The following article was taken from http://www.islam-guide.com/ch1-1-c.htm, and is also from "A Brief Illustration Guide To Understanding Islam" book that I recently bought, www.islam-brief-guide.org, library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 97-67654, ISBN: 9960-34-011-2.
The Noble Quran on the Origin of the Universe:
The science of modern cosmology, observational and theoretical, clearly
indicates that, at one point in time, the whole universe was nothing but a cloud of
‘smoke’ (i.e. an opaque highly dense and hot gaseous composition). 
This is one of the undisputed principles of standard modern cosmology. Scientists
now can observe new stars forming out of the remnants of that ‘smoke’ (see
figures 10 and 11).
Figure 10: A new star forming out of a cloud of gas and dust (nebula), which is one of the remnants of the ‘smoke’ that was the origin of the whole universe. (The Space Atlas, Heather and Henbest, p. 50.)
Figure 11: The Lagoon nebula is a cloud of gas and dust, about 60 light years in diameter. It is excited by the ultraviolet radiation of the hot stars that have recently formed within its bulk. (Horizons, Exploring the Universe, Seeds, plate 9, from Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc.)
The illuminating stars we see at night were, just as was the whole universe, in that ‘smoke’ material. God has said in the Quran:
Then He turned to the heaven when it was smoke... (Quran, 41:11)
Because the earth and the heavens above (the sun, the moon, stars, planets, galaxies, etc.) have been formed from this same ‘smoke,’ we conclude that the earth and the heavens were one connected entity. Then out of this homogeneous ‘smoke,’ they formed and separated from each other. God has said in the Quran:
Have not those who disbelieved known that the heavens and the earth were one connected entity, then We separated them?... (Quran, 21:30)
Dr. Alfred Kroner is one of the world’s renowned geologists. He is Professor of Geology and the Chairman of the Department of Geology at the Institute of Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany. He said: “Thinking where Muhammad came from . . . I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin of the universe, because scientists have only found out within the last few years, with very complicated and advanced technological methods, that this is the case.”  (To view the RealPlayer video of this comment click here ). Also he said: “Somebody who did not know something about nuclear physics fourteen hundred years ago could not, I think, be in a position to find out from his own mind, for instance, that the earth and the heavens had the same origin.”  (View the RealPlayer video of this comment ).
(1) The First Three Minutes, a Modern View of the Origin of the Universe, Weinberg, pp. 94-105.
(2) The reference for this saying is This is the Truth (video tape). For a copy of this video tape, please contact one of the organizations listed on this page.
(3) This is the Truth (video tape).
Also visit: The Miracle of the Space Fabric - Mentioned in the Glorious Quran and confirmed by Science.
A new star forming out of a cloud of gas and dust (nebula),
which is one of the remnants of the "smoke"
that was the origin of the whole universe. (The Space Atlas,
Heather and Henbest, page 50)
Allah Almighty said: "Then He turned to the heaven when it was smoke...(The Noble Quran, 41:11)"
The Noble Quran on the Origin of the Universe
Only Islam claims that the universe was originated from Dust and Hot Gas, or Smoke.
The Glorious Quran 44:10 - "Expect the day when the heaven brings obvious smoke."
44:10 فارتقب يوم تاتي السماء بدخان مبين
When Heaven brings obvious smoke Quran-prophecy.
Science in the Noble Quran and Islam.
The Big Bang Theory and the Cosmic Crunch in the Noble Quran. Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him predicted around the time when the Cosmic Crunch occurs, the Sun would rise from the West.
AUDIOs from Dr. Zaghlool Al-Najjar
Lack of Oxygen and low air pressure in space.
The constant reduction of earth's size: The earth used to be 200 times bigger!
Iron was sent down to earth from space.
The origins of the Universe, Big Bang theory, Cosmic Crunch, and the creation of the SECOND EARTH after the second Big Bang in the Noble Quran and Science. Also, Dr. Zaghlool's scientific explanation of the earth and heaven coming to Allah Almighty "willingly or unwillingly" and how each celestial object behaves differently depending on its mass.
VIDEOS proving the Scientific Miracles in the Noble Quran
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