بسم ﷲ الر حمن الر حیم
Discerning الرحمن “… the Bi-Merciful …” (Continued)
The Incontrovertible Scientific Proof For the Qur’an as the Almighty Creator’s Word
The Mystery of the Creation
The mystery of the Creation and what happened between God and the angels is the Key to understanding all about the Creation of Man on Earth, Man’s promotion to humanity and his taking over the responsibility of his world in hand, by his own will and free choice of action. Also, all the miseries he has caused for himself in it, ever since. No doubt, the above information has been in our possession ever since 14 centuries ago, through the Qur’an. Nevertheless, we needed our time for science to bring the key for the discernment of the Verses concerned. Thanks to Almighty Lord, we now have the answers to all unanswered questions about the event of the start of the Creation.
To have a full understanding of the Word of God, first we must go over the discoveries of contemporary science, of the Start of the Creation. Here is a summary of information brought to us by modern Physics, concerning the origin of the Creation of our Universe. This will enable the readers to compare the Word of God, Sent to us 1400 years ago, conform to the actual discoveries of science.
The Big Bang theory
Approximately 13.8 billion years ago there was a gigantic explosion, marking the emergence of the universe. Whatever we are able to detect today, including, importantly, the continuous expansion of galaxies, has been traced back to within 10-43 seconds (one second divided by 10 followed by 43 zeros) of this initial explosion, the Big Bang. At that time the universe was the size of a tiny pellet measuring 10-33 centimeters, billions of time smaller than an atom. Yet it already contained all its potential including galaxies, planets and living creatures. In such a state, the temperature of this newly born universe was unimaginably hot, 1032 (10 followed by 32 zeros) degrees Celsius, marking the heat wall, the extreme limit of energy.
Matter, immediately following the Big Bang, consisted of a kind of soup of elementary, basically identical and isolated particles. Only later did they differentiate into the distinct particles that interact to generate the four basic forces: gravitation, electromagnetism, weak nuclear and strong nuclear. At this point they are not distinguished yet and are compounded in the One Power of Universe. All this was happening in a world that was smaller than the tip of a needle. At this most extraordinary moment, the pace of events was stunning. The first second after the Big Bang was more eventful than all that has occurred during the billions of years since.
The tremendous amplitude of the earliest events caused an inversion of time. The flash of a camera would be equal to billions of years in the newborn universe. A few billionths of a second was time enough for the universe to achieve tremendous expansion, in a time that scientists have called the inflationary period. In 10-36 to 10-32 of a second, the Universe inflated at a factor of 1026. From a size much smaller than an atom, it grew to the size of a large orange, about 10 centimeters wide.
Whatever we observe about the physics of our world was basically created in the first billionths of a second. The four Essential forces became separate and distinguished. Between the next 10-11 and 10-5 seconds, another essential event occurred. Quarks formed neutrons and protons. Most of the antiparticles vanished, making room for the familiar particles of our world. In one ten thousandth of a second, the elementary particles formed. Approximately 200 seconds from the start, the elementary particles united to form isotopes (forms of elements with the same and/closely related chemical properties and the same atomic number but differing atomic weights) of hydrogen and helium. Every basic physical aspect of our universe appeared in approximately the first three minutes.
After that, the pace slowed, and it took millions of years for notable changes to occur. For the first 10 million years, the universe was bathed in radiation and gas storms. The first stars coalesced from the gas after 200 million years. These huge stars functioned as giant furnaces making heavy elements from the mixture of hydrogen and helium atoms, necessary for the weaving together or mingling of matter. At the end of their short lives, not more than a few hundred years, these stars exploded, spreading elements that formed smaller stars, called 2nd (3rd and 4th) generation stars, their planets and the elements they contain.
10-12 billion years ago, due to these big explosions and heavy elements that emanated from these stars, a cloud containing iron and heavy elements necessary for the construction of our planet Earth and the rest of solar system, floated in space. From the heavens down to Earth, the iron atom, one of the strongest elements of the world, necessary for the construction of our planet Earth and the solar system billions of years later, descended. Please recall these words in bold that are particularly necessary for comparison with verses of the Qur’an, concerning the descent of iron.
Scientists still have no idea about the cause of the start of the world, and their knowledge does not go further back than 10-43 seconds after the start of universe, coming across a barrier which is called, the Planck wall. The Planck wall is the wall of Gravity, named after the well-known German physicist Max Planck, who was the first to have noted: “science has no possibility to explain the way the atoms behave in the situation that the “G” is in its extreme force.” At the beginning, in that microscopic world, the “G” had not a big part to play, as the stars and planets were not formed yet for “G” to perform its force on them. Nevertheless, the force was there, and was meddling with the elementary particles that normally are connected to electromagnetic force and nuclear forces. the Planck wall and time (10-43 seconds) are the border of Knowledge as the “G” force has formed an impenetrable wall that has closed every door to research for the scientists to know what went on before this time.
Due to the theory of quantum mechanics, the physical world or whatever is visible is but a sum of moving to and fro on a giant ocean of energy. The elementary particles and the world have no other source than the ocean of energy. Also due to the same theory, in this world there is no empty space, that is totally empty of matter and energy, in each vacancy, exists sedimentary energy that, through the moving action, has the possibility of being converted into matter, and so new particles can germinate out of Nothing. Up until now, whatever else is said about the Big Bang, it is a pattern accepted by all astrophysicists. But is there solid proof that the events happened exactly as described? Has there been a Big Explosion at all?
Among the facts that support the Bigtheory are:
- The oldest galaxy yet observed, GN-z11 is 13.4 billion light years away, so its light has taken that long to reach us.
- Galaxies move away from each other at steadily increasing speed, which indicates a single point of origin about 13.8 billion years ago.
- Detailed observations of the “cosmic radiation background,” discovered in 1965 confirm.
(The information above is quoted from the book God and the science by Grishka and Igor Bogdanoff, doctors in astrophysics and theoretical physics.)
Such was the limit of scientists’ knowledge (before they formed the M theory recently) and the conclusion of their theories concerning the beginning of the world, without being 100% sure about it. But what scientists do not recognize or admit yet is that science is from God. And so, today through Knowledge of the Qur’an, we can distinguish that their theories are based on the truth, as they corroborate with the Word. This in no way being extraordinary as it is God’s Will and Mercy that science brings, 14 centuries later, confirmation for His Word, so that people might believe. Especially concerning their latest discovery, the String theory, that clarifies, at last, the meaning of one of the most perplexing and puzzling allegorical similarities in the verse (7:40, below) that, not being understood, was the subject of mockery from unbelievers.
Here is another example. We have known all along about the existence of other universes (the abode of the angels) beyond the Planck wall. Scientists and physicists have denied the possibility of its existence up until now (due to the intensity of Gravity on the Planck wall). Today, through the latest discovery, the String theory, they have come to the conclusion that such a possibility exists, and there might be other Universe(s) beyond ours. Followings are some verses concerning the actual scientists, indicating:
– The limit of their findings
– Their arrogance to believe and connect their knowledge with God
– That no matter how many Miraculous Signs, God Shows them in Opening the gate of heavens for them, and Allowing them to continue ascending (their knowledge), they are still unappreciative, thinking it is due to their own intelligence
– That people who believe, are but bewitched and simple minded (15:14)
According to the Qur’an, above all the heavens and our Universe exists the Dominion of All’h and the angels in different universes, and that which becomes the eternal abode of the Believers in the hereafter life. Between them, there is a border fixed for non-believers, those who reject the Signs/Verses of All’h.
15:14 “Even if We Opened out to them a gate from Heaven and they were to continue ascending therein (they would not have any recognition for God)”
15:15 “They would only say, ‘Our eyes have been intoxicated, nay, our people have been bewitched.’”
15:16 “It is We who have Set out the Zodiacal Signs in the Heaven and Ornamented it for the beholders;”
15:17 “And We have Guarded it against every evil accursed.”
The latest discovery of science, and an incontrovertible proof for the authenticity of the Qur’an: the verses below, concerning scientists who after all will pass the border (of our Universe), and discover other universes beyond ours.
7:40 “In fact for those who reject Our Signs and treat them with arrogance, there will be no opening of the gates of Heaven, nor will they enter the Garden until, the camel passes through the eye of a needle, and such is Our Reward for the culpable.”
7:41 “For them there is Hell as a bed, and folds and folds of covering above them, such is Our Requital for the (definite) transgressors.”
Note how extraordinarily well described are the time and the object of the new scientific discovery. In (7:40), the time Given for scientists to find out the secrets of heavens, the existence of Universe(s) beyond the Planck wall is “Until the camel passes through the needle’s eye.” The word “until” shows, such a time is to come or else it would be “there will be no opening for them.” God never Mentions unnecessary words. Up to now they could not find out about them. But, in the 21st century (the camel passed through the needle’s eye visually through electronics) they opened the gates.
This symbolic phrase, seeming particularly naïve to so many, in fact indicates there will come a time for the happening of improbabilities. (Praise be the Almighty God.) Which is today’s latest discovery of science, the String theory/M-theory/the infinite probabilities. Which is the exact definition of the improbability of a camel passing through a needle’s eye. Nothing is mentioned in the Qur’an without reason.
Entering the gate
Nevertheless, if a gate of Heaven has been opened for them, and they continue to ascend therein until discovering other universes, not all the gates will open. And unless they believe and pass through the gate of the Qur’an, they will never enter the Garden, to know what is on the other side of these gates. This in fact is a last chance and a Great Mercy from the Lord for such people.
(7:41) And if, with all these obvious Signs, and ascending over our Universe, they still deny the Verses, then their arrogance will bar their knowledge from passing through the gate of Reality. They will stay in Hell, that is the lowest of the low places of existence. The Hell is of course, the Earth (or whatever is going to become of the Earth at the end of the world), and the phrase “… being covered by folds and folds …” is only a scientific sign of the Earth, its exact situation in our Universe, and as described in the Qur’an, the “Lowest of the lows”/(asfal-al-saféleen, in Arabic) (95:5).
Moreover, the most important aspect of the String/M. Theory (that was the dream of Einstein) is the Relativity between the smallest (quantum mechanics), and the biggest in our Universe, and this proves the principle of Oneness in the Qur’an. One Creator, Overwhelming His Creation and all Creatures.
Only Believers, who enter through the gate of the Book and the Verses of All’h, their knowledge passes through all the gates beyond the Wall, to know all about the unknown or the universes of Eternal life. At this point, I would like to reassure the honorable readers, that through the FurQan, thanks to Almighty Lord, they will enter the gate, through the Verses of the Lord Creator, only. And apart from some scientific narration for better distinguishing the comparison with the Word of God, no narration/hadith other than the Qur’an, will they encounter.
7:185 “Don’t they look into the government of the heavens and the Earth and what All’h has Created out of particles? And whereas their term of life may well be near? Which narration after this will they then believe?”
By God’s Will, let us open these gates one after the other, comparing the Verses with scientific findings of our time. The first and the most important verse that mentions:
– The cause of the Creation
– Of the solar system
– Of the planet Earth
– The whole existence and welfare of human beings
Today, through scientific discoveries, its Miracle is undeniable. Who could be aware of such information 1400 years ago, but the Creator Himself?
(57:25) The Iron
“We Sent our Messengers with clear Signs and Sent down with them the Book and the Balance that people may uphold the justice. And We Sent down the Iron, in which there is intense hardness as well as benefits for mankind, and for All’h to Acknowledge who helps Him and His Messengers in secret, for ﷲ All’h Is Powerful, Almighty.”
Please pay attention to the numbers of surah and verse (Remembering the key code of the Qur’an “19”). Number of surah 57 = 19 x 3. The ores of Iron occur in 3 different oxides: III (3) (x19=57/ the number of the surah The Iron), II (2) and II,III (5) (:25 the number of the surah Al-FurQan). Moreover, the atomic mass of isotope 57 of Iron (57Fe) as found on Earth is 57 Da. It is no more than 50 years or so since science discovered about the element of Iron being descended from Heaven, causing Life of Man and all living things on Earth. This in itself is irrefutable Proof.
Moreover, in this verse, in the past, the mention of “Sending down the iron,” and its connection with the Book, the Balance, and defending God and His Messengers by faith and belief, has been interpreted as making armor for war against unbelievers. As, at the time of Prophet Muhammad, defending God and His Messenger had been through various wars, all of which being forced on Muhammad by the pagans. But that period of time of the first Opening of the Qur’an is over. And for the following reasons:
- The Qur’an is planned for two different eras and generations (35:31, 32).
- The Qur’an, being the last divine Book, Prophet Muhammad was the last of the prophets (33:40)
And the Order for war with weaponry, can only be given by a Prophet, who gets direct Orders and Revelation from God. In our time when we no longer have the presence of the Prophet among us, there cannot be an order for war with weapons. A very important point to discern in the verse (57:25) above is the difference between the titles “Prophet” and “Messenger” that I repeat here. A “Prophet” is a Messenger who brings a New Book. A “Messenger” (without the title of “Prophet”) is one who teaches the Verses of the Book amongst the people of the preceding Prophet.
Undoubtedly, the verse (57:25) is for the second Opening of the Qur’an, a verse for the people of the 21st century, at a time that science discovers the iron being descended from Heaven. As mentioned before, the Opening of the Book of God Is always at the level of the insight and knowledge of people concerned. Today, knowledge and perception have grown at a very much higher rate than at the time of Prophet Muhammad. The level of our insight, through electronic eyes, has penetrated our inner world, has split the atom, giving us knowledge about human cells. Today the Word of the Almighty God concerns our inner world, human cells, atoms and quarks.
The Commandment for jihad is only on the level of the human cell and the inner world of humans, their inner belief, thoughts and minds. The Command for effort is to clean and tidy up, putting in order our inner world as to our belief, wiping out all sorts of idolatry, cleaning our consciousness and mind, following the Instructions of our only Lord. This is the only way to survive the chaos of our world today. (As science also, has discovered today the relativity of the outside and inside world.) Today we can perceive the great Miracle of this verse, that the mention of “Sending down the Iron” is information relating to the essence of the construction of our solar system, the start of life, and Man on Earth, and the sum of interior faith and belief of each of us.
Here is the meaning and the interpretation of this verse by today’s knowledge and science:
“The iron that has been descended from Heaven is the heavy element of the essence and the pillar of the construction of Man’s inner and outer world, in order to make known whoever in his lifetime follows the Book (Qur’an), then the Balance, Al–FurQan surah 25, for discerning the Verses equivalent to the knowledge of the time), and who merits the unseen life of the hereafter that is based on supporting God and His Messengers through belief and inside conviction of faith.”
“… We Sent our Messengers with clear Signs and Sent with them the “Book” and the “Balance.”
One of the important points in this phrase to consider and keep in mind is about Messengers with the Book. As mentioned above, a Messenger who brings a new Book is called “Prophet” (3:81).
3:81 “And when All’h Took the ‘Covenant of the prophets’ (from Man) that is, whenever a Book and a Wisdom came to you, and then comes to you a Messenger certifying (the Book) that is with you, you would believe in him and render him help, (God Said), ‘Do you agree and accept this as My Binding on you?’ they said, ‘We agree,’ He Said, ‘Then bear witness and I Am with you among the witnesses.’”
Verse 3:81, the Covenant of the Prophets is about a Messenger that comes to people certifying the Book which they already have in hand, brought by the last Prophet. In verse 3:81, as 57:25, the Book concerns particularly the Qur’an. Because the Qur’an is the only divine Book, that is certified by a Messenger (Dr. Rashad Khalifa, who brought the mathematical coding Miracle of the Qur’an in 1974). Moreover, Time and science as Messengers, besides the mathematical Proof, have brought clear Signs that the secret of the essence of existence lies in this verse (57:25), thus certifying the divinity of the Book. The Book and the Balance, that men may uphold justice.
The word “Balance” that is, “means of measure,” comes after “Book.” So, first comes the Book/Qur’an, then after, comes Its Balance/means of measure. 1400 years after the descent of the Qur’an, the people of after the Book (like people today) could also have an equivalent/balance book for our own time and knowledge. In other words, the Balance helps us understand our Book/the Qur’an, equivalent to science and knowledge of our own time, and therefore we follow the prescriptions of the Book for health and piety (in agreement with Knowledge of the time), know the measure and limit of things, and choose the right weight, on the balance, for finding the middle path. Last but not least, to be able to distinguish/(FurQan) the Word of God and set aside hundreds of years of fallible human words and unreliable narrations.
Condition for an Everlasting Life with Happiness
This verse, about the Iron, shows the Unlimited force of God and His Giant Power for Creation. It shows the Creative System of God that Is Based on the same fashion and never changes, be it for material world or spiritual. As the essence of the world is based on Iron, which is one of the strongest elements of the world, the condition for an everlasting life with happiness is also weighed by the amount of strength and stability, on the balance of faith (35:43 “… You will find that God’s System is never changeable.”). Thus, “Sending down the iron,” was in connection with the construction of the world, both the world outside and the world inside of Man and his needs.
The aim of that construction being that the worthy man, strong and steady in his faith, defending All’h and His Messengers, be Rewarded by All’h, that is being honored and esteemed, both in this life and the hereafter. As such, it is only in the Ability of God who can Do whatever He Wants, the conclusion of the verse is “for ﷲ/All’h Is Powerful, Almighty.” The key or the Sign in this verse is the information about the origin of Iron, that came down from the sky, the key to the mystery of the Creation of the world, the Creation of the planet Earth, life of humankind on Earth, and the conditions for an everlasting life for him in the hereafter. The verse 57:25 is the absolute Proof for being the Word of God. (As no one could have known about the relation of Iron, and the construction of the world, 14 centuries ago.)
This is particularly interesting and educational for some people who consider the Qur’an Man’s work, and repetitive, judging the Book very superficially. It is a fact that some verses, as the verse above, could not have been understood deeply and thoroughly without the interpretation of science. Not everyone knows that the repetitions have their particular reasons. Not only it is not as naïve as it appears to them, but most certainly Miraculous. They shall be mentioned and explained as we come across them, God Willing. I sincerely hope with the above evidence, such people would consider their mistake and realize the Grandeur of the Qur’an and would race and hasten toward the Forgiveness of their Lord, in order to enjoy the great Promise awaiting them (3:133), in this life as well as the hereafter.
3:133 “Hasten toward Forgiveness from your Lord and for a Garden whose width is that of all heavens and the Earth, Prepared for the righteous”
133=19×7 (7=the number of “Heaven”)
God Be Praised
Now that the verse Iron has been discerned, thanks to Almighty Lord, let us start the discernment of 14. The Secret of the Creation