Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you a verse in the Quran that talks about how the universe is expanding and that it is not static. I would like to also show that scientific breakthroughs from the 1920’s and on ward have shown using high powered telescopes to calculate the distance and velocity of spectral lines in the galaxies that are moving away from us, redshift lines, proving that the universe is expanding at a constant rate as exemplified in the Quran 1400 years ago. 1400 years ago we could not even fathom the idea of technology describing the universe above, let alone show how it is expanding. Thus leaving us to the conclusion that the Quran is the true incorruptible words of God.

In Surah Adh-Dhariyat it states, “And it is We Who have constructed the heaven with might, and verily, it is We Who are steadily expanding it.” (Quran, 51:47)

Now for the science. In the year 1929 Edwin Hubble was using telescopes to take exposures of spectra lines in the galaxies. There are two spectra lines: blueshift and redshift lines. Blueshift lines indicate how the galaxies move towards us, while redshift lines indicate how the galaxies move away from us. Edwin Hubble discovered that there were a few blueshift lines but an abundance of redshift lines. By taking note of this he calculated the distance and velocities of the spectral lines. As Hubble plotted a distance-velocity graph it came out as a linear function, indicating that universe is moving away from us at a constant rate. Hence the universe is expanding. Later researchers and scientist went out and did there own research and have proved that this phenomena is factual. If you would like to see how Edwin Hubble did his calculations, I provided a link below.

http://outreach.atnf.csiro.au/education/senior/cosmicengine/hubble.html#hubblelaw

As an interesting side note, Albert Einstein initially theorized that the universe is expanding. However he took back his theory because  his research indicated that the universe was either expanding or contracting and this would go against the prevailing concept at the time of the universe being static. So Einstein actually added a constant, called the cosmological constant, to adjust to the static universe theory. He deemed his initial theory as “the greatest blunder of my life”. Well Einstein it is actually not your greatest blunder, but one of your greatest achievements because you were initially right.

Insha’Allah, we open our hearts up and go back to Allah(SWT) and realize that he laid out his proofs for us so we may not go astray, thus insha’Allah we turn back to Allah(SWT) and ask for forgiveness, guidance, protection, and to enter us into Junnah-al-Firdaus.

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