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Everything

How Will Everything End?

{And the heaven, We have constructed it mightily; and it is surely We Who have vast power, and keep expanding it.} [Surat Adh-Dhariyat 51:47]. The Qur’anic verses related to universe are evidently miraculous. Qur’an refers to the cosmos as “heavens and earth”, or simply “heavens”. And sometimes in the singular form “heaven, firmament or sky”. …

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. …

Exoplanet

Allah's Universe is Filled with Life

During Medieval times almost all Christian theologians accepted the Ptolemaic Geocentric Greek view of the universe as an absolute universal truth.

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 …

Time Relativity

Time Relativity in the Qur’an

Asking this question would strangely generate different replies. A rushing answer will be “Yes”, but an educated person is supposed to ask for further clarification. Does the question refer to the day on Earth or on another celestial body?

Allah's Mercy and a World Full of Dangers

Allah's Mercy and a World Full of Dangers

Of the 99 beautiful names of Allah, it is Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim that we use most frequently in our prayers and du`aa’. Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim are both derived from the same Arabic root word, rahma, meaning “mercy, compassion.” Pickthall translates Ar-Rahman, Ar-Rahim as “the Beneficent, the Merciful,” and Yusuf Ali says “the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.” …

Space Discoveries

Amazing Space Discoveries

{Say, [O Muhammad], “Travel through the land and observe how He began creation. Then Allah will produce the final creation. Indeed Allah, over all things, is competent.”} [Surat Al-‘ankabut 29:20]. In the Qur’an, Allah tells us at many places about His power that created this universe and the celestial bodies that travel through it. Allah mentions …

Interstellar Comet

Scientists Observe First-Known Interstellar Comet

Telescopes only picked it up a week ago, but it’s likely been traveling through interstellar space for millions of years. {Have they not looked at the heaven above them – how We structured it and adorned it and [how] it has no rifts?} [Surat Qaf 50:6]. For centuries, skywatchers have chronicled the comings and goings …

Pets

Cuddly Pets: More Than Meets the Eye

I once met a person who said her family consists of four members. Next, she said she’s an only child. Doing the math was easy, so I couldn’t help but ask about the two-member discrepancy. “Oh! The cats of course!” was the answer that I got, but didn’t expect. Like this person, pets owners have …



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