Quran and Modern Science :WE ARE CREATED OUT OF NOTHING

117- Creator of the heavens and the earth from nothingness, He has only to say when He wills a thing, “Be,” and it is.( 2- Al-Baqarah The Cow, 117)

The Arabic word “beda’a” means creation of something out of nothing. This word also connotes the fact that something is created not on
a pattern previously designed of something but as a completely new
entity having no precedence. The greatest marvel of the creation is the
creation of all concepts out of nothing. Think of the spectrum of colors. None of us can visualize a color that we have not already seen, nor
can we produce that color. We are familiar with colors that already
exist, but we cannot possibly create a new color. Allah, on the other
hand, created all colors at a time when the concept of color did not
exist, just as the universe did not exist before. To create a concept and
its range of contents out of nothing is beyond human imagination and
power.

1) Monotheism: There is but one Allah, He that created this
magnificent physical universe and everything in it, living or
inanimate.
2) Atheistic materialism: Matter has been in existence since
eternity. Everything is made of matter from a chain of fortuitous events.
3) Agnosticism: We cannot know which of these two viewpoints
is correct. Both may be justified in their postulates.

THE BIG BANG INVALIDATES BOTH AGNOSTICISM AND ATHEISM

The agnostic’s assertion may be expressed by the sentence, “We cannot know whether there is a Allah or not, and we cannot know whether
the universe has been in existence since eternity or not.” He believes
that nothing is or can be known. If the hypothesis “Matter had a
beginning” is confirmed, the assertion that “Matter had no beginning” would be refuted and the contention “We cannot know
whether it had a beginning or not” will be proved wrong. Thus,
demonstration of the fact that matter had a beginning is a blow not
only to atheism but also to agnosticism and skepticism. Once the
hypothesis of the beginning and creation of matter has been confirmed, the atheists should abandon their disbelief and the agnostics
their skepticism. If you remember the words in the sura The Prophets,
verse 30, “Will they not believe even then?” this statement in the
verse that described the Big Bang is a sign according to which the
unbelievers will stick to their own convictions, or lack of conviction.
It has become clear that an agnostic is no different than a man who
worships the cow and the denial of the atheist is tantamount to the
adoration of fire; these people base their philosophies on absolute lack
of evidence, sheer delusion, total lack of logic and scientific reasoning.
The claims of rationality and the so-called scientific approach of the
atheists and agnostics have been debunked. In the coming pages we
shall see that both in the creation of the universe, in things created
within the universe and in the creation of living beings, an intelligently designed process is going on, and we shall demonstrate that the
objections of agnostics and skeptics to this assertion are merely delusions.

BEFORE THE BIG BANG

It was understood that time existed in relation to the movements of
matter. As matter and its movements did not exist prior to the Big
Bang, time did not exist before the Big Bang. Matter and time came
into being after the Big Bang. Their existence depends on each other.
Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking conclusively proved in mathematical terms that the universe had had a beginning. The Big Bang
theory confirmed the hypothetical alternative suggested by atheists
that the universe had to have a beginning if it had been created. In
brief, the claims of atheists have been proven wrong in scientific terms
and in terms of logic and reason; and yet the atheistic attitude is still
prevalent today due to reasons like stubbornness, delusion and arbitrariness.
If there are two theses that negate each other, the substantiation of
either of them disproves the other’s argument. The contention of
atheists that matter existed from eternity having thus been falsified,
the fact that it was created becomes the incontestable truth, discrediting the conviction of unbelievers. Insistence of denial of this proven
fact is a gross mistake and an example of inexcusable dogmatism.

49- To the contrary, these are clear signs in the hearts of
those who are granted knowledge. None deny Our messages except the unjust.
(29- The Spider, 49)

TEACHINGS OF THE BIG BANG

The Big Bang theory confirmed that the universe and time had a
beginning and that matter did not exist from eternity but was created. The assertion that the universe existed from eternity was thus
debunked.
The Big Bang not only demonstrated that the universe was created by the Creator, but at the same time the false beliefs like the distribution of sovereignties among divinities, each having under his
command the earth, the sun, the moon and the mountains respectively, were proved wrong. It became clear that whoever He was Who
had devised the initial composition of the universe, having recourse to the Big Bang, was the Creator of everything. Thus the universe was
under the exclusive control of One Single Power and this power was
not shared. The universe evolved from a single point; the Author of
that point was also the Originator of men, rivers, stars, butterflies,
supernovas, colors, suffering and happiness, music and aesthetics.
Since everything came into being emerging from the oneness, He
must be the Author of that “oneness.”
The Big Bang showed that the matter idolized by atheists, and the
matter that makes up the entire universe is but an insignificant speck
of dust, so to say. Those who witnessed that from that insignificant
speck there have emerged men, beasts, plants, and the universe in its
glowing colors understand that the genius was not inherent in the
matter itself but in something exterior to it, i.e., in the Creator. Close
your eyes and try to imagine the void and open them to behold the
trees, the seas, the heavens, your own image reflected in the mirror,
the food put at your disposal for your consumption and the works of
art. . . . How could all these glorious things have emerged all by themselves from the dark and from one single point in the void? For intelligent minds, the creation unfolds itself not only in artistic aesthetics
but also in mathematical terms. The velocity of expansion of the universe is of such a critical point that, according to the expression of a
scientist, had the velocity been different at the primeval explosion less
than 1/1018, the universe would have collapsed, sinking unto itself
and never coming into being as it is. Likewise had the quantity of matter been less than it actually was, the universe would have scattered
around, rendering the formation of the celestial bodies impossible.
The force applied in the disintegration of the initial composition at
the moment of creation is not only incommensurably great, but the
design behind it is infinitely ingenious. Thus everything was designed
by our Creator to make possible the existence of the universe. All
these events are meant to show the blindfolded the infinite power of
our Creator and the fact that He designed everything to the most
infinitesimal detail perfectly. We are witnessing another fact through
these phenomena: impossibility does not exist in the vocabulary of the
Creator; it suffices Him to wish that something come about, and there
it is.

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