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18 I SPECIAL FEATURE Passion Islam I May 2009
Quran on
the Clouds
The origins of the universe known that the heavens and the and rivers forming tiny clouds. The
earth were one connected entity, then small clouds join together and the
The science of modern cosmology, We separated them? [Noble Quran updrafts within the larger cloud
observational and theoretical, clearly 21:30] increase. The updrafts closer to the
indicates that, at one point in time, center are stronger, because they are
the whole universe was nothing but a Professor Alfred Kroner is one of the protected from the cooling effects by
cloud of ‘smoke’ (i.e. an opaque highly world’s well-known geologists. He the outer portion of the cloud. These
dense and hot gaseous composition). is a Professor of the Department of updrafts cause the cloud body to grow
This is one of the undisputed principles Geosciences, University of Mainz, vertically, so the cloud is stacked up.
of standard modern cosmology. Mainz, Germany. He said, “Thinking This vertical growth causes the cloud
Scientists now can observe new stars where Muhammad came from .. I body to stretch into cooler regions of
forming out of the remnants of that think it is almost impossible that he the atmosphere where drops of water
‘smoke’. The illuminating stars we see could have known about things like and hail formulate and begin to grow
at night were, just as was the whole the common origin of the universe, larger and larger. When these drops
universe, in that ‘smoke’ material. because scientists have only found of water and hail become too heavy
God said in the Quran: out within the last few years with for the updrafts to support them, they
very complicated and advance begin to fall from the cloud as rain,
Then He turned to the heavens when technological methods that this is hail, etc.” [From “The Atmosphere” p.
it was smoke... [Quran 41:11] the case.” (From ‘This is the Truth’ 269 and “Elements of Meteorology”
[video]). Also he said, “Somebody pp. 141-142]
Because the earth and the heavens who did not know something about
above (the sun, moon, stars, planets, nuclear physics fourteen hundred - Now just for the sake of argument,
galaxies, etc.) have been formed from years ago could not, I think, be in a let us see what the “Muslim scientists”
this same ‘smoke’ we conclude that position to find out from his own mind, used to formulate their understandings
the earth and the heavens were one for instance, that the earth and the centuries ago based on the revelation
connected entity. Then out of this heavens had the same origin.” of the Quran (revealed 1400 years
homogeneous ‘smoke’, they formed ago):
and separated from each other. God Quran on the clouds According
said in the Quran: to the scientists today: Have you not seen how God makes
the clouds move gently, then joins
Have not those who disbelieved “Water vaporizes from the oceans them together, then makes them into
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