The picture represents the Big Bang, which revealed once again that Allah
created the universe from nothingness. The Big Bang is a theory that has been
proven with scientific evidence. Although some scientists tried to advance
arguments against the Big Bang, scientific evidence has caused the Big Bang
theory to be completely accepted by the scientific community.
Scientists today are able to observe the formation of stars from a hot gas
cloud. Formation from a warm mass of gas also applies to the creation of the
The creation of the universe as described in the Quran confirms this scientific
discovery in the following verse:
﴾He placed firmly embedded mountains on it, towering over it, and
blessed it and measured out its nourishment in it, laid out for those who seek
it-all in four days. Then He turned to heaven when it was smoke and said to it
and to the earth, ‘Come willingly or unwillingly.’ They both said, ‘We come
The Arabic word for ‘smoke’ in the above verse is ‘dukhanun,’ which describes
the hot, cosmic smoke in question. This word in the Quran, in pinpoint fashion,
describes this smoke very accurately for it is a warm body of gas containing
mobile particles connected to solid substances. Here, the Quran has employed the
most appropriate word from the Arabic language for describing the appearance of
this phase of the universe. Let us note that only in the 20th century have
scientists discovered that the universe emerged from a hot gas in the form of
The fact that such information about the creation of the universe is given in
the Quran is nothing short of a miracle of the Quran.
1. Dr. Mazhar U.
Kazi, 130 Evident Miracles in the Quran (New York, USA: Crescent Publishing
House: 1998), 52.