By: Maged Taman
When you read the Quran you feel that the words are too powerful for a man to make it up. The thing astonishes me as well is the feeling that God talk to us in the Quran as he in heaven looking down at us. If you look with the naked eye or the telescope you appreciate the glory of God creation.
Examine these verses and think about it:
1- God created The heavens and the earth:
"Your Guardian-Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and is firmly established on the throne (of authority): He draweth the night as a veil o'er the day, each seeking the other in rapid succession: He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, (all) governed by laws under His command. Is it not His to create and to govern? Blessed be Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!" (Qur'an, 7:54).
15:16 And verily in the heaven We have set mansions of the stars, and We have beautified it for beholders.
16:3 He hath created the heavens and the earth with truth. High be He exalted above all that they associate (with Him).
2- The universe is expanding:
"And it is We Who have constructed the heaven (universe) with hands (might), and verily, it is We Who are steadily expanding it". (Qur'an, 51:47).
3- The cyclic movments of the heaven bodies:
"[I swear] by Heaven with its cyclical systems," (Qur'an, 86:11).
4- The stars have magnificent positions:
"And I swear by the stars' positions-and that is a mighty oath if you only knew." (Qur'an, 56:75-76).
5- The tremendous phenomenon of the black holes: which are the collapsed stars. They are black since the light can not escape from sich high concentration of matter in small space. This is can be seen barely with the telescope.
"When the stars are extinguished," (Qur'an, 77:8).
6- The lighting and thunder: So more close to us but more impressive.
"He it is Who shows you the lightning causing fear and hope and (Who) brings up the heavy cloud. And the thunder declares His glory with His praise, and the angels too for awe of Him; and He sends the thunderbolts and smites with them whom He pleases, yet they dispute concerning Allah, and He is mighty in prowess." (Qu'ran, 13:11-13).
7- The mountains move with the earth not a standstill: as the people at time of the prophet thought.
"You see the mountains you reckoned to be solid going past like clouds." (Qur'an, 27:88).
8- The day and night as they wrap over the earth globe.
"He has created the Heavens and the Earth for Truth. He wraps the night up in the day, and wraps the day up in the night." (Qur'an, 39:5)
9- The earth atmosphere that is protecting us: from harmful light rays and radiation.
"We made the sky a preserved and protected roof yet still they turn away from Our Signs. (Qur'an, 21:32).
10- The heavens above us held up with no pillars:
"It is Allah Who created the heavens with no support-you can see them-and cast firmly embedded mountains on the earth so that it would not move under you, and scattered about in it creatures of every kind. And We send down water from the sky and make every generous plant grow in it, in pairs." (Qur'an, 31:10)
11- The iron in earth is from meteors from heaven that fall on the earth:
"We have sent Our Messengers with proofs, and sent them with the Book and the Scales, so that people might establish the Scale (of justice). We have sent down iron in which there is great might and diverse benefit for people, so that Allah knows those who help Him and His Messengers in the Unseen. Indeed, Allah is the Strong, the Almighty." (Qur'an 57:25)
12- The stars help to Guide people:
6:97 And He it is Who hath set for you the stars that ye may guide your course by them amid the darkness of the land and the sea We have detailed Our revelations for a people who have knowledge.