Exploring the universe through the Quranic description.

Exploring the universe through the Quranic description.

The Quran takes us on a journey after another through the horizon of the Heavens and the different parts of the earth, pausing to consider the flowers of the meadows, taking us to the stars in their orbit . In the way it opens our hearts, showing us how the power and decree of Allah operate in His creation, uncovering for us the mysteries of creation, guiding us to the wisdom behind creation, and explaining the immense blessings which He has bestowed upon us and the universe around us.

ALLAH’s Action in the Universe comes with me on a journey through the verse of the Quran, where we will explore the universe to see how the power of Allah ( SW) operates in different areas: in a seed thrown into the soil, which splits and sends its roots down into the earth, so that from an inanimate seed comes forth life which is represented in its stem, leaves, fragrant, flowers, fruits which nourish both men and beast .. in the dawn when it breaks ... in the still Of night .. in the movement of the sun and the moon .. Truly it is Allah Who causes the grain and the fruit-kernel to sprout. He brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from the living. Such is Allah. So whither are you tending in error? ( He is the ) Cleavers of the daybreak. He has appointed the night for resting and the sun and the moon for reckoning. Such is the measuring of the All-mighty, the All-knowing. Quran (6:96:96.)

Look how the clouds are formed by Allah ( SW)your gaze will return back in haste.
Do you not see that Allah drives clouds? Then He brings them together, then He makes them into a mass, and you see the rain emerge from within it. And He sends down from the sky, mountains [of clouds] within which is hail, and He strikes with it whom He wills and averts it from whom He wills. The flash of its lightning almost takes away the eyesight. Quran 24:43.

Allah ( SW), informed us how He deals with the shade of shadow: Have you not considered your Lord - how He extends the shadow, and if He willed, He could have made it stationary? Then We made the sun for it an indication. (i.e after the sunrise, the shadow shrinks and vanished at the mid moon and then appears in the afternoon with the decline of the sun, and had there been no sunlight, there would have been no shadow ) Then we withdraw it to us - a gradual concealed withdrawer( Quran 25:45-46)
Look how Allah ( SW) deals with matters of life and living beings, and with the night and says: Say, "O Allah, Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honor whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are above all things competent. You cause the night to enter the day, and You cause the day to enter the night, and You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. And You give provision to whom You will without an account." Quran (26-27)

The Quran does not only tell us of the power of Allah and how it operate in the universe , how His knowledge encompasses all creatures and how He is the Disposer of all affairs- it also yell is the purpose for which He created the universe. It is He who created for you all of that which is on the earth. Then He directed Himself to the heaven, [His being above all creation], and made them seven heavens, and He is Knowing of all things. Quran 2:29. He created it for us in a Manet that suited our nature and serves our interests. This is what the Quran calls Subjugation ( task here) He does not tell us that by way of information;He explained and explicit the (subjugation ) that Allah has created in the universe: national
Do you not see that Allah has made (subject) to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth and amply bestowed upon you His favors, [both] apparent and unapparent? But of the people is he who disputes about Allah without knowledge or guidance or an enlightening Book [from Him]. Quran 31:20)

The Stars were created for us to (Navigate) by at Night on land and sea: And it is He who placed for you the stars that you may be guided by them through the darknesses of the land and sea. We have detailed the signs for people who know. Quran 6:97

The earth and the heaven, the coming down of rain from the sky, the ships that sail in the sea, the rivers which flow throughout the land, the sun and the moon, the succession of night and day ... all of these have been tested for our benefit : ((It is (Allah )who created the heavens and the earth and sent down rain from the sky and produced thereby some fruits as provision for you and subjected for you the ships to sail through the sea by His command and subjected for you the rivers. And He subjected for you the sun and the moon, continuous [in orbit], and subjected for you the night and He gave you from all you asked of Him. And if you should count the favor of Allah, you could not enumerate them. Indeed, mankind is [generally] most unjust and ungrateful. Quran 14:32-34. Which of the favor
Of your Lord will you deny ? .. indeed the words of Allah is Truth.

By Abey Foley