A Mote of Dust

Alhamdulillah! We are but a mote of dust in the universe!

Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida has put up an awe-inspiring page on their site. It begins as a view of the Milky Way Galaxy viewed from a distance of 10 million light years, and then zooms in towards Earth in powers of ten; 10 million, to one million, to 100,000 light years and then it finally reaches a large oak tree.

If ever there was a witness to the wonder of God’s creation, this has captured it.

Once you click on the site, the software does all the work. Sit back and see the perfection of Allah’s universe! You can play it forward and backward. At the end it says AUTO… click on that and review the process in reverse!


11 Responses to A Mote of Dust

  1. Leena says:

    Amazing, beautiful! Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I was totally astounded as well, at both the beauty of the universe, and our uniqueness as a tiny speck of dust, yet a speck of dust that has the ability to give thanks to its Creator. Alhamdulillah!

    Ya Haqq!

  3. saly says:

    SubhanAllah! I have tears in my eyes and feel extremely small and humble. Thank you Irving, for bringing me down to earth.

  4. Edward says:

    That is fantastic, takes away words it does. thank you for sharing this wonder.


  5. nisa says:

    Salaams Brother Iriving – Awesome Blog! :)

    It is rather amazing, isnt it.
    Yet, if you split an atom you get the energy of the Sun. Strange buisness this existence.

    “You’re the strange business.
    You have the energy of the sun in you,
    But you keep knotting it up at the base of your spine.”

  6. Indeed it is a strange business, dear sister Nisa :) Strange and beautiful, and indeed we have light and energy within us. Allah has created the universe and ourselves as a fountain of surprises.

    Ya Haqq!

  7. Sadiq says:

    Such grandness declares the perfectness, the greatness of the Almighty Creator.

    It is a shame that after so much scientific progress, more than half of the world is blind to the Divine’s acknowledgement.

    it reminds me of the Quranic verse.

    Yet behold ! he is an open disputer !!
    – 36.77

    how shame that we still dispute on the grandness of God Almighty, even though He has gifted us such scientific gifts to see more of His Signs in the horizon and in the ourselves.

  8. shelby says:


    Salaams Dear Irving Karchmar,

    Thank you for these images of light….a swelling joy sweeps in sweetness down. Alhamdulillah!

  9. Dimas says:

    Salam’alaikum brother Irving

    I’am Dimas from Indonesia.Alhamdulillah i can see the video.It’s really amazing..Subhanallah.

    Brother, because still many indonesian cant understand english language so I translated this page into Indonesian language and put an permanent link to your blog. Alhamdulillah thank you for the video brother Irving.

    May God Always be with you in every step of your life
    May your heart always be in His Light

    With love from Indonesia, Dimas :-)

  10. love peace says:

    when you really think about all the atoms and how from the moon we are too tiny to appear to exist…all of that just leaves me sooooo amazed. Huuuuu!

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