*By Ijaz Chaudry*

Dear brothers and sisters, following Quran in pursuit of Islam is the only
correct way. Time and time again
Quran stands superior to all other religious material.
If one follows Quran as his/her religious guidance, one cannot be wrong.
Quran brings Islam into 21^{st} century and in many occasions correspond
to the science today. On other
occasions when it does not correspond to today’s science it gives true and
better understanding of the scientific facts.

How far is Heaven from Earth? This
question has been answered by using today’s science, Quran and the Miracle of
19.

The following verse talks about how long angels take to reach high heaven where
God is, although He encompasses all Universes;

[70:4] The angels, with their
reports, climb to Him in a day that equals fifty thousand (your*) years.

[70:5] Therefore, you shall resort
to a gracious patience.

[70:6] For they see it far away.

[70:7] While we see it very close.

*Missing word “your” or Kama gv 50, 70 4 5 6 7 50 = 3708250 x 19, this code
confirms that angels travel to High Heavens in a day which equals 50,000 worldly
years. Thus humans see it as a long time therefore God asks the believers to be
patient while angels see it close. **Al-Muzzammil

We know from science today that there are cosmic constants, which remain the
same until the end of world. One such, cosmic constant is the speed of light.
This constant is particularly interesting because science has proven that
no one of this world can exceed the speed of light. However it has been
recognised that particles associated with atoms can move instantaneously from A
to B. Bodies larger than atoms are restrained by the speed of light. The simple
reason for that is that the speed of light remains the same no matter what speed
one is travelling at. For example if you are travelling at 50% of the speed of
light, now if you envisage the speed of light from this traveller, the speed of
light remains the same. Thus no
matter how fast one travels, the speed of light will be faster.
Thus the speed of light remains constant.

Since Quran have been revealed for the earthlings, these cosmic constants are
also true for all of us and the Quran recognises this fact. Therefore for this
article we can only expect the humans to travel near speed of light when
travelling from earth to the high Heavens but not higher than the speed of
light.

Now basic maths is used to calculate the distance from earth to high Heaven.
In the book “Why Does E=mc^{2}?” by Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw, on
page 55, the authors give an example of travelling to Andromeda Galaxy which is
3000,000 light years (light year is distance travelled at the speed of light in
a year) away from earth. According
to this example it takes 50 years travelling at 99.999999% of the speed of light
to travel to that Galaxy. Thus the
simple math’s work out like this; It takes 50 years to travel 3000,000 light
years, then it will take 3000,000/50 light years to travel in 1 year which is
60,000 light years, it concludes that for 50,000 years which was the time taken
by the humans to travel to high Heavens in (70:4) the human would travel 50,000
* 60,000 = 3000,000,000 light years.
Thus the high Heaven is 3 billion light years away.

According to the science the estimation for the furthest galaxy in the Universe
is 14 billion light years. This fact
has been corrected by the Quran. The science has estimated this value whereas
Quran has proven it by the word of God and basic constituents of nature .i.e.
the speed of light constant and basic maths.

Now how do these verses can be proven to be linked with this time limit to reach
the high Heaven? The Miracle of 19
can be used for this proof. When we add the chapter, verse numbers (70:4-5);
where this phenomenon is mentioned and the time (3 billion light years) we get;
3000,000,000 + 70 + 4 + 5 = 3000,000,079. When we divide this number by 19 we
get complete multiple of 19 which is 157894741 x 19. This proves that this time
is directly associated with these verses.
Thus the distance from earth to high Heaven is 3000,000,000 light years.
Quran has brought Islam into 21^{st} century, by using the tools of this
century, i.e. the speed of light and basic maths. I would at this stage like to
put this figure in meters. To do that first we need to find number of seconds in
a year. Which calculates as days in a year x hours in a day x minutes in an hour
x seconds in a minute; 366 x 24 x 60 x 60 = 31622400 seconds constitutes one
year in seconds, then we need to multiply the speed of light with 31622400
seconds to find out how many meters does light travel in a year. To do this we
use a simple equation distance = speed x time. We know the speed of light to be
299792458 m/s and time taken to in a year is 31622400. Thus the product is
2997922458 x 31622400 = 9.480150314 x 10^{16 }meters. This is a very
large number with 17 digits. Now we
need to multiply this with 3 billion light years to find out the distance from
earth to high Heaven because it takes 3 billion light years to do that.
This number is 2.844045094 x 10^{26} meters.
This number is extraordinary large with 27 digits. From this article we
can infer that God has made the Universes in such a way that it can be counted
by humans within the context of the Quran and basic maths.

I believe the following few verses from the Quran are referring to Cosmic
Constants;

[41:12] Thus, He completed the seven universes in two days, and set up the
**laws** for every universe. And we
adorned the lowest universe with lamps, and placed guards around it. Such is the
design of the Almighty, the Omniscient.

The above verse is general verse talking about laws of nature and that every
Universe has laws, such as in this Universe we have Milky Way Galaxy inside this
galaxy we have a Solar System which includes Earth which rotates around the Sun.
This law is specific to this Universe and similar laws are for other
Universes which are unique to those Universes.

(55:5-12) The sun and the moon are perfectly calculated. The stars and the trees
prostrate. He constructed the sky and established the
**law**. You shall not **transgress**
the **law**.
You shall **establish** **justice**; do not
**violate** the
**law**. He created the earth for all creatures. In it there are fruits,
and date palms with their hanging fruit also, grains and the spices.

The above verses are specific to this Universe.
As I understand it the “law” mentioned in (55:7) is the law or Cosmic
Constants. (55:8-9) One meaning of the word “violate” is “fail to agree with”
which fits in well above. One meaning of the word “transgress” is “act in
disregard of laws” which fits in well above. Establish means “set up or found”,
or “set up the validity of by example or experiment”. Justice means “the
administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or
punishments”. In (55:9) where it says “You shall establish justice”, when using
the definitions described for “establish” and “justice” above, it makes perfect
sense that God is asking and guiding us to find the Cosmic Constants through
example and experiments like Einstein did to find the theory of relativity and
the cosmic constant speed of light. It is recommended to agree with these Cosmic
Constants and not to disregard them if we want to be successful.

Finally I want to reconfirm the figure 50,000 years as our time taken to get to
High Heaven which is 2.844045094 x 10^{26} meters away. We know from
above that there are 366 x 24 x 60 x 60 = 31622400 seconds in a year. When we
multiply this number with 50,000 years we get 1.57248 x 10^{12} and when
we include return journey we get 3.14496 x 10^{12 }seconds.

Now using entirely different method we calculate how many seconds it takes to
travel to High Heavens and back. Time taken = 1 + 10 x gh/c^{2}. Where g
is gravity 10 ms^{-1} approx. h is the how high we went = 2.844045094 x
10^{26} meters and c^{2} is speed of light squared or 3.00 x 10^{16}
approx.

But first we need to convert these values from meters to millimetres which are
to add 3 zeros to above values. The values are calculated in mms because of the
graduation of the clock, where each tick is 1 mm in length.

Time taken in mms which equals seconds using this formula 1 + 10 x gh/c^{2
}= 1 + 10,000 x 2.844045094 x 10^{29}/ 9 x 10^{19 }=
4.1600501 x 10^{12 }seconds!!!

Thus this value 4.1600501 x 10^{12 }seconds and the value calculated
above 3.14496 x 10^{12 }seconds are approx. similar figures. This thus
confirms the distance from here to High Heaven to be 2.844045094 x 10^{26
}meters as calculated earlier. This fact has been verified by two different
methods.

So if the angels travel the distance of 2.844045094 x 10^{26} per day
how many meters per second does it travel at. 2.844045094 x 10^{26 }/ 60
x 60 x 24 = 3.291718859 x 10^{21} m/s. whilst the speed of light is
approx. 3.00 x 10^{8 }m/s the speed of the angel is nearly 3 times the
speed of light.

Glory, be to God!!!