How did the universe come into being?

PS: Please mention Quranic verses/Hadith supporting your answer.


Assalaamualaikum brother. This might seem a bit surprising but its true . The Qur'an describes the universe perfectly as Science discovered it to be . Let it be clear first ,that the Qur'an is not a science book but a book of guidance , hence the verses describing the universe occur singly or maybe 2 together.

Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe? Al Quran[21:30]
The above verse shows that everything was combined together in the beginning. Allah uses 2 expressions , heavens, and earth to denote everything . If we see, this agrees with the fact that the entire universe was a dot.

And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are [its] expander. Al-Quran[51:47]
The above verse shows the expanding nature of the universe which was found out in the 1900s when a scientist called Hubble discovered that the wavelength of light from galaxies were red-shifted (implying they are moving away).

By the heaven containing pathways.
Al Quran[51:7]

Using the latest technologies , Nasa was able to make an image of how the observable universe looked from far away and it looked like strands or paths in a medium.

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."
Al Quran[41:11]

Initially the universe after the big bang was in the form of hot gases containing hydrogen (and helium after some time)

It is not allowable for the sun to reach the moon, nor does the night overtake the day, but each, in an orbit, is swimming.
Al Quran[36:40]

Nobody could think that both the sun and moon are in an orbit. In the milky way galaxy , all stars are revolving around the center of the galaxy (sun's orbit) and the moon revolves around the earth which in turn revolves around the sun. hence each of them in their orbit.

Hope this helped. Baarakallahu Feekum..

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    I would add that the hot gas you talk about was opaque to all light, much like smoke – Pureferret Mar 20 '14 at 19:08
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    I feel like none of the actual verses have to do anything with your explanations. Some even out of context. In particular, could you explain By the heaven containing pathways. What is the context of this ayat? Furhermore, look at 41:9, 41:10, and 41:11. You quote 41:11 as the creation of planets and stars from the hot gases (which is indeed true), but 41:9 and 41:10 mention the creation of Earth BEFORE this. Any explanation for this? There is good indication that the word heaven in that ayat refers to the heaven of god and not our spacetime fabric. – user921 Mar 11 '15 at 20:25

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