No that does not mean that we don´t have a free will, lets say, if you want to be guided with sincerity, then with the help of Allah anything is
possible, if you want to live in another way, then it is up to you with the permission of Allah(SWT)..
We have a choice...
With the help of Allah(SWT) we are able to live, eat, support, buy, sell, act...
It is like, if you have 5 doors to choose, and you try to open all the doors, it may be locked one day, and another day 2 of the 5 doors may be
unlocked with the permission of Allah(SWT)
The bible has some flaws, i mean many, and therefore it should not be a reliable source to read and live in christianity, the door has been locked
since the time of Jesus peace be upon him.. Even in the bible he mention that there will come a man after me, and if you read the hebrew, it mention
about Muhammad(SAW) yes you read it right....
1- The Universe was formed from hot gaseous in the Noble Quran:
Let us look what Allah Almighty said about the Universe in the Noble Quran:
"Moreover He comprehended in His design the sky, and it had been (as) smoke: He said to it and to the earth: 'Come ye together, willingly or
unwillingly.' They said: 'We do come (together), in willing obedience.' So He completed them as seven firmaments in two Days, and He assigned to each
heaven its duty and command. And We adorned the lower heaven with lights, and (provided it) with guard. Such is the Decree of (Him) the Exalted in
Might, Full of Knowledge. (The Noble Quran, 41:11-12)"
"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? (The Noble Quran, 21:30)"
The Arabic word for "sky" in Noble Verse 41:11 above is "samaa", which is the same word used for "heaven" and "Universe". Since the 7 heavens didn't
exist yet (because the seven firmaments or heavens were mentioned in the next Noble Verse 41:12), then this CLEARLY MAKES the "samaa" be referring to
the Universe, since the heaven was the entire Universe when GOD Almighty "comprehended in His design the sky". He then later divided it into seven
firmaments or heavens.
Anyway, as we clearly see above in the Noble Verses, Allah Almighty initially created the Universe or the "samaa" with smoke (Dukhan). Dukhan in
Arabic refers to the smoke coming from fire, which is always HOT GAS.
A new star forming out of a cloud of gas and dust (nebula), which is one of the remnants of the "smoke" that was the origin of the whole universe.
(The Space Atlas, Heather and Henbest, page 50)
Allah Almighty said: "Then He turned to the heaven when it was smoke...(The Noble Quran, 41:11)"
The Noble Quran on the Origin of the Universe
Only Islam claims that the universe was originated from Dust and Hot Gas, or Smoke.
Now as to Noble Verse 21:30 above, according to the Big Bang Theory, the Universe experienced an unbelievable explosion from the hot gases that were
forming it, which caused the Universe (which consisted of the ball of gases) to split and expand. The Earth was separated then from the gaseous mass
that was forming the Universe. The gases according to the scientific articles below in this article made "the universe be consisted of compact ball of
hydrogen -- protons, neutrons, electrons, and their anti-particles -- plus radiation. There were not differentiated planets, stars, suns, galaxies.
Five billion years ago, the compact hydrogen soup blasted apart with huge force, matter was hurled in all directions, and the universe doubled in
size. This expansion of the universe is still going on." [taken from "Ask Yahoo" web site at ask.yahoo.com...]
It is really interesting to know that the Big Bang Theory suggests that the Universe is still expanding until today, because this is EXACTLY what
Allah Almighty also claimed in the Noble Quran:
"And the firmament, We constructed with power and skill and verily We are expanding it. (The Noble Quran, 51:47)"
Again, the word "samaa" was used for "firmament". "samaa" as I mentioned above means either "heaven", or "Universe" depending on how it is used.
Certainly, the meaning of the word "samaa" in Noble Verse 51:47 is "Universe".
How could Allah create the world in 6 days if science has proved that the world and universe took millions of years to make?
Let us look at Noble Verse 7:54 "Your Guardian-Lord Is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then He established Himself on the
Throne (of authority): He draweth the night as a veil O'er the day, each seeking the other in rapid succession: He created the sun, the moon, and the
stars, (all) governed by laws under His command. Is it not His to create and to govern? Blessed be Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!"
According to the Noble Quran, the initial stage of the Universe was created in six days. But however, the Universe is not static. It is dynamic and
constantly changing and expanding.
Let us look at Noble Verse 51:47 "And the firmament, We constructed with power and skill and verily We are expanding it." The Universe according to
the Noble Quran will keep expanding and changing until the Day of Judgment.
The Universe will also shrink: "The Day that We roll up the heavens like a scroll rolled up for books (completed),- even as We produced the first
creation, so shall We produce a new one: a promise We have undertaken: truly shall We fulfil it. (The Noble Quran, 21:104)"
The Galaxies of the Universe will all explode: "And when the heaven splitteth asunder and becometh ROSY-LIKE PAINT - (The Noble Quran, 55:37)"
"The universe starts with a Big Bang, expands to a maximum dimension, then recontracts and collapses (to the Big Crunch); no more awe-inspiring
prediction was ever made." Quotation from Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne and John A. Wheeler in "Gravitation", W. H. Freeman, San Francisco, 1973,
The Expansion of the Universe
Edwin Hubble with his giant telescope
In the Qur'an, which was revealed 14 centuries ago at a time when the science of astronomy was still primitive, the expansion of the universe was
described like this:
"And it is We who have constructed the 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 in the Qur'an with the meaning of space and universe. Here again, the word is
used with this meaning. In other words, in the Qur'an it is revealed that the universe "expands". And this is the very conclusion that science has
Until the dawn of the 20th century, the only view prevailing in the 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 that the universe
in fact had a beginning, and that it constantly "expands".
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Russian physicist Alexander Friedmann and the Belgian cosmologist Georges Lemaitre theoretically calculated
that the universe is in constant motion and that it is expanding.
This fact was proved also by observational data in 1929. While observing the sky with a telescope, Edwin Hubble, the American astronomer, discovered
that the 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 in the following years verified that the universe is constantly expanding. This
fact was explained in the Qur'an when that was still unknown to anyone. This is because the Qur'an is the word of God, the Creator, and the Ruler of
the entire universe.
From the moment of the big bang, the universe has been constantly expanding at a great speed. Scientists compare the expanding universe to the surface
of a balloon that is inflated.
Continuing with my article....
Allah Almighty never gave any number for the Universe's age. Muslims do not believe that humans for instance existed only 5,000 years ago and will die
in year 2000 or 2059 as many Christians believe.
Allah Almighty was very accurate in His claims in the Noble Quran. For instance, science proved that the metal "iron" was not created from earthly
material or reactions. Iron was sent by burning stars traveling through space that had collided with earth! When those stars collided with earth and
their melted metals cooled down and changed from liquid burned/melted metals to hard solid metals, they formed the metal of what we call today iron.
Let us look at Noble Verse 57:25 "We sent aforetime Our messengers with clear signs and sent down them the Book and the Balance (of right and wrong),
that men may stand forth in justice; and We sent down iron, in which is (material for) Mighty war, as well as many benefits for mankind, that Allah
may test who it is that will help, unseen, Him and His messengers: For Allah is Full of strength, exalted in Might (And able to enforce His Will)."
Also, since Allah Almighty didn't have any names for the explosive gases (such as hydrogen) 1400 years ago, He summed them up by calling them "smoke
(dukhan)", which is literally a hot gas. Smoke is also ball-shaped and compacted together while it is hot and in the air. This description perfectly
fits what the big bang theory suggests from the shape of the "compact ball" of gases that formed the Universe.
2- The Bible never mentioned anything about the formation of the Universe:
No where in the Bible do we see any mention of the creation of the Universe. The Bible lacks a great deal of information about how GOD Almighty
The man in the fog was the devil, and they choosed to listen to the devil instead of facing the truth about what islam is about, peace, a guide line,
information to complete the task.
So be aware, don´t idling by listening to the devil... Iqra, read and recite the quran...
blindly faithful to ancient texts of people talking about invisible people, mountains moving, etc...ya, that is rational
Like Albert Einstein said: Religion without science is lame, science without religion is blind..
And guess what The glorious quran has both science and religion.. Or otherwise it would be a blind faith...
It is also mentioned in the glorious quran about the water cycle, with science, and in many surahs
We sent down water from the sky, blessed water whereby We caused to grow gardens, grains for harvest, tall palm-trees with their spathes, piled one
above the other – sustenance for (Our) servants. Therewith We gave (new) life to a dead land. So will be the emergence (from the tombs).” [Quran
And (what means): “We sent down water from the sky in measure and lodged it in the ground. And We certainly are able to withdraw it. Therewith for
you We gave rise to gardens of palm-trees and vineyards where for you are abundant fruits and of them you eat.” [Quran 23: 18-19]
And (what means): “We sent forth the winds that fecundate. We cause the water to descend from the sky. We provide you with the water – you (could)
not be the guardians of its reserves.” [Quran 15:22]
Allaah is the One Who sends forth the winds which raised up the clouds. He spreads them in the sky as He wills and breaks them into fragments. Then
thou seest raindrops issuing from within them. He makes them reach such of His servants as He wills. And they are rejoicing.” [Quran 30:48]
And (what means): “(Allaah) is the One Who sends forth the winds like heralds of His Mercy. When they have carried the heavy-laden clouds, We drive
them to a dead land. Then We cause water to descend and thereby bring forth fruits of every kind. Thus We will bring forth the dead. Maybe you will
remember.” [Quran 7:57]
And (what means): “Hast thou not seen that Allaah sent water down from the sky and led it through sources into the ground? Then He caused sown
fields of different colors to grow.” [Quran 39:21]
And (what means): “Therein We placed gardens of palm-trees and vineyards and We caused water springs to gush forth.” [Quran 36:34]
I hope that you enjoyed my answer, and are aware that i spent my time with sincerity to show you why islam is the truth.
I am not here to guide you, but to inform you,
And Allah(SWT) guides whom he wills and misleads whom he wills....
Have a nice day...
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