Discussion with a Guest Scientist
Welcome to you, sir! (Jokingly) I have been informed that you have discovered some galaxies and you are putting them up for sale and I am the first one from the buyers for that new one, because kullu jadeedun lazeez, because everything new is delicious! Do you understand? Which one is it?
(Guest: We have discovered that many stars in the universe have a planetary system comprised of about 2,000 planets going around stars, similar to the Sun. And we find more than 400 similar to Earth, and call them “Earth-like planets.” The last galaxy analysis shows that one galaxy can contain or fill 100 trillion oceans. So my question to you is, if there is such plentiful water that it can fill 100 trillion oceans and there are planets everywhere, is there life out there, because:)
وَجَعَلْنَا مِنَ الْمَاء كُلَّ شَيْءٍ حَيٍّ
wa ja`alna min al-maa'i kulla shay’in hayy.
We made from water every living thing. (Al-Anbiya, 21:30)
A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Asta`eedhu billah. First of all we are believers in our Lord, our Creator, and we believe there is only One Creator and no other, because to create is only for One. If there is another one claiming to create, that would mean there are two Creators in existence, which is impossible! There is only One Creator, Whom we know or not, as we are His weak servants, and there are endless Creations.
The Lord's Qudratee, Allah’s Mighty Power is only for One; there can’t be another one. Therefore, everything Mankind observes of this planet and of what we are asking to reach deep in space is so limitless! After a while we are going to finish and anything we send into space, such as the spacecraft, is never going to reach an end, and it’s turning place or reaching place is very, very short. Man can’t even reach from this Earth to a second planet like Jupiter, qawakib, that is the nearest one and yet we are within the Sun’s orbit and our authority is only to reach through that. When we are asking to pass beyond our sun's orbit, you cannot, because their positions are just different and our understanding is not suitable beyond our sun's orbit.
You may say as Bilqees, the Queen of Sheba, when she wanted an authority on the holy book that was granted to Sayyidina Sulayman (a); she was surprised that a majestic throne was also there. She looked at it and asked Sayyidina Sulayman, “Is what you are sitting on for you, because this looks the same as my majestic throne that I left!” She said, ka’anahu hoo, “It seems to be the same.”
They are using measures; those measures and our senses are only for an understanding of Earth and what is on it. Regarding what is beyond it you might say, “ka’anahu hoo,” but it is never the same! Therefore, everything astronomers are now looking at, seeking an understanding, they think it will be “ka’anahu hoo,” the same, but never will they understand, as our measures are not going to work for that. On every step there is a new tajalli, manifestation, and it is just changing. Nothing is going to be as it was one second before, as everywhere it’s position changes. Therefore, that’s how it is and we are only going to say that everything is from Makhlooqaat Khaliq: the Lord is creating everything and everything is in another appearance, for another purpose, for another hikmah, wisdom!
Wisdom will be taken away, changed: it is not the same as it is always changing and must be changed. The only unchangeable is the Dhaat, Essence of Allah Almighty, the Creator, and everything else is always changing. Thaabit, Who is Unchanged, is Only One! Everything must be changing or then the Lord of Heavens would not be our Lord! Therefore, accept the Lord of Heavens, Who is unchangeable, and everything else is going to be changed, changed, changed!
Therefore, far away, if there is a galaxy that is going to seen, it is not as our galaxy. It has a unique name that belongs to that one only. Every galaxy has a unique name and everything in it is glorifying the Lord of Creation! The Creator may create water for every galaxy, but it is not like our water, as every galaxy has special beings exclusive to that galaxy, which is a sign of Wahdaniyyat al-Haqq, “the Oneness of Truth.” Every galaxy and everything in it has a special appearance, a special personality, and special water of a different color. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha illa-Llah! Aman yaa Rabbee, Aman yaa Rabbee, ikhtafaa!
(Guest: Every point in this photo of space is a galaxy and this cube is of three-billion years, but the universe is fourteen-billion years old or more; it’s different. So every point here has a galaxy and unique water as you say, and unique properties.)
Each one has a special being.
(Guest: Each point here is a galaxy and there are like 500 million galaxies, and are they only a small part of the universe, with many more than these? Each one has half a trillion or one trillion stars and each star has many planets around it?)
There are countless galaxies; that is our authority to know, and each galaxy has a unique color, different manifestations and appearances, and powers. Allahu Akbar! And beyond 14 billion there is 100 billion years: they can't reach it! SubhaanAllah, SubhaanAllah ‘l-Adheem! Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar! Afuwwu, Afuwwu yaa Allah, ma qadr Allah Haqqa qad ‘ree!
(Guest: In astronomy, “Cirrus” is mentioned. Why another planetary system is mentioned and not the Sun?)
What you are speaking of, every galaxy is just mazboot, connected with shayy`rah. None are going to be alone as they are all connected, shayy’rah, and no one can understand that; that is only for the Majesty of the Lord of Heavens. Ajaa`ib. Rabbu shayy`rah. La ha’d wa la hudood. That Divinely Power flows through all of them, ba`duhum li ba`ad. Wahid yakool ana laha...jahil insaan, yakool ana, ana.
(Guest: Thank you, Shaykh! Shukran! [kisses hand of Mawlana Shaykh])