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The formation of continents and spherical expansion of earth in the Glorious Quran:

The following was taken from http://www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,2243.msg10156.html#msg10156:

  

The following post discusses many Noble Verses, among them Noble Verse:  [013:004] And in the earth are neighbouring tracts وفي الارض قطع متجاورات We also discuss the Continents formation and reducing land from its sides (اطرافها) in the Glorious Quran.

  

As'salamu Alaikum akhi Ramihs,

Here are my responses to your points above:



Noble Verse 51:48:

1-  ‏51:48 والارض فرشناها فنعم الماهدون

FARASHNAHA فرشناها is derived from FARASHA فرش, which means:

1.  To spread out.
2.  To clothe.  As in farasha al-sareer (placing the cover on the bed).  Farasha al-sareer also means prepared the bed, as in made it neat and ready.

الماهدون MAAHIDOON is derived from MAHD, which means:

1.  Make comfortable.
2.  Cradle.  As in from cradle to grave (Mina al-madh المهد ila al-lahd لحد).

So basically earth is a PREPARED BED for us.  But this bed is also a rocking one as Allah Almighty Said in:

78:6 الم نجعل الارض مهادا

[078:006] Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse rocking cradle  مهادا,

Notice the following:

  

مهد means bed.

مهادا means a rocking bed.

  

The relationship and balance between مهد and مهادا in Arabic is like:

1-  حرث (harth), tilth, and حراث (hiraath), plowing the earth.

2-  قتل (qatl), kill, and قتال (qitaal), fighting.

3-  جهد (juhd), effort, and جهاد (jihaad), struggling. 

So مهد is bed.  مهادا is a bed in action.


Let us now look at our planet earth's "Axial Tilt" that makes it look like a cradle:



www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm#geology_moving_earth_rain




Noble Verse 84:3:

This is a future Prophecy regarding the streching of earth that had been scientifically confirmed.  It is a STUNNING one and I have written an article on it with detailed Western scientific references and also videos proving this:

www.answering-christianity.com/end_of_times_volcanoes_caused_by_stretching_of_earth.htm




Noble Verse 21:44:

There are two scientifically proven answers for this Noble Verse:

1-  The actual planet earth is shrinking.  This had been confirmed by NASA and other Scientific agencies:

www.google.com/#q=earth+is+shrinking


2-  The rising seas (a Quranic Prophecy) are reducing the livable lands that we live on.  Entire towns will drowned by the sea:

www.google.com/#q=sea+levels+are+rising

The rising seas before the Hour is an End-of-Times Prophecy in the Glorious Quran;

[052:001]  By the Mount (of Revelation);
[052:002]  By a Decree inscribed
[052:003]  In a Scroll unfolded;
[052:004]  By the much-frequented Fane;
[052:005]  By the Canopy Raised High;
[052:006] And by the Ocean filled with Swell;-

[052:007]  Verily, the Doom of thy Lord will indeed come to pass;-
[052:008]  There is none can avert it;-
[052:009]  On the Day when the firmament will be in dreadful commotion.
[052:010]  And the mountains will fly hither and thither.
[052:011]  Then woe that Day to those that treat (Truth) as Falsehood;-

‏52:1 والطور
‏52:2 وكتاب مسطور
‏52:3 في رق منشور
‏52:4 والبيت المعمور
‏52:5 والسقف المرفوع
‏52:6 والبحر المسجور
‏52:7 ان عذاب ربك لواقع
‏52:8 ماله من دافع
‏52:9 يوم تمور السماء مورا
‏52:10 وتسير الجبال سيرا
‏52:11 فويل يومئذ للمكذبين

By the way, the atmosphere being our raised and protective roof is also mentioned in several Noble Verses in the Glorious Quran:

www.answering-christianity.com/ozone_layer_protecting_earth.htm


As to "sides", the spherical earth does still have boundaries.  Lands on earth are divided into sections.  Perhaps this is even referring to the continents after they broke off from each others as the earth expanded:

‏13:4 وفي الارض قطع متجاورات وجنات من اعناب وزرع ونخيل صنوان وغير صنوان يسقى بماء واحد ونفضل بعضها على بعض في الاكل ان في ذلك لايات لقوم يعقلون

[013:004] And in the earth are neighbouring tracts وفي الارض قطع متجاورات, and gardens of vines, and green crops (fields etc.), and date-palms, growing out two or three from a single stem root, or otherwise (one stem root for every palm ), watered with the same water, yet some of them We make more excellent than others to eat. Verily, in these things, there are Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs) for the people who understand.



This is explained in more details in the following sub-section.

Also, the Glorious Quran supports this through the The land-sea ratio Miracle - Mentioned in the Glorious Quran and confirmed by Science.  Please visit:

www.answering-christianity.com/land_sea_ratio_miracle.htm







The earth expanded spherically:

Also, if you read in my material, you will find that Allah Almighty Said that He has expanded the earth spherically:

1-  To push.

2-  To throw.

دحا   (daha):  دفعه و رمى به (dafa'aahu wa ramaa bih) Caused it to move, pushed it, or threw it.

دحا الصبي المِدحاةَ أي دفع الصبي المِدحاةَ   Daha the boy the rolling toy, means the boy pushed the rolling toy.


3-  To make something roll, as in DAHA the barrel from the top of the hill, which means he rolled it down from the top of the hill.  Also, this is where the Arabic word DAHRAJA is derived from, which means to make something roll down.

4-  To make something round.  I used several examples for ROUND AND BULGED TUMMY, and making round objects.  I even used a Hadith from Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, when he said:

In Prophet Muhammad's Hadith: كان لأسامة بطننٌ مُندحٌ اي متسع   Osama had a round and big tummy.

Also the dictionary says:
الدحداح هو المستدير الململم    The dahdaah is the person who is ROUND and STOCKY.

و بطنٌ مُنداحُ أي خارخٌ مُدوّر  His tummy is mun-daahun means it is OUT THERE AND ROUND مُدوّر.



So when Allah Almighty DAHA THE EARTH, it means that Allah Almighty EXPANDED IT SPHERICALLY through rotating it around itself and moving it in its orbit in space.  And this is why Allah Almighty Said after that (after He DAHAHA), He brought forth from it its water and pasture.  Science has proven this to be 100% accurate and True:


1-  Water was brought forth from the earth - Science confirmed it and the Holy Quran claimed it 1400 years ago:




2-  Our earth expanded and produced its own water:



And





So اطراف (sides) can refer to either the entire earth shrinking, or the lands that we live on shrinking and sinking.  And Allah Almighty Always Knows Best.  Please visit:

www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm#geology_moving_earth_rain
www.answering-christianity.com/bringing_forth_its_waters.htm
www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm
http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links


The doomed-to-Hell infidels have nothing but noise on Islam.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah

  


The Miracle of the Plate Tectonics, mountains' formation, and the earth's Spherical Expansion:

My detailed proofs about the earth spread out spherically are listed here:

www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm

www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm#geology_moving_earth_rain

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

Detailed Rebuttals:
www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,2243.msg10156.html#msg10156
www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,2270.msg10136.html#msg10136

www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,2275.msg10214.html#msg10214
www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,2380.msg10759.html#msg10759

Now, in Noble Verses 79:30-32, Allah Almighty Says:

And the earth after that He has spherically expanded
Brought forth from it its water and pasture
and the MOUNTAINS HE SET FIRMLY.

Indeed, scientists have proven that:

1-  The earth has spherically expanded.

2-  The earth produced its water and pasture on a large scale as a result.  I have posted a Scientific Video from History Channel proving this:

  

3-  The mountains due to this expansion were formed; due to the plate tectonics movements, which caused for land to be pushed on top of each other, which formed mountains and hills.  You can learn about this at:

https://www.google.com/#q=mountains+formed+through+plate+tectonics

Read all of the details at my article:

For ample more Noble Verses on mountains and the geology of earth, please visit:

www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm#geology_moving_earth_rain

  


The Earth Spread out Spherically, and its Waters came out from it:

Allah Almighty Said:

Noble Verse(s) 79:30-79:31
Arabic (Read from right to left.  Also, all png image files: [1] [2]):

79:30 والارض بعد ذلك دحاها

79:31 اخرج منها ماءها ومرعاها

Khalifa: (why is he here?)

[079:030]  He made the earth egg-shaped.

[079:031]  From it, He produced its own water and pasture.

  
Below in this article, we'll see the ample proofs that the earth was indeed
SPREAD OUT SPHERICALLY.  And Scientists have proven that water does indeed originate from its planets when they're hot enough and are located in the Goldilocks Zone when orbiting their sun.

As thoroughly detailed in this detailed article, I thoroughly demonstrated using 7 encyclopedic dictionaries that DAHA دحاها  means:

1-  To push.

2-  To throw.

دحا   (daha):  دفعه و رمى به (dafa'aahu wa ramaa bih) Caused it to move, pushed it, or threw it.

دحا الصبي المِدحاةَ أي دفع الصبي المِدحاةَ   Daha the boy the rolling toy, means the boy pushed the rolling toy.


3-  To make something roll, as in DAHA the barrel from the top of the hill, which means he rolled it down from the top of the hill.  Also, this is where the Arabic word DAHRAJA is derived from, which means to make something roll down.

4-  To make something round.  I used several examples for ROUND AND BULGED TUMMY, and making round objects.  I even used a Hadith from Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, when he said:

In Prophet Muhammad's Hadith: كان لأسامة بطننٌ مُندحٌ اي متسع   Osama had a round and big tummy.

Also the dictionary says:
الدحداح هو المستدير الململم    The dahdaah is the person who is ROUND and STOCKY.

و بطنٌ مُنداحُ أي خارخٌ مُدوّر  His tummy is mun-daahun means it is OUT THERE AND ROUND مُدوّر.

  

So when Allah Almighty DAHA THE EARTH, it means that Allah Almighty EXPANDED IT SPHERICALLY through rotating around itself and moving in its orbit in space.  And this is why Allah Almighty Said after that (after He DAHAHA), He brought forth from it its water and pasture.  Science has proven this to be 100% accurate and True:


1-  Water was brought forth from the earth - Science confirmed it and the Holy Quran claimed it 1400 years ago:

Note:  In Article #3'S video in the article, the collision of the iron-planet made
our earth EGG-SHAPED, according to the Scientists and the video.

  
2-  Our earth expanded and produced its own water:

And

For ample more details, please visit:  

  • www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm
      
  • www.answering-christianity.com/earth.htm  (Iron was sent down from space according to the Glorious Quran, and it was confirmed by science).
  • www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links
  • www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#geology
  • www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#main_sections
  • www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm
  • http://www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm#geology_moving_earth_rain
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    Prophet Muhammad's Hadith (saying) [1] [2] [3] regarding the rising and setting POINTS:


    (Play video file: [1] [2])

    Prophet Muhammad: The sun is in constant orbit always rising on people while setting on others.

    عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما ان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم سئل :هذه المغارب اين تغرب ؟ وهذه المطالع اين تطلع ؟ فقال صلى الله عليه وسلم هي على رسلها لا تبرح ولا تزول , تغرب عن قوم وتطلع على قوم ,وتغرب عن قوم وتطلع , فقوم يقولون غربت ,وقوم يقولون طلعت

    "Ibn Abbas narrated on Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, that the Prophet was asked: Where does the sun go after all of these sunsets? And where does it come from after all of these sunrises? The Prophet, peace be upon him, replied: It is in constant motion. It doesn't stop nor disappear. It sets on people and rises on others, and it sets on people and rises on others. So people would say it has risen while others say it has set."

    Sources:

    1- Jami'a Al-Usool li-ibn Al-Atheer.
    جامع الأصول لابن الأثير

    2- Musnad Al-Imam Abi Is'haq Al-Hamadani
    مسند الامام ابي اسحاق الهمداني

    3- Al-Ijaz Al-Ilmi Fe Al-Sunna Al-Nabawiyyah, Dr. Zahloul Al-Najjar, Page 132.
      

    Allah Almighty in the Glorious Quran said that earth is:

           -  Spherical: "egg-shaped" [1].
           -  Is rotating around itself.
           -  Is moving in space in curvy orbits [2].
           -  Is in constant motion.
           -  Is suspended in space.
           -  Is swimming in space.
           -  Is traveling through the constantly expanding universe [3].
           -  The sunsetless North Pole miracle in the Glorious Quran [4]. 

  • At the top of the North Pole, the sun never sets, and I showed the video for that, and also quoted the scientific sources for that. Also in the lands near by, it almost never sets either, and I quoted sources for that as well, and also showed pictures of the "polar night" skies on these lands.
  •        -  The Glorious Quran also speaks about many earths [5] and not just earth.
           -  The Glorious Quran predicts
    11 planets in our solar system [6].

    www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm

      

    Question:

    Did Prophet Muhammad know think that the earth was spherical or flat?

    Answer:

    In this Hadith, above, he certainly seems to have known this fact very well.  And this Hadith is even older than Sahih Bukhari.  It is important to know that Imam Bukhari and others have declared that they have discarded thousands of Hadiths:

    www.islamic-awareness.org/Hadith/bukhari.html

  • "The two sahih collections did not gather the totality of the authentic ahadith as proved by al-Bukhari's testimony: "I have not included in my book al-Jami` but what is authentic, and I left out among the authentic for fear of [excessive] length."
      

  • "... Bukhari, collected twenty thousand of them, of which he rejected ten thousand, accounting them untrue. Of the remaining ten thousand he accepted only 7,275, declaring the rest to be untrustworthy. Abu Da'ud accepted as authentic only 4,800 rules out 50,000."

  •   
    This is to keep their volumes as simple and manageable as possible.  So it is quite possible that the Prophet spoke about the earth being spherical, and the Glorious Quran certainly did, and
    people just dismissed them as nonsense.  I have covered your question in great details at:

    www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm

      
      

    Other Articles:

    Also, ample proofs for several of the Glorious Quran's Arabic words' definitions, from my Arabic-English and English-Arabic dictionaries, that prove that the earth is indeed spherical, rotating around its axle, and is suspended in space, are provided in the following important link:

  • Detailed Analysis from Lisan Al-Arab (this alone is 10 big books) and 7 other dictionaries proving the Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran in Great Details.
      

  • Evidence from the Quran that Allah Almighty Created the 7 Heavens and all of their Earths from Cloning.
      

  • Detailed rebuttal about the shape of the Earth in the Glorious Quran.  Detailed discussion about SUTIHAT.
      

  • The formation of continents and spherical expansion of earth in the Glorious Quran.  Noble Verse [013:004] And in the earth are neighbouring tracts وفي الارض قطع متجاورات and many others are discussed.
      

  • Continents formation and reducing land from its sides (اطرافها) in the Glorious Quran.
      

  • Also visit the Rebuttals Section below for detailed interactions and challenges.

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    Science in Islam and the Noble Quran.

    Formation of earth in the Glorious Quran.

    Egg-shaped earth in the Glorious Quran.

    Evidence from the Quran that Allah Almighty Created the 7 Heavens and all of their Earths from Cloning.

    Detailed rebuttal about the shape of the Earth in the Glorious Quran.  Detailed discussion about SUTIHAT.

    Continents' Drift and the expansion of the earth in the Noble Quran.  Sent to me by brother Mahir; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him.

    The land-sea ratio Miracle - Mentioned in the Glorious Quran and confirmed by Science!  I personally calculated the occurrences of the Words in the Noble Verses in the Glorious Quran.

    Bringing forth its water and pasture Miracle.

      

    www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,2137.msg9273.html#msg9273  Debate about Dahaha meaning.

    www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,2270.msg10136.html#msg10136  Another debate about Dahaha meaning.

      

    Detailed Analysis from Lisan Al-Arab (this alone is 10 big books) and 7 other dictionaries proving the Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran in Great Details.

    The expansion of the earth - mentioned in the Noble Quran and confirmed by Science.

    Ask me any question.

    The Big Bang Theory and the Cosmic Crunch in the Noble Quran.

    The Miracle of the Rain, Thunder and Electrical "fertilization" caused by winds in the Noble Quran!

    The Geological Miracle in Noble Verses 30:2-5 (the place where the Romans were defeated).

  • Rebuttal to Shamoun's and Katz' "Sinking to Dead Sea Levels" article.

  • The Motion of Earth in the Noble Quran.

    The Noble Quran confirms that the earth is rotating around its axle.

    Allah Almighty said that the earth is "egg-shaped".

    The reduction of earth's size in both the Noble Quran and Science!

    The Earth is round according to Islam.

    Faults on earth in the Noble Quran and Science!


    Dhul Qarnayn's story.  Sunrise and sunset.  Also Why حمئة and not حاميةٍ.  Dhil Qarnayn's journey is detailed with scientific and geographical maps that are more 1000 years old.

  • The sunsetless North Pole Miracle in the Glorious Quran [1].
  • Sunrise and sunset in the Hadiths.
  • The iron gates of Dhul Qarnayn were found.
  • The overwhelming Scientific and Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran.
  • The North and South Poles, and Prayer and Fasting Times.
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    Formation of Earth:

    Iron, Space, and the Properties of Earth
    The amazing creation of earth and iron in the Noble Quran.   Iron came from space, and the Noble Quran mentioned it.

    The 7 properties of earth in the Noble Quran and Science.  Read the first section of the article.

    Rebuttal to the "Heaven" and "Stars in the lower Heaven" in Noble Verses 37:6 and 65:12.   Read the "Rebuttals" section in the article.   This was an attempt to refute the fact that Allah Almighty Claimed that He Created 7 Ozone Layers as well as 7 different Heavens.

    The dead turning into Fossils and Iron. The Noble Quran Claimed it, and Science today Confirmed it!


    Outside Supporting articles:

    http://www.universalunity.net/iron.htm   This article shows the Mathematical Codes of Iron in the Noble Quran and Science, and shows how Science confirmed Allah Almighty's Divine Claim in Noble Verses 17:49-50 about the dead converting into rocks and iron.   In case the web site is down, you can access the article on my site.

    http://www.universalunity.net/iron2.htm   More elaborations on Noble Verses 17:49-51.  In case the web site is down, you can access the article on my site.



    Living Creatures were sent down from space. Science confirms the Noble Quran's Claim.

    The amazing creation of earth and mountains in the Noble Quran.   Science confirms that mountains prevent the earth from shaking while it is revolving around itself, and that they are like pegs rooted in it.  The Noble Quran made a similar claim.

    Mountains prevent the earth from shaking - The Noble Quran claimed it and Science confirmed it!

    Geology in the Noble Quran - See the Scientific confirmation.

    Oceanology in the Noble Quran - See the Scientific confirmation.  The barriers between waters in both science and the Noble Quran.

    The darkness of oceans and disappearance of light was mentioned in the Noble Quran and confirmed by Science.

      

    Moon Orbit Miracle:

    This is the short version of the long article below.  Allah Almighty said this about the moon's S-shaped orbit around the earth:

    36:39 والقمر قدرناه منازل حتى عاد كالعرجون القديم

    "And We have decreed set phases for the moon, until it ends up عاد looking like an old date branch كالعرجون القديم. It is not for the sun to overtake the moon nor for the night to outstrip the day; each one is swimming in a sphere. (Qur'an, 36:39-40)"

      

    Click on images to enlarge:

     

      

    For ample more proofs, please visit: www.answering-christianity.com/moon_orbit_miracle.htm

         

    AUDIOs from Dr. Zaghlool Al-Najjar

    Lack of Oxygen and low air pressure in space.

    The constant reduction of earth's size:  The earth used to be 200 times bigger!

    The location of the lowest land on earth.

    Iron was sent down to earth from space.

    The origins of the Universe, Big Bang theory, Cosmic Crunch, and the creation of the SECOND EARTH after the second Big Bang in the Noble Quran and Science.  Also, Dr. Zaghlool's scientific explanation of the earth and heaven coming to Allah Almighty "willingly or unwillingly" and how each celestial object behaves differently depending on its mass.

  • [014:048]  The day will come when this earth will be substituted with a new DIFFERENT غير earth, and also the heavens, and everyone will be brought before GOD, the One, the Supreme.

    ‏14:48 يوم تبدل الارض غير الارض والسماوات وبرزوا لله الواحد القهار
      
      
  • For ample more, visit:  The Miracle of Earth and Iron in the Glorious Quran.
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    The Cosmic Crunch and the creation of the second Universe and second earth.

    Time and the Speed of Light precisely calculated and mentioned in the Noble Quran.

              

    VIDEOS proving the Scientific Miracles in the Noble Quran

    The motion of the earth.

    The Motion of Earth in the Noble Quran (TEXT).

    The bringing forth of the earth's waters (oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, etc...) after the expansion of the planet earth.
    A new scientific video, from a Western scientist, confirms the stunning Scientific Miracle in Noble Verses 79:30-32 regarding Allah Almighty bringing forth the waters (oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, etc...) after He expanded the earth.  Scientists have proven that our planet earth, indeed, was at one point all covered with land with shallow and limited bodies of water.  The vast bodies of water that we have today, where water today covers more than 70% of the entire globe, happened after the expansion of the earth -- precisely as Allah Almighty mentioned in the Noble Quran.  Scientists have only recently confirmed it!

    Continents' Drift and the expansion of the earth in the Noble Quran.
    Sent to me by brother Mahir; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him.

    The moving mountains in the Noble Quran.

    The function of mountains.

    Related video I.
    Related video II.
    Related video III.
    Related video IV.
    Related video V.

    Iron was sent down from space - A Discovery Channel program with Noble Quranic Verses edited into it.

    Dr. Zaghlool Al-Najjar on the Miracle of Mountains in the Noble Quran.

    The mystery in Iron Miracle of the Quran.

      

    Also Visit:

    Evidence from the Quran that Allah Almighty Created the 7 Heavens and all of their Earths from Cloning.
         

    Detailed rebuttal about the shape of the Earth in the Glorious Quran.  Detailed discussion about SUTIHAT.

      

    Detailed Analysis from Lisan Al-Arab (this alone is 10 big books) and 7 other dictionaries proving the Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran in Great Details.

    This article is a must read!


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