OF THE HEAVENS
AND THE EARTH
Ever since the dawn of history, the heaven has been a mystery to mankind. Only in the past three centuries, the basic foundations of the motion of the planets in our solar system have been developed. In recent years, new technology has made it possible to look deeper into the vast space, studying galaxies *, constellations **, nebulae *** and the distant stars. In spite of all the scientific and technical advances that exist today, the origin of the earth, our solar system and the rest of the universe remains a mystery. Without using the valuable information that ALLAH (SWT) Has Given in the Holy Qur’an, it will continue to be so. Several theories have been developed. As more observations are collected by the space telescope and the deep space probes, the theories are dramatically revised, corrected or even scraped in favor of new ones.
In this chapter it is shown that ALLAH (SWT) Has Created both the heavens and the earth in six days (six thousand lunar years) This is contrary to the wrong belief that the lowest heaven (the universe) is much older (13.5-15Billion light years) than the earth (4.4-5Billion light years). The error made is in dating the universe using the red shift technique after being expanded for billions of years. During the expansion (which started after the creation) the galaxies have moved much farther away thus resulting in the huge overestimation of the universe age.
In the Holy Qur’an, ALLAH (SWT) Describes how He Created the heavens and the
* Groups of stars.
** Formations of fixed stars.
*** Huge clouds of gas and dust.
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Cited Verse #(3-1)
In The Name of ALLAH, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together in one entity, then We forcibly Disintegrated them, and We Made from water every living thing, do not they then believe ?.
(part 17, Surat Al Anbiya’a "The Prophets")