and heed the admonition.

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