The Galaxy Containing our Solar System

Allah says:

“Verily, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, and the ships which sail through the sea with that which is of use to mankind, and the water (rain) which Allah sends down from the sky and makes the earth alive therewith after its death, and the moving (living) creatures of all kinds that He has scattered therein, and in the veering of winds and clouds which are held between the sky and the earth, are indeed Ayat (proofs, evidences, signs) for people of understanding.” (2:164)

The Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad (Peace be upon  him) who was unlettered; he could neither read nor write. His people were generally unlettered as well. Therefore, how can a man bring forth a Scripture which stunned the most eloquent of people!

Allah says:
“Say, If mankind and the jinn were to be gathered in order to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like of it, even if they were to each other assistants.” (17:88)

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) and many of his companions were destitute, and he would recite to them verses from the Qur’an which have mention of scientific facts. Over 1400 years after the Qur’an was revealed, modern science discovered these very facts with advanced equipment!
Thomas Carlyle said:
“A false man found a religion? Why, a false man cannot build a brick house! If he does not know and follow truly the properties of mortar, burnt clay and what else he works in, it is no house that he makes, but a rubbish-heap. It will not stand for twelve centuries, to lodge a hundred and eighty million; it will fall straightway.”

Allah  says:
“Allah (alone) orignates the creation, then He will repeat it, then to Him you will be returned.” (30:11)
Allah clearly states in this verse that He is the One Who created and brought into existence all creatures in this universe from nothing. This is stated in the Qur’an, which is divine revelation from Allah. Allah describes the beginning of the universe saying:
“The Originator of the heavens and the earth: and when He decrees a matter, He only says to it, “Be,” and it is.” (2:117)
Allah informs us in this verse that the universe was created from nothing, all that took place before its creation is from the knowledge of the unseen world, which only Allah knows. Human intellect is incapable of realizing and grasping what the substance matter of the first creation was, for Allah did not inform us of this knowledge. Humans can only produce hypothesis and theories concerning ecological systems.
Allah says“I did not make them witnesses of the creation of the heavens and the earth, nor of the creation of their own selves; and I would not have taken the misguiders as assistants.” (18:51)

Allah  says:
“Have those who disblieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were one single entity, which We then parted asunder and made from water every living thing? Will they not, then, believe?” (21:30)
This verse makes unmistakable reference to the fact that Allah created the universe from a single entity, and He is All-Capable over all things. Allah then ordered this ‘single entity’ to split, which it did, and turned into a cloud of smoke. From this cloud of smoke Allah created the heavens and earth. This is mentioned in the words of Allah:
“Say, Do you indeed disbelieve in He who created the earth in two days and attribute to Him equals? “That is the Lord of the Worlds. And He placed on it [i.e., the earth] firmly set mountains over its surface, and He blessed it and determined therein its [creatures’] sustenance in four days without distinction – for [the information of] those who ask. Then He directed Himself to the heaven while it was smoke and to it and the earth, “Come [into being], willingly or by compulsion.” They said, “We have come willingly.” And He completed them as seven heavens within two days and inspired [i.e. made known] in each heaven its command. And We adorned the nearest heaven with lights [i.e. stars for beauty] and as protection: such is the ordaining of the Almighty, the All-Knowing” (41:9-12)

Modern astrophysicists assert that the entire universe originated from one entity, the result of what is known today as the ‘Big Bang’.13
Allah  says:
“Then He (rose over) the heavens while it was something like smoke, and said to it and to the earth: ‘Come both of you willingly or unwillingly.’ They said, ‘We come willingly.” (41:11)
This verse affirms that the sky, during its early stages was like smoke; this is also affirmed by modern science.
James H. Jeans said: “We have found that, as Newton first conjectured, a chaotic mass of gas of approximately uniform density and of very great extent would be dynamically unstable; nuclei would tend to form in it, around which the whole of matter would ultimately condense.”

Ref: Keys to understanding Islam by: Professor Kamal Hassan Ali, M. Ed., Ed.D. P. 58 and 59

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