God and His seven universes
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[6:73] He is the One who created the heavens and the earth,
truthfully. Whenever He says, "Be," it is.
His word is the absolute truth. All sovereignty belongs to Him the
day the horn is blown. Knower of all secrets and declarations, He
is the Most Wise, the Cognizant.
The Milky Way is the galaxy we live in. It is made up of all the
stars we can see in the sky at night, and lots and lots more we
cannot see. The Milky Way looks a bit like a whirlpool. Astronomers
usually give galaxies numbers instead of names. Only a few have
names that tell us what they look like-the Whirlpool, the Sombrero,
and the Black Eye, for example. There are about 1,000 billion stars
in the Milky Way. Astronomers have worked out how big our universe
is and how many stars it has. There are about 100 million trillion
stars, in around 100 billion galaxies!
[22:18] Do you not realize that to GOD prostrates
everyone in the heavens and the earth, and the sun, and
the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the trees,
and the animals, and many people? Many others among the people are
committed to doom. Whomever GOD shames, none will honor him. Everything
is in accordance with God's will.
[6:96] At the crack of dawn, He causes the morning
to emerge. He made the night still, and He rendered the sun and
the moon to serve as calculation devices. Such is the design of
the Almighty, the Omniscient.
Stars are made of gases. The two main gases in stars are called
hydrogen and helium. They are the stars' fuel. Stars make heat and
light from them. Sometimes huge flame-like sheets of glowing gas
shoot out from a star. These are called prominences.
[34:9] Have they not seen all the things in front
of them and behind them, in the heaven and the earth? If we willed,
we could have caused the earth to swallow them, or caused
masses to fall on them from the sky. This should be a sufficient
proof for every obedient servant.
All stars are born, live for a very
long time, and then die. Stars are being born all the time. All
stars are born in huge spinning clouds of gas and dust. Our Sun
is a star. It was born 4.6 billion years ago. Most stars are like
our Sun and shine steadily for nearly all their lives. Toward the
end of their lives, stars like our Sun swell up and became as much
as 100 times bigger. They turn into red giants. When it has used
up all its gas fuel, a red giant shrinks down into a white dwarf.
It is then about 10,000 times smaller, but still very hot!
[6:97] And He is the One who made the stars to guide
you during the darkness, on land and on sea. We thus clarify the
revelations for people who know.
[10:5] He is the One who rendered the sun radiant,
and the moon a light, and He designed its phases
that you may learn to count the years and to calculate. GOD
did not create all this, except for a specific purpose.
He explains the revelations for people who know.
A black hole can happen when a massive star dies. The star falls
in on itself, squashing all its material and becoming smaller and
smaller. In the end all that is left is a place light cannot escape
from a black hole.
[17:99] Could they not see that the GOD who created
the heavens and the earth is able to create the same creations?
(That) He has predetermined for them an irrevocable life
span? Yet, the disbelievers insist upon disbelieving.
The planets are not big or as hot as stars, and they cannot make
light of their own. They were made from the leftovers of the same
gas and dust cloud that gave birth to our star, the Sun. Our planet
Earth is the only one in the solar system with water and living
things on it. That makes it very special. It is the 3rd planet from
the Sun, and it get just right amount of heat and light
to keep us alive! Any closer, and it would be too hot.
Any farther away, and it would be too cold!
[54:49] Everything we created is precisely
[36:36] Glory be to the One who created all kinds
of plants from the earth, as well as themselves, and other creations
that they do not even know.
[71:16] He designed the
moon therein to be a light, and placed the sun to be a lamp.
[36:38] The sun sets into a specific location, according
to the design of the Almighty, the Omniscient.
[36:39] The moon we designed to appear in stages,
until it becomes like an old curved sheath.
[36:40] The sun is never to catch up with the moon
- the night and the day never deviate - each of them is floating
in its own orbit.
Everything in space has a pulling force called gravity—galaxies,
stars, planets like the earth, and even moons. Gravity holds things
together and stops them floating off into space.
[35:41] GOD is the One who holds the heavens
and the earth, lest they vanish. If anyone else is to hold
them, they will most certainly vanish. He is Clement, Forgiving.
[25:45] Have you not seen how your Lord designed
the shadow? If He willed, He could have made it fixed, then we
would have designed the sun accordingly.
[25:46] But we designed it to move slowly.
[25:47] He is the One who designed the night to be
a cover, and for you to sleep and rest. And He made the day a resurrection.
Like all stars, our Sun is a huge ball of super-hot gas. The outside
temperature of the Sun is 10,000 deg. F. The Sun is the only star
that is close enough to the Earth for us to feel heat. The next
nearest star to Earth is called Proxima Centauri. Our Sun's light
takes 8.3 minutes to reach us, but Proxima Centauri's takes 4.3
[14:33] He has committed the sun and the
moon in your service, continuously. He has committed the
night and the day to serve you
[31:29] Do you not realize that GOD merges the night
into the day and merges the day into the night, and that He has
committed the sun and the moon in your service, each running in
its orbit for a specific life span, and that GOD is fully Cognizant
of everything you do?
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