Asteroids and the Quran

The Holy Quran mentions meteorites not once or twice, but more than a dozen times, by an expression, ‘that is between the heaven and the earth.’ Here is one example:

“And We (Allah) created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between the two in play. If We had wished to find a pastime, We would surely have found it in what is with Us if at all We were to do such a thing.” (Al Quran 21:17-18)

By mentioning meteorites in this way the Holy Quran demonstrates to the present day reader that it is not a word of a person, living in the deserts of Arabia, in the seventh century.

The above quoted verses show that in the creation of the universe there is a purpose and a detailed plan. The terms mentioned in these verses and in several other verses of the Holy Quran, ‘all that is between the two’ may imply meteors, comets and the interstellar gas. The Holy Quran is the only scripture, to my knowledge, which mentions ‘all that is between the two’ and no other scripture mentions this with any degree of precision.

The universe is the creation of God and the Quran is the literal word of God and hence there is harmony and equivalence between the two.

This article was originally published in USA Ahmadiyya Gazette.