Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Surah Al Baqarah (2:117) – Creation from Nothing, Allah is the originator of Heavens and the Earth

بَدِيعُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَإِذَا قَضَى أَمْراً فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُونُ

Wonderful Originator of the heavens and the earth, and when He decrees an affair, He only says to it, Be, so there it is

M Shakir's Quran Translation

To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: When He decreeth a matter, He saith to it: "Be," and it is.

Yusuf Ali's Quran Translation

Creation from Nothing

Word Analysis:

In this Ayat careful emphasis should be laid on the words 'بَدِيعُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ' meaning 'Originator of the heavens and the earth'. The Arabic word بَدِيعُ is used to describe creation from nothing and the Arabic word خلق is used to describe creation from something already present. Allama Ibn e Kathir says regarding the word بَدِيعُ:
"literally بدعت means to create something new, make something new". He explains ابداع as creation without any previous example and without the use of any other matter or substance.
(See Tafsir Ibn e Kathir 1/241)

'Big Bang', is the currently accepted explanation of the beginning of the universe. The big bang theory proposes that the universe was once extremely compact, dense, and hot. Some original event, a cosmic explosion called the big bang, occurred about 13.7 billion years ago (some books also mention 15 billion years), and the universe has since been expanding and cooling. American astronomer Edwin Hubble provided some of the greatest supporting evidence for the theory with his 1929 discovery that the light of distant galaxies was universally shifted toward the red end of the spectrum. This shift proved that the galaxies were moving away from each other. Hubble found that galaxies farther away were moving away proportionally faster, showing that the universe is expanding uniformly. Regarding the initial state of the universe there are several different theories but the reality is that this uniform expansion clearly shows that there was an initial state of 'nothingness' from which this universe has evolved.
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 in an instant. This fact, only recently discovered by modern physics, was announced to us in the Qur'an 1,400 years ago. This creation from nothingness is mentioned in this Ayat of the Holy Quran. One thing needs to be clarified here that there are few terminologies which Quran uses interchangeably; a general term is used instead of a specific one. Therefore, we'll find many ayats speaking of the creation of the heavens and the earth using the word خلق. Another word used in the Quran to specify the creation out of nothing of the universe is فاطر. This word will be discussed under Surah Anaam 6:14.

Ayaat on 'origin' of universe from nothing:

Using the word بَدِيع: Surah Baqarah 2:17, Surah Anaam 6:101.

Using the word فاطر: Surah Anaam 6:14, Surah Yusuf 12:101, Surah Faatir 35:1, Surah Zumar 39:46, Surah Shura 42:11.


 

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4 comments:

ajazz said...
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ajazz said...

Assalamualykum

here is a bit of information i would like to add.

"Stephen Hawking Says Universe Created from Nothing "
http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/14/172226

and further

"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."
Quran Chapter #21, Verse #104


did you know that geometry of our universe is flat?

"the geometry of the universe is flat, like a sheet of paper"
map.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/uni_shape.html [nasa.gov]

AND ONLY SOMETHING THAT IS FLAT CAN BE ROLLED UP LIKE A BOOK OR SCROLL.......

another theory is our universe is flat like hollowgram sticker

now had the geometry of universe other than flat, the above verse would be difficult to explain but alhumdullia
Allah's(swt) words are absolute true.

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shahidur said...

Discovery the God/Allah, Big Bang and Evolution Theory

Allah/God: That means many instances such as; A source, Originating cause, First cause, Omnivorous, Nature, Single dimension, Super power, Dark Energy, Black body, Big black hole, A black hole, absolute time sole dimension, sole dimension of power of the things of the universe, great space or the location the center of the connectors between the great world or the great universes, location of the beginning or ending or the most deepest place, same location of place period or the matter, location of the big black hole or primordial black hole or before big bang, huge reserve of the natural force etc, is Allah/the God (Power).
Big Bang Theory: “Beginning of the creation a part of the power of the God/Allah/nature became divisible as a result of the big bang”. Evolution Theory: “Everything of the present universe is the result of evolution of single energy of Power/God/Allah” i.e. revolving of the sole level picture and evolution of picture or advent of multilateral matter as a result of change.
In or under the circumstances
As I see it, is there a no conflict between science and religious through that physical nature of the universe. Such as- existence of the Allah/God/creator is in everything at all i.e. God is omnivorous i.e. at the root of Allah or God or creator is everything at all in the universe. Everything is the result by evolution/variable of her part such as in physics. Again as I see it, energy or ray is the presence of singular dimension, the last position of matter in artificial experiment and test. We found the reality of big bang in the law of single dimension of the physical worlds. Again, we found the influence of gravitational force or universal ray; it proves the partial division of dark energy or black body. Again, the last state of physics is power or ray and there have been the concept that the output of moving of unit energy dimension is everything of the world. Again, just at this time we are looking- location of dark energy is near about 14 billion light years- from our location, yet same event or very moment, from the black body- it is again we are in the dark energy i.e. just at this time it is again we are in her belly. So see- God/creator is at once and always omnipotent, omnipresent, omnivorous or united in all things.
God/Allah the Universe and Everything Else
See at https://slashdot.org/submission/6675095/god-the-universe-everything-else
New Discovery of the Universe: https://shahidurrahmansikder.wordpress.com/tag/god/
Science very exciting for a religion & a nation- is there a no conflict between science and religious through that physical nature of the Universe.

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