Elucidating the transformation mechanism of primitive heaven (fume) to seven heavens

According to the verses 9 & 10 [Fussilat], after two stages of earth development, God resumed proceeding the heaven while it was like fume (or smoke, e.g. Nebula). God then treated the earth and heaven in a particular way. What was that sort of treatment?

Let us assume that one would shoot an arrow using a bow. This requires few steps such as nocking the arrow, drawing that back and hitting the target. Drawing the arrow back is an essential step towards throwing it forward. Back to surah Fussilat – verses 11 & 12 – God hints such a treatment with the earth and heaven. God wanted to make heaven move – towards becoming seven heavens- and dispatch affairs through that as well as adorning (decorating) the nearest heaven with stars. God, firstly, made a reverse move; drew the earth and heaven back and suddenly released them. After releasing, both earth and heaven started moving fast. This kind of move is an evolutionary procedure wherein the objects start evolving while moving fast. The consequence of these two steps is reflected in verse 12. Then God said to heaven: {ائْتِيَا: come towards me[JS1] }. Similar to the arrow, heaven was drawn back and then released. What happened?

 {  فَقَضَاهُنَّ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ فِي يَوْمَيْنِ وَأَوْحَىٰ فِي كُلِّ سَمَاءٍ أَمْرَهَا ۚ وَزَيَّنَّا السَّمَاءَ الدُّنْيَا بِمَصَابِيحَ وَحِفْظًا ۚ ذَٰلِكَ تَقْدِيرُ الْعَزِيزِ الْعَلِيمِ }

  1. The heaven has been converted to seven heavens.
  2. Set of authoritative commands have been established for each heaven.
  3. The nearest heaven (to the earth) has been decorated with stars.

All have been accomplished after those two steps.

The heaven was in the form of limbo and did not contain any worldly (physical) component. Creating stars was indeed the third consequence of that particular treatment, resulting the presence of physical feature in the heavens configuration.

We here skip the earth part and would focus on the heaven in order to correlate our findings with the following verse, as God only talks about heaven in the next verse. We will discuss that in more detail later. It’s worth noting that there were six stages for the creation of the earth and six stages for the creation of heaven that were not necessarily coincident with each other.

Drawing back the earth and heaven, Reverse action of opening the heaven’s scroll

God says the heaven is opening; similar to a closed scroll that is going to be open. This phenomenon requires activation energy; sort of preliminary treatment which results in release of such energy and consequently the opening. Therefore, starting at the zero point (imaginary point), God provides this activation energy by drawing the heaven back (to the negative values) and releasing it when the time comes.

The keyword here is {ائْتِيَا}. God says: come! Both (earth and heaven) start moving. In which direction? After this step, the opening of heaven occurs. Just to have a better picture of this phenomenon, we re-direct readers to the example of bow and arrow.

Based on verses 11 & 12 [Fussilat], as mentioned earlier, the heaven is referred to the fume manner {دُخَانٌ} and then comes to the stars (or lanterns) {مَصَابِيحَ}. The fume can be considered as a diluted gas (e.g. Nebula) whereas stars are little compressed. Hence, in order to interconnect these two states God said: come! {ائْتِيَا}. During the first step (drawing back), heaven became compressed (condensed) in that specific direction. Then over the second step (release), it preserved its condensed manner in the opening process, generating star clusters. This might apply to the earth as well. If compression was the case, then most likely the earth was initially bigger than its current size. God made it compressed over the treatment.


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