Quran Miracle: Correct Description Of Early Universe

Animation Of Molecular Cloud

Big bang nucleosynthesis tells us that after just one-second old universe was at a temperature of 10 million Kelvin and the whole universe was nothing but a cloud of Smoke and Plasma. Huge gaseous matter or clouds were present before the formation of the galaxies. To describe initial celestial matter, the word smoke is more appropriate than gas. Even now new stars are forming inside dark, cold molecular clouds from Material called Interstellar Medium, which is mostly hydrogen neutral and ionized, helium, dust particles surrounded by frozen water & other stuff like carbon, nitrogen, etc. All that in the heavens all stars and galaxies all have been formed from this same smoke.

Pic Of Universe In Gaseous State

Universe In Smoky/Gaseous State

Now look that almost 1400 years ago this is what the Quran told us in Surah Fussilat 41:11. The fact that this verse revealed regarding the universe’s initial gaseous state is a miracle.

١١ ثُمَّ اسْتَوَىٰ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ وَهِيَ دُخَانٌ فَقَالَ لَهَا وَلِلْأَرْضِ ائْتِيَا طَوْعًا أَوْ كَرْهًا قَالَتَا أَتَيْنَا طَائِعِينَ

Then He directed Himself to the heaven while it was smoke and said to it and to the earth, “Come [into being], willingly or by compulsion.” They said, “We have come willingly.”  Surah Fussilat 41:11



دُخَانٌ / Dukhan:  is the word used in Arabic for smoke, vapor, and gaseous matter. It is the sixth word of verse 41:11 and is an indefinite masculine noun and is in the nominative case (مرفوع). The noun’s root is (د خ ن). This root occurs twice in the Quran as the noun dukhān (دُخَان).

N – nominative masculine indefinite noun اسم مرفوع

(د خ ن): Dakhan, دخن, دخنا, یدخن: To smoke, raise smoke or dust, become altered, be ill-natured, fumigate, grope clumsily, handle (a thing) clumsily, spoil, fail to handle properly. Dukhân دُخَان : Smoke; Gas; Vaporous matter with suspended particles; Fume resembling smoke; Something fleeting or be clouding; Colored smoke; Suppressed state; Dust; Famine in which people feel a sort smoke hanging before their eyes or because of no rain for a long time the atmosphere becomes dusty; Drought.


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