With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 32 (As-Sajda)
The Creation of the Heavens and Earth in 6 days
Verses 6-7: It is Allah Who has created the heavens and the earth, and all between them, in six Days, and is firmly established on the Throne (of Authority): ye have none, besides Him, to protect or intercede (for you): will ye not then receive admonition? He rules (all) affairs from the heavens to the earth: in the end will (all affairs) go up to Him, on a Day, the space whereof will be (as) a thousand years of your reckoning.
Here Allah (SWT) describes the creation of the known universe in 6 days or 6 periods of time. What is fascinating is that the concept of the relativity time as later described by Einstein is described in this verse – a day is a like a 1000 years of our time – and in another verse Sura 70 Verse 4, it speaks of 50 000 years. Thus time is relative to space. Please see the following link for a fascinating read on the 6 periods of cosmic creation: http://www.miraclesofthequran.com/scientific_33.html . Other verses that speak of the 6 periods of creation can be found in these verses: 7:54, 10:3, 11:7, 32:4, and 25:59 while a breakdown of the cycles within this time frame is described in Sura 41 Verses 9-12
Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…