Guest Author - Linda Heywood
According to Professor Brian Cox the universe is 13.7 billion years old and has 100 billion galaxies containing 100s of billions of stars. Planet Earth is just a tiny speck in the lowest universe of the seven universes, away from God. Everything we could ever possibly need is here on the planet for our use and all of this was constructed in six of Godís days.
Chapter 41, verses 9-12
Say, "You disbelieve in the One who created the earth in two days, and you set up idols to rank with Him, though He is Lord of the universe." He placed on it mountains, made it productive, and He calculated its provisions in four days, to satisfy the needs of all its inhabitants. Then He turned to the sky, when it was still gas, and said to it, and to the earth, "Come into existence willingly or unwillingly." They said, "We come willingly." Thus, He completed the seven universes in two days, and set up the laws for every universe. And we adorned the lowest universe with lamps, and placed guards around it. Such is the design of the Almighty, the Omniscient.
The earth is fully able to sustain everyone and everything that ever lives here. Earth is the only inhabited planet in the seven universes. God never speaks of any other inhabited places in the seven universes except the earth. We have been placed on Earth so far away from God because we are unable to be in His presence without the earth crumbling or we fall unconscious (7:143). Unless we nourish our souls with prayer and righteousness we are incapable of being in the presence of God.
Chapter 21, verse 16
We did not create the heavens and the earth and everything between them just for amusement.
Earth was created for a very specific purpose; it is the place where God tests those creatures that rebelled in the Higher Society when Satan demanded he too could be a god. The earth sustains the animals, the humans and the jinns. Earth will survive with us until the Day of Judgment when it will be destroyed and then be renewed.
Chapter 14, verse 48
The day will come when this earth will be substituted with a new earth and also the heavens and everyone will be brought before God, the One, the Supreme.
The earth came about in the Big Bang when God tells us he exploded one solid mass into existence. Everything that lives on the planet is dependent on water and human beings were created from the earth.
Chapter 20, verse 55
From the earth we created you, into the earth we return you, and from the earth we bring you out once more.
Chapter 21, verse 30
Do the unbelievers not realize that the heaven and the earth used to be one solid mass that we exploded into existence? And from water we made all living things. Would they believe?
Without God nothing would exist, He sustains us and makes our planet habitable for us by giving us oxygen, water, food and shelter. He gave us bodies so that can live on the planet, breathe the air, drink the water and eat the food which comes from the two waters (salty and sweet) and the sky and the land. We want for nothing on this planet. Some of us have more than others but everything is Godís will.
Chapter 40, verse 64
God is the One who rendered the earth habitable for you and the sky a formidable structure, and He designed you and designed you well. He is the One who provides you with good provisions. Such is God your Lord; Most Exalted is God, Lord of the universe.
Nothing happens in the seven universes or on Earth that God does not know about because God is with each and every creation at all times. None of us can hide from God, the earth submits totally to Him. God created us from the earth and at death puts us back into the earth until Judgment Day.
Chapter 57, verse 4
He is the One who created the heavens and the earth in six days then assumed all authority. He knows everything that enters into the earth and everything that comes out of it and everything that comes down from the sky and everything that climbs into it. He is with you wherever you may be. God is Seer of everything you do.
God has given us everything we need to sustain life on this planet. He has given us the means to get around and explore the place we live.
Chapter 16, verses 15-16
And He placed mountains on the earth, lest it tumbles with you, as well as rivers and roads, that you may be guided, and landmarks, as well as the stars; to be used for navigation.
Earth is spinning at about 1000 miles an hour in space. How often do we stop and look around at the beauty and the wonder of where we live, with its variety of inhabitants and creations, and thank God? How often do we thank God for giving us a chance to repent, for the original sin of idolatry, here on earth rather than condemning us all to Hell for our rebellion? How many people actually realise why we are here on Earth and that Earth is waiting with us for the Day of Judgement? Does Earth have a soul?