You may have heard of The Big Crunch Theory. Scientists have already discovered that the Universe is expanding, which is also mentioned within the Qur’an. But experts believe that there will come a time when the whole Universe will reach a saturation point. When this occurs, the expansion of the Universe will stop altogether and the whole process will reverse and the Universe will fold back in on itself. Basically, astronomers believe that the Universe will eventually collapse on itself until nothing is left.
The Qur’an mentions the Big Crunch discovered by humans recently, within the below verse revealed over 1400 years ago:
“That Day We will fold up heaven like folding up the pages of a book. As We originated the first creation so We will regenerate it. It is a promise binding on Us. That is what We will do.” (Qur’an, 21:104)
Other translations of the above verse:
Sahih International: The Day when We will fold the heaven like the folding of a [written] sheet for the records. As We began the first creation, We will repeat it. [That is] a promise binding upon Us. Indeed, We will do it.
Pickthall: The Day when We shall roll up the heavens as a recorder rolleth up a written scroll. As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it. (It is) a promise (binding) upon Us. Lo! We are to perform it.
Yusuf Ali: The Day that We roll up the heavens like a scroll rolled up for books (completed),- even as We produced the first creation, so shall We produce a new one: a promise We have undertaken: truly shall We fulfil it.
Shakir: On the day when We will roll up heaven like the rolling up of the scroll for writings, as We originated the first creation, (so) We shall reproduce it; a promise (binding on Us); surely We will bring it about.
Muhammad Sarwar: (This will happen) on the day when We roll up the heavens as if it were a written scroll and bring it back into existence just as though We had created it for the first time. This is what We have promised and We have always been true to Our promise.
Mohsin Khan: And (remember) the Day when We shall roll up the heavens like a scroll rolled up for books, as We began the first creation, We shall repeat it, (it is) a promise binding upon Us. Truly, We shall do it.
Arberry: On the day when We shall roll up heaven as a scroll is rolled for the writings; as We originated the first creation, so We shall bring it back again — a promise binding on Us; so We shall do.
God has mentioned within the Qur’an that the Universe is expanding and in another verse said it will fold back again. Science confirmed that the Universe is indeed expanding and also confirmed the Big Crunch Theory which will bring the Universe to an end. Who would have known this over 1400 years ago.Why would someone want to guess such verses knowing that it could be proved incorrect in the future. Yet, the Qur’an continues to move forward with us and modern Science even after 1400 years. Amazing.
Another amazing verse within the Qur’an, proved by modern science.
God knows best