The Origin of the Universe
“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 science of modem cosmology clearly indicates that, at one point of time, the whole universe was nothing but a cloud of ‘smoke'(an opaque highly dense and hot gaseous composition). This is one the undisputed principles of standard modem cosmology. Scientists now observe new stars forming out of the remnants of that ‘smoke’.
A new star forming out of a cloud of gas and dust (nebula), which is one of the remnants of the ‘smoke’ that was the origin of the whole universe. (The Space Atlas. Heather and Henbest, p.50)
The illuminating stars we see at night were just as was the whole universe, in that’ smoke’ material. God has said in the Quran:
“Then he turned to the heaven when it was smoke…” (41:111)
As the earth and the heavens have been formed from this same ‘smoke’, we conclude that the earth and the heavenly bodies were one connected entity. Then out of this homogenous ‘smoke’, they formed and separated from each other. God has also said in Quran:
“Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were one connected entity, then we separated them?… “(21:30)
Dr. Alfred Kroner has said,” Thinking where Mohammad came from… I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin of the universe because scientists have found out within the last few years with very complicated methods and advanced technological methods, that this is the case.” “Somebody who did not know something about nuclear physics fourteen hundred years ago could not, I think, be in a position to find out from his own mind for instance, that the earth and heavens had the same origin.