"O company of jinn and men, if ye have power to penetrate (all) regions of the heavens and the earth, then penetrate (them)! Ye will never penetrate them save with (Our) sanction. (33) Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?" (34)
Surah Al Rahman, Chapter 55 : 33-34
Stephen Hawkings, the noted cosmologist and quantum physicist, recently changed his position regarding the Universe.He thought that the 'Big Bang' and the sequel and order that follows need no Maker. It is all within the realm of things.All accounted for by the 'String Theory'. The Big Bang is just part of the 'String Theory'.
This decrepit looking man who cannot even pee nor excrete on his own nor talk without the help of a computer due to a neurological disorder[ motor neuron disease ] ,dare exclaim to the world that it is in his highly considered thought that this universe does not need a Maker. That it was all there even before time.And the whole of the present agnostic world can now sigh with relief!
One extreme end of light to the other extreme end of light [ the diameter of the universe ] is a couple of billion light years apart. Yet this universe is expanding at 300,000 kilometres per second. There are billion billion stars that make the universe. The sun is just one minute small star among the billions of stars of the galaxies. Our earth is just a minute spectre within the solar system. It take so many years even for NASA's un-maned satelite to even have a glimpse of Mars.
And yet Stephen Hawkings can prophezised from his wheel chair that this universe does not need a maker.
And what about the Arash, The Throne? How vast is it ?
"In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
A questioner questioned concerning the doom about to fall (1) Upon the disbelievers, which none can repel, (2) From Allah, Lord of the Ascending Stairways (3) (Whereby) the angels and the Spirit ascend unto Him in a Day whereof the span is fifty thousand years. (4) But be patient (O Muhammad) with a patience fair to see. (5) Lo! they behold it afar off (6) While we behold it nigh: (7) The day when the sky will become as molten copper, (8) And the hills become as flakes of wool, (9) And no familiar friend will ask a question of his friend (10)"
Al Maarij , Chapter 70
Compared to the Arash, the universe is just like a pin dropped in a haystack.
"Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were of one piece, then We parted them, and we made every living thing of water? Will they not then believe? (30) And We have placed in the earth firm hills lest it quake with them, and We have placed therein ravines as roads that haply they may find their way. (31) And we have made the sky a roof withheld (from them). Yet they turn away from its portents. (32) And He it is Who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. They float, each in an orbit. (33) We appointed immortality for no mortal before thee. What! if thou diest, can they be immortal! (34) Every soul must taste of death, and We try you with evil and with good, for ordeal. And unto Us ye will be returned." (35)
Surah Al Anbiya [ The Prophets ], Chapter 22 : 30-35
Dr Nik Howk
A comment from a cynic, Dato' KD:
How is our good doctor building a case for the existence of a Maker? By quoting some Surahs he feels he has disproved Stephen Hawking's theory?
Pearls and Gem replied :...
Your Excellency,Dato' KD,
Faith in a Maker is a gift. Faith in Islam is more than the rest of this known world and the whole universe put together....This is of course not a cynical view. In Islam, this is termed as 'ainul Yakin'.
If Stephen Hawkins with his very gifted insight into the subatomic world of Quantum physics [ or anyone for that matter] choose not to see the elephant one feet away from himself despite being 'unblind', that is his own peril. We are all like blind men looking at the 'proverbial elephant'. Some admittedly are more blind than the rest. Some take certain position out of pride maybe, some wants to be politically correct. Allah does not mince world for these sort of individuals Dato',...I guess HE must have figuratively 'also runs out of patience'. HE called them ...Deaf , Dumb and Blind.....I dont add this , this is in his Book.
Hawkings knows for a fact that for all the elements of the Big Bang to occur in perfect order without the galaxies coalescsing back together into an instant 'black hole' the probability is 1 to a figure with a few 'hundred zeros' behind it. Ignoramus like me need not point this to him.Quantum physicist deals with chance and odd. That is their business.
A high IQ Your Excellency Dato', or just blind pride,does not prequalify one to have faith if one is too proud of one's academic and experiential background irrespective of an Oxford degree or a Cambridge one, or a long illustrious diplomatic service overseas.
All these add up to nothing Dato'.
That, to my mind, is a sad fact.
Selamat Hari Raya to you.
Maaf , Zahir , Batin.
Dr Nik Howk