Man and the Universe

Will the universe come to an end?

And if so, how?


Fundamental questions of physics and our existence from the point of view of physicists are: Where did the universe come from? How and why did it begin? Will it come to an end, and if so, how?

Earlier we have studied the answers in the Divine Discourse to the question "Where did the universe come from and about why did it begin", and about: How did it begin? Now we will study to find the answer of the question: Will it come to an end, and if so, how?

The objective of a book is accomplished when its text creates an impression in the reader's minds. A powerful tool to achieve this objective is imagery, a figure of speech, which employs words to create mental images in the mind of the reader. It makes the reader feel as if he is present in the very moment, right between the lines. Words that do not stimulate imagination are just symbols sprinkled on a blank piece of paper. Images and emotions are recreated by using vivid descriptions and comparisons with the help of sound words.

Grand Qur'aan illustrates in a unique way by the choice of such words whereby it produces images and describes events as though were happening in front of the reader. Its vivid descriptions portray image in such manner as if it were being displayed in a live recording. The reader feels watching the past and future events visually. Let us listen the elevated Messenger of Allah the Exalted:

: It is an epithet for Grand Qur'aan; grammatically singular, but morphologically broken plural of singular: which signifies: "Mental perception; the perceptive faculty of the mind" [Lane Lexicon]. Its Root is "ب ص ر".   The basic perception infolded in the root is that of such seeing as yields knowledge-mental perception. The : descriptive verbal passages of Grand Qur'aan are : luminous enlightenments; they stimulate imagination; they open the eye of heart/mind-understanding. They are the live imagery of physical realm; they warp time-space making it easy for the reader to conveniently see and perceive.

The question of physicists relates to the future. Interestingly, we find the answer given by using perfect verbs that emphasize as if it has already happened. The future-perfect is used to express the certainty of an happening in the future.

The question of physicists is limited to whether or not the universe will come to an end, but when the answer is given in affirmative many people start asking the date and time of its end since they have no scientific evidence or argument to negate the affirmation. The scientific explanation and evidence could be found only in answer to question "how it will end", or "what will cause it perish". Thus, our study has three segments:

(1) Will the Universe come to an end;

(2) Query about the date and moment of its end; (we swill study it separately under "Eschatology")

(3) How will it end?; 

The question "will it come to an end" is naive for men of ordinary prudence since common sense tells every created thing is but to perish ultimately. Anything brought to existence by design and will for an assigned objective is always for a determined duration of its existence:

Matter and life is what the whole of universe is. It is declared that the creation of universe is for: . It is an adjectival phrase meaning a duration with a determined-named-appointed moment of its expiry. Thus everything in the created realm is but to perish:

The fact that the universe is created for a determined period of existence reveals that it will have its end day:  The Last Day, and specific moment of disintegration described by: the Moment - the Hour: 


Let us first find the answer to Stephen Hawking's question that as to how the universe will end, and will later study the happenings of the Last Day. The Day will be recognized by the big bang that will initiate the process of breaking the entire universe:

It is informed by using past tenses future perfect to emphasize the infallibility of the given information as if it has already happened that the Last Day will be recognized by the blow of sound in the Trumpet.

Both ayahs have complex sentence by structure and are declarative. The effect of blow is described in the dependent clauses by two intransitive verbs signifying the feel and state of individuals alive on the Last Day, anywhere in the Universe. They will be panicked and feel like thunderstruck.

There will be two blows in the trumpet; the first will cause the dismantling of universe and natural death to all living on that Day. Thereafter, there will be gap of time before the second blow when life will be revived and everyone will stand on their feet. The connective particle: , which occurs as conjunction between two things different from each other in nature and reflects a break and time-gap between both, not continuity. It does not reflect the perception of relationship of cause and effect. 

The prominent feature of the Last Day and how the universe will come to an end is the piercing - thundering sound:


The verbal noun: signifies producing a loud sound. Similarly: the feminine Active participle from Root: ص خ خ  signifies the sound that is deafening for the ears because of its vehemence, this can also be thought as thud since classical lexicons relate it to rocks impacting with a surface. This bang will be heard suddenly by all the people as if its source was nearby them when they will be busy in their routine activities. The panic will outburst.

Sound is a series of vibrations moving as waves through air or other gases, liquids, or solids. Detection of these vibrations, or sound waves, is called hearing. After being collected by the auricles, sound waves pass through the outer auditory canal to the eardrum, causing it to vibrate. The vibrations of the eardrum are then transmitted through the ossicles, the chain of bones in the middle ear. As the vibrations pass from the relatively large area of the eardrum through the chain of bones, which have a smaller area, their force is concentrated. This concentration amplifies, or increases, the sound.

The sound source are described: and the noun of instrument. The last Day happenings reveal the destructive power of sound waves. Presently we know about the process of cavitation that the energy unleashed by it breaks down the bond that tie large molecules together. The acousticians can better explain by studying the effect on other objects on the Last Day as portrayed in Grand Qur'aan.

The answer to the question "how will the universe end" is that the real big bang will cause its end. It will happen in compliance to the command given at certain moment of the Last Day when the breaking process will begin and many of events will be watched by the humanity living on that day before they all meet the natural death with their eyes remaining open with glimpses of horror since there will be no one to close their eyes.

The universe will start breaking when the big bang is blown. What will start happening is mentioned in detail in such picturesque manner that actual and imaginative horror scene experienced by anyone in life would seem belittled. We will study them under the topic "Horrible Events of the Last Day".


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