Tafsir Juz 30 #08 Al-Naazi-aat 4
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The brothers and sisters we continue with sunnah to Nazjatar
we were speaking about
the verses that are speaking about the heavens right.
And we said that
there was a transition from the occurrence that happened in this dunya the destruction of Iran
and his people and the transition then went to
the magnificent ability of Allah subhanaw taala to create
and how everything is happening by the will of Allah subhanaw taala and ultimately the argument is as we said before that the one who created all of this and is keeping the universe running the way it is, is the one who with all these will bring you back to life and resurrect you
long as I said
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he constructed it. He built it you notice also that it says in brackets ie Allah, it means in the Arabic It doesn't say Allah built it. Right.
And the seller
built it, he built it. So who is he? No one but Allah subhanaw taala and this is a
linguistic way to show the greatness of the one who built it
that it is axiomatic that Allah knows this and no one knows that you see what I'm saying? In other words, when he didn't say who it is, Okay, number one, it is magnifying the one who constructed this heaven. Number two, it is showing a little it's very obvious. It doesn't need to it doesn't need to say hola
hola, hola is the one constructed it and build it and we spoke a lot about that.
And some of the
the the importance of this term, the things that we can benefit and understand from this term. And just to recap quickly, the when you say when we talked about the robot creation of the heaven of Asana,
you find that in many other places, right, we studied this recently when the last
right here it is again while they
All right, we built above you
seven strong ones. What are the strongest? The heavens, seven strong, robust heavens, created by Allah subhanaw taala Allah no one can create a creation like this. Okay and keeping in mind all the time that this is, in our minds the most difficult to create, right? The most amazing creation is a Salawat right? As we mentioned previously the heart for some people
okay, this is the Quran itself is the one that is
saying. So, this is the greatest creation, okay, seven strong robust Heavens, no one else can create anything like this. And if it wasn't for Allah azza wa jal Holding,
holding these heavens up, they would fall on our hands
they would fall on our heads and this is also what Allah tells us in the Noble Quran
right, and we remember also in Surah,
where Allah subhanaw taala also spoke about sorry, in Surah, how Allah subhanaw taala also asked the questions and asked us to ponder and deliberate and to direct our vision to the heavens and to look at the sky right he said
Mr power, you will not find any discrepancy in the creation of Allah the entire the wizard will
look at it right. And this is why allows
us to look at it to direct our visions, which he said is twice, okay, look at it one. Look at the you can find any, any fragmentation any breaks, okay. Look at any other feelings, look at any other canopy, okay? Something that is built above you necessarily. Okay, no matter what it is, it's concrete. Eventually, you'll find some drops, drip, drip, drip, what happens? It rains and slowly the boiler is seeping through the concrete and going inside the machine or going inside your house or going wherever else.
Most natural, even though this is concrete, right? You will find some tears, you will find some fragmentation, not in a center. Right? Not in the heavens that Allah subhanaw taala created. The reason why he told us to direct our visions was twice look at it again, you didn't find anything. Look back. Look again, do you find anything, look back another two times, four times give looking,
what will happen, your vision will just come back weekend and a big failure. Your project of trying to find some
tears or breaks in the heavens or gaps
was useless. It is futile. This is the creation of Allah subhanaw taala that
he constructed and he built it.
One other thing I'll just elaborate on quickly, which we mentioned last time also the issue we when we were mentioning dark matter, right.
And we said that the
in addition to everything we said about Manohar and the great robust creation of the heavens and so on, we may be able we may be able to deduce if indeed this is scientifically correct. This is also this shows us that the universe indeed is not just a huge construction of vacuum of nothingness, but rather of Nether there exists matter. But that's why they are calling it dark matter, it does matter that you cannot see it is invisible. Okay, mind you, it is still a theory and they're still
trying to discover the reality and the sources of dark matter, okay, and what type of matter makes up what they are calling dark matter. So there are many experiments going on around the world to try to pin down some of the
building blocks of dark matter. Okay, and one of the main articles that they're looking for is what they call a wimp okay not went in the in slang, English right? weakly interacting particles with all right, they are looking for these types of particles. Now, they are very
that they will find these webs at least they are really hoping So, the reason is if they do not find what they are calling these wimps, they do not find these particles and the whole theory of dark matter turns out to be a farce
They're in big trouble. Why? Because then the laws of gravity have to be re evaluated the laws of gravity as we understand it, and as physicians understand it, and explain it has to be re evaluated, because if there's no dark matter, then they will all the calculations that were making about gravitational forces that are keeping the universe together. But there are other forces that are pushing it apart and making it expand all of this flops. There's no such thing as dark matter that is contributing to the gravitational forces in their calculations. So this is,
it's a scary possibility, but
we'll see what happens.
As we said, it does exist, it shows you Subhanallah, that this universe indeed is full of matter that you cannot see. Right? And who knows,
Glory beats are the ones subhanaw taala, who said, He constructed and he built it.
He then said, he raised its ceiling and proportions.
Okay. Again, with the verses like this, it's not enough to stay with the translation, you have to have the Arabic word. You have to have it, right. Because
the translate because now we're talking about scientific matters, right? And these scientific matters.
We always go back to the original Arabic, this is the only thing that we can count on. The translations are just approximations of the meaning. All right, sometimes the translation will give a meaning,
which is incorrect, and maybe scientifically incorrect. So this is why, again, it's an approximation, but this is why Insha Allah, we will speak about it, obviously, from the Rafah.
Okay, what does that mean? All right, Samak a che a
to practice some
means to lift something, okay? To make it to make something high up to lift it up. Right. And this is why this is as a verb as alone, it can mean indeed ceiling. Okay. Meaning the ceiling.
Now, it could have said silica,
not up to us, we can't change a single letter. Right? He said,
he raised its ceiling, right?
One layout? Well, that makes sense if we think of the earth,
and the heavens are above us. But technically, the heavens are above us. And they're also below us. Right? Because we are on a supposedly spherical shape or an oval shape, right? So this means this bowl is hanging in the middle of this universe. So in this case, when you say, of course, even then, you cannot say now that the heavens are below me, right? The heavens are above us. And for those who are on the other side of the Earth, right in the other direction,
from where they're standing from their vantage point or the heavens below them or above them. They're also above them.
The heavens are above all of us, right. From our vantage point, the heavens are above us.
So he lifts this ceiling, it is indeed like a ceiling that Alonso is keeping
up float and holding it from falling on our heads. And if anyone else were to attempt to hold the ceiling above, they will not be able to hold it and it was for Glory be to Allah subhanaw taala rasa Awesome.
Okay, so we realize it is above
with respect to everyone on the earth. When you say to her, he lifted his ceiling, it means its ceiling is so high above us. This is talking about the amazing distances that separates us from these Great heavens. And this calls on us to look into the amazing distances that exist in this universe. My brothers and sisters when you
some of what is being said about the great distances in our universe. Really, it is mind boggling. It's something that is
almost beyond imagination.
Snow before having this data and before having this information, before having these pictures of faraway, distant galaxies and stars and so on.
You might think, Well, yeah, it's pretty high. We go up in the airplane,
we go up pretty high in the sky, we see stars that are very far away, right? But we have no idea what means distance is really our listen to what the astronomers are saying about some of these distances. This brings up the nice way that we can think about this as in terms of galaxies. Okay. We are in our solar system, our solar system is in which galaxy?
The Milky Way Galaxy, Milky Way sounds like you know, some kind of chocolate, right? Maybe a small galaxy that's not so large with not so large distances. This is from the official NASA website. Okay. Let's say
that the Milky Way galaxy alone has a diameter of about 100,000 light years.
100,000 light years. It means light with traveling at three times central the eight meters per second.
It was picked like 100,000 years ago versus just the Milky Way galaxy. Allah hook 100,000 light years can you imagine this? So what's the light here? Okay, let's see what the light is. A light here 5.8 8 trillion miles
9.4 6 trillion kilometres
The 9.4 6 trillion kilometres? Just the Milky Way galaxy. Can you imagine this? Rafa. You see now what
we were just reading. You lifted the ceiling. We think maybe on the ceiling of the Magellan or some other 6
trillion trillions and trillions and trillions of kilometres.
Now it has a different meaning, right, it rings differently in our brains and in our ears.
Galaxies range in diameter from a few 1000s to a half million light years. So since the mystery garden galaxy, the Milky Way galaxy is somewhere in between, there are galaxies that are
much larger. Our solar system lies about 25,000 light years from the center of the galaxy. We are in a huge galaxy, this galaxy that they call the Milky Way.
Okay, how many stars in the Milky Way? Let's get an idea. They say approximately 100 billion stars only in the Milky Way galaxy. Okay, so find the Milky Way galaxy is huge. What is this amazing expense. But how many galaxies are there in the universe? 100 1000 100,000
Scientists estimate that there are more than 100 billion galaxies.
So this huge galaxy now take 100 billion of these galaxies scattered throughout what they call the visible universe.
Underlying visible universe because we said before, according to the Quran, okay. And
sha Allah is a correct understanding, a seemingly correct understanding the visible universe is just the first
only the first, right, as we said before, why,
based on what do we say that?
Because of this, right, because Alonzo has said that he has decorated
right? The lowest heavens.
We have decorated with stars with amazing stars on these galaxies. So it means everything you're seeing in the miserable universe is
the lowest heaven. So what about the seven heavens above Allahu Akbar? Glory to Allah subhanaw taala. So we said approximately 100 million galaxies.
throughout the universe, the most distant galaxies ever photographed are as far as 10 billion to 13 billion light years away. They have photographed galaxies that are 10 billion light years away.
In April 2009,
this last year, April 23, the most distant objects they were able to spot in the universe this was in the news.
The most distant object to this spot in the universe is a GRB, a galactic
A gamma ray bursts. Okay, it's a type of supernova right a huge explosion of the star. This was spotted 13 point 1 billion light years away. According to astronomers, Allah Ana, this is true they claim that the universe is about 13 point 7 billion years old. For all practical purposes what they spotted is an explosion that happened in the very very beginning of the universe very soon after what they call the Big Bang.
13 point 1 billion light years away.
When 1 billion kilometres it will be amazing light years away. Something beyond imagination, mind boggling my brothers and sisters. Now go back to Rafa
for some Subhanak Jana, something really, that is beyond us, of course, you have galaxies, then you have galaxies, which,
which are collections of galaxies, which they call clusters. And then you have something called super clusters, okay, huge clusters of galaxies, and then they take no galaxies. And this is where the filaments come in. And we spoke about last time, the web, which is like a bunch of filaments, that is tying these super clusters of galaxies, all together, it's really something Subhanak Your glory be to the one who has listed the ceiling
of the heavens.
I have a lot to say about
Okay, we're finished with
the lifted the ceiling of the universe, He expanded it to amazing distances, and to our day, the universe is expanding and continuing to expand. And this is something that they are practically convinced of. Okay.
You will find all of the cosmologists and the astronomers talking about it, the universe is expanding, they're trying to calculate the rate of expansion, they're trying to understand the mechanism of this expansion, and whether it will keep expanding forever exponentially, or whether it will slow down or whether eventually it will come back in a big crunch. This is what they are debating now, but the expansion is one of the greatest discoveries of the discovered in 1998 According to the well renowned science journals,
Now, the translators have made this as proportionate, right? And indeed, this is one of the meanings
right? But that's why we always go back to the Arabic because there may be other interesting meanings that can be the use. Of course, always keeping in mind that it is
is correct even according to scientific knowledge to the
use of Harley says, given an order and perfection and both are correct
meanings and possible meanings of the word first
let's go let's see what are some of the possible means yes, one of the first meanings is indeed this one. So why
So was shaped, meaning he perfected he created his perfectly in excellent order and an excellent organization. Okay, this is test we're doing something perfectly, I'm doing something as excellent as possible and therefore, meaning lacking any imperfection, this can be this is similar to the meanings that we talked about in
Surah symbols right, not having any gaps not having any fragments, not having any holes or tears in the heavens, right. It is just a perfect creation as opposed to on the Day of Judgment, when it will be torn apart for a while he perfected it, you don't find any gaps in it or tears and things of that nature. The other possible meaning this is proportion this
meaning that he made different parts of it.
Well, proportion, okay.
This can also give them meaning of uniformity.
Right? We talked about tests we're you're talking about a
see a play, which doesn't have many
props or, okay, it is basically fairly flat. Okay, something that is well flattened or smoothens out, okay, that's the good words, something that is well smoothen out that the universe is smoothing out.
Okay? Again, all of these possible meanings we are trying to understand,
even scientifically now otherwise, the first meaning is the perfect meaning. Alonzo just perfected the creation of the heavens perfected the creation of the universe in such a way, in such an amazing organization. Okay. beyond
anyone's imagination, with such amazing distances, with
so many different stars flying around, with explosions going on in the universe, with everything that is happening in the universe, that it is still going on, as it is, this is a miracle in itself. Okay, and what are the astronomers like it or not? They are amazed by it, right? And it's just difficult for them to come out and say, Well, someone has created this universe because otherwise it cannot function in such an organized fashion than it is, especially after the Big Bang, where they say, after the Big Bang, you you imagine that you are getting to an infinite level of entropy, just complete absolute disorder. So how can after so much disorder, right, and after so much energy being
shot out? How can you have so much organization, right? How can the these planets have come and formed and these galaxies, you find an amazing level of order in the universe that dazzles even atheists? And this is why my view they're still debating it. Okay? They're still debating something they call the anthropic principle, that there is a principle by which all of this universe came together to
make life possible on this earth.
As if there is some prior intent.
This prior intent is obviously Allah subhanaw taala created everything with his knowledge and wisdom.
As a wow, he perfected it. But now we go into other possible meanings.
proportion that may be making it fairly smooth,
with not a lot of curvature.
It's interesting that scientists today when they speak about the shape of the universe, they talk about three possibilities, open, closed, or flat.
A flat universe is one without any curvature.
They call it a flat universe, putting it in other words, if you were to the two light rays
parallel to each other, they'll never converge or diverge, they'll stay parallel to each other. This isn't a flattering, as opposed to an open or closed where the two light beams will, will converge, or they will diverge. And based on the curvature that exists in the universe. Most cosmologists today say the universe is flat.
This is indeed true. Can this be
indicated by a well?
In other words, he leveled it? Because when he says, So what shade had been with the level that he made it as flat or as flat as the surface right? Could that be a possible meaning?
It is proven beyond any doubt that the universe is flat. This indeed may be what is being referenced by.
Another interesting meaning, as we said, the proportioning proportioning would mean that it is fairly proportioned in all its districts in all its frontiers, so you don't have some massive
non uniformity is in the universe. Amazingly, this is also something which scholars are speaking about today. And cosmologists are speaking about today, they are again dazzled by the
staggering homogeneity, they call it on the universe.
Homogeneity meaning, the universe is homogeneous, what do they mean? It means for all practical purposes, wherever you are in the universe, okay, they're talking about two principles. I thought that homogenate Both principles, giving you the idea that wherever you are in the universe, it looks pretty much this
especially after the Big Bang, because what they expect from the Big Bang, they don't expect the flat universe, these are the things that are staggering the flatness of the universe, homogeneity and isotropy. How do you get these three out of the Big Bang? It's impossible. The Big Bang only will increase the curvature of the universe. So it should not be flat. It shouldn't be non human homogeneous. And it should not be isotropic. It makes no sense.
And this is a major problem for Big Bang Theory.
And they're trying to make sense. If the Big Bang is true, then how do we have a universe that has all of these different characteristics? What also
has convinced them completely of the relative homogeneity of the universe of large scales is the
discovery that they discovered what they call the cosmic microwave, background radiation,
cosmic microwave, microwave, not the visible spectrum, microwave radiation of background radiation, which is the remnants of the heat that emanated from the Big Bang. Okay.
What they found is that this cosmic microwave radiation CMB they call it is all over the universe. Everywhere they look, they detect this cosmic radiation. What is staggering? Is that it is, for all practical purposes, the same temperature everywhere they look.
About 270 degrees below zero. Very cool. Okay. in degrees Kelvin for you, chemists and biologists. 2.725 Kelvin, so very close to minus 273. below zero. Okay, absolutely. Exactly. Medical, for all practical purposes, everywhere they look, the radiation is the same temperature, how?
It doesn't make sense.
They're not understanding. They don't know, Allah is the One who created or they know, their arrogance. So they put this information aside.
And they're relying on their own genes or their own intellectual capacities.
Can this be part of the meaning of
the homogeneity that they are finding in the universe? Of course, they will argue there are some
things in the universe, but it is very small. The the fluctuations in the temperature of the cosmic microwave radiation is very small, all over the universe, relative to huge, amazingly huge distances. So what do they do? Does this mean the Big Bang? No, they amended the Big Bang Theory. And they added something called cosmic inflation theory.
cosmic inflation theory, meaning what they claim that very soon after the Big Bang, there was a huge and very, very rapid expansion of the Universe.
Such that was explained how much the universe has expanded. And that's because when they see that on different sides of the universe, you have the same cosmic radiation, you have this homogeneity? It means necessarily, that these parts of the universe were at one point connected before they flew apart, right? But even that doesn't make sense to them. Why? Because the distances of the frontiers now
greater than the age of the universe itself.
So how could they have been in the first place together, if they have been expanding, but the distances they have achieved now are greater than the age of the universe itself, many more million light years from the age of the universe.
the concocted this theory, cosmic inflation, again, it's a theory. And not everyone buys into it.
Very soon after the Big Bang, when I say very soon, I'm not talking about a few minutes I'm talking about in the same sector, they say 10 to the minus 36 seconds after the Big Bang, they're talking about 10 to the minus 36 of the second, after the big day, there was this huge rapid expansion of the Universe. That's the only way they can explain the relative homogeneity isotropy and flatness of the current universe with the Big Bang.
Otherwise, it doesn't make sense, only then can be explained that these different parts of the universe were indeed causally connected at one point in time. And that was explained how the cosmic radiation is relatively the same temperature all over the universe and so on. Can this be part of what is meant by
Allah Allah, Glory be to Allah subhanaw taala The reason we speak about this, my brothers and sisters, is because inshallah we, so that we are always up to the times, right, knowing what's happening in the universe, knowing what scholars are talking about to be right at the edge
of science, and to be able to then compare to the Quran, right? Obviously, the ones who are going to be able to connect the Quran, to scientific discoveries, of knowledge.
Otherwise, you're not going to be able to connect them, you're not going to be able to discover there's probably much more who said that we have discovered all of
There's probably much more, right as this cover is coming. That's why we were brainstorming here, right? Why we are not saying for sure, but these are some of the theories. It's a way to think to know what's happening around us the latest scientific discoveries, the cutting edge technology, and at the same time, understanding the Quran understanding the linguistic aspects of the Quran, and how we can somehow bring them together to open the Quran to our hearts.
And also, to the disbelievers around us, the people who disbelieve in Allah subhanaw taala, to show them that the Quran indeed is a miracle. This may be part of the amazing that they're talking about homogeneity. And Allah azza wa jal says
some can have such a wow. And it's almost as if again, even the the juxtaposing these tools interesting
he made these amazing distances that should actually tell you that there will be 10 homogeneity right? Because of the vast distances No, he says
he made it so high, he made it so distant
he proportionate and made it homogeneous.
And it made me also reference to this rapid expansion.
Allahu Allah, Allah Allah. Maybe it's true.
Nobody knows the the only the true secrets of the Quran and the expression of the Quran. But I want to show you the depth
of the Quran and this Quranic verses, and they're just a few words. Right? But when you analyze it, you see Subhanallah, how deep they may be in meaning, yes, you had a question.
Right, as if they are together.
That's why I'm saying even the juxtaposition of these two terms is interesting.
Yes, yes, that's why I'm saying usually gives you the meaning of flatness of smoothness of leveling of
some symmetry homogeneity, right?
Balance, it can be to a certain extent it can be
even therefore, it's interesting, even some of the older scholars just from the understanding of
not from any science from the head on the right, things like
that one part of it is not to
or let's say you don't have one part which is you know, arrays and the other parts, which is coming down basically as if they are trying to say that this is all fairly similar, okay, or homogeneous from this, right, different and distant popularity, just from the Arabic wording right. From there you go and you compare to the science and this is beautiful.
The process of
bringing the Quran to life is going to be obviously a collaboration of efforts from those who are knowledgeable of the language, those who are knowledgeable of the seal those who are knowledgeable of the science and so on. And this is why the Quran continues to be a miracle which is renewing itself.
For non believers, where did it where are the believers?
And this is why
the previous Muslim scientists, the Quran was
so they might take
hands like this. And
it made me this way.
Okay, let me look, let me see.
Let me see a minute is indeed level. Let me see if there is a nice hi to the camera and when you 111 Point
Absolutely, this should be a lesson for us where the Muslims and where's their sights, right? Of course our predecessors when they studied the Quran, they became the scientists they did, right and even though they hide it today, Western sciences know full well that they are spending on the many floors that were built
of the scientific building by Muslim scientists. They know that for sure, but they're hiding it to a large extent. At the same time, it may be also further of an argument against them. Because when you come and say, Look, I discovered this right? Oh, okay, these Muslim scientists are the ones who discovered this aspect of the universe or that and then oh, look at this exactly like the Quran. Some may say something like well, you have this is what you're arguing because you're trying to obviously prove your Quran correct. But when they come up with the discovery completely on their own not looking at the Quran not knowing about the verse Not knowing about that information and they say
this is a fact and you come to them and say this facts you discover just now was revealed 14 centuries ago
it's standard staggering, right. So there may be also a wisdom behind the fact that the non believers are doing the discovery Allah anything else
can we continue Can we ask afterwards religious?
Correct Absolutely. The scientific method and
science is a building I call it a building many building blocks right? Absolutely
is enough. Absolutely.
make an argument first not against the system.
No, they're a little bit different.
No, homogeneous means Allah Allah looking exactly the same in different places. So here it is the same as here. I thought trippy means in whatever direction you look.
It looks the same.
This is what they
and he darkened this light and extracted its brightness
Leila again we have to go to the Arabic it's not an easy word. Nor you'll normally find this in common Arabic uses Russia right? Meaning indeed he'll dark in a Allama Leila Leila. Hola Hola. Laila in darkened dislikes. What
is interesting, why? Because
if you were to switch it, and you were to say, Leila, were no
you noticed that
Russia and lace are related in dark in this light? Well, isn't that somewhat synonymous? Meaning when he talks about like, what are you talking about? If I asked you what is light?
So in darkened its light.
Darkness is lack of light, or lightness is lack of dark.
You got yourself
a little bit of analysis of the pen. It seems to show you that just these four words seem to show you that darkness is the norm
so the dark
This is the normal, making dark in the first place is
bringing his out because it's there in the first place. This is what he created, but making it darker.
And we'll get to that. The other one will
be brought out the light from the original darkness Metallica.
Indeed, the norm is the darkness of the universe. The light that we see on Earth is only when we
go outside of the Earth's atmosphere, then you're gonna be in complete darkness
that is above us, which is lit by the sun, Laurie v2 Allah subhanaw taala. We're
gonna extend them this
also gives you the meaning of
darkness as well as covering the darkness. Indeed, it's almost as if it covers you, right? Completely.
Okay, this is one important issue, that the darkness seems to be the norm that will allow.
other interesting part
is when he says,
Well, what's so great about Allah azza wa jal made the night dark
is a miracle. Because the philosopher's did not decree that this earth be in this location, and this distance from the Sun, right?
This distance from many huge stars, you may have not seen my time, because if we were too close to some of the huge stars much bigger than our star,
they miss so much life you will not be able to enjoy the tranquility of darkness
he made a dark not only
listen to Mr. Heinrich over
in 1823. More than a century ago, he came up with what he called the paradox and didn't make sense to him. It's something which is contradictory. It's called Olbers Paradox, you can study it in astronomy, it is an argument that the darkness of the light sky conflict with the assumption of an infinite and eternal static universe.
This is known in modern cosmology, the Olbers Paradox What if the universe is indeed infinite, right and eternally static, it would be filled with an infinite amount of stars, and those stars will be so bright, you would not be able to have the darkness of night on Earth. It was a paradox for him, because the folders paradox
he made a dark, just making the night dark is a miracle itself.
Of course, modern cosmologists answer the oldest paradox with different
answers that they have.
The fact that Allah subhanaw taala has made the night sky dark, for us itself is a great miracle.
Especially you know, and it's a blessing to thank Allah subhanaw taala for
bringing out the light. Similarly, Accra double ha. This is also very interesting. Why? You may say, Well, what's interesting about that we are at a certain distance from the Sun. And whenever the part of the side of the Earth faces the sun, we have sunlight and we have
So what about the location directly?
Adjacent to the sun, or the dark or the light?
Right next to the sun, go much closer to the source of light.
complete darkness? Why? Because it's a vacuum.
There's nothing to absorb the light. There's nothing to scatter and reflect the light. So Allah azza wa jal needs for this earth, its atmosphere,
which absorbs and reflects the light and scatters that light. And because of that scattering, you have what we call daytime.
Otherwise, we wouldn't have daytime. Laila.
And he's the one who dropped out.
the time from me engulfing darkness that itself is a miracle. Subhanallah Yes.
right now it will not be like because it doesn't have the the the Earth's atmosphere which is the main reason that we are able to utilize that sunlight and that energy Shalala Raja Maha
notice also that when he talks about Leila it is a reference to what lay the
the night of what the night of the sky he attributed the day in the night to the sky scholars say because
it is because of the rotation of the Earth around the Sun, right? It is because of these
bodies which are in the heavens, right that we have the phenomenon of day and night otherwise we wouldn't happen so he attributed the life and the day to this
also he spoke a lot Ha Ha Ha is not all of the day but the beginning of the day because it is the best part of the day right? It is the the the the
it is the early time when the slug son first comes up right it is
also soon we'll see inshallah we shall see what will happen. Right. He swore by the because of this lesson
time of the day, which is the early part the beginning of the
project. So the extracted
it's light, and it's right Hola
We have made the night and the day as to signs from Allah subhanaw taala. In these will lie there are fines for those who reflect for those with intellect. And this is why Allah Tala and the other IO
also said he called himself
So when you say
the one who's out, what's
the morning, he tore out that day like from the engulfing
of the night.
So this is similar to
therefore after seeing these verses,
Subhanak, we say to our dear friend, and scholar, Galileo, you claimed and you quoted, when you are quoting,
one of the Christian scholars, that the Bible and another narration the Holy Spirit
tells us how to go to heaven. It doesn't tell us how the heavens go, we say our Quran tells us how to go to heaven. And it also tells us how the heavens go
and after that, he spent the earth so we spoke about the heavens, now the earth when
and after that he spreads the earth okay.
First let me go to the end that
so that we have a general understanding of the whole verse and then I'll discuss the specifics, but because the heart
the heart, again we have to go back to the Arabic language in the Arabic language indeed it means to spread Okay.
As best we can here, this is the meaning of the ha okay.
When you look at the Earth can can you not see how Allah azza wa jal has spent? Right? Because of its huge size. Okay, we know that
this was a little bit confusing for some of the earlier scholars that how can it be spread and at the same time, now, you know, at their time scientists were saying that
the earth is spherical or it is an oval or whatever it is. There were scholars have said it is one of them, if I'm correct, was given to me. And he argued that no, this was contradictory. It cannot be spherical, right? But now we understand the meaning of the verse to mean that indeed for all practical purposes, when do you ever follow
Do you ever see it as a sphere? Or if you walk now, and you walk the whole circumference of the earth?
It's as if you're walking on flat land, right? Allah azza wa jal has spread it, right?
One way to understand it, and also to understand the flatness of the universe, is to think of yourself standing on a soccer ball. Right? If you just move and then when you go into fall, right, but let's say I slowly inflate that soccer ball a little bit larger, larger, keep enlarging it.
And then it becomes so large and goes beyond
your capacity to see the all your vision, then it seems it's just becoming flat. Right?
indeed a large version has flattened it, he is extended and he has spent it in such a way to make life easy for us so that we can go about our livelihood in this dunya. Right. Allah azza wa jal calls this like a carpet, right, and this is some and he called this me, Heather, and this is from gum. He's also and he called this Keifa. We discuss all of this. And Allah says, he says, What
the hell is spirit? subhanaw taala glory to Him. If it wasn't for that, we would not be able to live if Allah has not spared.
was so many values, and trust and offense here and there.
How would we be able to live?
You say, Well, what about the mountains? Well, there are mountains, the fairly small percentage on the whole earth, most of the Earth is flat, right? In fact, according to the United Nations, they say that the mountains cover about 27% of the world's surface. So one quarter of the Earth's surface, if it was 75% of the Earth's surface,
going up the mountains on a daily basis.
Allah azza wa jal
Glory be to Him. And may He be praised when Allah other than the HA.
Let me finish up questions. I still have more to say.
Other scholars explained the haha
through the next
Raja min Hannah Amara.
Right. The next verse says what?
Allah subhanaw taala has extracted from its water and it's faster
to extract its water and it's better for the solar cells. This is not the case. But because Allah subhanaw taala
facilitated extracting its water and it's faster otherwise, it would not have been able
to be that way.
It's very common nowadays.
To say that the HA
comes or means in the Arabic language
that Adelphia means an egg.
In the Arabic language Disha means okay. And this is what a lot of researchers and maybe some scholars say is points to the Jasmine this is that this is the ayah that tells us that the earth is indeed round or oval shaped and that it is not flat. But this is not correct.
We are jazz we love jazz. And we speak about can we draw? But if something is not correct, from a linguistic point of view, then we say otherwise. This year were long.
As far as my humble knowledge goes, does not mean
from the different
dictionaries and sources that
we researched. This year does not mean tech but there is a verb that is attributed to the animal when they be
in the sun to lay its eggs
as a verb, but the Nisha means the Earth has access. No.
And I found an interesting that the only one who mentioned this specific issue as
one of the recent scholars who also wrote
saying the same thing does not mean an egg. And that rather, this verse is telling us that Allah azza wa jal
right, he spared us in this. And he almost he made it as if it is a cockpit he smoothened it out, right. So, referring to me spherical
Earth, it is in the Quran, but not from this is what I'm saying clear, doesn't mean the Quran doesn't say that, but not from this, we don't get it from this, we get it from other verses of the Quran
this brings us to another important issue.
And that is
Allah Most High says, the earth. And after that, he said the
underlying the after.
happens in the earth, and the darkness and the light, creating the heavens, right. So now
talking about the heavens, then when he comes to the Earth with
This is interesting.
Also a little bit confusing to some, we're
talking about the creation of the earth after the creation of the heavens.
This is probably closer to what scientists are talking about today, creation of the heavens of the universe, the Big Bang, the expansion, and then the planet starts to deform. And one of them is the earth that we are
But at the same time, you see otherwise, in the normal Quran, such as in Surat facilite,
where he talks about the six days, with some people confused to be
right, he first speaks about the creation of the earth in two days.
And then placing mountains above it, and extracting vegetation and so on, in another two days. And after the earth, he mentioned the creation of the heavens in two days. So it seems that one versus mentioning the heavens, before the earth, this one and the other one mentioned the earth before the heavens.
Earth The journey
is the one who created for you everything on the earth
in a sinner
rise to the heavens. And he made them seven heavens for above the heavens, and he made them as seven heavens, and he is of all things knowledgeable. So again, he's mentioning the earth before the heavens. So which was created first the heavens or the Earth.
This is not an easy question.
And I am not going to go into the detail that I should go into now. Because we don't have time, I will go into it God willing insha Allah when we get to the iron Saunton Bacara we live to that time in sha Allah is the very heart of Allah keeps us alive in sha Allah will discuss this in more detail, but what I do want to make clear is the issue of
So we get a better understanding of that. Well
interestingly enough, this conundrum, was directed to the scholar of the citizen from the Allah Allah.
Okay, and then came to him and he said to him, that I see things in the Quran that I am finding contradictory, basically things that I cannot understand I can't quite make up. Right. And he mentioned
several things. And what he mentioned is
this issue, he said in one place, he says
it's a while to the end and then we'll
have so he mentioned the heavens before the earth and then he mentioned the idea of
Sora and that one mentions Gration on earth before that happens. So, what is the answer of Fibonacci?
the creation of
There's in two days. He says he created the earth first in two days, then he created the heavens,
the seven heavens in two days,
what about the Vatika, the HA, into the
creation of the Earth
seems to be chronologically split from the spending of the earth. Is that clear, by the creation of the heavens. So again, firstly, the creation of the earth, then the creation of the heavens, then the
spreading and more details,
the specifics of the creation of rights, such as
in sort of facilities
that he placed upon this, it's mountains, and he blessed it, and he
decree and placed in it, all of the provision that will later be a provision for the human beings that will live on it. So, he separated between mere creation of the earth and making the earth livable, by spreading it, placing upon its mountains, right.
decree whatever provision there will be in the earth. Is this clear?
This is the answer.
Does that solve the conundrum? Yes.
Then we understand that the
Bacara, wherever it mentions the Earth First, this is just the creation, nearly the creation. And then he mentioned the heavens.
He mentioned the creation and the further spreading and placing of mountains and so on In surah. Now, he mentioned the heavens, and afterwards he didn't mentioned the creation of the earth, he just mentioned, the the spreading
was out of
So, it means the Earth has already faded, this is just a spreading there's
other scholar said bother than a kid is not is not to signify chronological order.
thing the other verses
seems to signify chronological order something happening, something happening here
may seem to be quite illogical, but it is not.
And they give examples such as well,
because it's me louder than it means and after all of this. In other words, after all of this amazing creation, Allah also spread the Earth.
Understand, in other words,
you came and you are, let's say, the other way around, I wronged you, I cheated you, I abuse you.
And then you tell me and then after all of this, you're gonna do this.
You know, you're gonna finalize the matter by doing this, you don't mean that, after all of that. You mean? With all that you have done to me, you're gonna do this also, you're gonna be training in the end.
we studied it, when he was talking about it when
he mentioned all of his bad qualities, one after another, and then he says,
go too quickly.
So it's a column page 816.
Worthless habitual swear and scorner going about with malicious gossip, a preventer of good transgressing and sinful I mean, this guy has done an oath right?
Over translated more over
so it's almost to say after all of these bad qualities, and after all of that, he is an illegitimate pretender
after all of this,
more another Moreover, with all of these qualities, that's not all that turns out your images in this lineage. It means he is the son of Zilla
cuz this is this is, this is a disaster, especially for the parents, right? So you are not qualified. And moreover, to add insult to injury, you are also facilitated me
they said this is the same well,
of all of this marvelous creation and all of this that you are seeing in the heavens and so on. And which means more, along with all of this life and creation, Allah.
Is this clear?
It's a possible meaning. Right? That does not signify chronological order. Why have you that, because I hope to go into more detail into this issue and to study these three verses better together, so that we can get a better understanding and maybe a conclusion of which was created first, right? There are a lot more details to discuss. Right. But I just wanted to, we can't go too long. I just wanted to refer to what we need to in this verse, which is what
So you mean to say which one was created for
this person? Okay. That's why I'm saying it's not up to us right, we have to study the verses, we have to try to make as much sense as possible, and try to also see what the modern science
tells us. So that not not so that we can correct the Quran the Quran, correct. But in order to gauge our understanding of the Quran,
that's why that's what tells you the Quran is not meant to be a textbook, otherwise, it's telling you exactly they created and then he didn't know is meant to be a Book of Giants. So, this is why these verses may not be immediately clear, they require study they require deep analysis and so on.
expected from its water and its pasture, okay.
As a result, spreading the earth is making it
able to extract its water and it's faster.
Otherwise, that would also be a difficult
What could this mean? Well,
subhanAllah, this verse was understood very simply, by people before us by the Companions, Allah extracted its water, look at all of the water which is coming out of it.
In terms of springs,
all of this water is coming from where the from below the earth's crust.
Right, the water is coming out of the earth.
you have rivers that are flowing, a lot of that water
actually came up from the earth itself.
The source is the Earth itself
it's faster here, not only for the animals also for human beings, right? Because he says in the next verse, the Army has enjoyed this or provision for you and your grazing livestock. So, it is not pasture only to me. For the animals. This clear is for the animals as well as the unique
Allah Allah. Allah Allah is the one who sends the rain upon the serve, and the water
seeps down into the earth and along with this water and the sunlight, the plants start to grow. So Allah subhanaw taala brings out to this vegetation right? He brings out the pasture this is all coming from where it was coming from the earth to almost forgot
when it comes out from this earth, which keeps giving us and has been giving us for
1000s and 1000s and 1000s of years. I mean
we want to finish speaking about it more. No, I think that's enough. I will I will continue there's more to say about them and
we will continue with that next time.
That's why I'll get to that when we speak about it in more detail. Allah wills when we get to
this in the beginning of Sushma
Sharma isn't enough, isn't enough.
But for all practical purposes, I gave you the answer given that I cannot only hide knowledge, right? The answer was not back in two days for the creation of the Earth, two days for the creation of the heavens, and two days for the spreading, and the details. You mean the day, the length of the day
the scholars when they talk about it, they say that whether this is our own days, or whether this is somebody else, many scholars interpreted it to mean periods, right periods of time. Exactly what this means for Mahalo, we don't exactly know now.
Exactly. There are many verses that tell us one day with Allah subhanaw taala is like 1000 years and so on. And more than that, that shows you that time is relative, we cannot quite understand it that way. But that's why we say, if we understand it, literally to mean one day, one day, can Allah doesn't create everything in six days, of course, you can create an instance, but maybe it is, maybe it is periods, may be maybe with future discoveries, and more detail about the creation of the Earth itself, and how it was created and how long it took to create. And the creation of the house, maybe we'll be able to come to a better idea of what this day is. Maybe it's a period maybe we'll be able
in the future to specify that this period is this long. And to be able to prove that it is in the sixth period for the creation of the earth and the heavens and the spreading of the earth and zone
you ever Yes. Absolutely.
Has to be there. Absolutely. So what's the
deal now we're talking about the earth not necessarily human beings. We're talking about the earth we're talking about the mountains and the pasture right and things like that. So we'll see in some
telling that he mentioned
he saw this choose emotion
what is this? And he said that you know, I created so many
and I've seen this in one particular this spiritual spillover Yes. I asked about this.
That I wait wait, that's when Salem was on.
He was asking Gibreel and he was telling him about supernovas.
difference in difference in the universe. And he has to be
what is this? Yes.
So many years
since I've been
I love him.
Yeah, this is I haven't
the source so we use so we know. I asked about this.
I have not I have not, I don't know.
Exactly. Exactly. No, this is this is
authentic Allah Allah.
Prophet Muhammad Rasul Allah when he was speaking about the currency and the hash, right? Amazing. He said, that the the seven heavens
compared to l could see is like this ring in the middle of a vastness.
When you talk about this whole universe, if this is just the first heaven, the lowest heaven, and then
six more heavens, the seven heavens like a bunch of other universes and you think there's nothing greater than
is known as something greater.
Not only that, all of this is like a ringing consensus.
Now, think about what's your accuracy was some I was he was right. Now it has a different meaning, right.
And he said I could see that I just described to you when compared to the ash is like a ring in the in the middle of it.
So what is
the Throne of Allah
so when you say Subhan Allah, either the hunting, whatever let's see he was in
Glory be to Allah the weight of his throne there's nothing wait here than the Throne of Allah subhanaw taala you are saying Glory of Allah as much as the weight of his throne.
This is this is the type of incident sprays that probably was on Samsung is worth I mean the whole hour I believe it was from correct, who was doing
and when he came to me he said What have you been saying all this time? She said I've been doing this and he said I said three
or four words three times that are worth everything you said from the beginning to the end Subhanallah
he was in his house he will mean that the kinematic
says always in the morning three times Glory to Allah right
as much as there is creation
start counting all of the world's human beings animals
electrons protons, insects stars
his pleasure also infinite
the way of his throne one
and as much I think that is required to write down the words of Allah subhanaw taala as
if you look at this whole ocean make it as
for millions of pens to write and then bring many other oceans also the words of ALLAH
Glory to Allah as infinitely as these phrases
the background I think
we know that
was one of
these rocks are not capable of
right. And the process was
with division and segmentation yes retain
that which was not possible
took a few long transition the transition
to donate the fact that we have
we call independent miners
also they are
this segmentation is huge and it
absolutely In fact, I will get to the more more scientific explanation of the next time we discuss the obvious what we get from it which is itself
before that, like you said
that the transition the earth
went through that in the beginning those types of rocks could not hold water and so on. So there was a transition the earth went through to the table to
bring out his vegetation and his plants and so on. Inshallah, we'll we'll go into a bit more also next time.
this is also obviously part of the miraculousness of the Quran
plan, you will like exactly.
It all shows you the purpose. I mean, this is what the you know, supposedly smart and intellectual geniuses that we have today.
Everything is coming together to allow life. Okay, but but this is what I'm calling what they are calling the anthropic principle. They have not completely left it yet.
a lot of them don't like it because
it points to a grander plan. Right? It points to the wisdom of a creators and this just been come up purposely you know from nowhere.
Then they have to admit, there is a Creator that the theory of evolution becomes false and so on. Subhan
Allah Allah Allah futile