If we believe in a theory similar to the Big Bang and think about the Universe before the 'bang', then one must ask oneself what was before this event?
"Cosmologists use the term Big Bang to refer to the idea that the universe was originally extremely hot and dense at some finite time in the past and has since cooled by expanding to the present diluted state and continues to expand today."
"Carroll, as well as many other physicists and cosmologists have begun to consider the possibility of time before the Big Bang, as well as alternative theories of how our universe came to be."
Cosmologists have used mind-boggling mathematical equations in order to evaluate the event from a scientific perspective. The problem is that the time before the "bang" is outside of the realms of science.
Science goes back as far as the singularity theory:
"A gravitational singularity or spacetime singularity is a location where the quantities that are used to measure the gravitational field become infinite in a way that does not depend on the coordinate system. These quantities are the scalar invariant curvatures of spacetime, some of which are a measure of the density of matter."
Without getting confused, the argument is that there was an unimaginably small single hot atom, that was the only thing that existed (ie a singularity), and it had so much energy that it was destined to explode and cause the Universe as we know it to begin... A "Big Bang"... Imagine complete and utter silence, suddenly an explosion beyond comprehension...
The Originator of the heavens and the earth! When He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is. (2:117)
Islam agrees that the Universe very well would have been created in a similar fashion, Allah symbolically says "Be!" and it is. What better description of an unimaginable explosion can you think of besides this simple statement of "'Be!' And it is."?
The conundrum however rests not in this 'beginning', rather in the 'beginning of this beginning'.
Allah! There is no deity save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous. (2:255)
A scientific argument against the existence of god has often been "If God created everything, then Who created God?"
This argument is useless in Islam because our Qur'an clearly states that Allah is Eternal, with No Beginning and No End, He is the Creator, and was not created, in other words, Infinite.
So the question becomes, if you can say that the universe is/was infinite, has always existed eternally, then why is it absurd to believe that there is a Creator who has existed eternally?
Say: He is Allah, the One!
Allah, the eternally Besought of all!
He begetteth not nor was begotten.
And there is none comparable unto Him.
The Holy Qur'an, Surah Al-'Ikhlas
Allah is Eternal; One; No Beginning; No End; No Creator; No Equals; Incomparable.
How can you say that the Universe is eternal and then have a hypocritical, double-standard, with regards to the concept of a god/creator?
However, we know that a great many scientists believe the Universe to be Finite, as opposed to infinite; temporary as opposed to eternal... And it is a leading theory that the singularity which was the beginning of the Big Bang came into existence from non-existence.
This, of course, is a scientific fallacy, it is illogical, it is quite simply wrong and inconsistent.
So, how can one claim to follow science, but to disregard science in order to attempt to disprove god? One may stick to these theories, I have no problem with one's freedom of opinion, but I expect at the very least for one to admit to the double-standard, disregard for science; and fallacy upon fallacy of such views, of course as opposed to the arrogance of knowledge and scientific monopoly.
Edited by AlayhisSalaam, 16 July 2010 - 04:03 AM.