As much as I have understood from the Shi'ite teachings this world, Dunya (which means closer, or less precious), is a projection of a more realistic world which we call Barzakh, being somewhat a surface to a deep universe, and Barzakh on its own is the projection of a more realistic world which we call Akherah, apparently again like a surface to a deeper ...
The Boltzmann brain is a
...self-aware entity that arises due to random fluctuations out of a state of chaos (Wikipedia),
which implies that, if a Boltzmann brain exists, it's most probably among the most rudimentary of brains, as creating more sophisticated brains is far less probable. This is not compatible with our understanding of Allah, e.g. being ...
We just know that there is A purpose and it is not a play:
وَمَا خَلَقْنَا السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا لَاعِبِينَ
We created not the heavens and earth, and all that
between them is, in play;
We just can say that Allah has created jinn and mankind to worship him.
وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ ﴿الذاريات:...
Traditionally the scholars has interpreted the word "lamosi'on" (لَمُوسِعُونَ) to mean; "indeed We are able too".
Most other translations today seems to (subjectively) ignore that translation and translate it to expansion:
وَالسَّمَاءَ بَنَيْنَاهَا بِأَيْدٍ وَإِنَّا لَمُوسِعُونَ
And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We ...
When the Quran was written: The word for Universe did not really exist in Arabic just like the word Universe did not exist in English before physicists. The Word universe meant something else like "all that exists". So the Quran may not say the 'Alkoon' because at the time it was written, that word did not denote "the universe".
The word for 'sky' is the ...
Surah No 51 - Ayah No 47 says
And the heaven We built with Our own powers (aydin) and indeed We go on expanding it.
It should be remembered that the concept of the continuous expansion of the universe is exclusive to the Quran. No other Divine scriptures even remotely hint at it. The discovery that the universe is constantly expanding is of prime ...
I believe you refer to this verse.
21:33 And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are swimming.
The verse also points to the fact that also the sun is part of a larger system having its own orbit of revolving around the galaxy (or any larger entity, that is).
Since Islam started long ...
There are probably hundreds of thousands of things you should be more concerned about right now than just the possibility of getting your own galaxy for whatever reason.
First you should know Allah, learn the basics of Islam and bring your knowledge in to practice. If you embark on this journey, I don't think you'll have time for a question like you have ...
Your key question is: Are there several universes?
Your secondary questions (indicated through your clarification) are:
Where is Allaah?
What are the heavens that Allaah has mentioned in the Qur'aan?
Is it safe to say we can never fully understand Allaah?
What are the capabilities of Allaah?
Is knowledge only what is in the Qur'aan?
Are there ...
What is the purpose of creating this universe?
Quran does not clearly state the reason why human and nature was created in the first place. But, there is a reality, they are created and they are right before our eyes. Quran brings solutions to the current state of human and nature, by warning us about the wreckage of societies (sa'at). It is not a tale or ...
What the Quran states about Purpose:
In Quran, surah Saad, verse 27 reads:
وَمَا خَلَقْنَا السَّمَاءَ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا بَاطِلًا ۚ
ذَٰلِكَ ظَنُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا ۚ فَوَيْلٌ لِّلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنَ
[Al-Qur’an 38:27, translator: Arberry] We have not created the heavens
and earth, and what between them is, for vanity; ...
I don't know any specific purpose for the creation of the universe that is stated in Quran. The answer to this question might be similar to the answer given in Quran about ruh (which seems to be: the answer is beyond your knowledge/understanding). However there are suggested answers by Muslim philosophers and mystics (e.g. God wanted to manifest himself) but ...
The word الكون is not mentioned in Quran as far as I know BUT:
As you already mentioned السماوات it completely contains our "worldly" understanding of universe... why is that ? all and everything we define as being part of the universe is in the language of Quran part of "sky number 1". As mentioned in Quran there are seven skies - they relate to each ...
Seeking for Ahadeeth about the issue the following comments may be given:
Both Earth's surface and Skies were created from water and air (الماء و الهوی), and were expanded and structured ..., there are Quranic and Hadeethwise evidences that the skies were created after Earth so that the big bang theory for which the red shift effect is considered a most ...
Although in Sahih International, the word used for both skies and heavens are the same (heavens), the original words are different (sema for sky and cennet for heaven). Also, the verses about them can be easily separated by concept.
In Quran, there are numerous verses (around 140) about "the skies and the earth". In most of them (probably all of them)...
The width of garden of each believer in paradise is larger than all skies and earth:
And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden as wide as the
heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous http://tanzil.net/#3:133
I do not know the science has discovered the size of skies or not. But indeed this size is larger than our galaxy and universe. ...
Allah refers himself as the lord of the worlds in the Quran which indicates that there might be other universes out there. He said in the Quran:
He is the Living (One): There is no god but He: Call upon Him, giving
Him sincere devotion. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds! --
We don't know much about that because such details is not ...
An example of the interpretation
Let's start with a quote from qtafsir (a somehow summarized version of tafsir ibn Kathir):
Allah reminds us of the creating of the higher and lower worlds,
(We constructed the heaven. وَالسَّمَآءَ بَنَيْنَـهَا) meaning, "We made it as a high roof, protected from falling,"
(with Hands بِأَيْدٍ), meaning, with ...
Indirectly, yes; given that the universe was created by Allah, a number of things follow from this by reflection.
The current scientific consensus is that the universe is very, very large, and still expanding; but it is still finite in size; it is not infinite.
This is consistent with the universe beginning in a 'Big Bang' several billion years ago; ...
Your (and mine, and everyone's) main concern, rather the ONLY concern, should be how to get in Jannah. What will we have there, IF we get there is of secondary importance.
In Jannah, every person will be rewarded on 3 levels:
One's all instincts/desires etc. will already be fulfilled. We cannot fully imagine this completely.
Whatever one wants, will be ...
Islam is a general name of the religion which applies to the entire beings in the Universe. Islam means obedience and surrender. Islam is the path of being obedient to Allah. Any creature (alive or non-living) that is obedient to Allah is on the path of obedience.
In fact, every being in the entire Universe, besides most of the humans, are obedient to Allah....
Firstly, word of the "al alamin " in Arabic is the plural of the word "world" (al alam).
وَلِلَّـهِ يَسْجُدُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ مِن
دَابَّةٍ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ وَهُمْ لَا يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ
All things that move on the earth and in the heavens, and the angels,
bow in homage to God, and do not behave with pride. [16:...