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The Mystery of Creation, Destruction,

and Natural Calamities:

an exposition in light of science and the Qur’an

By S.M. Zakir Hussain (Bangladesh)

Part 2.4

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Table of  Contents




Summary of the Book


1. An Introduction to Creation, Destruction and Calamities


1.1. What do the sciences say about natural calamities?


1. 2. Whom God Does not Destroy


1. 3. The Philosophy of Natural Calamities in Light of Science


1. 4. The Causes of Poverty and Famine in Light of Economics


1. 5. The Causes of Natural Calamities in Light of the Qur’an


1. 6. Why We Cannot Learn to Be Wise Even after Losing a Lot


2. The Theory


3. Some Instances of Mass Destruction and their Causes





2. The Theory

Mystery of Creation2. 4. The fate of the universe is timed, meaning that the very beginning emerges from a formula which eventually happens to be the formula of the end too, just as a scientist knows that the life of a missile is calculated from the moment it is fired.

6: 2. He it is Who has created you from clay, and has decreed a term for you. A term is fixed with Him. Yet still you doubt!

5:48. And to you have We revealed the Scripture with the truth, confirming whatever Scripture was before it, and a watcher over it. So judge between them by that which Allah has revealed, and follow not their desires away from the truth which has come to you. For each We have appointed a divine law and a traced-out way. Had Allah willed He could have made you one community. But that He may try you by that which He has given you (He has made you as you are). So vie one with another in good works. to Allah you will all return, and He will then inform you of that wherein you differ.

3:145. No soul can ever die except by Allah's leave and at a term appointed.

77: 7. Surely that which you are promised will befall.
77: 8. So when the stars are put out,
77: 9. And when the sky is riven asunder,
77:10. And when the mountains are blown away,
77:11. And when the messengers are brought to their time appointed -
77:12. For what day is the time appointed?
77:13. For the Day of Decision.
77:14. And what will convey to you what the Day of Decision is! -

71: 4. That He may forgive you somewhat of your sins and respite you to an appointed term. Lo! the term of Allah, when it cometh, cannot be delayed, if you but knew.

  Continued ...


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Secret Knowledge of the Qur'an