CAT’S EYE NEBULA
The picture is taken by the NASA Hubble Space Telescope of the “Cat’s Eye Nebula.” It is an exploding star 3,000 light years away. They should have called it the “Oily Red Rose Nebula.” As the Quran states in Ar-Rahman, “When the sky is torn apart, so it was (like) a red rose, like ointment.” Quran 55:37
THE ANT NEBULA
Picture is of a Planetary Nebula Mz3: The Ant Nebula
Credit: R. Sahai (JPL) et al., Hubble Heritage Team, ESA, NASA
Explanation: Why isn’t this ant a big sphere? Planetary nebula Mz3 is being cast off by a star similar to our Sun that is, surely, round. Why then would the gas that is streaming away create an ant-shaped nebula that is distinctly not round? Clues might include the high 1000-kilometer per second speed of the expelled gas, the light-year long length of the structure, and the magnetism of the star visible above at the nebula’s center. One possible answer is that Mz3 is hiding a second, dimmer star that orbits close in to the bright star. A competing hypothesis holds that the central star’s own spin and magnetic field are channeling the gas. Since the central star appears to be so similar to our own Sun, astronomers hope that increased understanding of the history of this giant space ant can provide useful insight into the likely future of our own Sun and Earth.
From Sis Yasmine: Looking to the star, I fail to understand how can anyone not believe in The Mighty Creator…
I fail to undestand why we ain’t strong believers…
I fail to understand how can we believe humanbeings when they tell us that Allah’s religion isn’t gonna make us happy.
Who is gonna make who happy?
But if we say we don’t believe them.
I fail to understand why we don’t submit…
I fail to undertand how we read loads of articles and books, and chat for hours with our mates…yet we fail to spend an hour reading Allah’s word,
THE LIGHT THAT WILL ENLIGHTEN OUR LIFE IF WE JUST TRY.
I fail to understand how can we be soooooo educated and informed.
Yet we hardly know the meaning of a surra in the Quran…
I FAIL TO UNDERSTAND.
NO MAYBE I DON’T.
MAYBE THIS JUST ALLAH TELLING US WE ARE NOT WORTH IT, FOR IF WE WERE WORTH IT SURELY HE WOULD HAVE SHOWN US THE LIGHT!!
Suppose you find a watch in the middle of a desert. What would you conclude? Would you think that someone dropped the watch? Or would you suppose that the watch came by itself? Of course no sane person would say that the watch just happened to emerge from the sand. All the intricate working parts could not simply develop from the metals the lay buried in the earth. The watch must have a manufacturer.
If a watch tells accurate time? Consider the sunrise and sunset. Their timings are so strictly regulated that scientists can publish in advance the sunrise and sunset times in your daily newspapers. But who regulates the timings of sunrise and sunset? Allah tells us in the Quran : “Behold! In the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the Night and the Day; in the sailing of the ships through the Ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which Allah sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds and the clouds which they trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth, (here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise”
The message is clear, if a watch can not work without an intelligent maker, how can the sun appear to rise and set with such clockwork regularity? Could this occur by itself? Consider also that we benefit from the sun only because it remains at a safe distance from the earth, a distance that averages 93 million miles. If it got much closer the earth would burn up. And if it got too far away the earth would turn into an icy planet making human life here impossible.
Who decided in advance that this was the right distance? Could it just happen by chance? Without the sun plants would not grow. Then animals and humans would starve. Did the sun just decide to be there for us ?! The rays of the sun would be dangerous for us had it not been for the protective ozone layer in our atmosphere. The atmosphere around earth keeps the harmful ultraviolet rays from reaching us. Who was it that placed this shield around us?
We need to experience sunrise. We need the sun’s energy and it’s light to see our way during the day. But we also need sunset. We need a break from the heat, we need the cool of night and we need the lights to out so we may sleep. Who regulated this process to provide what we need? Moreover, if we had only the sun and the protection of the atmosphere we would want something more-beauty. Our clothes provide warmth and protection, yet we design them to also look beautiful. Knowing or need for beauty, the designer of sunrise and sunset also made the view of them to be simply breathtaking.
The Creator who gave us light, energy, protection and beauty deserves our thanks. Yet some people insist that he does not exist. What would they think if they found a watch in the desert? An accurate, working watch? A beautifully designed watch? Would they not conclude that there does exist a watchmaker? An intelligent watchmaker? One who appreciates beauty? Such is God who made us.