the big bang theory and Islam ...

There is a popular theory referred to as the ‘Big Bang’ theory. It tries to explain the existence of the universe in an evolutionary manner having an initial beginning with an immense explosion of some gases or solid mass. Some say there first was a void or ’nothingness’, or perhaps, some gases which exploded then from this everything in the universe simply began to evolve to the stage that we see now. There has never really been any solid evidence for this idea of ‘something out of nothing’ concept. Nor for that matter, the evolutionary theory itself.

We would like to explore the idea of creation from a purely logical standpoint using simple terminology without religious hype, emotional pre-convictions or superstitions.

What if someone called a ‘scientist’ tells you his ‘theory’ of how cars are made is like this:

A salvage yard on the south side of town blows up and all the metal pieces fly into the air and fall back down in one place forming a brand new Chevrolet Caprice automobile… with no left over parts… and the motor is running…

Or what if his theory for how a chair is made is:

An explosion occurs in a forest and the trees go flying into the air and then suddenly they combine with some flying cloth to make a beautiful chair… and then it lands in a furniture showroom complete with matching table and lamp…

He further explains that:

An earthquake in California’s ‘Silicon Valley’ causes the computer chips and circuit boards and other various parts to fall out of their boxes and off of their shelves and just come in place together as they are rolling around on the floor and form the most advanced technical computers existing on the earth?..

Or what of his ‘Medicine Theory’? He now claims that:

A gas leak in a pharmacy warehouse causes a terrific explosion. All the different chemicals and substances just smash into each other in exactly the correct amounts to produce a miracle drug which cures everything form cancer to heart and liver disease, old age and warts?..

Wait… there’s more to this one:

It is all in one formula, packaged in the bottles with labels and ready to sell with no mess left on the floor?..

Now after all this exploding and excitement this ‘scientist’ tells you of a great place to relax and have something to eat. It is his favorite place and he calls it: “Burger Blast”! He says:

You just go in and sit down and suddenly a ‘blast’ from the kitchen occurs and immediately a burger lands right in front of you with all the trimmings… just the way you like it complete with fries, a drink and even your favorite dessert?..


No one works at “Burger Blast”, it just runs itself, automatically cleaning itself and as you leave it scans your billfold for a valid credit card and charges your bank account for what you have eaten?..

Now the question is: “Are you really going to accept any of this as ‘fact’?”

Of course not!

We wouldn’t believe a new car is made from flying junk; chairs don’t fall down from exploding trees; earthquakes do not produce computers and blasting burgers don’t rain down on us from above.

Question: So how come we don’t challenge a theory of something coming from nothing and then colliding in the cosmos to make the universe? Is it because of its tremendous magnitude that we have so little comprehension about it, that we are willing to accept any theory from a few telescope ‘peeping Toms’ to tell us that it came from ‘nothingness’? Or just some gases colliding and then… ‘Poof’!? Instant Universe? How?

Let us now come to our main subject:

Creation or Explosion?

We can turn our attention to the earth and the heavens and make observations on our own without a ‘genius’ scientist telling us what we are seeing. And then the idea that nothing is sustaining the heavens and the earth! - ‘It just runs itself’? How?

Think about the stars, the sun, the moon and the countless solar systems and galaxies in the universe.
Who or What created them in the first place?
They continue to function and move with the utmost precision and accuracy.
Who does this? Who keeps them gliding along on their courses and orbits preordained for them?


The science of modern cosmology, observational and theoretical, clearly indicates that, at one point in time, the whole universe was nothing but a cloud of ‘smoke’ (i.e. an opaque highly dense and hot gaseous composition). This is one of the undisputed principles of standard modern cosmology. Scientists now can observe new stars forming out of the remnants of that ‘smoke’. The illuminating stars we see at night were, just as was the whole universe, in that ‘smoke’ material. God said in the Quran:

Then He turned to the heavens when it was smoke…

[Noble Quran 41:11]

Because the earth and the heavens above (the sun, moon, stars, planets, galaxies, etc.) have been formed from this same ‘smoke’ we conclude that the earth and the heavens were one connected entity. Then out of this homogeneous ‘smoke’, they formed and separated from each other. God said in the Quran:

Have not those who disbelieved known that the heavens and the earth were one connected entity, then We separated them?..
[Noble Quran 21:30]

Professor Alfred Kroner is one of the world’s well-known geologists. He is a Professor of the Department of Geosciences, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany. He said, “Thinking where Muhammad came from … I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin of the universe, because scientists have only found out within the last few years with very complicated and advance technological methods that this is the case.” (From ‘This is the Truth’ [video]). Also he said, “Somebody who did not know something about nuclear physics fourteen hundred years ago could not, I think, be in a position to find out from his own mind, for instance, that the earth and the heavens had the same origin.”

God said in the Quran about one of the evil unbelievers who forbade the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) from praying at the Ka’bah (Holy Mosque):

Let him beware! If he does not stop, We will take him by the Naseyah (front of the head), a lying, sinful Naseyah (from of the head)!
[Noble Quran 96:15-16]

Why did the Quran describe the front of the head as being lying and sinful? Why didn’t the Quran say that the person was lying and sinful? What is the relationship between the front of the head and lying and sinfulness?

If we look into the skull at the front of the head, we will find the prefrontal area of the cerebrum, in the area we call the forehead. What does physiology tell us about the function of this area? A book entitled Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology says about this area, “The motivation and the foresight to plan and initiate movements occur in the anterior portion of frontal lobes, the prefrontal area. This is a region of association cortex…” Also the book says, “In relation to its involvement in motivation, the prefrontal area is also thought to be the functional center for aggression…”

So, this area of the cerebrum is responsible for planning, motivating, and initiating good and sinful behavior, and is responsible for the telling of lies and the speaking of truth. So, it is proper for the telling of lies and the speaking of truth. So, it is proper to describe the front of the head as lying and sinful when someone lies or commits a sin, as the Quran says:

…A lying, sinful Naseyah (from of the head)!
[Noble Quran 96:16]

Scientists have only discovered these functions of the prefrontal area in the last sixty years, according to Professor Keith L. Moore.
[Scientific Miracles in the Front of the Head p. 41]


usually the athiests i talk to, they say about creations that “science proved” that the cells are self-constracted & developped, wich means human did not need anyone to create him ! & the most thing that frustrates me is this expression : “science proved” !

Science is not God, nor is it right about everything.
For god’s sake ! science says my grandfather was a MONKEY :blink:

About the whole universe, God tells us he created it in 6 days, he also says the day for him is 1000 years for us, so that’s 6000 years wallahu a3lam.
all those theories abouy Gases & explosions can simply be right, but where did those gases came from ? the creator of course, there must be a creator, it’s just impossible to swallow the claim that there’s no creator. this universe & the way it’s run, absolutely someone is running it, every thing is going by an order, everything & every creature lives by certain rules, systems, manners that suit them.

  • why the bear who lives in north pole has extra fat than the one living in the forest.
  • why the pinguins & ducks have feet that help them swim.
  • why the crocodile is able to keep his eyes above water.
  • why fish have no nose.
  • why there are 4 seasons.
  • why are we on earth & not other planet.
  • why why why how how how when where…the answer is always one : GOD.
    he created the universe & he’s running it, big bang or no big bang, he only knows, but an explosion sounds very random comparing with the order of the universe.

since you mentioned Quranic verses, there’s also this amazing one, in surah 86 “Tariq” : “Now let man but think from what he is created ! He is created from a drop emitted, Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs.” Quran 86:5-7

as you see, it says the male spirm comes from the backbones & the ribs, & that’s a fact that science only discovered in recent years. this is not really related to our subject, but just to show first that science only confirms what God said, & secondly, to show that there’s a God who made the male’s system work in a certain order, as well as the female’s.

duuuude thats coz of the beer he keeps drinking … bad polar bear :stuck_out_tongue:

wow great info guys, if i ever get into an argument i know where to look for info :slight_smile:

Be my guest :ok: i’m used to this, i’m always making noise on youtube & yahoo answers :wink:

LOL you make so much noise that you don’t check who gets into your fan list :stuck_out_tongue: Look at it & tell me what’s new

Well done btw, Llah y3wnek, it aint easy

fanlist :blink: u mean at yahoo ? did not check, i’ll do it now.
edit: are u the ( removed for privacy reasons :stuck_out_tongue: ) ?


edit waaaahh

edit now u can take off my pseudonym from ur post, privacy reasons u know :stuck_out_tongue:

Done !

may i ask how did u find my profile :^^: yes btw, there’s sth new there: an “Aicha” strawberry bottle :wink:

thank you

well remember when you posted the MJ question? I didn’t add you then, but later I saw u again in the Morocco and Ramadan section :smiley:

interrogation over officer?

LOLLL, not only maticha but now i’m strawberries too.

oh yeah ! i forgot about the MJ question.

where were u 1st night of Ramadan from 8 to 10 PM :hm:

yeah, check this too

LOL They’ve named everything after me :lol:

euhh I was… at home :unsure:

I am not able to understand why you have been comparing the big bang theory with the Islam, there is no connection between then and this is the reason why I have been very much interested in this thing. There are lots of things that I would like to tell about it, but first I want to know the reason of this connection.

ok find sth that hasnt connection with islam and i’ll give you 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 $ :^^:

willam, The reason we’re discussing it is because they’re related…
Islam says God created the universe whereas the big bang theory says the world came into existence in a different way, via a “bang”,

hmmm… maybe it was God who created the bang… and then the universe?
wallahu 3lam

thank you very much for the info, yeah it’s always a pain in the neck debating with atheists who read a lil bit abt science and they think they know it all, that’s why they are called half educated people, if they read much more then they would figure out such an amazing universe can’t be created out of nothing and this is why most of the scholars in this world do believe in god/religion
some muslim/islamic apologists like yahya harun claimed that the “big bang” is described in Quran: surah 21, verse 30
“Have not “those who disbelieve” known heavens and earth were of one piece, we parted them and, We made every living thing of water will they not then believe?”
so to answer my friend willamtarker, if you don’t think the creation of this universe has nothing to do with Islam then how are we supposed to know about our creator? Islam is a message to our hearts and our minds as well. There is a new science now concerned about the scientific miracles in Quran and Hadith have a glance at zaghloul al najjar’s site so you have an idea about what i’m talking about( … well some scholars, mainly the salafis, reject such kind of interpretations to Quranic verses and say we should stick to the “tafseer” of the prophet pbuh and His companions so we won’t go astray from the straight path … to sum up, everything has to do with islam and that’s why Allah swt has told us in Quran everything we need to know to believe in Him and follow the teachings of His final Messenger pbuh.

well said