Is the Quran the oldest reference to Black holes?

The Quran, Supernovae and Black Holes

Published in: Science
Date: 21 / 04 / 19

Black holes are the weirdest objects in the universe. The laws of the universe as we know them to be, cease to exist around the edge of a black hole which is called an Event Horizon. Black holes are formed when a star dies and collapses on its self as gravity takes over.

Did you know that there is a verse in the Quran, in a chapter called- The Star (Najm), that starts with the words- By the Star, as it "collapses/dies". This is the FIRST ever reference to this peculiar property of stars. Surah Najm (this chapter) details the Ascension (Mi'raj) of the Prophet (saw).

Safiyyah Sabreen Syeed

About the author

Safiyyah Sabreen studied Mechanical Engineering and is currently pursuing her Master's in Philosophy. She is the Content Director for KNOW. Being interested in the field of Islam and Science and Islamic Eschatology, she produced a documentary on the Golden Age of Islam and directs the Second Golden Age series.

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