The Sky Shall Asunder, like Molten Rose Flower

The picture you see is not of a rose flower, but of a dying star at a far-off distance, which died exactly the way our earth shall die upon the given date in accordance with the teachings of holy Quran.

Although holy Quran was revealed basically for guidance and leading a life conforming to Allah’s commands. But since it was a bestowal by Allah, it did carry many, many miracles inside. One of the miracles is that though most of the Quran is understood clearly, meaning of some of its ayat’s is getting exact It is intriguing to see the modern science discovering to-day, what was told to humanity about 1400 years agoclarity only when very modern equipment is available to confirm its truth.Ayat (55:37) being one such ayat. It states that when the time to end the world draws near, the sky shall asunder like a molten rose flower.



And when heaven is split asunder
And turns crimson like molten rose flower (55:37)

Although Quraan , while “splitting of the skies” uses the word “Verdah” meaning the “Rose Flower”, but it was beyond human mind to equate “splitting of the skies” with “Rose Flower”, thus many translations before the year 2000 , translated to some thing crimson, which must be considered as the human limitation.

 Thus the following some translations by very learned Islamic scholars may be corrected in accordance with the perception bestowed upon humans by the Almighty through NASA’s picture.(as quoted and explained below).
And when the heaven splitteth asunder and becometh rosy like red hide – (Pickthall)
When the sky is rent asunder, and it becomes red like ointment: (Yusuf Ali)
And when the heaven splits up and turns crimson like red hide (Nooruddin)
And when the heaven is rent asunder, and then becomes red like red hide. (Shakir)
When the sky disintegrates, and turns rose colored like paint. (Khalifa)
And when the sky is rent asunder, and becomes red like [burning] oil (Asad)
Then when the heaven is rent asunder, and it becomes rosy or red like red oil, or red hide – (Hilali and Khan)
When the sky splits asunder and reddens like a rose or stained leather (Dawud)
And when the heaven shall be cleft asunder, and become rose red, like stained leather (Rodwell)
And when heaven is torn asunder, and turns crimson like red leather (Arberry)
And when the heaven is rent asunder and become rosy red – (melting) like grease! (Palmer)
And when the heaven shall be rent in sunder, and shall become [red as] a rose, [and shall melt] like ointment: (Sale)

This Picture has been taken from the NASA web-site: This picture was taken on January 11, 1995, but reached the attention of people when it was featured image at the above NASA web-site 0n October 31, 1999.
The picture is taken by the NASA Hubble Space Telescope of the “Cat’s Eye Nebula.” It is picture of an exploding star (NGC 6543) which was 3,000 light years away in the northern constellation Draco. The picture shows the splitting like a molten Red rose and miraculously confirms the scientific knowledge of the Quran bestowed upon the mankind some 1400 years ago.

This colorful image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows one of the most complex planetary nebulae ever seen. Planetary Nebulae are actually not planets at all, but gas clouds formed by dying “red giant” stars. This particular one, called the “Cat’s Eye” Nebula, is about 1,000 years old and was formed by a star that was once about the size of our own Sun. (NASA Photo PRC95-01a).
Probably, with the passage of time, the above quoted web-site has been declared outdated, however, the image of NASA is safely kept in records at many sites like:-
(a) Google Image Result rose433.jpg –
(b)Google Image Result for rose_f260.jpg

Government-owned and NASA-owned “Hubble Space” Super Telescopes obviously did not exist 1500 years ago during the times of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Regular telescopes can’t even see Galaxies. They can hardly see the details of the surface of the moon. It is amazing that the EXPLOSIONS of galaxies and the formation of the ROSES had been prophesied in the Noble Quran. When anyone viewed the Universe 1500 years ago, he would either see it as pure blue during the day or pure black during the night. Our naked eyes can never see any explosion of any Galaxy, not even with the aid of a telescope. Who could ever imagine that the Universe had galaxies in it and they do explode?

Does it not prove that Quran is a bestowal of Allah almighty?.
It also is a proof that holy Quran unfolds the exact meaning of some of its verses with the passage of time, but it is amazing how correct the statements given to man some 1400 years were , which the latest technology is unfolding now, or may be some more in the near future.
Sobhan Allah !

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