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Barrier between salt and fresh water
« on: September 12, 2016, 08:33:50 AM »
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh .

Sorry brothers i'm new here so forgive me if i make any mistakes, First of all eid mubarak to everyone :) now to come to my point, unfortunately, i came across a topic on wikiislam about the barrier between salt and fresh water, i'm sure there's a refutation to it but i couldn't find it here. Am i allowed to post the link of the website?

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Re: Barrier between salt and fresh water
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2016, 09:31:24 AM »
This shall help you brother.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgkiYvB3uJY

Read the description of the video which says  ( There is a barrier between them. They encroach not (one upon the other)."(55:19-20, Ar-Rehman).

"And He it is Who hath given independence to the two seas (though they meet); one palatable, sweet, and the other saltish, bitter; and hath set a bar and a forbidding ban between them." (25:53, Al-Furqan).

The above verses are on the meeting point of the river water and sea water known as estuary or delta. As we know, all rivers flow into the sea. River water is sweet, that is, drinkable or potable. Salty sea water is undrinkable and bitter. Yet, by the Grace of Allah, the two different kinds of water never get mixed to contaminate the drinkable river water.

At the point of the estuary, there are few small areas where the river water flowing into the sea might taste a little brackish but it's one of the wonders of Allah that this brackish water stays at the estuary and does not flow back into the river to get mixed up with the sweet drinkable water.

Islamophobes and atheists, to show their opposition have argued trying to refute the scientific truth of Verse 25:53. But their own Western oceanographers, marine biologists and geologists have given exactly the same explanation as in Verse 25:53, pointing out the possible reason why the salt water does not contaminate the river water.

Northland Regional Council in its chapter "Estuaries" for schools writes: "Where fresh and salt water mix - The mixing of fresh water and sea water is an important and distinct feature of the estuary. Fresh water, being lighter or less dense than salt water, will flow above the heavier sea water. In estuaries where large amounts of freshwater are discharged, a salt wedge is formed. This is a wedge-shaped, bottom layer of sea water, which is pushed up the estuary along the river bottom with each incoming high tide. The separation between fresh water and salt water can break down on an outgoing low tide when the waters swirl around more. Such conditions of mixing will create zones of brackish, or diluted sea water, a common physical feature of estuaries."

But on the side of the river where the water is hugely important for being drinkable, never gets contaminated nor does it have any brackish or salty zones. That is confirmed as in Verse 25:53.)

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Re: Barrier between salt and fresh water
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2016, 10:46:41 AM »
And the terminology is called "Unseen barrier". Nothing hard to know. This is one of my favourite refutations as even Richard Dawkins got proved wrong by it (he claimed no such barrier exists).

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Re: Barrier between salt and fresh water
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2016, 05:31:59 PM »
Thank you for your help brother, btw here is the link for the site i'm talking about https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Meeting_of_Fresh_and_Salt_Water_in_the_Quran

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Re: Barrier between salt and fresh water
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 06:41:32 PM »
As'salamu Alaikum dear brothers,

Eid Mubarak again to you and to your families.  May it bring peace, mercy and blessings from Allah Almighty to you and to your families.  Ameen.  And welcome to the board brother Omar.  May Allah Almighty continue to strengthen your faith in Islam.  Ameen.

In regards to the topic, the STUNNING Scientific Miracle in the Glorious Quran is thoroughly demonstrated here:

www.answering-christianity.com/separation_of_salty_seas_waters_miracle.htm



The Halocline Phenomenon:

The halocline phenomenon is mentioned in Glorious Quran and confirmed by science:



Also in the same video, I have added a clip that refutes Richard Dawkins salt and fresh water in a glass of water challenge.  Notice how the egg in the fresh water sank, while the egg in the salt water floated, and while the egg in the mixed water stayed in the middle.  This is because it floated on the salt water and sank under the fresh water in the same glass:



Feel free to post any issue or concern or doubt.  We're here to thoroughly refute all of the lies from the anti-Islamics.  Please visit:

www.answering-christianity.com/separation_of_salty_seas_waters_miracle.htm
www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links


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Re: Barrier between salt and fresh water
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2016, 02:46:18 AM »
Thank you brothers, this really helped me. Now i'm not sure what these people on wikiislam are trying to call an "error".

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2016, 02:58:51 AM »
Thank you brothers, this really helped me. Now i'm not sure what these people on wikiislam are trying to call an "error".

 You should read the whole anti-Islamic article. There are two main interpretations of this verse:

"With regard to the barrier between the two seas that is mentioned in these verses, there are two scholarly views concerning it:

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That what is meant by the barrier between the two seas (i.e., between rivers and seas) is the vast lands that separate the rivers from the seas, so that there is no mixing of their waters; rather each of them has its own course and destination that is separate from that of the other.

This is the literalist interpretation that we find with many of the commentators.

Al-Haafiz Ibn Katheer (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “and He has set a barrier and a complete partition between them” [al-Furqaan 25:53] means: between the sweet water and the salty water

“a barrier”, i.e., the dry land

“a complete partition” i.e., an obstacle that prevents one of them reaching the other.

End quote from Tafseer al-Qur’aan al-Azeem, 6/117 "

 They claim on the site itself (Wikiislam) that this interpretation does NOT contradict with science and that it is correct.  And the brothers over here demonstrated that the second interpretation is right. 

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Re: Barrier between salt and fresh water
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2016, 03:40:25 AM »
I understand, neither does the first interpretation contradict with science as brother Osama explained

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Re: Barrier between salt and fresh water
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2016, 08:58:34 AM »
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"With regard to the barrier between the two seas that is mentioned in these verses, there are two scholarly views concerning it:

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That what is meant by the barrier between the two seas (i.e., between rivers and seas) is the vast lands that separate the rivers from the seas, so that there is no mixing of their waters; rather each of them has its own course and destination that is separate from that of the other.

This is the literalist interpretation that we find with many of the commentators.


First of all, "land" is not mentioned anywhere in Noble Verses  55:19-22  and 25:53.  So it can not be a literalist interpretation.

Also, ‏55:19 مرج البحرين يلتقيان MARAJA AL-BAHRAYN YALTAQIYAAN (merged the two bodies of waters) does not imply that there is land between them.  The Noble Verses are clear about actual bodies of water look like they're one when they're not, because there are barriers (BARZAKH) between them:  55:20 بينهما برزخ لايبغيان  .

The Noble Verses in 55:19-22  and 25:53 speak about:

1-  Salty bodies of water merging together.

‏55:19 مرج البحرين يلتقيان
‏55:20 بينهما برزخ لايبغيان

‏55:21 فباي الاء ربكما تكذبان
‏55:22 يخرج منهما اللؤلؤ والمرجان

[055:019]  He has let free the two bodies of flowing water, meeting together:
[055:020]  Between them is a Barrier which they do not transgress:
[055:021]  Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
[055:022]  Out of them come Pearls and Coral:


Right from Noble Verse 55:22 we know that the Noble Verses are referring to salty seas and oceans, because pearls and corals could only be found there.  The Noble Verse says: "Out of them come (يخرج منهما) Pearls and Coral".


2-  Salty and fresh bodies of water merging together.

‏25:53 وهو الذي مرج البحرين هذا عذب فرات وهذا ملح اجاج وجعل بينهما برزخا وحجرا محجورا

[025:053]  It is He Who has let free the two bodies of flowing water: One palatable and sweet, and the other salt and bitter; yet has He made a barrier between them, a partition that is forbidden to be passed.

We all know rivers pour into salty seas.  No lands separate them.  And the BIGGER MIRACLE is in the Barriers that are between the salty waters that science has just recently just confirmed in our age.  Also, notice يلتقيان (meet) in 55:19.  How can they meet if there is land separating them?

Take care,
Osama Abdallah

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Re: Barrier between salt and fresh water
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2016, 09:13:33 AM »
Regardless of what Abdullah Almadi's general beliefs are regarding the matter of "scientific notions", in this particular case, if I am not very much mistaken, he only informed of a different interpretation on the matter by quoting the opinion of Ibn Katheer.

As far as I can tell, there was no denying of the original interpretation that is under discussion here. In-fact, by Abdullah Almadi's last sentence: "And the brothers over here demonstrated that the second interpretation is right.", I would infer that he was referring to the original interpretation as the "second interpretation" and claiming it to be correct too.

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Re: Barrier between salt and fresh water
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2016, 10:35:57 PM »
As'salamu Alaikum,

I have added a detailed rebuttal with more points to the article are:

www.answering-christianity.com/separation_of_salty_seas_waters_miracle.htm#barrier_not_land
www.answering-christianity.com/separation_of_salty_seas_waters_miracle.htm


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I am sorry to brother Abdullah Almadi
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2016, 10:21:33 AM »
As'salamu Alaikum,

I would like to apologize to brother Abdullah Almadi for being harsh and rude with him.  He was within his rights to post his view or opinion on whether the Noble Verses were literal or not.  I had no right to insult him.  I have modified my post above and kept it only to the answer to brother Abdullah's post.

I am very sorry brother Abdullah for losing myself.  It won't happen again.  Please feel free to post what's in your mind freely.  I will not respond with insults to you ever again.

I hope you accept my apology.

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Re: Barrier between salt and fresh water
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2016, 12:52:08 PM »
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"With regard to the barrier between the two seas that is mentioned in these verses, there are two scholarly views concerning it:

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That what is meant by the barrier between the two seas (i.e., between rivers and seas) is the vast lands that separate the rivers from the seas, so that there is no mixing of their waters; rather each of them has its own course and destination that is separate from that of the other.

This is the literalist interpretation that we find with many of the commentators.


First of all, "land" is not mentioned anywhere in Noble Verses  55:19-22  and 25:53.  So it can not be a literalist interpretation.

Also, ‏55:19 مرج البحرين يلتقيان MARAJA AL-BAHRAYN YALTAQIYAAN (merged the two bodies of waters) does not imply that there is land between them.  The Noble Verses are clear about actual bodies of water look like they're one when they're not, because there are barriers (BARZAKH) between them:  55:20 بينهما برزخ لايبغيان  .

The Noble Verses in 55:19-22  and 25:53 speak about:

1-  Salty bodies of water merging together.

‏55:19 مرج البحرين يلتقيان
‏55:20 بينهما برزخ لايبغيان

‏55:21 فباي الاء ربكما تكذبان
‏55:22 يخرج منهما اللؤلؤ والمرجان

[055:019]  He has let free the two bodies of flowing water, meeting together:
[055:020]  Between them is a Barrier which they do not transgress:
[055:021]  Then which of the favours of your Lord will ye deny?
[055:022]  Out of them come Pearls and Coral:


Right from Noble Verse 55:22 we know that the Noble Verses are referring to salty seas and oceans, because pearls and corals could only be found there.  The Noble Verse says: "Out of them come (يخرج منهما) Pearls and Coral".


2-  Salty and fresh bodies of water merging together.

‏25:53 وهو الذي مرج البحرين هذا عذب فرات وهذا ملح اجاج وجعل بينهما برزخا وحجرا محجورا

[025:053]  It is He Who has let free the two bodies of flowing water: One palatable and sweet, and the other salt and bitter; yet has He made a barrier between them, a partition that is forbidden to be passed.

We all know rivers pour into salty seas.  No lands separate them.  And the BIGGER MIRACLE is in the Barriers that are between the salty waters that science has just recently just confirmed in our age.  Also, notice يلتقيان (meet) in 55:19.  How can they meet if there is land separating them?

Take care,
Osama Abdallah

 I don't like to post Anti-Islamic things however this one isn't necessarily "anti-Islamic" and it only shows the correct meaning of the verse:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAK6fQQALE4

 As for your claim that a "land" isn't mentioned in the verse, then the same thing can be said about the density between the waters. The "barrier" can be easily a land. Again, go to the video above. Second, yes, land can seperated salty and un-salty water.


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Re: Barrier between salt and fresh water
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2016, 01:21:05 PM »
The website is as ridiculous as the interpretation that you provided from Ibn Kathir (SWT).  I am sarcastically using SWT here because as I said before, Salafies have this issue of attaching names to claims.  So if Ibn Kathir said it, then it is 100% true.  If Osama Abdallah said it (not that my name is great, or I am great), then it is 100% false.

Ibn Kathir isn't Allah Almighty.  He made mistakes.  And you yourself just conceded that his interpretation is not literal.  Of course, you tried to play games by saying that density doesn't exist in the Glorious Quran.  But density is a modern-day scientific term that didn't exist back then.  But it was nonetheless, addressed in the Glorious Quran. 



Density in Oceans in the Glorious Quran:

If you bothered to read my article, you would've seen the Glorious Quran's Miracle on the layers of the depth of seas:

www.answering-christianity.com/darkness_of_oceans.htm
www.answering-christianity.com/reason_9.wmv
www.answering-christianity.com/oceanography_and_layers_of_waves_and_darkness.mp3
www.answering-christianity.com/separation_of_salty_seas_waters_miracle.htm


There the concept of density in oceans is covered in the Glorious Quran.  But of course you wouldn't read nor be willing to learn, becasue the SWTs in Saudi Arabia have sealed your brain for you.  They did all of the thinkings for you.  All you have to do is do nothing.

You have dismally failed to refute any of the details that I responded to you about above.  And your link gives hogwash nonsense without language details and analysis.  If there is any point that I have not addressed in your video, then please do share it here.  I openly challenge you and challenge ALL MUSLIMS HERE to take me on.  It seems that the issue of the Scientific and Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran needs to be settled with some Muslims before infidels.  Insha'Allah, I will be able to amply and thoroughly prove to you that you are wrong, and that your Holy Book is indeed a Divine Miracle.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah

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Re: Barrier between salt and fresh water
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2016, 01:49:29 PM »
Also, did you bother to read the Muslim commentaries in in the video that you linked?  Muslims have exposed this guy's silly arguments and twisting of meanings.

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Osama Abdallah