Creation from Hot Smoke
The picture represents the Big Bang, which revealed once again that Allah created the universe from nothingness. The Big Bang is a theory that has been proven with scientific evidence. Although some scientists tried to advance arguments against the Big Bang, scientific evidence has caused the Big Bang theory to be completely accepted by the scientific community.
The creation of the universe as described in the Quran confirms this scientific discovery in the following verse:
He placed firmly embedded mountains on it, towering over it, and blessed it and measured out its nourishment in it, laid out for those who seek it-all in four days. Then He turned to heaven when it was smoke and said to it and to the earth, ‘Come willingly or unwillingly.’ They both said, ‘We come willingly.’ (Quran, 41:10-11)
The Arabic word for ‘smoke’ in the above verse is ‘dukhanun,’ which describes the hot, cosmic smoke in question. This word in the Quran, in pinpoint fashion, describes this smoke very accurately for it is a warm body of gas containing mobile particles connected to solid substances. Here, the Quran has employed the most appropriate word from the Arabic language for describing the appearance of this phase of the universe. Let us note that only in the 20th century have scientists discovered that the universe emerged from a hot gas in the form of smoke. (1)
The fact that such information about the creation of the universe is given in the Quran is nothing short of a miracle of the Quran.
1. Dr. Mazhar U. Kazi, 130 Evident Miracles in the Quran (New York, USA: Crescent Publishing House: 1998), 52.
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