How far is Heaven from
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 21st 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
Fifty thousand years milestone in predicting the size of
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 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
constants and the speed of light;
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 is that the speed of light is relative to the speed at one is travelling.
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 at, the speed of light will be faster than that.
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 totally.
Therefore we can expect the humans to be travelling near speed of light when
travelling from earth to the high Heavens but not higher than the speed of
confirms that the High Heavens is 3 billion light years away from earth;
Now basic maths is used to calculate the distance from earth to high Heaven.
In the book “Why Does E=mc2?” 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 this 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 and the time 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.
Thus the Quran once again has brought Islam into 21st century.
I would at this stage like to put this figure in meters.
First we need to find number of seconds in a year. Which is days in a
year x hours in a day x minutes in an hour x seconds in an minute.
366 x 24 x 60 x 60 = 31622400 seconds then we need to multiply the speed
of light with these seconds to find out how many meters does light travel in a
year. Speed of light is 299792458
m/s. Thus the product is 2997922458 x 31622400 = 9.480150314 x 1016
meters. This is a very large number with 17 digits.
Now we need to multiply this with 3 billion light years to find the
distance from earth to high Heaven.
This number is 2.844045094 x 1026 meters.
This number is extraordinary large with 27 digits.
From this article we can also 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
cosmic constants referred in the Quran;
I believe the following few verses from the Quran are referring to Cosmic
[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
(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 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 you 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 1026 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 1012 and
when we include return journey we get 3.14496 x 1012 seconds.
find out the speed at which angels travel;
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/c2. Where g
is gravity 10 ms-1 approx. h is the how high we went = 2.844045094 x
1026 meters and c2 is speed of light squared or 3.00 x 1016
But first we need to convert these values from meters to millimetres
which is to add 3 zeros to above values. The values are calculated in mms
because of the graduation of the clock each tick is 1 mm in length.
Time taken in mms which equals seconds = 1 + 10,000 x 2.844045094 x 1029/
9 x 1019 = 4.1600501 x 1012 seconds!!!
Thus this value 4.1600501 x 1012 seconds and the value calculated
above 3.14496 x 1012 seconds are approx. similar figures. This thus
confirms the distance from here to High Heaven to be 2.844045094 x 1026
meters. This fact is verified by two different methods.
So if the angels travel the distance of 2.844045094 x 1026 per
day how many meters per second does it travel at. 2.844045094 x 1026
/ 60 x 60 x 24 = 3.291718859 x 1021 m/s. whilst the speed of light is
approx. 3.00 x 108 m/s the speed of the angel is nearly 3 times the
speed of light.
Glory, be to God!!!