Collection: Black Holes

In science, a black hole is an area in space where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape from it. These cosmic entities usually form when a massive star collapses into itself, creating a gravitational pull that stretches and tears apart anything that falls into them. While black holes cannot be seen directly because they don't emit light, scientists infer their existence from their impact on nearby objects and phenomena.

The Quran verse from Chapter At-Tariq (Chapter 86, Verses 1-3) contains a verse that can be as a reference to black holes:

Chapter At-Tariq, Verses 1-3:

وَٱلسَّمَآءِ وَٱلطَّارِقِ ١

وَمَآ أَدْرَىٰكَ مَا ٱلطَّارِقُ ٢

ٱلنَّجْمُ ٱلثَّاقِبُ ٣

(I swear) by Heaven and the Tariq!

And what will convey to you what the Tariq is?

The Star Piercing!

The term 'althaqibu' used here means 'piercing' or 'penetrating,' suggesting something that makes a hole or passes through, from the root word 'thaqaba,' meaning 'hole.'

The way this verse describes a piercing star is as similar to how black holes are described in scientific terms. In science, black holes are often referred to as 'punctures' in space. 

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