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Is there any mention of the ‘seven day’ weekly cycle-order of creation in the Quran?
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Good evening, Dr. Sir.
I am Raja working as executive coming from Chennai
before putting my question I will tell you an example. Then I will put a question
scientist invented a lot of instruments
for human beings. For example, Alexander Graham Bell invented telephone, but at the time of Alexander Graham Bell
phone is a different models. But in our modern 21st century,
we are using mobile, we are sending emails, internet clippings, pictures all over the globe. What I am telling is, whichever the man made,
some borsen can change.
But one thing
do I am a spiritual person.
Now, weekly cycle that is the seven days of the week,
it's uniformly followed all over the globe, whether it is India or Afghanistan, or you say our Germany or Europe, Middle East Africa, whatever it is
60 billion people following the weekly cycle that is seven days, Sunday to Saturday.
Dr. G, this seven days weekly cycle is not created by a human being.
the weekly cycle is created by the Almighty Creator.
My question is no, I'm putting this seven days cycle his return in Al Kitab.
And, and the sub question is, is there is any order of creation mentioned in Al Quran? That's all.
Brothers the question
that normally when we invent a human being invents, give the example of Alexander Graham Bell, who invented telephone but as time keeps on passing, it keeps on changing. And now we have mobile phone which are different, but these are human creations.
But the weekly cycles that we have throughout the world is a creation of Almighty God.
It's made by Almighty God, therefore, it is followed throughout the world. He wants to know that about this creation of the world is it mentioned in the Quran is mentioned al Qaeda. Brother admittedly one thing that I do agree with you, human beings, then they do something, they invent, it keeps on evolving, keeps on improving.
Unlike God, God is perfect. He creates something he can make it perfect or he may reveal in stages because
to the creation which is created formula understand. For example,
He said many messengers,
the first messengers Adam peace be upon him
and kept on sending messengers, 124,000 messengers, then last prophet Namaste, peace be upon, he revealed many messages,
many books, some of the beloved books I mentioned the Quran, the Torah, there's a Buddhist Angel, and the final one is the Quran, not that Almighty God did not know about the Quran, that 10 the human Miss could not grasp the message. So depending upon the level of the human being, he kept on sending a revelation when he found they could grasp it. He sent the last and final revelation and send the last and final messenger Prophet Muhammad peace be upon me. Now coming to your question of the weekly cycle, seven days followed same throughout the world. You said from Sunday to Saturday, the seven weekly cycle is there throughout the world, but it's not identical.
If you go to a Muslim country, Sunday is not a holiday Friday is a holiday. So it is not from Sunday to Saturday, it is Friday to Thursday,
but seven days a day,
but seven days cycle is the same. But the days may differ, which is the day for holiday etc. and similarly if you read the Bible, the Bible to speaks about seven days about the creation. Even the Jewish Scriptures speak about that. Even the Quran speaks about that. Even the Hadith speaks about that. Quran mentions in several places.
That Almighty God He created the world in six days.
In six epochs, what mentioned the Quran
and the other scriptures on the face of it, it's the same.
But if you go into details of the world of a difference, the way Quran speaks is more scientific.
What the other Scriptures speak. It may not be that scientific. For example,
the Bible speaks about the creation of the universe. It says Almighty God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh day.
That means God requires the rest. Quran also says Almighty God created the world in six days, but doesn't say God rested on seven days. Why? Because Quran says in Surah Baqarah chapter number two was over 255 in either corsi, Allah Allah Allah, Allah. Lotta physician Tawana gnome Luma face Amato villain, that is eternal.
You all powerful he was one
no slumber can feed them not as the require rest. So Almighty God does not require sleep. He does not require. So where's the question of investing? So a lot of the portions match but not everything. If we say God required rest mithila You and me human, we require the rest. Almighty God does not require rest. So you're we differ. What is mentioned in the Bible, it talks about 624 hour periods, six days of 24 hours, we scientists say the universe could not have been made in six days of 24 hours. To scientists disagree with the narration mentioned in the Old Testament in the Bible. As far as the Quran. The Quran doesn't mention any way that Almighty God created in 624 days, the
Arabic word yom
The Purists I am mentioning the Quran, have you got two minutes, one minute of your Ms. Normal 24 hour day, like how we have and the other meaning is a period
and can be of any length like an epoch.
And scientist I would no problem accepting that the universe was created in six epochs in six long periods, maybe million years or millions of years. There's no problem. So you have a differ as far as the creation.
The Quran has got hundreds of verses, which talk about creation. I can give a talk on that. Time does not permit me. As just mentioned a few samples. I said What does current speak about creation, it speaks umpteen number of things. But most of the things that Quran has mentioned, we did not know at that time when the Quran was revealed. When the Quran was revealed 14 years ago, these things were unknown.
today when we ask a scientist, he will tell you,
when we asked him how did our universe come into existence. So he will tell you that initially there was a primary Nebula
then there was a secondary separation, a big bang, which gave rise to galaxies, the stars, the planets, the sun, as well the earth on which we live. This was discovered by a couple of scientists about 35 to 40 years before
and this they call as a big bang. Now what was discovered 40 years ago with the scientists today call his big bang is mentioned the Quran more than 14 years ago in Surah. Chapter number 21 was Timothy which says that Allah Mirella Xena kafu do not the unbeliever see anessa Marathi will or the cannot construct nakoma that the heavens and the earth were joined together and we closed them asunder. Here the Quran speaks about the creation of the universe in nutshell, that the heavens and the earth were joined together and we closed them asunder. Today what the scientists
speak about the creation and calling it the Big Bang is already mentioned the Quran 14 years ago.
Previously, we thought that the earth on which we live
Just about few 100 years back, we came to know when Sir Francis Drake in 1577 many failed around the earth. He proved that the Earth was spherical. Quran mentioned this 14 years ago.
incident as yet, chapter number 79 was some attenti while at the mother's alika ha and thereafter we have made the earth x shape. That is what the haha one of its meanings and expands, and the other is an expanse. The other meaning is derived from that big word Do ya which means an egg. It does not refer to a normal egg. It specifically refers to the egg of an ostrich. And we know that the world is not completely round like a ball, it is flattened from the pole. And if we analyze the shape of an egg of an ostrich that too is just regular shape imagine the Quran speaks about the spherical shape of the earth 14 years ago.
Previously, we thought the light of the moon was its own light.
Recently, we came to know in science 100 years back 200 years back that the light of the moon is not its own light, but it's a reflected light.
Quran mentions this 14 years ago, industry for con chapter number 25 was number 61.
That Almighty God has created the constellations in the sky and placed there in a lamp, the sun having its own light, and the moon, having reflected light aboard light, the Arabic word used for the moonlight is Mooney or nude, which means borrowed light or effected light. But for the sun light, it's called as
Suraj via meaning a torch, a blazing lamp, a shining glory, indicating the light of the sun is its own light.
In this way, there are many verses in the Quran, which talk about the creation, talk about astronomy. When I was in school, I had learned
that the sun did revolve. It did not rotate about six axes. It was stationary. Karen mentioned in chapter number 21 was number 33. hula zikalala one Hara, its Allah was created the night and the day was Shamsa welcomer, the sun and the moon
cool and FIFA kiasma hoon. Each one traveling in orbit with its own motion. The Quran says the sun and the moon. Besides revolving, they also rotate about bonuses. And today, after science advanced we have come to know that we can have the image of the sun on the tabletop and we find that the sun has got black spots, and it takes about 25 days for these black spots to complete one rotation indicating that sun takes approximately 25 days to complete one rotation.
In this way Quran speaks about
the sky as putting the ceiling in chapter number 21 was promoted to the Quran speaks about the full state of matter that is plasma. The Quran says in Surah Daria chapter 51 was 47 that we have created the vastness the expanding universe which became known recently, in this way the Quran speaks about creation in several places. But the point to be noted is that unlike other scriptures, even the other scriptures, the way does the Bible, there is a scripture they do speak about creation. Now many of the verses what they speak about creation, they match with science, but many of the verses also go against established science. But as far as the Quran is concerned,
the Quran contains more than 6000 verses auto which more than 1000 speak about science. And not a single verse of the Quran goes against established science. The difference between the Quran and the other scripture is that not a single verse of the Quran goes against established science. It may go against scientific hypothesis which take you turns, but not a single verse goes against established science that the reason the Quran is a unique book, and we say it is the only revelation of Almighty God, the only religious scripture which has been maintained in its pure form and if uncorrupted that's the reason even if you apply the test of science to all the religious scriptures, all of them
fails that test except the Quran. Quran is the only religious scripture on the face of the earth which will pass the test of science problems.