Question 23 - Does the holy Qur’an have any scientific information about the creation of the universe?
The holy Qur’an has referred to the creation of the universe in several verses. Cosmologists have some scientific theories about the formation of the universe; and some scholars and thinkers have tried to prove the scientific miracle of the holy Qur’an by showing how these scientific findings are similar to the Qur’anic verses. The following are only some of the verses which are related to this issue and are studied by commentary writers and experts:
“Then turned He to the heaven when it was smoke…” (The holy Qur’an, 41:11)
“Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?” (The holy Qur’an, 21: 30)
Astrology has proved that at the beginning of creation, celestial bodies were in the form of smoke and stuck together. Then gradually because of severe pressure, the gasses turned into solid. “This scientific fact was first stated about two centuries ago by Laplace, the famous French mathematician and astronomer. Today modern astronomy has proved the validity of Laplace’s scientific theory.” (Javad Eftekharian, Qur’an va Olume Rooz (Qur’an and Modern Sciences), p. 235).
“If we take the Sun and its subproduct the Earth as an example (the only one accessible to us), science informs us that their formation occurred by a process of condensation of the primary nebula and then
their separation. This is exactly what the Qur'an expresses very clearly when it refers to the processes that produced a fusion and subsequent separation starting from a celestial 'smoke'. Hence there is complete correspondence between the facts of the Qur'an and the facts of science.” (Dr. Maurice Buccaile, The Bible, the Qur’an and Science (The Holy Scriptures Examined in the Light of Modern Knowledge)
The Bible, the Qur’an and Science (The Holy Scriptures Examined in the Light of Modern Knowledge), by Dr. Maurice Buccaile, Translated from French by Alastain D. Pannell and the Author. (The PdF file is
available on the internet)