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INTRODUCTION Fourteen centuries ago, God sent downrepparttar Qur'an to mankind as a book of guidance. He called upon people to be guided torepparttar 127704 truth by adhering to this book. Fromrepparttar 127705 day of its revelation torepparttar 127706 day of judgement, this last divine book will remainrepparttar 127707 sole guide for humanity. The matchless style ofrepparttar 127708 Qur'an andrepparttar 127709 superior wisdom in it are definite evidence that it isrepparttar 127710 word of God. In addition,repparttar 127711 Qur'an has many miraculous attributes proving that it is a revelation from God. One of these attributes isrepparttar 127712 fact that a number of scientific truths that we have only been able to uncover byrepparttar 127713 technology ofrepparttar 127714 20th century were stated inrepparttar 127715 Qur'an 1,400 years ago. Of courserepparttar 127716 Qur'an is not a book of science. However, many scientific facts that are expressed in an extremely concise and profound manner in its verses have only been discovered withrepparttar 127717 technology ofrepparttar 127718 20th century. These facts could not have been known atrepparttar 127719 time ofrepparttar 127720 Qur'an's revelation, and this is still more proof thatrepparttar 127721 Qur'an isrepparttar 127722 word of God. In order to understandrepparttar 127723 scientific miracle ofrepparttar 127724 Qur'an, we must first take a look atrepparttar 127725 level of science atrepparttar 127726 time when this holy book was revealed. Inrepparttar 127727 7th century, whenrepparttar 127728 Qur'an was revealed, Arab society had many superstitious and groundless beliefs where scientific issues were concerned. Lackingrepparttar 127729 technology to examinerepparttar 127730 universe and nature, these early Arabs believed in legends inherited from past generations. They supposed, for example, that mountains supportedrepparttar 127731 sky above. They believed thatrepparttar 127732 earth was flat and that there were high mountains at its both ends. It was thought that these mountains were pillars that keptrepparttar 127733 vault of heaven high above. However all these superstitious beliefs of Arab society were eliminated withrepparttar 127734 Qur'an. In Sura Sad, verse 2, it was said: "God is He who raised uprepparttar 127735 heavens without any support..." (The Qur'an, 13:2). This verse invalidatedrepparttar 127736 belief thatrepparttar 127737 sky remains above because ofrepparttar 127738 mountains. In many other subjects, important facts were revealed at a time when no one could have known them. The Qur'an, which was revealed at a time when people knew very little about astronomy, physics, or biology, contains key facts on a variety of subjects such asrepparttar 127739 creation ofrepparttar 127740 universe,repparttar 127741 creation ofrepparttar 127742 human being,repparttar 127743 structure ofrepparttar 127744 atmosphere, andrepparttar 127745 delicate balances that make life on earth possible. Now, let us look at some of these scientific miracles revealed inrepparttar 127746 Qur'an together. THE COMING OF THE UNIVERSE INTO EXISTENCE The origin ofrepparttar 127747 universe is described inrepparttar 127748 Qur'an inrepparttar 127749 following verse: He isrepparttar 127750 Originator ofrepparttar 127751 heavens andrepparttar 127752 earth. (The Qur'an, 6:101) This information given inrepparttar 127753 Qur'an is in full agreement withrepparttar 127754 findings of contemporary science. The conclusion that astrophysics has reached today is thatrepparttar 127755 entire universe, together withrepparttar 127756 dimensions of matter and time, came into existence as a result of a great explosion that occurred in no time. This event, known as "The Big Bang" proved thatrepparttar 127757 universe was created from nothingness asrepparttar 127758 result ofrepparttar 127759 explosion of a single point. Modern scientific circles are in agreement thatrepparttar 127760 Big Bang isrepparttar 127761 only rational and provable explanation ofrepparttar 127762 beginning ofrepparttar 127763 universe and of howrepparttar 127764 universe came into being. Beforerepparttar 127765 Big Bang, there was no such thing as matter. From a condition of non-existence in which neither matter, nor energy, nor even time existed, and which can only be described metaphysically, matter, energy, and time were all created. This fact, only recently discovered by modern physics, was announced to us inrepparttar 127766 Qur'an 1,400 years ago.

THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE Inrepparttar 127767 Qur'an, which was revealed 14 centuries ago at a time whenrepparttar 127768 science of astronomy was still primitive,repparttar 127769 expansion ofrepparttar 127770 universe was described like this: And it is We who have constructedrepparttar 127771 heaven with might, and verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it. (The Qur'an, 51:47) The word "heaven", as stated in this verse, is used in various places inrepparttar 127772 Qur'an withrepparttar 127773 meaning of space and universe. Here again,repparttar 127774 word is used with this meaning. In other words, inrepparttar 127775 Qur'an it is revealed thatrepparttar 127776 universe "expands". And this isrepparttar 127777 very conclusion that science has reached today. Untilrepparttar 127778 dawn ofrepparttar 127779 20th century,repparttar 127780 only view prevailing inrepparttar 127781 world of science was that "the universe has a constant nature and it has existed since infinite time". The research, observations, and calculations carried out by means of modern technology, however, have revealed thatrepparttar 127782 universe in fact had a beginning, and that it constantly "expands". Atrepparttar 127783 beginning ofrepparttar 127784 20th century,repparttar 127785 Russian physicist Alexander Friedmann andrepparttar 127786 Belgian cosmologist Georges Lemaitre theoretically calculated thatrepparttar 127787 universe is in constant motion and that it is expanding. This fact was proved also by observational data in 1929. While observingrepparttar 127788 sky with a telescope, Edwin Hubble,repparttar 127789 American astronomer, discovered thatrepparttar 127790 stars and galaxies were constantly moving away from each other. A universe where everything constantly moves away from everything else implied a constantly expanding universe. The observations carried out inrepparttar 127791 following years verified thatrepparttar 127792 universe is constantly expanding. This fact was explained inrepparttar 127793 Qur'an when that was still unknown to anyone. This is becauserepparttar 127794 Qur'an isrepparttar 127795 word of God,repparttar 127796 Creator, andrepparttar 127797 Ruler ofrepparttar 127798 entire universe.

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