CREATION FROM HOT SMOKE
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 universe. The creation of the universe as
described in the Qur'an confirms this scientific discovery in the
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 willingly."
The Arabic word for "smoke" in the above verse
is "dukhanun," which describes the hot, cosmic smoke in
question. This word in the Qur'an, 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 Qur'an
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 smoke. 5
The fact that such information about the creation of the universe
is given in the Qur'an is nothing short of a miracle of the Qur'an.
5. Dr. Mazhar U. Kazi,
130 Evident Miracles in the Qur'an (New York, USA: Crescent Publishing
House: 1998), 52.