THE COMING OF THE UNIVERSE INTO EXISTENCE
Until the mid-20th century, the prevalent
view across the world was that the universe was infinite, had existed
forever and that it will continue to do so for all time. According
to this view, known as the "static universe model," the universe
had no end or beginning.
In maintaining that the universe is a collection of fixed, static
and unchanging substances, this view has constituted the basis of
materialist philosophy and has consequently rejected the existence
of a Creator. However, as science and technology progressed during
the 20th century, the static universe model has been
We have now entered the 21st century and a new dawn
is upon us. Through numerous experiments, observations and calculation
conducted by some of the world's most prominent thinkers, modern
physics has proven that the universe did indeed have a beginning,
that it came into being from nothing in a single moment in a huge
explosion. Furthermore, it has been established that the universe
is not fixed and static, as materialists still stubbornly maintain.
On the contrary, it is undergoing a constant process of movement,
change and expansion. These recently-established facts all act as
nails in the coffin of the static universe theory. Today, all these
facts are universally accepted by the scientific community.
The origin of the universe is described in the Qur'an in the following
He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth.
This information is in full agreement with the findings of contemporary
scientists. As we stated earlier, the conclusion that astrophysics
has reached today is that the entire universe, together with the
dimensions of matter and time, came into existence as a result of
a great explosion that occurred a long time ago. This event, known
as "The Big Bang," is the catalyst for the creation of the universe
from nothingness. This explosion, all parties in the scientific
community agree, emanated from a single point some 15 billion years
ago. (See Harun Yahya, The
Creation of the Universe, Al-Attique Publishers Inc. Canada,
Before the Big Bang, there was no such thing as matter. From a
condition of non-existence in which neither matter, nor energy,
nor even time existed-and which can only be described metaphysically-matter,
energy, and time were all created in an instant. This fact, only
recently discovered by modern physics, was announced to us in the
Qur'an 1,400 years ago.
The sensitive sensors on board the COBE space satellite,
launched by NASA in 1992, captured evidentiary remnants of
the Big Bang. This discovery served as evidence for the Big
Bang, which is the scientific explanation of the fact that
the universe was created from nothing.