COMMENTS OF PHYSICIST BROTHER NASIM QASMI:
Thank you very much Dr…for your reply and your positive response which is highly appreciative….
Immortality, is my passion as well as my hobby since I did my masters in Physics in 1972…
I know that Escape velocity, can make a body overcome gravity…which is about 21 km per sec…I stared chasing compatible counterpart which can make Humans to overcome death…
It’s the very Chase, which led me to find a bridge bw Physics and Psychology and its the same chase which brought me closer to initiate, comparative study of different religion along with Islam…and thats how I go interested in the Quranic architecture…
I know very well that Laws are Discovered NOT made…because when laws are made they turn into Maids…
In the era of writing these lines…two manmade institutional Gods, our entire life seems to have been surrounded with….these two Gods are nothing but Patriotism & Punctuality….Where as Piety is the mighty architectural institution, Qur’an has been emphasizing upon….
I will be sending my findings in couple of days. I have just completed the Second time reading of your book…on Rebirth & Accountability….Its Genuinely greatest gift for Entire Mankind…..
Thanks and Regards
Dear Brother Nasim,
I am delighted to know that you have been working on ‘Escape Velocity’ and bridging it with the Human Psychology. You’re very right about your findings because in one of my institutional research I have also found its deep link with depression and hypertension that creates a single aggregate network from multiple communication segments of anxiety in human brain, once it achieves escape velocity, no further impulse is needed for it to continue in its escape, which asymptotically approaches infinity at zero speed and never to return. Therefore, this type of depression is not curable when it attains escape. However, it can be reversed and permanently cured with the aid of thrust and resistance from friction, which is not a field of medical doctors. This is the reason why it is heard that medical doctors will be replaced with physicists in the future when traditional healthcare system will be restructured and medicines will not require anymore to treat the illnesses.
Your passion for immortality is interesting, due to which the well-known physicist Einstein also developed the theory of relativity. You’re right that scientific laws are not made but discovered as everything is readily available in the universe in its applicable state, all we need to do is to evaluate and excavate for their discovery. The Quran said that same thing in the following verses of Chapter 87 Surah Al-A’la but those withered scholars whose brains were filled with nothing but useless “HAY” they have falsely translated these verses that God is He who has caused the grass/hay to grow then turned it dried black to spoil it!
However, the Arabic words of these verses are telling us about Divine application of scientific laws of physics and urging us to discover them without neglect:
It is God who has created proportionate balance/ equilibrium “الَّذِي خَلَقَ فَسَوَّى” (87:2) and Who has fixed its constant value “وَالَّذِي قَدَّرَ فَهَدَى” (87:3) and Who carried out the customized application“وَالَّذِي أَخْرَجَ الْمَرْعَى” (87:4).
Please see the correct meaning of Arabic words used in the above verses and ponder upon complete wrong translation of the Quran given by our ignorant scholars.
“فَسَوَّى”, proportionate balance, equilibrium. “قَدَّرَ فَهَدَى” is a phrase for guided or set values, which denotes the scientific term “constant value” in natural units. “الْمَرْعَى” applicable, application, carried out, applied, effective, effectuation, customization, common,
“غُثَاءً” form of, discharge of, suppurate of, gather of, be lean, scum, layering of, “أَحْوَى” give life, expand, contain, restrain, hold, control, inhibit, imply, push back, take in, repress, suppress, develop, extend, broaden, splay, keep, widen, equalize, equal, accommodate.
“سَنُقْرِئُكَ فَلَا تَنسَى” (87:6) you will discover without neglect.
The phrase “سَنُقْرِئُكَ” is a combination of second person singular pronoun “كَ” and the future participle “سَ” (shall/will) is prefixed with gerund “نُقْرِئُ” derived out of root word “نقر” to mean digging, drilling, excavating, knocking, banging, carving, inscription, engraving, tapping, exploring, discovering, “فَلَا” not at all, in fact not, without, “تَنسَى” plural verbal noun in natural genitive case to mean forgetful, neglect, omit, unmindful of.
I always found Quran very helpful in this regards which goes along all scientific discoveries and also encourages us to explore further with the Divine tools and in the light of words of God (87:7). Unfortunately, the meaning of words of God have been distorted by our ignorant scholars due to their false traditional beliefs in which they have even made God a lifeless deity following the false concept of pre Islam Arab pagans that Allah is a big deity. Whereas, the Quran does not say “there is no god/deity but Allah”, which our pagan scholars translate from so many statements of the Quran starting from the words “لاالٰہَ الّاَ اللہْ” or “اللہْ لاالٰہَ الّاَ” In fact in these verses Quran says, “Allah is not a deity”. Therefore, without correctly understanding the words of the Quran in their correct meaning we cannot say that the Qur’an has been emphasizing on such and such things.
I appreciate that you have read my book ‘Rebirth & Accountability’ more than once in which I have already explained the laws of physics used in the Quran and explained how Quran applies them on human body which is itself a bridge between physics and medical sciences. If you ask me how to explain, as a physicist, ‘life after death’ mentioned in the Quran. I can say it is pretty simple to understand if you pay a little attention to this phenomena in the light of ‘Escape Velocity’.
To attain ‘Escape Velocity’ why is it necessary to travel 11km per second to escape the earth’s gravity, when surely any speed will do, as long as you keep going up? This is because if you start at less than 11 km/s at ground level and don’t get any further ‘push’, i.e. you slow down as you go up, like a stone thrown into the air you will fall to the ground again. If you start at more than 11 km/s, you will never come down to earth because you certainly attain “Escape Velocity” and approach infinity. Rockets are good examples as they escape the earth gravity in the same way but they are not meant to attain ‘Escape Velocity’ and come back to earth.
The same rule applies when we die in which we escape the gravity but we are held in the middle for our accountability. If we successfully get throw in our accountability we get further push to attain ‘Escape Velocity’ and start moving to approach infinity, which is the Source of Life known as Allah in the Quran.
The Quran describes the same thing in its own unique style:
“يَا أَيَّتُهَا النَّفْسُ الْمُطْمَئِنَّةُ” (89:27) O’ soul who has satisfied “ارْجِعِي إِلَى رَبِّكِ رَاضِيَةً مَّرْضِيَّةً” (89:28) return to your Sustainer to enjoy freedom. (Correct translation)
“ارْجِعِي” is a command verb, “رَبِّ” of the phrase “رَبِّكِ” is the Sustainer, Who sustains those forever who satisfy His criteria. The word “رَاضِيَةً” means enjoyment, happiness, happy life. Whereas, the word“مَّرْضِيَّةً” is actually the state of freedom or liberty in which this satisfying soul can use its will independently. The same word “مرضی” (marzi) is used in Urdu as well to mean do whatever you like or use your command or wish independently.
However, when we do not satisfy the set criteria of our accountability we don’t get any further push to cruse towards the higher dimension due to which our flight slows down and we fall to the ground again like a stone thrown into the air falls to the ground again due to lack of speed. This phenomena makes our cycle of life and death and we come back to the world again and again after unsuccessful accountability following each and every death. However, we fall to the ground from different altitudes appointed according to our earned deeds. Due to this variation we come back to the ground on various points, which set our good or bad destiny.
“ثُمَّ رَدَدْنَاهُ أَسْفَلَ سَافِلِينَ” (95:5) Then We returned him down to those who have lowest means.
We learn again on the earth and get ourselves prepared for accountability, which is going to be held again after our death. This is the reason why earth is called a ‘careful teaching mother’ “فَأُمُّهُ هَاوِيَةٌ” (101:9) in the lap of which we are given again.
Therefore, in the world we have been given a task of attaining ‘Escape Velocity’ to move towards infinity to get immortality. So yes, you’re right that ‘Escape Velocity’ can be worked out to get immortality. Provided that you keep your propulsion system going with the thrust greater than gravitational pull back to Earth.
According to the Quran compatible deeds are its counterpart which can make Humans to overcome death only after successfully attaining the ‘Escape Velocity’ passing through the set criteria of accountability. The Quranic word “انھار” means “Escape” that’s why Quran frequently uses the phrase “تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ” in the description of “جنت” (the paradise) to mean ways to escape but our illiterate scholars have made rivers and streams of milk, honey and wine under the Paradise “جنت” by wrong translation of this Quranic word “انھار” and its derivatives. If you have a chance please read my article “QURANIC WORDS نَھَر (NHAR) & اَنھَار (ANHAAR)” uploaded on the following link of LinkedIn.
Space sciences have already proven that any steady and straight speed (الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ) of an object eventually takes it far from the earth and its gravity (“النَّفْسِ اللَّوَّامَةِ” inclination towards evil deeds). However, when it attains a speed of 11km per second (after satisfying the set criteria of accountability الْمُطْمَئِنَّةُ), rather than being held in orbit around the earth or falling back to the earth it will be thrown outwards by sufficient centrifugal force and successfully (“قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن تَزَكَّى” 87:14) got liberty to move freely in a better and everlasting state of life (“وَالْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَى”87:17).
So, if an object initially moves at less than the escape velocity then eventually the Earth’s pull would be enough to bring it to a stop and arrests it (69:32 “ثُمَّ فِي سِلْسِلَةٍ ذَرْعُهَا سَبْعُونَ ذِرَاعًا فَاسْلُكُوهُ”) and from that it would fall back to Earth (“ثُمَّ الْجَحِيمَ صَلُّوهُ” 69:31). The escape velocity is the speed, which you need to attain to avoid this unfortunate fate and keep moving freely forever but in order to keep going up you need a sufficient amount of velocity to overcome the force of gravity (the negative or evil forces)
The Quran certainly told us how to overcome this problem: “فَسَبِّحْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الْعَظِيمِ” then actually swim with the great framework of your Sustainer (69:52).
“سَبِّحْ” is the perfect form of “swimming/floating”, prefixed “فَ” is used to mean very important, must, indeed, actually etc. but our scholars translate it to mean so or then, “بِاسْمِ” with given framework/given infrastructure. “رَبِّكَ” your Sustainer, “الْعَظِيمِ” the great.
“وَذَكَرَ اسْمَ رَبِّهِ فَصَلَّى” (87:15) And remember actually following Sustainer’s given framework. (word to word correct translation)
“ذَكَرَ” remember/recall, “فَصَلَّى” is a gerund root word “صلل” and gerund is made by adding “ی” in the verb, which becomes a continuous action same as adding “ing” at the end of English verb. Therefore, “فَصَلَّى” correctly means “actually following”, “actually joining”, “actually arriving on”, “actually connecting with”. Also, “صلل” is the correct root word of Quranic word “صلاۃ” and its derivatives.
Therefore, Escape Velocity starts from the initial velocity of an object on the surface of the Earth to the speed required to escape gravity in the absence of any force being applied. However, to keep going up requires the continual application of force.
So yes, of course it is possible to keep going upwards and further from the earth to approach infinity (“إِلَى رَبِّكَ يَوْمَئِذٍ الْمُسْتَقَرُّ” 75:12) and live forever but without reaching escape velocity you would eventually be pulled back to earth when your force of propulsion decreases or runs out (“وَوُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ بَاسِرَةٌ” 75:24). So, Escape Velocity is literally the velocity which an object would need to be projected in order to leave the surface of the other body. If the object were subjected to a steady upward force just greater than its weight, instead of an explosion, it would eventually leave, but much more slowly.
It is interesting to note that the speed of air molecules is too low to allow them to escape the Earth.
Hence, it is not necessary to move at 11km/s to escape the gravity, any speed will do, as long as you keep going up. The reason why 11km/s is known as escape velocity is because a body moving up at this speed on the surface of earth will keep going up without any further force being applied; the reverse argument that you must reach escape velocity to keep going up does not follow, but anything moving more slowly will need a bit of a push on the way up. Therefore, Escape Velocity actually refers to the speed of an object needs to achieve Escape Velocity to move from its current point in a gravitational field to infinity. As long as it goes fast enough, it never reaches the ground again because the earth curves away beneath it.
However, to have some sort of propulsion engine, at least big enough to lift your weight but in order to “keep going up” on sustained power you’d have to carry immense means (“آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ” 103:3) to push you up.
When Isaac Newton first described the concept of Escape Velocity he was thinking of a ball shot from a cannon. And modern rockets are much like that, their fuel tanks can only push them up for a few minutes and from then they have to rely on their own inertia. If they don’t reach escape velocity by then, they fall back or remain in orbit.
Although a minimal velocity is required to escape the gravity but a propulsion force is constantly applied towards the right direction, which you can maintain with your inbuilt kinetic energy, if you did not already lose it in any mishap such as air drag etc. (in Quranic prospect “bad deeds” due to which we lose our rising power “إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ” 103:2), you will safely end up outside the atmosphere of earth and get permanent liberalization of gravity because Escape Velocity is the speed at which the sum of kinetic energy of an object and its gravitational potential energy is equal to zero. Otherwise gravity of earth will just take too long to reduce sufficiently and you’d be stuck in deep space. As the fuel weighs a considerable amount and there are efficiency reasons for burning it all as quickly as possible while dumping spent containers en route in standard rocket style. This is the worse situation described in the Quran in which our deeds are forfeited and we come back to earth empty handed but with negative force created with the weight of our wrongdoings loaded on our back as w = m × g and weight = force.