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FIRST PLACE WINNER Quantum physics, is it the wave of the future?

Diala Qasem


Diala Qasem

2012 Mosque essay

Quantum physics, is it the wave of the future?


What is Quantum physics and what does it have to do with the Quran and Islam? Quantum physics in science terms is a branch of science that deals with discrete, indivisible units of energy called quanta as described by the Quantum Theory. There are five main ideas represented in Quantum Theory: (1) Energy is not continuous, but comes in small but discrete units (2) The elementary particles behave both like particles and like waves. (3) The movement of these particles is inherently random (4) It is physically impossible to know both the position and the momentum of a particle at the same time. The more precisely one is known, the less precise the measurement of the other is. (5) The atomic world is nothing like the world we live in. All of this is just pointless in our understanding, I know what your probably thinking, what is this girl even saying… well let me just sum it up in Islamic definition that everyone should be able to get the point across… Quantum physics may be the magical wand, whereby ‘Personal God’ can influence our world, without breaking the laws of nature.  In His infinite wisdom, the Omniscient God provided for infinite means, at the quantum level, to maintain His divinity!  He says in the Holy Quran, in Sura Hadid:

Translation:  It is He who created the heavens and earth in six days and then established Himself above the Throne. He knows what penetrates into the earth and what emerges from it and what descends from the heaven and what ascends therein; and He is with you wherever you are. And Allah, of what you do, is seeing. (Allah) is the First and the Last, and the Manifest and the Hidden, and He knows every little detail fully well. (Al Quran 57:4)

Now, I know that I am supposed to be giving reasons for why Islam is such the right religion and showing why with science, but in my opinion The Quran doesn’t have to give you a scientific answer for everything, its first mission is to give you a better life in this universe and send you to Paradise In the life after and also to remain consistent with  science until the end of days., now that is just my opinion that was laid out from the beginning, but with doing so much research about Bhor, Einstein, quantum physics, entanglement, teleportation, super computers, and the noble prizes of physics I have come to conclude that my opinion is wrong and if this is your opinion I will come to tell you why you are so wrong.

The Quran that Allah sent down to Mohammad to pass the message to humans of why Islam is so great is absolutely magnificent! Allah has made the Quran not only as a guidebook to us to take us to the straight path of paradise but also a coding of science that has been discovered over the years. When decoding the Quran humans are able to find so much that look as if it’s a coincidence but truly are not, Allah is the creator and purposely made things the way they are to have humans discover his creations and believe that the Quran is never wrong.

            When God created the universe and the laws of physics, did He leave a connection’ with all particles and forces within it?  It seems there are themes and designs in science that seem to repeat and recur in nature. Scientists and theologians have long wondered about the ‘dualism’ in particles and forces in the universe, nature, and morality. For example, matter and antimatter,

positive and negative charges, male, female, good and evil, etc. When atomic theory became the dominate theory of matter around the turn of the last century, the model of Neils Bohr, of hard round particles orbiting the atomic nucleus, was compared to the planetary system of our sun. The same theme is recurrent in galactic structure and the orbits of stars, star clusters, and gasses. It seemed that a basic structure was promulgated from the very smallest objects to the very largest.

            In religion we have a belief that in order to communicate with God, a person enters into a state of consciousness that we call prayer. Through prayer, a spiritual connection is made to God and He hears our thoughts and we receive assurance that He acknowledges our wishes. Is there a similar “type” in the physical world for that connection? 

Translation: We who created man and We know what dark suggestions his soul makes to him: for We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein

            A confusing part to me was The idea in quantum entanglement is that every particle in a particle-antiparticle pair is in instant communication with the other particle, regardless of how far apart they are. It is a phenomenon that was experimentally proven, just recently, by scientists in Geneva Switzerland, in 2008. In this experiment a single particle – antiparticle pair was sent streaming away from the source in opposite directions, and they were detected when they were about 20 miles away from each other. The ‘entanglement’ phenomenon was proven when a ‘detection’ of one particle instantly produced an identical change in the other particle. This ‘instantaneous’ transmission of information defies Einstein’s theory of relativity and the speed of light. A calculation was made that determined that the speed of this experiment was at least 10,000 times the speed of light and perhaps was instantaneous.

The size of the particles of this discussion is at the subatomic level, far below microscope’ level. Some scientists think that at this level, there is a universal connection that transcends space/time and allows  all particles to be ‘in contact’ with every other particle in the universe in a way that we have yet to understand.  Below the ‘quantum’ or Planck level, the definitions of space and time become obscure and tend to blur.  Once again your probably very confused about all that scientific talk before on entanglement but the way you can look at it easier would be, If all particles are somehow connected below the Planck level, it would seem to say that we all have a universal connection to each other and perhaps that is the medium through which prayer is channeled? That much is pure speculation, but if God created all the physical laws and the universe in such a way that He is never out of touch both  spiritually and physically, and is omnipresent everywhere at once, it confirms what Christians, Jews & Muslims have always said about His presence and the ease with which we are in touch with Him. It means that He knows every thought, every event, and everything that happens in the universe. It also says that no matter how far you travel, or how much you transgress His will, He is always near.

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland for experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems. The experimental method discovered by the two Nobel prize winners may facilitate better understanding of the instantaneous interaction due to quantum entanglement and will lead to comprehending verse no. 50 of chapter 16 of the Holy Quran:

Translation: And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein

All this will show that the universe is a created subject and there is a Creator God. 


Now off to a less confusing subject, teleportation, teleportation is a method of transportation in which a person is dematerialized at one point and recreated at another. The Quran alludes to teleportation in the verse, 



Translation: O company of jinn and mankind, if you are able to pass beyond the regions of the heavens and the earth, and then pass. You will not pass except by authority [from Allah].

Just think of it the way I am, a billion Muslims can now teleport to Mecca every year for their pilgrimage and do not have to pay any traveling expenses! All of them marching around the Kabah in a lockstep rhythm would be a sight to remember! However, the problem is if a billion Muslims would suddenly jump up and strike the Earth simultaneously, an earthquake would likely occur and destroy the Kabah which can corrupt the earth as we know it, so if teleportation was able to occur what the chance of being allowed to do it, not very high. Islamic scholars should immediately form a committee and launch an intensive study in order to prevent such a catastrophe from transpiring.


Teleportation is also implied within the Quran in Surat An-Naml (The Ant). When Prophet Solomon was challenged to bring queen Shebas throne to her palace. Where he would have spent three months traveling to her on foot. He stated to having her throne there where she was in a blink of an eye. She obviously blinked her eye and her throne was their right before her eyes, as she was asked is this your throne? And she replied with the simple words of yes it is. Now some people might just look at it as an illusion or magic but it definitely is not, it is a way of Allah reassuring us that he is there and entangles teleportation in science with this, because her throne not being there and then appearing in a blink of an eye is one of the most obvious ways of Allah showing us that he can have anything he wants done whenever he wants it even when using what we would think would be impossible, teleportation.


Other verses from the Quran also make your brain wonder and interpret that science is incorporated, some of these verses include…

Translation: [Solomon] said, "O assembly [of jinn], which of you will bring me her throne before they come to me in submission?"

Translation: A powerful one from among the jinn said, "I will bring it to you before you rise from your place, and indeed, I am for this [task] strong and trustworthy."

Translation: Said one who had knowledge from the Scripture, "I will bring it to you before your glance returns to you." And when [Solomon] saw it placed before him, he said, "This is from the favor of my Lord to test me whether I will be grateful or ungrateful. And whoever is grateful - his gratitude is only for [the benefit of] himself. And whoever is ungrateful - then indeed, my Lord is Free of need and Generous."


Translation: We will show them Our signs in the horizons and within themselves until it becomes clear to them that it is the truth. But is it not sufficient concerning your Lord that He is, over all things, a Witness?

Translation: 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.


So, after reading these beautiful words sent down from Allah for us to read and go by, doesn’t it force you to basically believe? That’s all that is important to Allah is that you 110% believe that Allah is there and follow what he has asked you to do. But, the main point that was to write this in the beginning was to answer this on simple question…. Quantum Physics is it the wave of the future? In my words and summarization to all I have already let you know, is yes! In the future, Quantum Mechanics will be the next big thing! It may help you keep military secrets secure and protect your bank account information from online thieves that all doesn’t approve of. Scientists are working on quantum computers that can execute jobs far beyond the capabilities of today’s machines, Broken into subatomic particles, items might be transported from one location to another in a blink of an eye.  And, perhaps most intriguing of all, quantum physics may lead us to discover just what the universe is made of and what or who did the making. Making the world a better place is Allah blessing us with all these shocking discoveries that we just didn’t know because it was coded in the Quran all along.