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Shoaib Ali



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:48 pm    Post subject: Earth is Heaven? Reply with quote

Salam All,

As per 21:30, Is our earth not part of a Heaven?

21:30 Are the unbelievers not aware (after this proclamation) that the heavens and the
Earth used to be Rataq,
one solid mass that We exploded into parting, Fataq? And that out
of water We made every living thing? Will they not, then, acknowledge the Truth?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salamunalaikum...


The meanings of the terms Ratqan and Fafataqnaahuma of the above verse are the keys to understand the nature of the material that existed before the beginning of time.

These also provide a clue to the form and shape of the original building blocks of the universe, which probably existed in the form of immensely compressed gases at that time.

• The term Ratqan رَ تَقَ in practical terms means to sew up a tear in a fabric or to repair a rip in any material.

• It also identifies vulva of a female, which in allegorical terms means that in the beginning, the dense smoke or gases were all clogged up and covered with an outer layer; wrapping up everything like the vulva of a woman hides her entire sex organ.

• The adjective Ratqan رَ تٌقً qualifies a seamless restoration or a manufactured product without a joint, like a tube. This connotes that the primordial matter was closed up in an infinitesimal space, and was under intense pressure.

• The noun Rataqun رِ تَا قٌ denotes a garment composed of two pieces of cloth sewed together at their borders. This is a metaphor, just to describe the state of the original matter, in a nonprofessional’s term, which was rather sewed up together very tightly.

• The word Rutooqun رُ تُو قٌ is used for some kind of an ethereal cloud, which is beyond human perception. The Qur’an is trying to portray the state of matter, before the advent of time, in a common person’s language for easy comprehension. The fact remains, the ultra modern scientific community, with the most sophisticated equipment at its command, does not have a clue, what was it like just before the Big Bang.

• The expression Sahab-ur- Raatuqun سَحَا بٌ رَ ا تِقٌ denotes the state of matter, in the form of totally coalesced or collapsed cloud. It is just a simile to project an abstract concept in words.

The nomadic Bedouins, thousands of years before the birth of Mohammad(S), commonly made use of the word Rataqa for the buds of a desert plant, which had yet to bloom. The Qur’an is utilizing the commonly used word to tell the situation that existed just before the beginning of the universe, to the entire world.

The second term Fafataqnaahuma also requires detailed analysis to understand the verse in the right context .

• Fafataqnaahuma is an antonym of the above term Ratqan , and means to bust open, split apart, rent asunder, or violently explode something.

• The expression Fataq-ul-kalaam فَتق ا لكَلأَ مَ means to edit, amend, and revise a written text to make it easily understandable, together with improving the linguistic standard of the script. In these terms, the purpose of the original blast was to fly off the building blocks of the universe in the right direction, in accordance with the grandiose blueprint of the universe, already lined up.

• The phrase Fataq-ul- A’jeen فَتَقَ ا لعَجِينَ denotes, with the addition of a leavening agent, like yeast, the dough rises, which makes a cake or bread very fluffy. It is an allegorical representation of the exponential expansion of the universe, after the initial blast of the super compressed matter, which according to the language of the Qur’an followed a pre-determined or pre-ordained course.


Here, the point worth noting is, how the simple and the common Arabic words, which the Bedouins frequently used in their daily lives for thousands of years, were picked up by Gabriel communicative interface to explain to them the most abstract concept of the human history. The Qur’an exhibits such beauty of narration in numerous verses, which are in fact, an epitome of linguistic excellence in each case. Every Bedouin, before the arrival of distorted expositions, which did nothing, except creating confusion and dissensions among the Muslims, had a fairly good idea about the creation of the cosmos.

The world astronomers have a consensus; the universe is in existence since the Big Bang. That was the event, which initiated the fourth dimension, the Time. Since then, according to the most conservative, or perhaps most accurate estimates, 13.7 billion years have passed. In other words, the cosmos is now 13.7 years old.

However, no one has any clue, what existed before that historical moment, called the ‘birthday’ of the universe. The Qur’an does provide a glimpse of the situation that existed before the biggest explosion of all time, in the verse 41:1


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salamunalaikum


Sister and Brothers I have given wrong reference "The Qur’an does provide a glimpse of the situation that existed before the biggest explosion of all time, in the verse 41:1" actually it is 41:11.

In this way the Almighty turned towards the celestial bodies. At that stage they were all in the form of gas (nebula). We told them, "You must obey Our Laws willingly or perforce." They replied, "Why perforce? We shall obey these Laws most willingly.1" (3:82; 13:15)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Respected brother Bashoeb,

Your presence is a blessing.

QXP 41:11 Likewise, He is the One Who designed well the Sky when it was Smoke (Nebulae of gas). And He said to it and the earth, "Come both of you willingly or unwillingly." They said, "We do come, obedient."

[Thumm = Afterward, then, so, likewise, similarly, in the like manner. The Cosmic bodies coming into their orbits willingly or unwillingly indicates their being inherently subservient to Divine laws, unlike humans that have been granted free will. 3:82, 13:15]
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