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Does the Quran say the Sun orbits the Earth?
« on: December 24, 2014, 04:53:22 PM »
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Does the Quran say the Sun orbits the Earth?
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Many verses of the Quran speak about the orbit of the Sun. For example:



21:33

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21:33
Sahih International
And it is He who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are swimming.
Muhsin Khan
And He it is Who has created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon, each in an orbit floating.


36:38

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36:38
Muhsin Khan
And the sun runs on its fixed course for a term (appointed). That is the Decree of the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing.
Yusuf Ali
And the sun runs his course for a period determined for him: that is the decree of (Him), the Exalted in Might, the All-Knowing.

None of the verses in the Quran state that the Sun orbits the Earth. All the Quranic verses simply detail two things:

1. That the Sun is moving.
2. That it has an orbit.

These two statements are what match with scientific facts.

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The Sun is currently traveling through the Local Interstellar Cloud (near to the G-cloud) in the Local Bubble zone, within the inner rim of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way. Of the 50 nearest stellar systems within 17 light-years from Earth (the closest being a red dwarf named Proxima Centauri at approximately 4.2 light-years away), the Sun ranks fourth in mass. The Sun orbits the center of the Milky Way at a distance of approximately 24000–26000 light-years from the galactic center, completing one clockwise orbit, as viewed from the galactic north pole, in about 225–250 million years. [1]

Although many people quote these Quranic verses, they contain no references to the Sun orbiting the Earth.

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[1] Wikipedia article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun

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Re: Does the Quran say the Sun orbits the Earth?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 09:28:37 PM »
If one wish to interpret it as all orbiting in same orbit surrounding earth. Then when hadith of eclipse was mentioned, wouldn't that mean sun and moon collided.

So for those who still interpret the verse as all orbiting in one orbit may actually refers to them orbiting the center of the Milky Way as a whole.

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Re: Does the Quran say the Sun orbits the Earth?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 11:25:48 PM »
As'salamu Alaikum dear brother ThaMuslimGuy and all brothers and sisters here,

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Re: Does the Quran say the Sun orbits the Earth?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 11:38:00 PM »
As'salamu Alaikum dear brothers and sisters,

The sun's and earth's orbits, and all other celestial bodies' orbits are detailed here:

http://www.answering-christianity.com/swimming_in_space_miracle.htm
http://www.answering-christianity.com/is_earth_the_center_of_the_universe.wmv


Yes, the earth is also traveling in space, according to the Glorious Quran.  There are many Noble Words in the Glorious Quran that speak about the motion of earth in space: دحاها DAHAHA, كفاتا KIFAATA, تقوم TAQOOM, وضعها WADA'AHA, تمر TAMUR, مهادا MIHAADA, تزولا TAZOOL, تميد TAMEED. 

Also, all celestial bodies, يعرجون Yaa'rujoon (traveling in orbits) in space.  Also other Arabic words عرج , عروج , معارج  and  معراج  that all refer to "going in an orbital and curvy path" in the Glorious Quran and our Islamic Texts.

To the reader, to see many of the Glorious Quran's Overwhelming Scientific Miracles, visit:

http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links

Take care,
Osama Abdallah