The Mystery of Creation, Destruction,
and Natural Calamities:
an exposition in light of science and the Qur’an
By S.M. Zakir Hussain (Bangladesh)
(Author’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Table of Contents
2. The Theory
2. 4. The fate of the universe is timed, meaning that the very beginning emerges from a formula which eventually happens to be the formula of the end too, just as a scientist knows that the life of a missile is calculated from the moment it is fired.
6: 2. He it is Who has created you from clay, and has decreed a term for you. A term is fixed with Him. Yet still you doubt!
5:48. And to you have We revealed the Scripture with the truth, confirming whatever Scripture was before it, and a watcher over it. So judge between them by that which Allah has revealed, and follow not their desires away from the truth which has come to you. For each We have appointed a divine law and a traced-out way. Had Allah willed He could have made you one community. But that He may try you by that which He has given you (He has made you as you are). So vie one with another in good works. to Allah you will all return, and He will then inform you of that wherein you differ.
3:145. No soul can ever die except by Allah's leave and at a term appointed.
77: 7. Surely that which you are promised will befall.
71: 4. That He may forgive you somewhat of your sins and respite you to an appointed term. Lo! the term of Allah, when it cometh, cannot be delayed, if you but knew.