Size of the Universe(s)

In his sayings and traditions, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) described the size of the heavens (Universes); the first heaven, as compared to the second, is similar to a small ring in the desert, and he continued this narrative until he described the sixth heaven as being the size of a ring in the desert compared to the seventh heaven. The magnitude of this is unimaginable.

Our earth, and what we call the universe, is contained within the first heaven. Even with the scientific knowledge of the 21st century, we have no idea how big this is, how far the universe extends, or what wonders it contains.

The immensity of Allah’s creation is mind blowing!  Beyond the heavens lies infinity/eternity where time and space stop existing.

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The universe compared to Allah’s kursi (footrest) is like a ring in a desert. And Allah’s kursi compared to His ursh (throne) is like a ring in a desert.” [Ibn Hibban, Ibn Abi Hatim]

Over 1,400 years ago, Islam explained the multi-universe reality, now watch this TED-ED Talk on several recent theories on the existence of multiple Universes, and theories on the size of the Universe, truly amazing:

Another TED Talk on the Multiverse (Brian Greene: Is our universe the only universe?):

In the above TED Talk, Brian Greene discusses dimensions beyond the three dimensions we are aware of (3D: width, height, depth). Could this be the beginning of finding out what dimension the Jinn live in? (Jinn are the creation of God (before humans) that were made from a type of fire, Satan is of the Jinn) 

Could this also explain scientifically how the Prophet (PBUH) was able to travel during the Isra and Mi’raj journey? If we are able to tap into this dimension, could we travel as fast to different parts of the world, or maybe even space/time?

When you take a step back and look at how miniscule (in size) we are as a people and as a planet, you start to realize how immense Allah is, and Allah is the only reason we have any significance, any meaning, any purpose.


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