The Quranic Big-bang
Origins of the Universe?
It pains my heart a great deal to have a mukaddimah entry into your blog
writing about something which I find at odds with the points that you are
bringing, whence, in the past, whenever you presented your views about
politics and sociology and things in between, I have always been educated
by them and enjoy reading them. But in this particular one, I would like
to caution you against steering some dogmas (this is not a bad word) that
form the basis of Islamic teachings with scientific theories which are, at
best, just that: theories.Whatever is said in the Qur’an is indisputable. If
it says Big Bang in the Quran, then let it be so, irrespective of whatever
is observed in the scientific world. But SCIENCE is different. It is based
on axioms, postulates, theories, all of which are to remain so UNTIL and
unless experimental verifications confirm them.
Having said that, let me explain about the origins of the Big Bang
theory. Reading through your profile, I understand that you are already a
man of Science, with passion and Islam attached to it admirably, and I
HOPE that the knowledge and information you have regarding Cosmology,
Relativity etc are a bit beyond, say, the MPH version of Stephen Hawking.
What we term as the Big Bang is actually a SINGULARITY that emerges from the
solution of Einstein’s Field Equations of General Relativity. Unlike his simplistic E=mc
the Field Equations are said to be the most complex equation in theoretical physics.
Even without writing out fully the mu-nu components of the Metric, Ricci and Energy
tensors and compact them out, the equations will still fill several pages of my A4, both
sides! And we are talking about a single equation here, for even though it connotes
plurality, the sets that make up the Field Equations are actually supporting descriptions
to the main Tensor Equation. If mu-nu are taken to mean dimensional spaces beyond
the ordinary 4 spacetime, then t