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The Qur’an and Modern Science-Dr.Zakir Nayak

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The Qur’an and Modern Science…
Compatible or Incompatible? (From the book, Part 5)
Please click the link below for previous parts.
-By Dr Zakir Naik

THE SUN WILL EXTINGUISH
The light of the sun is due to a chemical process on
its surface that has been taking place continuously
for the past five billion years. It will come to an end
at some point of time in the future, when the sun
will be totally extinguished, leading to extinction of
all life on earth. Regarding the impermanence of the
sun’s existence, the Qur’an says:

“And the Sun runs its course for a period determined for it; that is the decree of (Him) the exalted in Might, the All-Knowing.”

It will come to an end…………See More

  1. place, and will do so only up to a pre-determined
    period of time – meaning that it will end or
    extinguish.INTERSTELLAR MATTER
    Space outside organized astronomical systems was
    earlier assumed to be a vacuum. Astrophysicists
    later discovered the presence of bridges of matter
    in this interstellar space. These bridges of matter
    are called plasma, and consist of completely ionized
    gas containing equal number of free electrons and
    positive ions. Plasma is sometimes called the fourth
    state of matter (besides the three known states
    viz. solid, liquid and gas). The Qur’an refers to
    the presence of this interstellar material in the
    following verse:

    “He Who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between.”
    [Al-Qur’an 25:59]

    (A similar message is conveyed in the Qur’an in 13:2, 35:13,
    39:5 and 39:21.)

    It would be ridiculous for anyone to even suggest
    that the presence of interstellar galactic material
    was known 1400 years ago!

    THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE
    In 1925, American astronomer Edwin Hubble,
    provided observational evidence that all galaxies
    are moving away from one another, which implies
    that the universe is expanding. The expansion of the
    universe is now an established scientific fact. This is
    what the Qur’an says regarding the nature of the
    universe:

    “With power and skill did We construct the Firmament: For it is We Who create the vastness of Space.”
    [Al-Qur’an 51:47]

    The Arabic word musioon is correctly translated as
    ‘expanding it’, and it refers to the creation of the
    expanding vastness of the universe.
    One of the greatest astrophysicist Stephen
    Hawking, in his book, ‘A Brief History of Time’,
    says, “The discovery that the universe is expanding
    was one of the great intellectual revolutions of the
    20th century.” The Qur’an mentioned the expansion
    of the universe, before man even learnt to build a
    telescope!

    Some may say that the presence of astronomical
    facts in the Qur’an is not surprising since the Arabs
    were advanced in the field of astronomy. They are
    correct in acknowledging the advancement of the
    Arabs in the field of astronomy. However they fail
    to realize that the Qur’an was revealed centuries
    before the Arabs excelled in astronomy. Moreover
    many of the scientific facts mentioned above, such
    as the origin of the universe with a Big Bang, were
    not known to the Arabs even at the peak of their
    scientific advancement. The scientific facts
    mentioned in the Qur’an are therefore not due to the
    Arabs’ advancement in astronomy. Indeed, the
    reverse is true: they advanced in astronomy,
    because astronomy occupies a place in the Qur’an.

    Part 1 is located here:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=265417693606475&set=a.202341676580744.1073741828.201969329951312&type=1&relevant_count=1

    Part 2 is located here:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=266995166782061&set=a.202341676580744.1073741828.201969329951312&type=1&relevant_count=1

    Part 3 is located here:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=271020859712825&set=a.202341676580744.1073741828.201969329951312&type=1&relevant_count=1

    Part 4 is located here:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=271386403009604&set=a.202341676580744.1073741828.201969329951312&type=1&relevant_count=1

    Also read :
    The Best Times to make Duaa (Supplication)
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=265928133555431&set=a.202341676580744.1073741828.201969329951312&type=1&relevant_count=1

    (Biography of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) part 1 is located here, please give time to read.)
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=261340064014238&set=a.202341676580744.1073741828.201969329951312&type=1&relevant_count=1

    JAZAK ALLAH KHAIR.

    — with Abdullah Kayış and 49 others.

    Photo: The Qur'an and Modern Science...<br />
Compatible or Incompatible? (From the book, Part 5)<br />
Please click the link below for previous parts.<br />
-By Dr Zakir Naik</p>
<p>THE SUN WILL EXTINGUISH<br />
The light of the sun is due to a chemical process on<br />
its surface that has been taking place continuously<br />
for the past five billion years. It will come to an end<br />
at some point of time in the future, when the sun<br />
will be totally extinguished, leading to extinction of<br />
all life on earth. Regarding the impermanence of the<br />
sun’s existence, the Qur’an says:</p>
<p>“And the Sun runs its course for a period determined for it; that is the decree of (Him) the exalted in Might, the All-Knowing.”<br />
[Al-Qur’an 36:38]1</p>
<p>The Arabic word used here is mustaqarr, which<br />
means a place or time that is determined. Thus the<br />
Qur’an says that the sun runs towards a determined<br />
place, and will do so only up to a pre-determined<br />
period of time – meaning that it will end or<br />
extinguish.</p>
<p>INTERSTELLAR MATTER<br />
Space outside organized astronomical systems was<br />
earlier assumed to be a vacuum. Astrophysicists<br />
later discovered the presence of bridges of matter<br />
in this interstellar space. These bridges of matter<br />
are called plasma, and consist of completely ionized<br />
gas containing equal number of free electrons and<br />
positive ions. Plasma is sometimes called the fourth<br />
state of matter (besides the three known states<br />
viz. solid, liquid and gas). The Qur’an refers to<br />
the presence of this interstellar material in the<br />
following verse:</p>
<p>“He Who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between.”<br />
[Al-Qur’an 25:59]</p>
<p>(A similar message is conveyed in the Qur’an in 13:2, 35:13,<br />
39:5 and 39:21.)</p>
<p>It would be ridiculous for anyone to even suggest<br />
that the presence of interstellar galactic material<br />
was known 1400 years ago!</p>
<p>THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE<br />
In 1925, American astronomer Edwin Hubble,<br />
provided observational evidence that all galaxies<br />
are moving away from one another, which implies<br />
that the universe is expanding. The expansion of the<br />
universe is now an established scientific fact. This is<br />
what the Qur’an says regarding the nature of the<br />
universe:</p>
<p>“With power and skill did We construct the Firmament: For it is We Who create the vastness of Space.”<br />
[Al-Qur’an 51:47]</p>
<p>The Arabic word musioon is correctly translated as<br />
‘expanding it’, and it refers to the creation of the<br />
expanding vastness of the universe.<br />
One of the greatest astrophysicist Stephen<br />
Hawking, in his book, ‘A Brief History of Time’,<br />
says, “The discovery that the universe is expanding<br />
was one of the great intellectual revolutions of the<br />
20th century.” The Qur’an mentioned the expansion<br />
of the universe, before man even learnt to build a<br />
telescope!</p>
<p>Some may say that the presence of astronomical<br />
facts in the Qur’an is not surprising since the Arabs<br />
were advanced in the field of astronomy. They are<br />
correct in acknowledging the advancement of the<br />
Arabs in the field of astronomy. However they fail<br />
to realize that the Qur’an was revealed centuries<br />
before the Arabs excelled in astronomy. Moreover<br />
many of the scientific facts mentioned above, such<br />
as the origin of the universe with a Big Bang, were<br />
not known to the Arabs even at the peak of their<br />
scientific advancement. The scientific facts<br />
mentioned in the Qur’an are therefore not due to the<br />
Arabs’ advancement in astronomy. Indeed, the<br />
reverse is true: they advanced in astronomy,<br />
because astronomy occupies a place in the Qur’an.</p>
<p>Part 1 is located here:<br />
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=265417693606475&set=a.202341676580744.1073741828.201969329951312&type=1&relevant_count=1</p>
<p>Part 2 is located here:<br />
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=266995166782061&set=a.202341676580744.1073741828.201969329951312&type=1&relevant_count=1</p>
<p>Part 3 is located here:<br />
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=271020859712825&set=a.202341676580744.1073741828.201969329951312&type=1&relevant_count=1</p>
<p>Part 4 is located here:<br />
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=271386403009604&set=a.202341676580744.1073741828.201969329951312&type=1&relevant_count=1</p>
<p>Also read :<br />
The Best Times to make Duaa (Supplication)<br />
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=265928133555431&set=a.202341676580744.1073741828.201969329951312&type=1&relevant_count=1</p>
<p>(Biography of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) part 1 is located here, please give time to read.)<br />
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=261340064014238&set=a.202341676580744.1073741828.201969329951312&type=1&relevant_count=1</p>
<p>JAZAK ALLAH KHAIR.
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