BRIDGES IN SPACE- TIME AND ISLAM
“The angels and the Spirit will ascend to Him during a Day the extent of which is fifty thousand years.”
Yes. It is Qur’an, holy book of Muslims and it is talking about physical and astrophysical terms and phenomena which turns the limits of one religion into the never ending field of speculations, scientific debates and futuristic thoughts. How is it possible that one religious and sacred text, written almost fourteen centuries ago, offers something that is a big mystery to the scientists if is not already proven as a fact? The believers will say it is up to Allah (dz.s.), the God who knows everything. The scientists will be impressed, if they are not ideologically biased, by the interesting level of science dilemmas expressed in the Noble Qur’an. It is not anymore about Islam and Muslims, it is about the questions and answers that mankind is waiting for.
Have you ever heard for a wormhole?Let’s imagine the journey from our planet to another one, or the distanced star or even galaxy. In available metric measures, it is very hard to determine the time frame of the travel because the general theory of relativity comes up with the model of contracting the huge distances into the few meters.Albert Einstein called those platforms bridges in the space-time but nowadays, scientists call them wormholes. Some kind of portals which connects two distant regions in the universe, overcoming the physical interval, reducing the gap and escaping from the time vacuum.That is a pure astrophysical issue but what that has to do with the holy book of Qur’an? The Noble Qur’an has also place for wormholes which is one of the main elements to be considered as very interesting to the experts of religion and cosmologists.
First of all, I was fascinated with mathematical time construction in Qur’an. In verses 22:47, the time of Earth is compared with the time at Paradise or Hell :1 day vs. 1000 years, but the verses 70:4 says that the proportion between Earth’s time and wormholes is: 1 days vs. 50,000 years. This is very important because Allah (dz.s.) enabled to His angels the possibility for transport throughout the universe and the time gap. This special portal or wormhole is called ‘Ma’arej’ (معارج) and it is used only for angels to get from one place to another one in a short time.
The scientists know how those portal works in their theories but they are not sure how it would look like in a practice. There is one good explanation of what is our wormhole:“Do you remember how a frictionless roller coaster works? That is, you start high and slow then you go down and fast but when you come back up again to your previous height you return to your previous slow speed? Well, the wormhole is the most efficient roller coaster you can imagine. Energy is not required to move through the wormhole, that is, you can simply switch off your rockets. Gravity accelerates you and pulls you through and then expels you the other side. You will feel like being swept by waves at the beach; nothing more. On your way through, gravity causes your clock to run slower and your ruler to shrink. Distant observers see you accelerating to relativistic speeds; as a result, your energy (and mass) increase dramatically in their view; but when you get out the other side everything returns back to normal (your clock, ruler…)” Now, this is only a theoretical assumption that is far away from experimental confirmation.
There is the wormhole in Qur’an which we are interested in because the Book promises that anyone, not only angels, who get into the wormhole will experience the same time dilation (“one day in wormhole vs. 50,000 years on the Earth”)but the problem now is how to find those wormholes, where exactly they will bring us and how long the journey will take. The Muslims believe that Prophet Mohammed once used the wormhole to go to the ‘Israa & Mi’raj’ and that is the reason why all of them think that wormhole is not only reserved for the angels.
The believers of Islam are sure that the wormholes are doors in the heaven and when someone uses this portal, the big interstellar lengths becoming the walking distances. This is also the sign to the non believers that wormholes can be opened to all because only God can contract the time and space problems and only those who do not believe can say it is an optical illusion. What physics says?Here is something very thrilling:“The Quran says that angels use these wormholes to reach any place in the universe. An observer outside gravitational fields sees those angels passing by him at 99.99999…% of the speed of light (relativistic speeds, very close to the local speed of light), that is at 299792.457999…km/s. But when those angels enter the gravitational field of a wormhole this observer still sees those angels entering the wormhole at 99.99999…% of the speed of light however that would no longer be at 299792.457999…km/s. This is because in the presence of gravity the speed of light becomes relative. If he sees the speed of light in a wormhole at 10 meters/sec, for example, then he would see those angels traveling at only 9.999999…meters/sec, flapping their wings in slow motion, reddish in color and very dim (and in turn they would see him in fast motion, bluish in color and very bright).”
If you are not familiar with physics and astrophysics, the theory of wormholes and portals hidden in Qur’an will not keep you excited because there is a missing level of understanding the lines between ancient Prophet, without pure knowledge of cosmic science and modern and advanced technology of time and space research. What Qur’an further says? There is a slightly intriguing background of alien civilization that will possibly attack the Earth through the opened portals, wormholes. According to Islamic teaching, there is a life out of the Earth and it is covered by word “dabbatun” which should explain the attempts of science to search for living forms outside the Planet. The science want concrete sign of life and not only the metaphysical entity and that is exactly what Holy Qur’an promises it is on other planets that have life like ours. Who are then those hostile aliens who can invade the Earth via wormholes, based on Qur’an warnings? The story about Yajuj and Majuj:“Allah Almighty clearly informed His Prophet (S.A.W.S) that Yajuj and Majuj will be from among the people of Hell and that their nature denies the truth and submission to it, as they will not respond to the caller till the Day of Judgment.” As we can understand, those two are something between people and aliens, but because of their resistance to submission, they are trapped on the another planet but they are looking for the ways to come to the Earth and bring chaos. One day, they will discover the portals and escape from the jail, coming to our world, carrying war and blood.
This could be an awesome legend but also a good base for further scientific research in the direction of time and space travels. It must be something in those ideas written and exposed thousands years ago, at least something worth of science curiosity. For me as a researcher, religion and science always oppose to each other but when it comes to the islamic Holy Book, I must admit it consists of valuables that could be mathematically proven and tested or to be used as theoretical support for advanced development of cosmic researches.
If there is any portal which could enable us the compressed time and space options, that would definitely explain the hyperspace and the vacuums as well the all potentials of the future colonization of other planets (e.g. Red Planet).We all know that long cosmic journeys are very demanding for people and their medical preconditions but even to think about the wormholes and how they are making all easier, sounds like a perfect comfort of science fiction, offered by one religious book. The Qur’an. Now, it is only a big issue to detect those bridges in space-time and to test them in rational framework. The science feeds itself on the source of different ideas. Tunnels among Earth and other planets with other races. Sounds more than a thrilling to develop theories and possible experiments on. The Noble Qur’an gives the great task to the scientists because they must discover those gates before Yajuj and Majuj open them and use for their invading plans.