Quran Miracle In Explaining The Fate Of The Universe
Till the mid of 20th century, the universe was thought to be eternal and static. Infinite in space and existed forever. This view founded the basis of materialist philosophy and the rejection of the existence of a Creator. Now after Edwin Hubble, modern physics has reached to the conclusion that the universe did indeed have a beginning, that it came into being from nothing in a single moment in a huge explosion and that it must also has an end.
There are three major theories that predict the end and fate of our universe.
How Will The Universe End?
There are basically three major theories namely Big Rip, Big Crunch And Big Freeze. Another theory regarding the universe’s fate is the Big Slurp. It’s a new theory postulated after Higgs bosons discovery in LHC Large Hadron Collider by Cern, and not yet reached general acceptance in all scientific community.
The first theory is Big Rip, in which all expansion of the universe will cause all forms of matter to go far from each other and then cause them to rip apart. So that means in future objects will move far and far even more than the speed of light. Although nothing can travel more than the speed of light but on an expansion scale as big as this observable universe this is happening even now. That means if we wait long enough, the rest of the universe will disappear. This expansion would not only be just for the space between galaxies but the space within them. Then a time will come that the galaxies, stars, planets, and matter even the subatomic building blocks that comprise all matter can no longer hold themselves together, at which point they rip apart.
The second theory is Big Crunch in which the matter, space and time in the universe collapse into a dimensionless singularity same as it was before the Big Bang.
The third is Big Freeze in which stars are expected to form normally, but ultimately the supply of gas needed for star formation will be depleted. As existing stars run out of fuel and stop shining, the universe will slowly grow darker. Ultimately black holes will dominate the universe, which themselves will disappear over time as they emit Hawking radiation.
End Of Universe In Quran
Now let me tell you something really strange that although the scientific community is divided in favour of one or another theory and even the Islamic scholars who have scientific knowledge prefer to stick mostly with the Big Crunch theory, but Quran is actually telling us that all these theories are correct and all these theories are actually events that will happen one after another on the Last Day.