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Overpopulation

Is Earth Full of Us?

{O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.} [Surat Al-Hujurat 49:13]. Human population has been rising continuously since …

First Man

Evolution: Was Adam the First Man on Earth?

The opening chapters of the Book of Genesis mentions ‘Adam’ as the first man which God created. Biblical Adam is created from adamah (earth). In the Holy Qur’an, Allah informs that He created Adam from a handful of earth taken from the entire world. He was the first prophet of Islam and the first Muslim. …

And Made from Water Every Living Thing

"...And Made from Water Every Living Thing"

{Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe?} [Surat Al-Anbya 21:30]. We differentiate the Earth’s oceans to five separate entities. Despite the fact that there is really only one ocean. So, how …

Earth lifeforms

Scientists Find Missing Link that Led to Life on Earth

{He it is who gives life and causes death; and when He decrees a matter, He but says to it, “Be,” and it is.} [Surat Ghafir 40:68]. Causality is the natural or worldly agency or efficacy that connects the cause with the effect. The first is responsible for the second, and the second is dependent …

Alien Life

Aliens May Be More Like Us Than We Think

Scientists and theologians have been dealing with the question of extraterrestrial life for centuries. As David Weintraub writes in his book on the matter, Religions and Extraterrestrial Life, scientist David Rittenhouse insisted back in 1775 that “the doctrine of a plurality of worlds is inseparable forms the principles of astronomy. But this doctrine is still thought, by some pious persons… to militate …

Darkness

Deep Sea Darkness, Glory be to Allah!

Just how deep does the ocean go? Way further than you think. In fact, Oceanography informs us that at the extreme depths of the ocean on Planet Earth there is no light. The deep sea region is the lowest layer in the ocean. It exists below the Thermocline and above the seabed, at a depth of 1,800 …

flat earth

Does The Quran Say that the Earth is Flat!?

Short answer: Of course not. The Quran describes the earth as “egg-shaped”, and “spread out”, not flat. Blame this misunderstanding on incorrect translation from the original Arabic. Salam Dear Sarah, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. It is encouraging to see that our younger generation has not lost interest in understanding the …

Moments Of Death - Good And Bad

Moments Of Death - Good And Bad

We are all going to die. Where we go depends on how we have been on Earth. Find out what happens in the moments of death to the good and bad souls. May Allah grant us all Jannah.

Caribbean Sea before and after Hurricane Irma

How Do Tornadoes Form?

“By the (Winds) Sent Forth One after another (to man’s profit); Which then blow violently. In tempestuous Gusts (Hurricanes), And scatter (things) far & wide. Then separate them. One from another. Then spread abroad a Message.” (Surat Al-Mursalat 77: 1-5). Tornadoes are the most violent storms on Earth, with wind velocities that can exceed 320 …

Florence

Large Asteroid Florence to Pass Earth on Friday

Asteroid 3122 Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass by Earth next Friday, at a distance of seven million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances; NASA announced on August 18. Surprisingly, Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several kilometers in size; measurements from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and NEOWISE mission indicate it’s about 4.4km …



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