Signs in Our Universe
The universe has a perfect order. The size and position of celestial bodies, the speed of the universe's expansion, the Earth's place within our galaxy, the Sun and the Moon, the presence of gravity, and many other factors were created flawlessly to allow for life on Earth.
This chapter includes verses from the Qur'an which have to do with the universe, revealing some examples of God's artistry of creation.
Just as God tells us in the Qur'an "We did not create heaven and Earth and everything between them to no purpose. That is the opinion of those who do not believe..." (Qur'an, 38:27), the universe was created for a purpose. And thus, human beings are responsible for behaving in a way which acknowledges this purpose, and worshipping our Lord Who created it all.
[He is] The Originator of the heavens and Earth. When He decides on something, He just says to it, "Be!" and it is. (Qur'an, 2:117)
Praise belongs to God Who created the heavens and the Earth and appointed darkness and light. Then those who do not believe make others equal to their Lord! (Qur'an, 6:1)
It is He Who created the heavens and the Earth with truth. The day He says "Be!" it is. His speech is Truth. The Kingdom will be His on the Day the Trumpet is blown, the Knower of the unseen and the visible. He is the All-Wise, the All-Aware. (Qur'an, 6:73)
Their Messengers said: "Is there any doubt about God, the Bringer into being of the heavens and the Earth? He summons you to forgive you for your wrong actions and to defer you until a specified time." (Qur'an, 14:10)
God keeps a firm hold on the heavens and Earth, preventing them from vanishing away. And if they vanished no one could then keep hold of them. Certainly He is Most Forbearing, Ever-Forgiving. (Qur'an, 35:41)
O humanity! You are the poor in need of God whereas God is the Rich Beyond Need, the Praiseworthy. (Qur'an, 35:15)
God is my Lord and your Lord so worship Him. This is a straight path. (Qur'an, 43:64)
That is because God – He is the Truth, and what you call upon besides Him is falsehood... (Qur'an, 31:30)
The creation of the heavens and Earth is far greater than the creation of humanity. But most of humanity do not know it. (Qur'an, 40:57)
That is God, your Lord. There is no god but Him, the Creator of everything. So worship Him. He is responsible for everything. (Qur'an, 6:102)
If you ask them: "Who created the heavens and the Earth?" they will say: "God." Say: "So what do you think? If God desires harm for me, can those you call upon besides God remove His harm? Or if He desires mercy for me, can they withhold His mercy?" Say: "God is enough for me. All those who truly trust put their trust in Him." (Qur'an, 39:38)