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Offline Abdullah Tahmeed

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Expanding universe??
« on: March 31, 2015, 09:14:53 AM »
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)

The problem is, universe is expanding faster and faster day by day, not STEADILY.

How would you explain this??

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Re: Expanding universe??
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 09:24:13 AM »
English Translations of Verse 51:47 prior or around the time of Edwin Hubble's discovery in the 1930's of an expanding universe:

"...With power and skill did We construct the Firmament: for it is We Who create the vastness of space.... " (Surah 51:47). Yusufali
"...We have built the heaven with might, and We it is Who make the vast extent (thereof).... " (Surah 51:47). Pickthal
"...And the heaven, We raised it high with power, and most surely We are the makers of things ample.... " (Surah 51:47). Shakir

Late twentieth century translations of the same verse, after Hubble's discovery was established science:

Shabbir Ahmed:
"And it is We Who have built the Universe, and behold, We are steadily expanding it."

Dr. Munir Munshey:
"With Our power and prowess, We brought into being the universe. And indeed, We expand it (steadily)!"

Progressive Muslims:
"And We constructed the universe using matter, and We will expand it."

Muhammad Asad:
"And it is We who have built the universe with [Our creative] power; and, verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it."

Arberry:
"And heaven -- We built it with might, and We extend it wide."

Sarwar:
"We have made the heavens with Our own hands and We expanded it."

Khalifah:
"We constructed the sky with our hands, and we will continue to expand it."

Hilali/Khan:
"With power did We construct the heaven. Verily, We are Able to extend the vastness of space thereof."

Umm Muhammad (Sahih International):
"And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are it's expander."

Muhammad Ahmed & Samira:
"And the sky/space We built/constructed it with power/support, and We are extending/spreading."

Qaribullah:
"We built the heaven with might, and We widely extended it."

Ali Quli Qara'i:
"We have built the sky with might, and indeed it is We who are its expanders."

Ali Unal:
"And the heaven, We have constructed it mightily, and it is surely We Who have vast power, and keep expanding it."

Bijan Moeinian:
"I (God) have created the universe myself and will continue to expand it."

Hamid S. Aziz:
"And the heaven, We raised it high with power, and it is We that expand the vastness of space (or We are the expanders of it)."

Muhammad Mahmoud Ghali:
"And the heaven (is also a sign). We have built it with (Our) Hands (i.e., Capability) and surely We are indeed extending (it) wide."

Muhammad Taqi Usmani:
"And the sky was built by Us with might; and indeed We are the expanders."

Tahir al-Qadri:
"And We built the heavenly universe with great might. And surely We are expanding (this universe) more and more."

T. B. Irving:
"The sky We have built firmly and We are extending it."

Al-Muntakhab:
"And the heaven with its regions, spheres and realms of space did We skillfully, powerfully and authoritatively construct and We are expanding the universe."

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Re: Expanding universe??
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2015, 09:44:39 AM »
Salam Bro Tahmeed,

Allah didn't say He is expanding the universe in steady velocity ! Acceleration can be steady too and in that case the velocity is supposed to increase day by day.

And a verse can have different meanings. The vastness of heavern and the expanding universe, both are correct.

Allah Hafiz,
Sadat Tahmeed

Offline Abdullah Tahmeed

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Re: Expanding universe??
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 10:13:06 AM »
I know that. The problem was pointed by a kafir. i just copy pasted

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Re: Expanding universe??
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2015, 05:47:38 PM »
AsalamuAlaikum,

No where does the verse contain the word steady.

Rather this is what the translator has added in.

Read :

http://www.mediafire.com/view/5b106wixv8sla5k/Expansion_of_the_Universe_in_the_Quran.doc

Watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=relmfu&v=XRd3loZFsxM&app=desktop

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Re: Expanding universe??
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2015, 08:43:31 AM »
Salam 3alaykum brother,

When looking at the verse, there is no mention whatsoever of the word "steadily" or its equivalent.

Allah merely states (inna lamuwassi3oun)... "verily, we are expanding it (the Universe).

I hope this answers your question.

Salam