Collection: Black Holes

A black hole is a region of space with such strong gravity that nothing can escape it, not even light. It forms when a massive star collapses in on itself. Anything that gets too close to a black hole is pulled in and stretched until it is torn apart. Black holes are invisible but can be detected by their effects on nearby matter. You can also confirm it by doing an independent research.

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Surah: At-Tariq

Verse: 1-3

وَٱلسَّمَآءِ وَٱلطَّارِقِ

وَمَآ أَدْرَىٰكَ مَا ٱلطَّارِقُ

ٱلنَّجْمُ ٱلثَّاقِبُ

“(I swear) by Heaven and the Tariq!

And what will convey to you what the Tariq is?

The Star Piercing !”

The term used in the verse is ‘althaqibu,’ meaning piercing, opening a hole, penetrating and passing through, from the root ‘thaqaba,’ meaning ‘hole.’ The word used in scientific publications when black holes are being described is ‘puncture.’ There is a considerable wisdom in the use of this word to describe the features of black holes in the Qur’an. The fact that this property of stars is mentioned in the Qur’an is important evidence that the Qur’an is indeed the very word of Allah.