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My colleagues and I often discuss about creation of universe, our solar system which is, in scientific theories, explained by Big Bang Theory.

My questions are:

  • Was this universe, specially our solar system, created according to the Big Bang Theory?
  • Does Quran and Ahadiths support this theory or tell us something else about how Allah almighty created this universe??
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walaikum assalam

First of all Big Bang is just a theory and might be proven wrong, or incomplete one day, so basically we don't know if this theory is 100% true.

I think quran supports this theory as I understand, see this verse:

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? [21:30]

Quoting from the Tafseer of Tabatabai (translation):

The repetition of separation of particles and atoms and what we see in the air and atmosphere guides us to a stage where the skies and earth were all one entity and Allah has separated them[...]

Edit:

From the comments, it seems that some scholars have different explanations of the above verse so it might be not compatible after all.

  • In Ahadeeth but we are told how the universe began and how Quran is interpreted to this result; as far as I have seen the answer is no, Big Bang was not the beginning of this universe, but Almizan anyway is far more authentic than my ideas :) – owari Apr 19 '14 at 21:56
  • @awari do you have this hadeeth that the universe didn't start with big bang. Because I have the opposite! – user4456 Apr 20 '14 at 7:11
  • @owari, Well, I have also heard a variation of BBT that universe has gone under many cycles of contraction and expansion each starting by and ending in a recurring big bang. If true, that means the substance of the universe has always been there, and this conforms to the belief of many muslim meta-physicians who argue that the universe is eternal and ever-lasting. – infatuated May 25 '14 at 21:23
  • @infatuated, and you surely have seen the unbelievable consequences of what they think about contraction, the law of increase of entropy should reverse so that as time passes by entropy always decreases, disorder changes into order and etc., these are not science but science-fiction. – owari May 27 '14 at 13:06
  • Although even through expansion of universe and the universe with all its internal orders (the subject of different branches of science) being the result of an explosion itself is a contradiction to the 2nd law, unless one assumes an intelligence who controls the whole thing. Some scholars assume such and say the existence of big bang goes well with the existence of God, but I was trying to say big bang was not the scenario for this universe, nor was the cycles of expansion-contraction. – owari May 27 '14 at 13:10

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