Allah SWT, in the Glorious Qur’an mentioned and challenged man, to His Authority and ability to re create the Universe. “No just estimate have they made of Allah, such as is due to Him: On the Day of Judgment the whole of the earth will be but His handful, and the heavens will be rolled up in His right hand: Glory to Him! High is He above the Partners they attribute to Him!’ Q39:67.
His hegemony and His Omnipotent over the Universe, He confirmed in the Qur’an, Surah Dhariyat 51:47. Here He emphatically told Man, He is the Owner of the Universe ‘’And it is We who have constructed the heaven with might, and verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it’’.
These are His words to man, 1500 years ago, through His last prophet to Mankind, Prophet Muhammad, ibn Abdullah the unlettered. Yet man, thinks otherwise and continue to disparage. The phrase “We expand the sky or the universe to a great extent.” is what today’s Science and Scientist are now proving with their findings.
In 1929, astronomer Edwin Hubble with his superior telescope in the Mount Wilson Observatory revealed that the galaxies were receding from the Earth and that there is a direct relationship between the speeds of distant galaxies and their distances from Earth. Hubble became one of the first astronomers to deduce that the universe was composed of multiple galaxies. This estimate became known as the Hubble Constant, which proved for the first time that the universe was expanding. Astronomers have been recalibrating it ever since. A few years after Albert Einstein had developed his famous (and by now very well tested!) theory of General Relativity (GR) in 1915 he applied it to the entire universe and found something remarkable. The theory predicts that the whole universe is either expanding or contracting. Einstein later admitted his mistake and call that”the greatest blunder of his life.” for it is a proved fact that the universe is expanding.
Over the past half-century astronomers have observed many other facts about the universe that all point to the fact that the universe is expanding. Fresh evidence suggests it is expanding faster today than it did in its infancy. A difference that has set off a search to understand what cosmic forces could be at play. The result, announced in a new report publishing in the Astrophysical Journal confirms truly the universe is outpacing all our expectations in its expansion, and that is very puzzling,” says lead study author Adam Riess, an astronomer at Johns Hopkins University who co-won the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics for helping discover dark energy.
Today, new evidence deepens a mystery around the Universe with discoveries of 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets by NASA’s Kepler mission. In November 2018, a spacecraft arrived on Mars’s frigid, dusty surface to take the planet’s pulse. Known as the InSight lander, the robotic geologist recently beamed some of its early findings back to Earth, exciting and perplexing scientists around the world. Mars is humming, and scientists aren’t sure why. The hum’s origin remains unknown. The huming of Mars reverberates at a higher pitch than most natural hums on Earth. “It’s extremely puzzling,” Bruce Banerdt, told National Geographic.
Similarly, Like a bang astronomers and fiction writers alike were recently stunned, in August 2020, with a discovery of a new newfound planet, dubbed Proxima b; a possibly habitable planet next to the Earth. It is about as massive as Earth, and it orbits near enough to its small, red star for water—if any exists—to stay liquid on its surface. While it may be a while until we have the technology to properly probe Proxima b for signs of life, simply knowing it exists is a boon to astrobiologists.
Glory to Him! High is He above the Partners they attribute to Him!’
Edited. Ustaz Yunus SALAHUUDEEN
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