GOD & Science (part 1)

Question 19:

Does God exists???

Let us see what logic and scientists have to say about God’s existence:

1. If Not Creation, Then What?

Scientists call it the first law of thermodynamics. Isaac Asimov says that “this law is considered the most powerful and most fundamental generalization about the universe that scientists have ever been able to make.” What is this law that lies at the base of all modern science? It is the fact that while you can convert matter to energy (like heat that results from a burning log), you cannot create energy or matter out of nothing.
So, since we know that our universe is made up of matter and energy, we have to face the reality that it had to come from somewhere. Despite the incredible advances of modern science, the fact remains that not one of our scientific theories can even begin to explain where the energy and matter came from in the first place. Creation is the only plausible theory that anyone has been able to offer.

2. There Had To Be A Beginning…

For centuries scientists argued that the universe was infinite and eternal. If so, many claimed, there was no beginning and hence nothing for a creator to do. But, we now know that the amount of usable energy in the universe is decreasing.

“And the Sun runs its course for a period determined for it; that is the decree of (Him) the exalted in Might, the All-Knowing.”
[Al-Qur’an 36:38]

And, scientists agree, if the universe is running down, it cannot be eternal or infinite. It will have an end just as it had to have had a beginning. Scientists know this principle as the second law of thermodynamics. It is fascinating to know that science’s two most foundational discoveries argue for creation, not against it!

“…if your theory is found against the second law of thermodynamics, I can give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation.”

Sir Arthur Eddington

3. A Beginning Requires a Beginner

It wasn’t until the early part of the twentieth century that Newton’s model of an infinite and eternal universe was finally scrapped. The final clincher was Albert Einstein’s discovery of the general theory of relativity. Einstein’s mathematical theory seemed to prove that everything in the universe is moving away from everything else, suggesting that someone or something must have set it in motion in the first place. Although Einstein didn’t like it, his own discovery forced him to admit that the universe had to have had a beginning. And, if there is a beginning must there not be a beginner?

Expanding Universe Quran 51:47

4. Einstein, Hubble and the Expanding Universe

When Einstein’s general theory of relativity was published in 1917, it was only a concept and no one knew how to test it. But, in that same year, the world’s largest telescope was finally ready to be used for observations. Twelve years later, in 1929, astronomer Edwin Hubble (after whom today’s Hubble Telescope is named) was able to prove that Einstein’s theory was indeed correct.

What the telescope showed was that all the other galaxies in the universe were indeed moving away from us. It was from these observations that the Big Bang theory was eventually born. Scientists knew that, according to the law of inertia, these galaxies had to have been set in this kind of motion by some external force. And since the galaxies were moving in a manner similar to the results of a bomb explosion, the theory was born that the universe came into being as a result of a big bang. One thing was for sure, the universe had a beginning.

“The discovery that the universe is expanding was one of the great intellectual revolutions of the 20th century.” The Qur’an mentioned the expansion of the universe, before man even learnt to build a telescope!

 “And it is We who have constructed the heaven with might, and verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it.”  (Qur’an 51:47)

5. What Came Before the Big Bang?

The idea of a big bang does make sense. Many different observational techniques confirm that every galaxy that we can see is indeed moving away from every other. If all the galaxies are now moving away from each other, there must have been a time in which they were all closer together. In fact, according to Einstein’s mathematical calculations and new scientific discoveries, everything that makes up the universe was at one time so compacted that it did not take up any space whatsoever! While this may be difficult to even begin to imagine, the theory suggests that it eventually exploded, shooting the universe out just as a bomb would. According to this widely accepted theory, the expansion of the universe that we are witnessing today is simply the result of that explosion.
However, Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s leading authorities on the cosmos, admits that this theory does not even try to answer the question of where we and the rest of the universe came from in the first place.

6. Isn’t This Theory Backwards?

The Big Bang theory has become one of the most popular theories for the formation of the universe. There are flaws with the theory, however. For one, destruction and chaos are the results of an explosion, not systematic order. A building contractor, for example, would not put all of his materials in a big pile along with a few sticks of dynamite, ignite the dynamite, and then expect the result to be a perfectly constructed office building. But this is what the Big Bang theory is essentially suggesting— that the ordered life we see today is the result of an explosion.

7. Who Laid Down the Law?

Some have argued that the order of the universe was created by the laws of gravity. Essentially, this proposal suggests that the force of gravity pulls and holds together, in a delicate balance, all of the stars, planets, asteroids, galaxies, etc. So what these scientists are claiming then is that what started out as chaos was brought into line by the law of gravity.

The creationist would have to ask where this law of gravity, and other natural laws, came from in the first place.

“It is not permitted to the Sun to catch up the Moon, nor can the Night outstrip the Day: Each (just) swims along in (its own) orbit (according to Law).”
[Al-Qur’an 36:40]

Are these scientists suggesting that natural laws have some kind of mystical powers in themselves? And why would there be orderly laws in a universe which just moments before randomly appeared out of chaos?


I hope you spread the message to those who are still clueless calling the universe to be an accident.

Our job is only to tell the people about the MESSAGE and whatever they do after that is between them and the Allah.

“But if they turn away, thy duty (O Mohammed) is only to preach the clear Message”. (Qur’an 16:82)

Thank you!

3 thoughts on “GOD & Science (part 1)

  1. The cardinal Archetype of human mind is a Concept of God, and collateral to it is story making. All human made stories, starting from pre-historic mythologies to modern science fiction seem resolving the riddle of human mind. Atheists are so called atheist, they seem rather in disagreement to the established concept of God and look forward to further finality ahead.A Nietzsche would say ‘God is dead’ never means that God is dead, it rather means that the established concept of Christianized modified is dead, so new story making is required to re-discover the cardinal Archetype.

  2. jazakullah khair,masha Allah you have summed up the whole discussion in a single post,i like it masha Allah
    Brother this is my blog about atheism,may be you could find it interesting.


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