Written By: Dr.Maurice Bucaille

Let us first examine the Creation as described in the Quran.

An extremely important general idea emerges: its dissimilarity with the Biblical narration. This idea contradicts the parallels which are often, and wrongly, drawn by Western authors to underline solely the resemblances between the two texts.

When talking of the Creation, as of other subjects, there is a strong tendency in the West to claim that Muhammad only copied the general outlines of the Bible. It is indeed possible to compare the six days of the Creation as described in the Bible, plus an extra day of rest on Gods Sabbath, with this verse from the chapter, The Heights (7:54).

Your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six days.

We must point out straight away that modern commentators stress the interpretation of ayyaam, one translation is of days, as meaning long periods or ages rather than periods of twenty-four hours. What to me appears to be of fundamental importance is that, in contrast to the narration contained in the Bible, the Quran does not lay down a sequence for the Creation of the earth and Heavens.

It refers both to the Heavens before the Earth and the Earth before the Heavens, when it talks of the Creation in general, as in this verse of the Chapter TA HA (20:4).

A revelation from Him Who created the Earth and the Heavens.

Infact, the notion to be derived from the Quran is one of a con-comitance in the celestial and terrestrial evolutions. There are also absolutely fundamental data concerning the existence of an initial gaseous mass (dukhaan) which is unique and whose elements, although at first fused together (ratq) subsequently became separated (fatq). This notion is expressed in chapter FUSSILAT (41:11).

And Allah turned to Heaven when it was smoke.

And the same is expressed in the Chapter the Prophets (21:30).

Do not the unbelievers see that the Heavens and the Earth were joined together, then We clove them assunder?

The separation process resulted in the formation of multiple worlds, a notion which crops up dozen of times in the Quran, for instance it forms the verse in the chapter The Opening (1:1).

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.

All this is in perfect agreement with modern ideas on the existence of primary nebula and the process of secondary separation of the elements that had formed the initial unique mass. This separation resulted in the formation of galaxies and then, when these divided, of stars from which the planets were to be born.

Reference is also made in the Quran to an intermediary Creation between the Heavens and the Earth, as in the chapter, The balance (25:59).

Allah is the One Who created the Heavens and the Earth and all that is between them.

It would seem that this intermediary Creation corresponds to the modern discovery of bridges of matter which are present outside organised astronomical systems.

This survey certainly shows us how modern data and statements in the Quran agree on a large number of points. We have come a long way from the Biblical text with its successive phases that are totally unacceptable; especially the one placing the Creation of the Earth (on the 3rd day) before that of the Heavens (on the 4th day), when it is a known fact that our planet comes from its own star, the Sun. In such circumstances, how can we imagine that a man who drew his inspiration from the Bible could have been the author of the Quran, and, of his own accord, have corrected the Biblical text to arrive at a general concept concerning the formation of the Universe, when this concept was not to be formed until centuries after his death?

Dr.Maurice Bucaille is an eminent French surgeon,scientist,scholar and author of The Bible The Quran and Science which contains the result of his research into the Judaeo-Christian Revelation and the Quran.
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