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Why is Allah allowing the Sun to die, what will happen to his people?

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Laws of the Universe

The Sun began roughly 4.6 billion years ago, and will continue for about another 4.5 – 5.5 billion years, when it will deplete its supply of hydrogen, helium, and collapse into a white dwarf.

Why is Allah allowing the Sun to die, what will happen to his people?
This is how God's imperatives, or laws of the universe, operate. To question or disagree with some of them and accept the rest seems strange - he wills what he wishes, however he wishes.

We are expected to operate within this framework and adapt accordingly. We have been doing this successfully for millenia. There is little reason to suggest we can't continue doing this - solving all the intractable problems of today, quite easily tomorrow.

Solutions, Solutions, Solutions

Assuming we don't wipe ourselves out before then, we have been given the imagination and creativity to work around almost any problem.

In this case we could easily imaging moving to other solar systems, harnessing the energy of other suns or a myriad of other possibilities.

Sadly this requires humanity to cooperate and collaborate, not compete with each other for miniscule rewards and resources - whilst the universe, if colonised correctly, contains unlimited rewards and resources from which we all could benefit.

Purpose of Life

We should also bear in mind at some point the universe will be terminated by God and the day of judgment will start.

The universe is part of our journey and not its entirety. We came from a primordial gathering of the souls, offered a trust of choice that has eternal consequences; the universe has been created with a purpose, namely to test our exercise of that choice following which we will be judged.

الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْمَوْتَ وَالْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفُورُ

"The One who created death and life, so that He may put you to test, to find out which of you is best in deeds: He is the Almighty, the All-Forgiving" (Qur'an 67:2)

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