What is Islam's position on space exploration? Ad by TechniTrader Islam encouraged curiosity and exploration in Muslims. This can be seen by Prophet Muhammad’s regular visits to the cave in Hira where he would stay there all alone and contemplates the nature around him and the intricate natural system behind everything. In the verse of Ar-Rahman (55:34) God says, “O company of jinn and mankind, if you are able to pass beyond the regions of the heavens and the earth, then pass. You will not pass except by authority [from Allah ]. ” This clearly shows that humans could one day get out of the Earth’s atmosphere and see what’s beyond. It also shows that you won’t get punished for doing so, as God is giving you a green light to do so. Through out different verses in the Quran, God suggested the steps of the Big Bang theory! For example, to show that the universe is expanding, God said “ Quran 51:47 And the heaven, We built it with craftsmanship and We are still expanding. This backs specifically that the universe is expanding. And that was said in an ancient book 1400 years ago. 2:117– He is the One Who has originated the heavens and the earth, and when He wills to (originate) a thing, He only says to it: 'Be', and it becomes. This verse shows that God is who’s behind the creation of the universe and thus it does show that the universe had a starting point (a scientifically proven fact by the Big Bang theory) Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, then We separated them, and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe? ” (Quran 21:30) The Big Bang theory says that all the matter in the universe came into existence from one single extremely hot and dense point; that exploded and brought about the beginning of the universe, matches what is mentioned in the verse that the heaven and Earth (thus the universe) where once joined together, and then split apart.