The Sky & The EarthWritten by Mohammad Ali Abid
In Quran Allah says, “It is He who hath created for you all things that are on earth; Moreover, his design comprehended heavens, for he gave order and perfection to seven firmaments; and of Allah things he hath perfect knowledge [2:29] in other Quranic verse he says, “Moreover, He comprehended in His design sky, and it had been as smoke” [41-11]. The earth was already created and that there was a stage of sky stages which has been as a smoke. This word of Allah which science is confirming now. If anybody wants evidence, he can go to any of telescope and see by his own eyes. He will find smoke in sky. The remaining of smoke is still contributing in formation of stars and planets. If we ask a simple man or an educated man, is smoke results of fire or fire results from smoke? Naturally, he will reply by saying that smoke results from fire. Then can any body think that planets and stars were, once upon a time, smoke? Can any body think that fire was once smoke? Nobody will think about it. But it is confirmed by holy Quran “Moreover, he comprehended in his design sky, and it had been as smoke, he said to it and to earth ‘come together, willing or unwillingly’ they said: ‘We do come (together) in willing obedience” [41-11] When earth entered process of formation, scientists say that mountains came out from depth of earth by process of volcanoes. Different mountains came into existence by activities of volcanoes which throw out materials of mountains. Examine meaning of this Quranic verse which says, “and when Earth is flattered out, and casts forth what is within it and becomes clean empty” [84:3-4] Has earth castled forth what is within it before or after its formation? In other words, mountains which have been mentioned in Quranic sign “And mountains hath he firmly fixed” [79:32] are formed by process of casting forth. The Earth castled forth mountain and then water of seas, oceans and rivers have come out of earth itself. The air with its components and rich soil all were in side earth. The Earth easted forth all these materials to its surface. Quran says “What! Are more difficult to create or heaven (above)? (God) hath constructed it: on high hath he raised its canopy and he hath given it order and perfection. It is night doth He Endow with darkness and its splendor doth he bring out (with light). And earth, moreover, Hath he extended (to a wide expander) he draweth out therefrom its moisture and its pasture. And mountains hath he firmly fixed” [79:32]. The above verses show abundance of boons bestowed by Allah upon those who live on earth. But after this display of abundant boons, verses which follow them states “Therefore, when there comes great, over whelming (event).
Globular Nature of EarthWritten by Mohammad Ali Abid
The holy quran is word of Allah . it is our way of worship up to judgement day . this means that there is no contradiction between what it says and what new scientific discovers say . however , quran must be understood properly so that to confirm concerns of new scientific discoveries , because many scientific statements of today may be refuted tomorrow there fore they must be dealt with carefully when we try to see it significance in quran Allah says “ and land we have spread out [15:19] spread means stretched however this quanic verse combines language and its effectiveness after almost fact which human intellect it discovers after almost one thousand and five hundred years .when verse mentioned that earth is stretched it did not mean that whole shape of earth is stretched but it addressed man that wherever moves he will always find earth gets stretched before him . man who;; might get confounded by an adage of earth where he will find space . if shape of earth was square or rectangle or in any shape other than globular man would have get confronted by an adage where he sees end of surface of earth and begging of space man to come back to same point from where he moved as globular shape , man in this movement from starting point and coming back to same point will always find earth stretched before him therefore above mentioned quince verse miraculously indicates appearance as well as reality this makes quran as first book which pointed out that earth is round Not only this but another quince verse states also that earth rotates around itself around sun ( he created heavens sand earth in true (proportions) he makes night overlap day and day overlap night , he has subjected sun and moon ( to his law ) each one follows a confess for a time appointed is not he excalted in power – “he who forgives again and again” [39:5] this verse shows that day and night overlap