Creation of Galaxies and Stars

The Quran alludes to the creation of the night and daylight, the stars, constellations, and the “lamp” or “light” of the sun, giving an impression of a universe filled with a variety of celestial bodies. The reference indicates an awareness of astronomical features such as galaxies, stars, and the solar system that contain these elements.

فَالِقُ ٱلْإِصْبَاحِ وَجَعَلَ ٱلَّيْلَ سَكَنًۭا وَٱلشَّمْسَ وَٱلْقَمَرَ حُسْبَانًۭا ۚ ذَٰلِكَ تَقْدِيرُ ٱلْعَزِيزِ ٱلْعَلِيمِ

It is He Who breaks the dawn. And He made the night for rest, and the sun and the moon for calculation. Such is the disposition of the Almighty, the All-Knowing.

وَلَقَدْ جَعَلْنَا فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ بُرُوجًۭا وَزَيَّنَّٰهَا لِلنَّٰظِرِينَ

We placed constellations in the sky, and made them beautiful to the beholders.

تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ بُرُوجًۭا وَجَعَلَ فِيهَا سِرَٰجًۭا وَقَمَرًۭا مُّنِيرًۭا

Blessed is He who placed constellations in the sky, and placed in it a lamp, and an illuminating moon.