The American astronomer Edwin Hubble made the observations in 1925 and was the first to prove that the universe is expanding. He proved that there is a direct relationship between the speeds of distant galaxies and their distances from Earth. This is now known as Hubble’s Law.
There was no such information that existed before his discovery. He suggested that space is expanding from the Big Bang and the acceleration of dark energy. But the objects embedded in space, like planets, stars, and galaxies stay exactly the same size. As space expands, it carries galaxies away from each other.
The galaxies outside of our own are moving away from us, and the ones that are farthest away are moving the fastest. This means that no matter what galaxy you happen to be in, all the other galaxies are moving away from you. However, the galaxies are not moving through space, they are moving in space, because space is also moving. In other words, the universe has no center; everything is moving away from everything else.
The expanding of Space is mentioned in Quran in the following verse
With power did We construct the heaven. Verily, We are Able to extend the vastness of space thereof. [Quran 51:47]
Quran 1400 years ago mentions the expanding of Universe, it states the space comes into being with power and since then it is constantly expanded. This is another proof that Quran is a book from Allah and narrates many signs regarding Him.
“Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding.” [Quran 3:190]
Quran and Science | First Iron from Meteors
Yes! Iron did came from meteors. It sounds strange but science confirms with it. Iron comes in both forms natural occurance and from meteors. The first use of iron came from meteors. (Source)
Note = We are not talking about all of the Iron produced on earth but Iron which came from meteors
M. E. Walrath in his book History of the Earth’s Formation wrote
“Iron is not natural to the earth. It did not form on the earth but came down to earth from outer space. This may sound strange but it’s true.
Scientists have found that billions of years ago the earth was stuck by meteorites. These meteorites were carrying Iron from distant stars which had exploded”
[M. E. Walrath, History of the Earth’s Formation]
Talking about Iron from meteors David Darling writes in 2003
“Since they are also denser than stony meteorites, iron meteorites also account for almost 90% of the mass of all known meteorites, about 500 tons”
[The Universal Book of Astronomy: From the Andromeda Galaxy to the Zone of Avoidance by David Darling (2003), p. 260]
The Quran says the following on the origin of Iron:
“We sent down Iron with its great inherent strength and its many benefits for humankind.” (Quran 57:25)
God uses the words ‘sent down’ for Iron. It is clear from the verse that Iron was not an earthly material, but was sent down for the benefit of humanity. The fact that Iron came down to earth from outer space is something which could not be known by the primitive science of the 7th century.