from the "Quran & Science" sunday lecture addressed by Dr.
Gasser Hathout at the Islamic
Center of Southern California, Los Angeles on July 17, 2005.
1920s, Cosmologists and astrophysicists came up with a brand new theory
on how the sun, planets and the universe were created. This theory is a
product of 20th century, which is a work of Albert Einstein through his
theory of general relativity.
The universe that we see it today and Allah knows better, if the
mathematical equations that we have calculated are correct, the
universe must have started in the Big Bang.
In 1960, Steve Hawking and Roger Penrose of U.K. said that everything
was smooched together in one super-densed ball of energy that exploded
and eventually produced stars, planets and earth.
In Genesis, God created Heaven, then the earth. i.e. everything in
Do not the
Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as
one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water
every living thing. Will they not then believe? (Quran 21:30)
In Arabic, "kanata
ratqan fafataqnahuma" means not the gentle tearing apart
but a violent, cleavage or ripping apart. Now, when we study big bang,
it makes perfect sense.
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MALE (voice-over): Stars and galaxies, planets and life, time
and space itself came from a single point. It seams an unlikely
proposition. How the universe in all its variety and complexity could
have come from one common primal source?
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This is consistent with the Quran.