The Big Bang Theory and Islam
The Holy Qur’an is the revealed word of God. Every word of the Holy Qur’an is the literal word of God without any intervention or corruption made by man. It was revealed 1400 years ago to give the final spiritual, physical and material teachings for the whole of mankind. Since God created the Heavens and the Earth, the law of nature and the law of God cannot contradict each other. Due to this reason, many of the latest scientific discoveries are already mentioned in the Holy Qur’an; thus proving that the Holy Qur’an is the authentic word of God and not the interpretation of Man.
One attack on religion by scientists is the ‘Big Bang Theory’! Ten or twenty billion years ago, something happened – ‘the Big Bang’, the event that began our universe. Why it happened is a great mystery. From a gas, a titanic cosmic explosion happened, the universe began expanding and has never ceased to do so. Now scientists boast that this is a fact, thus trying to prove that God didn’t create the universe. But what the scientists do not say, and in fact cannot say, is what created this explosion? After all, we are not talking about an explosion like an A-bomb. We are not talking about an explosion that could blow up this planet. We are not talking about an explosion that could even blown up the sun. We are talking about an explosion that caused all the stars and planets that were in one mass, to become spread out and to keep on spreading out to this day! What sort of explosion could cause that, the scientists cannot say. But the Holy Qur’an 1400 years ago, not only explained WHAT happened, but also gave the reason WHY! – ‘We (God) opened them out’.
Holy Qur’an, Chapter 21, Verse 31 states:
Again the Holy Qur’an, Chapter 46, Verse 4 relates:
It is remarkable to learn that the Holy Qur’an explained about the water cycle, 1400 years ago, whereas Bernard Palissy gave us the first clear formulation of the water cycle in 1580. Likewise the Holy Qur’an explains about how the moon reflects the light of the sun, and also about the reproduction in the plant kingdom, emphasising particularly that everything has two sexes, the male stamens and female ovules. How could the Holy Qur’an reveal such knowledge, especially when it is well known that the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessing of Allah be upon him, was not a known scholar and couldn’t even read or write. Such knowledge had to have come from Allah!