Friday Focus|Celestial bodies & the orbits

Holy Quran besides its multiple attributes explains the natural phenomenon, such as the floating of celestial bodies in their own orbits:

‘’Do the disbelievers not see that the heavens and the earth were one mass and We tore them apart?   And We made from water every living thing. Will they not believe’’ (21:30)

Nature in its pristine form is unwinding of science—the scientific phenomenon. There is initially a query that in the face of overwhelming evidence that the nature holds of creation and creative phenomenon, do the unbelievers still not believe? The fact stands that entire continuum of universe remains fervently in action according to the natural phenomenon, which is precisely programmed.

The query is extensive—do the unbelievers not understand that in the initial stages of creation, the heavens and earth were one mass, which was parted, so that various celestial bodies start floating in their own orbits. Water being an essential ingredient of every living being is a glaring natural phenomenon. How can one not believe, given multiplying evidences of how nature operates?

The operative phenomenon of nature is further explained in the verse that follows:

‘’And We placed on earth stabilizers, lest it sways with them, and We placed therein signpost and passages, that they may be guided’’ (21:31)

Planet earth has been fashioned in such a manner, wherein far from being swayed by the celestial bodies moving in their orbits, it is programmed to revolve as per natural dictates. Furthermore, it has signposts shaped as mountains, which spring from the surface of earth, holding in their bosom water reservoirs and minerals to sustain life. The passageways are the valleys, the ravines and the plains, where life in all its forms abounds.

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