The Coming of the Universe into
The origin of the universe
is described in the Qur'an in the following verse:
is the Originator of the heavens and the earth."(The
This information given in the Qur'an is in full agreement
with the findings of contemporary science. The conclusion that astrophysics
has reached today is that the entire universe, together with the
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 that the universe was created from
nothingness as the result of the explosion of a single point. Modern
scientific circles are in agreement that the Big Bang is the only
rational and provable explanation of the beginning of the universe
and of how the universe came into being.
Before the 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 in the Qur'an 1,400 years ago.
The sensitive sensors on board the COBE space satellite
which was launched by NASA in 1992, captured evidentiary remnants
of the Big Bang. This discovery served as evidence for the Big Bang,
which is the scientific explanation of the fact that the universe
was created from nothing.