In the creation of the heavens and the earth and in the alternation of the night and the day there are indeed Signs for men of understanding; Those who remember Allah while standing, sitting, and lying on their sides, and ponder over the creation of the heavens and the earth: “Our Lord, Thou hast not created this in vain; nay, Holy art Thou; save us, then, from the punishment of the Fire.”
Islam, The Holy Qur’an, 3:191-192
Seeking knowledge is the duty of every Muslim man and woman.
Islam, The Holy Prophet (sa), Hadith of Sunan Al-Bahaqi
In this day and age, it is imperative that you learn the modern sciences and study them with toil and effort for the purpose of service to the faith and the supremacy of God’s word. However, it is my experience – and so I would like to warn you – that those who became entangled in secular knowledge alone, and became so absorbed and engrossed in such study that they did not receive an opportunity to sit in the company of spiritual and saintly people, and were also themselves devoid of spiritual light, they too have usually stumbled. They became distanced from Islam and instead of looking at these sciences in light of Islam, they made useless attempts to bend Islam to secular thought. And by doing so, in their own fancy, they became defenders in the cause of service to country and nation. But remember, no one can accomplish this task, i.e. of serving the faith, unless they possess within themselves heavenly light.
Islam, the Promised Messiah (as), Malfuzat – Volume III, p. 122
Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.
Judaism, the Tanakh, Psalm 24.1
There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves.
Christianity, The Bible, Luke 21:25
This (universe) existed in the shape of darkness, unperceived, destitute of distinctive marks, unattainable by reasoning, unknowable, wholly immersed, as it were, in deep sleep. Then the Divine Self-Existent Indiscernible, (but) making (all) this, the great elements and the rest, discernible, appeared with irresistible (creative) power, dispelling the darkness.
Hinduism, Atharva Veda, 12.1
There are planets, solar systems and galaxies. If one speaks of them, there is no limit, no end. There are worlds upon worlds of His Creation. As He commands, so they exist.
Sikhism, Guru Granth Sahib, p. 8