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Rebuttal to Craig Winn's "Prophet of Doom: ALLAH'S ASTRONOMY" article:

The following article is a rebuttal to Craig Winn's article that is located at: http://www.prophetofdoom.net/quotes5.html#astronomy.

 

 

Important Note to the Reader:

Craig Winn purposely twisted and modified the English translations that he used!  He changes words in translations and uses non-Muslim ones.  I've noticed this a lot through his translations of the Noble Verses that he used from the Noble Quran.


Please visit:

List of Craig Winn's fabricated lies and deliberate alteration of quotes, WITH CLEAR-CUT PROOFS!

 

 

He wrote:

ALLAH’S ASTRONOMY:

Tabari I:232 “Gabriel brings to the sun a garment of luminosity from the light of Allah’s Throne according to the measure of the hours of the day. The garment is longer in the summer and shorter in the winter, and of intermediate length in autumn and spring. The sun puts on that garment as one of you here puts on his clothes.”
Tabari I:233 “When the Messenger was asked about that, he replied, ‘When Allah was done with His creation He created two suns from the light of His Throne. His foreknowledge told Him that He would efface one and change it to a moon; so the moon is smaller in size.”
Tabari I:234 “Allah thus sent Gabriel to drag his wing three times over the face of the moon, which at the time was a sun. He effaced its luminosity and left the light in it. This is what Allah means: [in Qur’an 17:12] ‘We have blotted out the sign of the night, and We have made the sign of the day something to see by.’ The blackness you can see as lines on the moon is a trace of the blotting.”
Tabari I:244 “Allah then created for the sun a chariot with 360 handholds from the luminosity of the light of the Throne and entrusted 360 of the angels inhabiting the lower heaven with the sun and its chariot, each of them gripping one of those handholds. Allah also entrusted 360 angels with the moon.”
Tabari I:234 “Then the Prophet said: ‘For the sun and the moon, Allah created easts and wests on the two sides of the earth and the two rims of heaven. There are 180 springs in the west of black clay-this is why Allah’s word says: “He found the sun setting in a muddy spring.” [18:86] The black clay bubbles and boils like a pot when it boils furiously.’”

 

My response:

First of all, it is quite clear that these hadiths are speaking about our human perspective and not necessarily exact physical events taking place.  But even with that and as I proved in my previous rebuttals, the Al-Tabari and Ibn-Ishaq and other sources are extremely doubtful and unauthenticated.  Most Muslim scholars today firmly and strongly believe in this.  Not that the hadiths above are bad or anything, but as most Muslim Scholars agree, we Muslims can't take them as absolute Truth or accurate information.  Much of these volumes are either corrupt or taken out of context.  Again, this is according to the Muslims scholars.  This is why these volumes are considered "unauthenticated".

Also visit:  What parts of the Bible and Hadiths do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth, and Why?

 

From www.answering-christianity.com/chapter2_rebuttal.htm:

The narrations above from Al-Tabari came from a book that contains historical accounts that were documented 100s of years after the Prophet's, peace be upon him, death.   Not everything you read is accurate and was necessarily told by the Prophet word for word, or even if at all!  It is important, if you wish to be objective and honest, to put the Noble Quran as the center for any Islamic argument.  If the Noble Quran makes a claim, then it is definitely agreed upon by all Muslims, and it is perfectly authentic.  Otherwise, GOD Almighty only Knows about what is true and what is false regarding the narrations that you use in Hadiths and Sunnah books.

In fact, the Al-Tabari volume is not very authentic and very doubtful when compared to the Hadiths' volumes and collections.  But even the Hadiths contain much corruptions in them, because they were documented 100s of years after the Prophet's death.   The "Sahih Bukhari" or "Authentic Bukhari" in English was the first volume to be compiled.  Bukhari is not an Arabic name!  Bukhari is derived from the word "Bukhara", which is a city in Afghanistan:

"We now come to the Iron Gate which corresponds exactly to the Quranic description, and has the best claim to be connected with Alexander's story.  It is near another Derbend in Central Asia, Hissar District, about 150 miles southeast of Bukhara......."  (www.answering-christianity.com/iron_gates.htm)  

For anyone who knows the Islamic history, this means that the Muslims spread Islam to the pagan Arabs, established the Islamic State in Arabia, then fought the Persians (Iranians) and the Romans; invaded the Persians and crushed the Romans, then fought the Hindus in Hindustan, invaded much of their lands such as "Pakistan", "Afghanistan", and much of the Indian territories, convert people there to Islam, and then Brother Bukhari appeared from his home town, Bukhara and decided to compile the Hadiths of "Sahih Bukhari".

Are these narrations all 100% perfect and reliable?  Any person with the least atom of a brain would say no.  I am not saying that all of the Hadiths must be rejected.  But for us to day to have close to 2,000,000 of them is quite ridiculous, because they can't all have been written down during our Prophet's times in Arabia.  Most of the Hadiths' chains of narrations today have 10s of narrators in them.  In the Hadith books, you would see something like the following:

"About such and such, that he heard his father say that such and such said, that he heard such and such say, that he heard such and such say, etc...."  Most of the narrations' links have tons of narrators in them, many times more than 10, and these people would be generations after each others!  In other words, they're not people at the same age or the same group.  And the worst dilemma of all, is that many of these chain of narrations have broken links in them, meaning, that two or three generations are missing in the chain!

Most of the hadiths are corrupt and are not recognized as authentic.  Most certainly the books of Al-Tabari and Ishaq are among the weakest and most doubtful sources, because they are more like history books that were written 300 years after the Prophet's death.  Their narrations were orally transmitted by others.   Many people took hadiths out of context, and many others added or took from them, and many others even fabricated lies, as Allah Almighty Warned us in the Noble Quran:

"A section of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) say:  Believe in the morning what is revealed to the believers (Muslims), but reject it at the end of the day; perchance they may (themselves) turn back (from Islam).  (The Noble Quran, 3:72)"

Also, it is almost impossible to narrate a narration/saying accurately after 300 years in Arabic, because the language is very complex, poetical and artistic:

From www.answering-christianity.com/warning.htm:

Problems with the proper Arabic language and the large quantity of narrations:

In Arabic, only original Arabs and those who speak proper (not slang) Arabic fluently, understand and appreciate the fact that the words are very minimum and their meanings are very maximum.  It is true and not a deception or innovation by translators to English that a single Arabic word can and would be translated to 3-5 English words!  The reason for this is because in Arabic (and this is part of the complexity in grammar, art and poetry of the Arabic language) meanings and not necessarily actual words can be all put together in one word.  In Arabic, a word is not original.  There are of course "root" words, but in most proper Arabic words, the actual word is not original; meaning that depending on the grammar, letters (of meaning) can be added to or taken from it to add or take from its meaning and intention.  This can change the entire meaning of the whole word  and sentence.

That is why Arabic poetry is historically known to be a very complex and advanced one.

Having said all of this, in the case of the hadiths, given the fact that there exists "weak/doubtful ones", and what is considered as "strong and reliable ones", it is difficult to know for sure if a single hadith was told as is 100% unchanged (intentionally or not intentionally) by the Prophet peace be upon him. One word taken off from the hadith and the whole meaning can and would be changed to something else.

For those "reliable or strong" hadiths, their sources are doubtful.  I have no doubt that the companions of the Prophet may Allah Almighty bless their souls did not intentionally commit forgery or lies.  But for one such as Abu Huraira to narrate thousands upon thousands of hadiths is preposterous!  Given the complexity and sensitivity of the Arabic language, it is extremely vital that every word be included in the narration.  I find it impossible to believe that Abu Huraira and many others like him were able to narrate everything perfectly in its original text.

That is why I accept the hadiths that are linked to the Noble Quran as the Truth and reject the others.

Also, there is no proof what so ever that all of the accepted hadiths of today were all written during the Prophet's time.  Some or even many of them were probably written down from individuals for personal use, but the thousands of hadiths (I was told close to 2 million hadiths!!) that exist today were not possibly all written during the Prophet's time. 

I only accept the hadiths that have a direct relationship to the Noble Quran, such as explaining how to Pray, fast, etc....

Example about my own name to simplify things:

Take "Osama" for example.  First of all, Osama in Arabic is written as "Osamat" with the "t" silent.  The "t" however is not always silent, and it can be used to give meanings and intentions to the name "Osama".  Osama can be written as "Osamatun", "Osamatan", "Osamatin", "Osamata", "Osamati", "Osamato".  The punctuations added to the "t" cause for any of these names to be pronounced.

When writing positively about "Osama", such as "Osama bin Zaid", the leader who defeated the Romans in one of the battles, these punctuations are added to his name for praising.  Unfortunately, I am not an expert in Arabic, nor can I explain in deep details about proper Arabic, but I know that use of punctuations IMPROPERLY can result in insulting the individual.  I can write negatively about a name using punctuations in their proper places.

THE REASON WHY THE NOBLE QURAN IS SO PERFECT IS BECAUSE its grammar was constructed in a very complex way, and the Arabic words were not only original words, but were put together uniquely in an excellent artistic fashion that no Arabic poet could match up to back then when Allah Almighty challenged the Arabs to come up with a "SURAH LIKE IT".


To the reader, please visit: 
What parts of the Bible and Hadiths do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth, and Why?

 

 

He wrote:

Qur’an 18:83 “They ask you about Dhu’l-Qarnain [Alexander the Great]. Say, ‘I will cite something of his story. We gave him authority in the land and means of accomplishing his goals. So he followed a path until he reached the setting place of the sun. He saw that it set in black, muddy, hot water. Near it he found people.”
Tabari I:236 “‘When the sun rises upon its chariot from one of those springs it is accompanied by 360 angels with outspread wings…. When Allah wishes to test the sun and the moon, showing His servants a sign and thereby getting them to obey, the sun tumbles from the chariot and falls into the deep end of that ocean. When Allah wants to increase the significance of the sign and frighten His servants severely, all of the sun falls and nothing of it remains in the chariot. That is a total eclipse of the sun. It is a misfortune for the sun.’”
Tabari I:235 “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Allah created an ocean three farakhs (918 kilometers) removed from heaven. Waves contained, it stands in the air by the command of Allah. No drop of it is spilled. All the oceans are motionless, but that ocean flows at the speed of an arrow. The sun, moon and retrograde stars [planets] by which Allah swears in the Qur’an [81:15], run like the sun and moon and race. All of the other stars are suspended from heaven as lamps are from mosques, and circulate together praising Allah. The Prophet said, ‘If you wish to have this made clear, look to the circulation of the sphere alternately here and there.’”
Tabari I:236 “Allah created two cities out in space, each with ten thousand gates, each 6 kilometers distant from the other. By Allah, were those people not so many and so noisy, all the inhabitants of this world would hear the loud crash made by the sun falling when it rises and when it sets. Gabriel took me to them during my Night Journey from the Sacred Mosque [the Ka’aba] to the Farthest Mosque [the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem]. I told the people of these cities to worship Allah but they refused to listen to me.”
Bukhari:V4B54N421 “I walked hand in hand with the Prophet when the sun was about to set. We did not stop looking at it. The Prophet asked, ‘Do you know where the sun goes at sunset?’ I replied, ‘Allah and His Apostle know better.’ He said, ‘It travels until it falls down and prostrates Itself underneath the Throne. The angels who are in charge of the sun prostrate themselves, also. The sun asks permission to rise again. It is permitted. Then it will prostrate itself again but this prostration will not be accepted. The sun then says, “My Lord, where do You command me to rise, from where I set or from where I rose?” Allah will order the sun to return whence it has come and so the sun will rise in the west. And that is the interpretation of the statement of Allah in the Qur’an.’”
Qur’an 36:38 “The sun keeps revolving in its orbit at the dispensation of the All-Knowing. And the Moon, We have measured for her mansions till she returns like dried date stalks. It is not permitted for the Sun to overtake the Moon, nor can the Night outstrip the Day. Each (just) swims along, floating in (its own) orbit as a Sign as in a race. And we made similar vessels [chariots] for them to ride. But we could have drowned them if we pleased.”
Tabari I:332 “The sun and the moon were in eclipse for seven days and nights.”
Qur’an 67:3 “We created seven heavens, one above the other. Muhammad, can you see any fault in Ar-Rahman’s creation? Look again: Can you see any rifts or fissures? Then look again and yet again. Your gaze turns back dazed and tired. We have adorned the lowest skies with lamps, and We have made them missiles to drive away the devils and against the stone Satans, and for them We have prepared the doom of Hell and the penalty of torment in the most intense Blazing Fire.”
Qur’an 38:27 “We have not created the heavens and earth and all that lies between for nothing.”

 

 

My response:

From www.answering-christianity.com/avijit_roy_quran_science_miracles_rebuttal.htm:

Before I present the PROOFS about the earth rotating around its axle in the Noble Quran, there are two Noble Verses that need to be addressed: 18:86, 18:90 and 20:130:

"Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: Near it he found a People: We said: 'O Zul-qarnain! (thou hast authority,) either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness.'  (The Noble Quran, 18:86)"

"Until, when he came to the rising of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had provided no covering protection against the sun.  (The Noble Quran, 18:90)"


I have proven with great details that Noble Verses 18:86 and 18:90 are Divine Figurative Speech, as there are MANY Divine Figurative Speeches in the Noble Quran.

In the mentioned article, I raised few questions that critics could not answer.  The following was taken from the same article www.answering-christianity.com/sunrise_sunset.htm:

There are several points and proofs to notice here:

1-  The sun had always risen from the east and set in the west in a constant circular motion.  To our human perspective, the sun had always rose from the east, and set in the west, and then goes under the earth to rise back from the east and so on.

2-  The sun could not physically set on a lake or Spring, because that area of water could not have space or hole under it where the sun would go through it to then go under the earth so it would rise back up again from the east.

3-  Not a single Muslim scholar interpreted this Noble Verse as the SUN SETTING INSIDE THE Mercy spring water.

4-  On the contrary in point #3, the Muslim scholars were the first to recognize earth as a spherical globe.

5-  If the verses were to be taken literally, then the sun would have to set in the west, and would have to then rise back from the west, and then set in the east and then rise back from the east and so on.


Did the sun ever rise from the west?

Did the sun ever bounce back and forth between the east and the west in its rising and setting?


6-  If we take the above Noble Verses LITERALLY, then this means that the sun would have to bounce back and forth between the west and the east.

7-  While the Noble Verses above don't give specific timing on how long it took Zul-Qarnayn to roam through the lands, but people back then were believed to be huge.  It was much easier for people to roam through the lands on foot than what we can do today.  This means that a person could walk through a great area of land before he/she tires out.

8-  Clearly, the setting of the sun, is a figurative speech indicating that he reached a town with a spring or lake in it, and he meditated through the beautiful view of the setting of the sun on that town.

9-  Some might say that the Noble Verse meant to say that the sun set on a place or through a hole near that Spring.  In this case, this interpretation had refuted their "Literal Speech" interpretation, because they now had NULLIFIED their point and fixed position about the sun setting exactly in that mercy lake or spring.  Since they now agree that it doesn't NECESSARILY mean that the sun literally set on the water, then the "setting through a hole near the water" claim is only and interpretation without clear cut certainty and proofs.


Having established point #9, we now can indisputably say that the Speech in the above Noble Verses is Figurative and not Literal.  Otherwise, we are left with the explanation of why the sun never rose from the west.  Not even once!


The following article, while it is a lengthy one, will shed the light upon Mr. Avijit Roy and rest his confusion insha'Allah (if Allah Almighty is Willing).  It contains Noble Quranic claims, proofs, and rebuttals.

From www.answering-christianity.com/earth_in_islam.htm

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

The sections of this article are:

1-  Allah Almighty said that the earth is "egg-shaped".
2-  The earth had gone through different stages and shapes since it was first
      created.
3-  The roundness of the earth in the Noble Quran.
      - The Arabic word "dahaha".
4-  The proof that "dahaha" means "egg-shaped".  My detailed rebuttal to the
    
Christian "Answering Islam" article.
5-  An excellent scientific explanation from brother Rached.
6-  The changes to earth on the Day of Judgement.
7-  Conclusion.

Allah Almighty in the Noble Quran talked in good details about the earth's past, present and future.  He explained how it was created, the stages it went through, and what will happen to it when the Day of Judgement comes.

 

The earth had gone through different stages and shapes since it was first created:

It is important to know that Allah Almighty in the Noble Quran claimed that the earth had gone through different stages and shapes:

1- The earth was originally water, and life was originated from water: 

"He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days - and His Throne was over the waters - that He might try you, which of you is best in conduct. But if thou wert to say to them, "Ye shall indeed be raised up after death", the Unbelievers would be sure to say, "This is nothing but obvious sorcery!"  (The Noble Quran, 11:7)"

"Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?  (The Noble Quran, 21:30)"

"It is He Who has created man from water: then has He established relationships of lineage and marriage: for thy Lord has power (over all things).  (The Noble Quran, 25:54)"

"And God has created every animal from water: of them there are some that creep on their bellies; some that walk on two legs; and some that walk on four. God creates what He wills for verily God has power over all things.   (The Noble Quran, 24:45)"

For more details and scientific quotes that prove the Noble Quran's Truthfulness, please visit Life originated from water.

 

2- Allah Almighty separated earth from the universe:

"Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?  (The Noble Quran, 21:30)"

This separation had caused the earth to totally change.  Allah Almighty was preparing earth to become livable.  All of its original characteristics had been changed.

 

3- The earth had gone through several shapings and formations to become livable:

The earth was split in fragments, stretched and flattened to become livable.   After land was created from water on earth, Allah Almighty further spread out the earth and created mountains, roads, rivers, vegetations and animals:

"And We split the earth in fragments,  (The Noble Quran, 80:26)"

"And when the earth is flattened out,  (The Noble Quran, 84:3)"

"And the earth We have spread out (like a carpet); set thereon mountains firm and immovable; and produced therein all kinds of things in due balance.  (The Noble Quran, 15:19)"

"By the Earth and its (wide) expanse:  (The Noble Quran, 91:6)"

"And it is He who spread out the earth, and set thereon mountains standing firm and (flowing) rivers: and fruit of every kind He made in pairs, two and two: He draweth the night as a veil o'er the Day. Behold, verily in these things there are signs for those who consider!  (The Noble Quran, 13:3)" 

"(Yea, the same that) has made for you the earth (like a carpet) spread out, and has made for you roads (and channels) therein, in order that ye may find guidance (on the way);  (The Noble Quran, 43:10)"

"It is God Who has made for you the earth as a resting place, and the sky as a canopy, and has given you shape- and made your shapes beautiful,- and has provided for you Sustenance, of things pure and good;- such is God your Lord. So Glory to God, the Lord of the Worlds!  (The Noble Quran, 40:64)"

"It is He Who has made the earth manageable for you, so traverse ye through its tracts and enjoy of the Sustenance which He furnishes: but unto Him is the Resurrection.  (The Noble Quran, 67:15)"

" 'And God has made the earth for you as a carpet (spread out),  (The Noble Quran, 71:19)"

"And at the Earth, how it is spread out?  (The Noble Quran, 88:20)"

"Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse,  (The Noble Quran, 78:6)"

"And the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide expanse);  (The Noble Quran, 79:30)"

"Who has made the earth your couch, and the heavens your canopy; and sent down rain from the heavens; and brought forth therewith Fruits for your sustenance; then set not up rivals unto God when ye know (the truth).  (The Noble Quran, 2:22)"

"When angels take the souls of those who die in sin against their souls, they say: "In what (plight) Were ye?" They reply: "Weak and oppressed Were we in the earth." They say: "Was not the earth of God spacious enough for you to move yourselves away (From evil)?" Such men will find their abode in Hell,- What an evil refuge! -  (The Noble Quran, 4:97)"

"And the earth- We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and produced therein every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs)-  (The Noble Quran, 50:7)"

"It is He Who has spread out the earth for (His) creatures:   (The Noble Quran, 55:10)"

"He created the heavens without any pillars that ye can see; He set on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you; and He scattered through it beasts of all kinds. We send down rain from the sky, and produce on the earth every kind of noble creature, in pairs.  (The Noble Quran, 31:10)"

"And God has created every animal from water: of them there are some that creep on their bellies; some that walk on two legs; and some that walk on four. God creates what He wills for verily God has power over all things.   (The Noble Quran, 24:45)"

"He Who has, made for you the earth like a carpet spread out; has enabled you to go about therein by roads (and channels); and has sent down water from the sky." With it have We produced diverse pairs of plants each separate from the others.  (The Noble Quran, 20:53)"

"And He has set up on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you; and rivers and roads; that ye may guide yourselves;  (The Noble Quran, 16:15)"

"And We have set on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with them, and We have made therein broad highways (between mountains) for them to pass through: that they may receive Guidance.  (The Noble Quran, 21:31)"

Please visit http://www.expanding-earth.org/.   This site explains a new theory about the formation of earth and it proves the "Earth's expansion" and the formation of Oceans and Seas.  This site was forwarded to me by brother Silent Wisdom; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him.

 

The roundness of the earth in the Noble Quran:

Let us look at the following Noble Verse:

"30. And the earth, moreover, hath He extended (to a wide expanse);  31. He draweth out Therefrom its moisture And its pasture; 32. And the mountains Hath He firmly fixed -- 33. For use and convenience To you and your cattle.   (The Noble Quran, 79:30-33)"

I numbered the Noble Verses to make it easier for us to follow through the original Arabic text as follows:

"30. Wal-arda bada dhalika dahaha"
"31. Akhraja minha ma-aha wa maraaha"
"32. Wal-jibala arsaha"
"33. Mata-an lakum wa li an-aamikum"

There is a mistranslation:   In Noble Verse 79:30, the Arabic word "dahaha" doesn't mean extended (to a wide expanse).  The word literally mean formed in "round shape" or "egg shape" as clearly proven below in this article.  Also, In Noble Verse 79:31, "ma-aha" was translated as "moisture" as shown above.  "ma-aha" in Arabic literally means "its water".  The more accurate translation is: "He draweth out Therefrom its water And its pasture".

The reason why I pointed out the mistranslation about "ma-aha" is because (1) It is wrong; and (2) It is important to know that earth was originally water as shown in Noble Verse 11:7 above, and when Allah Almighty tells us that He draweth out water from earth, then this further proves that the earth had gone through different shapings and forms.

It appears from Noble Verses 79:30-33 above that Allah Almighty created land and life on earth at the time when He caused for the earth to become round; when Allah Almighty "daha" the earth or "dahaha", which means "daha" it.

 

The Arabic word "dahaha":

As we clearly saw above in the article, Allah Almighty caused for the earth to completely change in shape, form and characteristics several times until it became what we know of it today.  In fact, even when land was created on earth, it is believed by scientists (as I saw on TV) that during the time of the dinosaurs, our continents today were all joined together as one big piece of land or island surrounded by water from all directions.  If you look at the map of the earth today, you would see that they perfectly match each others.  The shape of the continents actually looks like they were all one piece of land that got divided up. 

Very Important Note:  My point from all of this is that it is quite possible that when Allah Almighty initially created land from the earth's water, the earth was flat, and the dinosaurs probably existed back then.  When Allah Almighty "daha" the earth and made it "round-shaped" or "egg-shaped", it is possible that the splitting of the continents as we have them today was done due to the rounding of the earth.

If you take any flat surface and bend it backwards to form a ball out of it, then you will easily notice that its surface will get stretched and anything written or painted on that surface will look stretched.  It is quite possible that the same happened to the earth and its contents when Allah Almighty "dahaha", or "daha" it.

 

The proof that "dahaha" means "egg-shaped":

The quotes and main points in this section were taken from http://answering-islam.org/Quran/Science/earth_flat.html.   This section as well as the entire my entire article are a rebuttal to the link.  

They wrote:

The Earth: Flat or Round?

What does the Qur'an Say?

Interpretation given in Al-Jalalein:

At the earth how it is spread out(*) (Arabic: sutihat): meaning it was stretched, so they can see in it a sign for the power of Allah ... and his saying sutihat makes it obvious that the earth is flat, and this is certified by Ulama' ash-shar'a (the shari'a theologians), not a globe as it is said by ahlul-hay'a (the laymen)." (Tafseer Al-Jalalein. printed in Damascus 1964. Al-Mallah Printshop and Bookstore)

(*) The word "sutihat" is from the root word "sataha".

Note: The commentators are well informed about the scientific conclusion that the earth is a globe, but the scientists are considered to be laymen in regard to understanding the meaning of the Qur'an. Because revelation has primacy over science, the Qur'an is the decisive basis for the commentators to insist that the earth is flat.

 

My response:

It is true that the word "sutihat" is from the root word "sataha" which usually means "to flatten".  As I proved above in the article, the earth had gone through shapings and formations.  It is quite possible that Allah Almighty in Noble Verses 88:17-20 was referring to the initial creation of the land where the earth was *possibly* flat.

It is also possible that Allah Almighty is telling us that the earth is both flattened and round at the same time.  This is not a contradiction.  To the normal human being, especially 1400 years ago, the earth was clearly flattened.  It wasn't too round with steep slopes.  No, it was and still is a flat livable surface for all creatures.  As I showed above in the article, Allah Almighty created land, mountains, roads, rivers, vegetations and animals all to exist on earth. 

So when Allah Almighty said that the earth "sutihat" in Noble Verses 88:17-20, it doesn't really prove that the earth is not round, because these Noble Verses are not the only ones talking about and describing the earth in the Noble Quran.

As the Tafseer Al-Jalalein says above: "At the earth how it is spread out(*) (Arabic: sutihat): meaning it was stretched..."   The stretching and the expanding of the earth to make it livable is what Allah Almighty referred to when He said the earth "sutihat".  

Let us look at an example of Allah Almighty claiming that He expanded the earth in the Noble Quran:

"And it is He who spread out the earth, and set thereon mountains standing firm and (flowing) rivers: and fruit of every kind He made in pairs, two and two: He draweth the night as a veil o'er the Day. Behold, verily in these things there are signs for those who consider!  (The Noble Quran, 13:3)" 

"spread out the earth" here in Arabic is "madda al-ard", which literally means "expand the earth" or "spread out the earth".

"He Who has, made for you the earth like a carpet spread out; has enabled you to go about therein by roads (and channels); and has sent down water from the sky." With it have We produced diverse pairs of plants each separate from the others.  (The Noble Quran, 20:53)"

"made for you the earth like a carpet spread out" here in Arabic is "Ja-ala lakum Al-ard mahda".  "mahda" literally means a flat road, or a road that is easy to walk on.  It is similar to our highways today.   They are easy to drive on.

"And the earth We have spread out (like a carpet); set thereon mountains firm and immovable; and produced therein all kinds of things in due balance.  (The Noble Quran, 15:19)"

"And the earth We have spread out" here in Arabic is "Wa Al-ard maddadnaha".  "maddadnaha" literally means "We expanded" or "We spread out".  It is derived from the root word "madda", which means "to stretch" or to "to expand" or "to spread out".

Again, please visit http://www.expanding-earth.org/.   This site explains a new theory about the formation of earth and it proves the "Earth's expansion" and the formation of Oceans and Seas.

 

They wrote:

Furthermore, the Qur'an says:

Again, let us consult Tafsir Al-Jalalein:

We see that Al-Jalalein us emphasizing the issue of "flattening". The interpreters are saying: "That is, He flattened it since it was not made flat before heaven was created."

Reading the context of this aya, Sura 79:27-33, the message of the Qur'an seems to be: Originally the earth was not flat (but somehow crumbled up?). After first creating the heaven over it (see 79:28-29), Allah flattened the earth (to make it inhabitable: ("A provision for you and for your cattle" 79:33).

 

My response:

Notice how the interpretation of the Noble Quran, Tafsir Al-Jalalein, says: "That is: 'Basataha' as it was created before heaven without 'Dahoo'. "  It is suggesting that Allah Almighty "basata" the earth (flattened it) before He "dahaha".

Very Important Note:  Notice in Noble Verse 79:30, Allah Almighty says in Arabic "bada dhalika", which literally means "after wards" or "after that" or "after the event finished", etc...  This clearly and unquestionably means that Allah Almighty "daha" the earth last.  The "Dahoo" of the earth came "bada dhalika" (after wards); after the earth "sutihat".

Again, please read the "The earth had gone through different stages and shapes since it was first created" section above to see the clear proofs from the Noble Quran that the earth had gone through several stages and formations.

 

They wrote:

COMMENT:

Udhi'ya or Udhu'wa, are two names for the egg of the ostrich. The verb Da'ha (Ydahoo: present tense) is not derived from Udhi'ya or Udhu'wa, because names are derived from the "verb of origin" (fi'l al masdar), and the verb of origin is not derived from a name. The verb of origin is "dahawa" from which the verb "da'ha" and "yadhoo" are derived, and so is the name of the noun denoting the egg. The verb "da'aha" does not mean "kaw'wara" (made round) or made something in the shape of an egg, whether it is an ostrich egg or a chicken's egg. As a matter of fact, the verb "da'ha" means the complete opposite to the concept of the roundness. Here is what "Al-munjid fil'lugha wal'alam" has to say:

We must pay attention to what Al-Munjid is saying here: "The egg of the ostrich `in the sand'" and the following is the reason for this expression:

When the female ostrich fears a danger threatening her egg, she immediately digs into the sand to hide the egg, then "tadhoo" (flattens) the earth above it, so that it would not be seen by the vultures of the air who are always in search of such a delicacy for their next meal. Therefore, the word "al-udhu'wa" is used as a name of the ostrich egg since it is something (with the sand) flattened (over it). That is where the name came from. The Arabic dictionary never states that the verb "da'ha" means "made round" or "made in the shape of the egg of an ostrich".

 

My response:

The Christian "Answering Islam" team are now contradicting themselves and are beginning to show their signs of weakness and desperation.  Notice how at first they agree with the Tafsir Al-Jalalein interpretation by saying:

"Udhi'ya or Udhu'wa, are two names for the egg of the ostrich."

Udhiya and Udhuwa are not root words.  Udhiya is simply a singular of Dahyyaat.   Udhuwa is the same word as Udhiya.  Also, Deheya or Deheyya also means Udhiya.   In the Arabic grammar, depending on the position of the word in the sentence, we sometimes substitute the pronunciation of the "y" with a "w".  Udhiya and Udhuwa are not two different words.   They are the same word.  The Arabic word "dahaha" is derived from the root word "dahya" which literally means "egg".  Udhuwa is the reference to "dahya".  In Arabic, words that are referenced are sometimes written differently.  Udhuwa and "dahya" are written differently, but they mean the same word. 

A good example for this is "udhooka" and "duhka".   "duhka" means "a laugh".  If I say to someone "let me give you a laugh", I tell him "daani uteeka udhooka".   "udhooka" is the reference word for "duhka". 

Notice that I didn't write "daani uteeka duhka".  No, I wrote "daani uteeka udhooka".  Udhooka is the reference word for "duhka".  It is grammatically WRONG to not use "udhooka" in the proper Arabic grammar.

The same grammar principle applies to "dahya" and "Udhiya" or "Udhuwa" or "Deheya" or "Deheyya" reference words that they gave. 

As to "yadhoo" and not "Ydahoo" (as they mistakenly wrote it), it is completely irrelevant, because "yadhoo" is an action and not a definition.   It is the present tense of "dah", which is derived from the root word "dahya".

Important Note:  Notice how the word "egg" or "egg of the ostrich" in Arabic is close enough to the Noble Quran's "dahaha".  The Christian "Answering Islam" team are simply trying to divert the subject and deceive the reader in a desperate attempt to convince him that "dahya (egg)" is not related to the Noble Quran's "dahaha".

They shot themselves in the foot:

They said: "We must pay attention to what Al-Munjid is saying here: "The egg of the ostrich `in the sand'" and the following is the reason for this expression:

When the female ostrich fears a danger threatening her egg, she immediately digs into the sand to hide the egg, then "tadhoo" (flattens) the earth above it, so that it would not be seen by the vultures of the air who are always in search of such a delicacy for their next meal. Therefore, the word "al-udhu'wa" is used as a name of the ostrich egg since it is something (with the sand) flattened (over it)."

I am glad that they linked the ostrich's egg with the hiding of the egg under flat sand.  This clearly proves that Allah Almighty has indeed used THE BEST ARABIC WORD to describe the whole situation of the earth:

1- The earth is round like the ostrich's egg.

2- The earth is flat like the flat sand covering the egg from predators.  Isn't the earth flat for us and round astronomically both at the same time?

Even though they purposely avoided the Arabic word "dahya" which means a single "egg" and instead went with awkward reference words like "al-udhu'wa" (as they wrote it) in a desperate attempt to prove that the Noble Quran's "dahaha" has nothing to do with an egg (dahya) and "al-udhu'wa".

Again, please visit http://www.expanding-earth.org/.   This site explains a new theory about the formation of earth and it proves the "Earth's expansion" and the formation of Oceans and Seas.

 

Muslim Scientists during the 14 century (800 years after Islam) concluded that the earth is round and moving in space:

Please visit The earth is round according to Islam.

 

They wrote:

Other verses in the Qur'an stated that earth is flat using other words. All of these words are interpreted as "flat" and none of them has been interpreted as round.

We read in Sura 96:6 (Ash'shams): "Wal'ardu wa ma ta'haha".
The word "Tahaha" is interpreted in Tafsir Al-Jalalein as "He made it flat". In Munjid Al-lugha Wal'alam, the word "Taha" is also interpreted as "to flatten or to stretch". Then, the noun "At'taha" is interpreted as "a flat part of the earth". Then, Al-Munjid gives a sentence as an example to confirm the meaning of "taha" as "to make a certain thing flat".

 

My response:

Noble Verse 96:6 actually says: "Nay, but man doth Transgress all bounds,"  You gave the wrong reference for the Noble Verse.  Anyway, all of the Noble Verses that deal with this issue of spreading out the earth and stretching it had been covered in the "The earth had gone through different stages and shapes since it was first created" section above.

Again, please visit http://www.expanding-earth.org/.   This site explains a new theory about the formation of earth and it proves the "Earth's expansion" and the formation of Oceans and Seas.

 

They wrote:

In Sura 15:19 (Al-Hajar), we read: "wal'arda madadnaha wa'alkayna feeha rawasi".
The word "madadnaha" is from the verb "madda", which is a very simple and easy word to understand. Not even a little Arabic child would use this word to describe the shape of a watermelon or a ball. It is the most simple way to describe something flat.

 

My response:

Actually your ignorance is what's stopping you from comprehending and appreciating Islam.  "madadnaha" literally means "We stretched it out".   I don't know where exactly you're getting your nonsense from about the earth being flat.  I think you should look around you and see how flat the earth feels to you.   If you do that, then you'll appreciate what Allah Almighty is Saying in the Noble Quran.

 

They wrote:

If Muhammad or the author of the Qur'an really had known that the earth is round, and had wanted to mention this fact in the book, he could have used a more simple word in Arabic to put an end to this puzzling issue. We have no doubt that Muhammad was aware of the existence of other words in the Arabic language that can describe the shape of something round. In fact, we read in sura 81:1 (At'Takweer - meaning: Rounding!):

In this verse, Muhammad is predicting that "the sun shall be folded up" or "shall become rounded" (which would be a better translation). This means first of all that Muhammad believed that the sun is also flat and that it will become round when the hour comes. And this also means that he knows that there is a better word to describe a round shape. Therefore: Why he didn't use this term to to spare the Muslims this confusion?

Yes, Muhammad did indeed believe that the sun is flat as Al-Jalalein comments on this verse by stating: "`kuwirat' that is `lufifat' i.e. folded up and its light taken."

 

My response:

It is important for you know that Allah Almighty in the Noble Quran didn't just speak to the Bedouin Arabs 1400 years ago in His Holy Revelation.  He spoke to all of Mankind for all times and all places.  Let me give you few examples:

1- Scientists proved that the universe is expanding.  Allah Almighty too said in the Noble Quran that He is expanding the Universe.

2- Allah Almighty spoke to the Computer Age today with His number 19 Miracle in the Noble Quran.

3- Allah Almighty spoke about how mountains prevent the earth from shaking.  Science proved today that mountains do prevent the earth from shaking while rotating around itself.

For more topics and details, please visit Science in Islam and the Noble Quran.

Anyway, to answer your question about why did Allah Almighty use the word "dahaha" in Noble Verse 79:30, well it's because the word is the most precise out of all.  It describes the roundness and the flatness of the earth at once.   Allah Almighty is talking to the astronomers and science in this Noble Verse.   As I showed above, Muslim scientists in the 14th century came to the conclusion that the earth is round and it is swimming in the space like the other planets.

As to the sun in Noble Verse 81:1, I suggest for you to take some Arabic courses, because "kuwwirat" means to fold up.  The Noble Verse is saying that the sun will be folded from outside to inside, where no light from it shall emerge again.   "Takweer" in Arabic also means "folding up".  You are obviously mixing up and confusing the modern slang Arabic word "Kura" which means "ball" to the Noble Quran's "kuwwirat" which existed long before 1400 years ago when the Noble Quran was revealed.

You said: "Yes, Muhammad did indeed believe that the sun is flat as Al-Jalalein comments on this verse by stating: "`kuwirat' that is `lufifat' i.e. folded up and its light taken." "

No where in the Noble Quran or the Sayings of Prophet Muhammad do we see any mention of the sun being flat.  Again, you badly mixed the modern word "kura" for ball with the very old Arabic words "kuwwirat" and "takweer" (thousands of years before 1400 years ago when the Noble Quran was revealed).  Your interpretation about the sun being flat in Islam is false.

As to "lufifat", it means to "wrap around", or to "wrap up".  Allah Almighty will not wrap Himself around the sun to turn off it's light.  This word would not be appropriate to use in the Noble Quran because it wouldn't be accurate.  Again, you made an error in your Arabic interpretations, grammar and vocabularies.

Please visit The Big Bang Theory and the Cosmic Crunch in the Noble Quran to see how it is possible for the sun to lose its light as Allah Almighty said in the Noble Quran when the Hour comes.

 

An excellent scientific explanation from brother Rached:

The following is an email I received from brother Rached; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him.

Salaamu Aleikum brother,

It has been a while since I emailed you.  I was reading your article regarding the Earth being egg-shaped and had a thought I wished to share with you.

Noble verses 13:3, 20:53 and 15:19 in which God Almighty says that He has spread out the Earth could very well be referring to the spreading out of the continents.   Geologists and archaeologists believe that the Earth's land-masses were once a single land mass they call Pangea, the super-continent.  Over time, the land was stretched apart into different continents.

This gradual movement of tectonic plates is also the cause of many mountain ranges.   Is it any surprise that God mentions the mountains right after He mentions the "stretching" or "spreading out" of the land?

As for the "flattening" of the Earth, it should be noted that the fact that the Earth's diameter is longer at the equator than between the poles is caused by Earth's rotation (At least that appears to be conventional wisdom at this time).  If the Earth were to start spinning faster, it would theoretically get "flatter" or in other words, its ellipsoid properties would be more pronounced.

When God Almighty created the alternation between night and day, He basically caused the Earth to start rotating on its axis, which would have "flattened" the planet due to the centrifugal force.  The degree to which the Earth now appears "flattened" at the poles is barely noticeable.  However this does nothing to change the fact that at some point, when rotation was initiated, there was indeed a "flattening".  And this flattening (as well as the stretching mentioned above) both occurred AFTER the Earth was created.

Another possible interpretation of the earth's "flattening" is erosion, which has smoothed and flattened many of the early Earth's jagged and rugged features.

I base the above on nothing more than my own layman's understanding and some cursory research into the question.  Allah Almighty knows best.  The Truth is His alone, and my errors are my own.

Wassalaam,
Rached

From me, Osama Abdallah:   Again, please visit http://www.expanding-earth.org/.   This site explains a new theory about the formation of earth and it proves the "Earth's expansion" and the formation of Oceans and Seas.

 

The changes to earth on the Day of Judgement:

Let us look at what Allah Almighty said about the future of the earth in the Noble Quran:

"One day the earth will be changed to a different earth, and so will be the heavens, and (men) will be marshalled forth, before God, the One, the Irresistible;  (The Noble Quran, 14:48)"

"One Day We shall remove the mountains, and thou wilt see the earth as a level stretch, and We shall gather them, all together, nor shall We leave out any one of them.  (The Noble Quran, 18:47)"

"At it the skies are ready to burst, the earth to split asunder, and the mountains to fall down in utter ruin,  (The Noble Quran, 19:90)"

"No just estimate have they made of God, such as is due to Him: On the Day of Judgment the whole of the earth will be but His handful, and the heavens will be rolled up in His right hand: Glory to Him! High is He above the Partners they attribute to Him!  (The Noble Quran, 39:67)"

"God created the heavens and the earth for just ends, and in order that each soul may find the recompense of what it has earned, and none of them be wronged.  (The Noble Quran, 45:22)"

"The Day when the Earth will be rent asunder, from (men) hurrying out: that will be a gathering together,- quite easy for Us.  (The Noble Quran, 50:44)"

"Do ye feel secure that He Who is in heaven will not cause you to be swallowed up by the earth when it shakes (as in an earthquake)?   (The Noble Quran, 67:16)"

"And the earth is moved, and its mountains, and they are crushed to powder at one stroke,-  (The Noble Quran, 69:14)"

"One Day the earth and the mountains will be in violent commotion. And the mountains will be as a heap of sand poured out and flowing down.  (The Noble Quran, 73:14)"

"Nay! When the earth is pounded to powder,  (The Noble Quran, 89:21)"

"When the earth is shaken to her (utmost) convulsion,  (The Noble Quran, 99:1)"

"And the earth throws up her burdens (from within),  (The Noble Quran, 99:2)"

It appears from the above Noble Verses that at the Day of Judgement, Allah Almighty will shake the entire earth, flatten it by crushing and flattening its mountains, open it to swallow up all of the creatures on it, and everything on earth will be in violent commotion. 

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

 

Conclusion:

We clearly saw above how Allah Almighty caused for the earth to go through different stages and formations.  Allah Almighty talked about the earth's past, present and future in good details.  I also proved that Allah Almighty did indeed claim that the earth was round beyond any doubt.  I also refuted in good details the Christian "Answering Islam" team's misunderstandings about the Noble Quran and its interpretations regarding the earth.  Accept Islam and you will be saved.

 

 

He wrote:

Qur’an 21:26 “Don’t the unbelievers see that the heavens and earth were joined together in one piece before we clove them asunder? ...Will they not believe? And We have set on the earth mountains as stabilizers, lest the earth should convulse without them. And We have made therein broad highways for them to pass through, that they may be guided. We have made the heaven a roof well guarded. Yet they turn away from its Signs! All (the celestial bodies) swim along, on a course, floating.”
Qur’an 2:189 “They ask you about the New Moons. Say: They are but signs to mark fixed seasons in (the affairs of) men, and for Hajj Pilgrimage.”
Tabari I:204 “I asked the Prophet, ‘Where was Allah before His creation?’ Muhammad replied: ‘He was in a cloud with no air underneath or above it.’”
Tabari I:219 “When Allah wanted to create the creation, He brought forth smoke from the water. The smoke hovered loftily over it. He called it ‘heaven.’ Then He dried out the water and made it earth. He split it and made it seven earths on Sunday. He created the earth upon a big fish, that being the fish mentioned in the Qur’an. By the Pen, the fish was in the water. The water was upon the back of a small rock. The rock was on the back of an angel. The angel was on a big rock. The big rock was in the wind. The fish became agitated. As a result, the earth quaked, so Allah anchored the mountains and made it stable. This is why the Qur’an says, ‘Allah made for the earth firmly anchored mountains, lest it shake you up.’”

 

 

My response:

The Big Bang theory had been clearly proven without doubt in the Noble Quran at: 

The Big Bang Theory and the Cosmic Crunch in the Noble Quran.  Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him predicted around the time when the Cosmic Crunch occurs, the Sun would rise from the West.


Also visit:

From www.answering-christianity.com/sci_quran.htm:

 

Non-Muslim Scientists embraced Islam after discovering the Miracles of the Noble Quran!

 

Allah Almighty Said:

"We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and INSIDE THEIR SELVES, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?  (The Noble Quran, 41:53)"


Very Important Discovery:
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A new star forming out of a cloud of gas and dust (nebula), which is one of the remnants of the "smoke" that was the origin of the whole universe. (The Space Atlas, Heather and Henbest, page 50)
Allah Almighty said: "Then He turned to the heaven when it was smoke...(The Noble Quran, 41:11)"
The Noble Quran on the Origin of the Universe
Only Islam claims that the universe was originated from Dust and Hot Gas, or Smoke.

 

 

Another Very Important Discovery:
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Allah Almighty Said:  "And when the heaven splitteth asunder and becometh ROSY LIKE RED HIDE(The Noble Quran, 55:37)"
What Allah Almighty is Saying here is that when Galaxies explode, they form a red-rose-shaped explosion.  He is also telling us that the Universe will all turn into red exploded galaxies looking like red or reddish roses when the Day of Judgement happens.

The explosion of Stars (FORMING RED ROSES), Galaxies and the Universe in the Noble Quran had been confirmed by NASA.

 

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http://www.harunyahya.com/

"This web site has been developed with the aim of promoting and publicizing the works of Harun Yahya, a prominent Turkish thinker and author. His books have attracted great attention both in Turkey and worldwide. In the 90's especially, the works of Harun Yahya have been a means of intellectual awakening for many Muslims, and non-Muslims alike, in the face of the illusions of the modern age. In other words, the name Harun Yahya is an invitation to the truth.
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The books of Harun Yahya and thus this web site seek to recall various crucial facts, which people are led to disregard and even deny under the influence of the turmoil of the modern age. One of these basic facts is that of creation, that the universe, living things and man, are not self-existing entities, but the artifacts of God, the Supreme Creator. We are all created by Him and to Him we will all return. The allegedly "scientific" challenges to this fact — like Darwinism and other materialistic dogmas — are nothing but deceptions, as explained in this site."

(http://www.harunyahya.com/m_about_site.php)

 

 

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Dr. Zahlool Al-Najjar is a great Muslim Geologist and Scientist who wrote many
books, publications (
131 publications as shown on his resume in English), and
10s of journals and reports proving many of the Noble Quranic Geological and
Scientific Claims to be accurate through Modern Science and Technologies.

He is well known in the Scientists community of Geology in both the US and
Europe, because much of his work and research, especially during his early
days of scientific research, was done in these countries while he resided and
studied in them.

 

 

Science in Islam:

The sub sections here are:

1-  Life originated from water and dust in the Noble Quran, Plants and their origins.
2-  The Earth's rotation, formation, Mountains and Oceanology.
3-  The Universe,
Time, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles.
4-  Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation, and Creation from the time of sexual intercourse to the time of birth.
5-  The number 19 code in the Noble Quran.
6-  Medicine, Insects and Animals.
7-  Psychology.
8-  Great Web Sites and Online Books. 
More great resources and web site are available online.
9-  Rebuttals.
10-  Prophecies.

 

 

 

1-  Life originated from water and dust in the Noble Quran, Plants and their origins:

Life originated from water in the Noble Quran.

Life and our physical bodies originated from CLAY - The Noble Quran Claimed it and Science confirmed it!

Science and Existence of Plant's pairs - The Noble Quran claimed it 1500 years ago!

 

 

2-  The Earth's rotation, formation, Mountains and Oceanology:

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!


The Black Sea and Dark Waters in the Noble Quran!

  • Did the Noble Quran really say that the sun sets and rises on the earth?
  • Does the Hadith really contain scientific errors regarding the sun's rising and setting?
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    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.

     

     

    3-  The Universe, Time, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles:

    The fault line and crack (split) of the moon in Noble Quran!

  • Images of the moon's fault line and ancient moonquakes (earthquakes) that cracked it.

  • The amazing creation of earth (its 7 properties from atmospheric and inner layers) and iron in the Noble Quran.   Iron came from space, and the Noble Quran mentioned it.

    Seven Atmospheric Layers in the Noble Quran confirmed by Science!

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

    The Speed of Light in the Noble Quran - A superb article by a Muslim Mathematician!

    Allah Almighty talked about lack of Oxygen and painful low pressure in space.  Science confirmed the Noble Quran's Divine Claim.

    The Noble Quran and Astronomers both claim that the Universe is 18 billion years old.

    The Big Bang Theory and the Cosmic Crunch in the Noble Quran.  Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him predicted around the time when the Cosmic Crunch occurs, the Sun would rise from the West.

    The Noble Quran on the Origin of the Universe. This article has pictures and quotes from Western scientific books that accurately confirm the astronomical claims of the Noble Quran.  The Noble Quran was the only book that claimed that the universe originated from Hot Gas or Smoke.  Science proved that this claim is true.

    The explosion of Stars (FORMING RED ROSES), Galaxies and the Universe in the Noble Quran had been confirmed by NASA.

    Comparison between Allah Almighty's claims about His Creation, and the scientific discoveries that 100% agree with Him.  Claims such as:  The universe is expanding, the existence of the sun's orbit, the protective atmosphere to the earth, Embryology and many more.

    Allah Almighty said in the Noble Quran that He is "Expanding" the Universe.  Scientists already proved this claim to be true.

    The "Clot" and the Creation of the Universe in the Noble Quran.

    Is there mention of U.F.Os or other Human Planets in the Noble Quran?

    What does the sun orbit?

    Einstein's time relativity in the Noble Quran.

    Time Relativity in the Noble Quran.

    UFOs and Space Shuttles were explicitly mentioned in the Noble Quran!  Even the communication with UFOs was prophesied in the Noble Quran.

    Aliens and UFOs in the Noble Quran.

    Black Holes and Piercing Stars in the Noble Quran were confirmed by Science.

     

     

    4-  Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation and Creation from the time of sexual intercourse to the time of birth:

    The Noble Quran on Human Embryonic Development.

  • Did the Noble Quran really plagiarize Greek Embryology?  A very nice article.
  • Embryology in the Noble Quran.   The three stages of the fetus formation in the Noble Quran and Science.

    Abortion in Islam is a crime!   The fetus is a human child in Islam.

    The Noble Quran on the Cerebrum: Lying is generated from the person's forehead.

    The region in the brain that controls our movements - In Noble Quran and confirmed by Science.

    Sex determination and human creation in Islam.  Allah Almighty and Prophet Muhammad both claimed that the human gender is determined by the male's ejaculated semen.

    Were human cloning and gender alteration prophesied in Islam?

    Why does the Noble Quran, while speaking about determination of the identity of the individual, speak specifically about finger tips?  The Noble Quran recognized that finger tips (finger prints) are unique!

    The blood circulation and the production of milk in the Breast: In the Noble Quran and Science.

    Breastfeeding for 2 years in the Noble Quran.  Science had confirmed Islam's Divine Claims.

    Thinking with the heart besides the brain in the Noble Quran was proven by Science.

     

     

    5-  The number 19 code in the Noble Quran:

    The Miracle of the number 19 in the Noble Quran.  Yes, the number 19 is miraculous in the Noble Quran and was proven to be essential in many of the Scientific Theories and Discoveries.  But it doesn't at all support Rashad Khalifa's removal of two Noble Verses from the Noble Quran, and his claim to be GOD Almighty's Messenger.

     

     

    6-  Medicine, Insects and Animals:

    Animals' urine and it's relationship to medicine in Islam.

    Camels could help cure humans.

    Honey was proven to be healing for humans as was mentioned in the Noble Quran.

    Scientific Miracles in the Quran Regarding Mary.

    The fly insect and its cure: Mentioned in Islam and confirmed by Science (Bacteriophages).

     

     

    7-  Psychology:

    The psychological Wisdom of Prayers in Islam was proven in Science and Psychology.

    The Wisdom of the age of 40 in the Noble Quran, which had been Scientifically and Psychologically proven to be True.  See why Allah Almighty is more forgiving to those who are under the age of 40, and how Science and Psychology proved that people under 40 are less mature and tend to make more irresponsible decisions (i.e., mistakes and sins).

     

     

    8-  Great Web Sites:

    http://www.geocities.com/thetruebook/index.htm   A great web site by a Muslim sister.  Her name is Sundus.

     

    http://www.it-is-truth.net/   This is an awesome web site that has Western scientific information that accurately confirms the Noble Quran's claims about astronomy, biology, geology and other sciences.

     

    http://www.universalunity.net/universe.htm   A great site with excellent articles that are backed quotes and proofs about science in the Noble Quran.

     

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    This web site is rich with irrefutable scientific facts and details that match many of the Noble Quran's Verses.  He has done a wonderful job in explaining things in good details and providing detailed OBJECTIVE analysis that prove the Noble Quran's Scientific Miracles.  http://www.rationalreality.com.

    Warning:  This is a Hadith-rejector web site.

     

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    A great book that contains several articles backed by good Scientific references that prove several of the Noble Quran's Scientific Miracles.  http://www.islam-guide.com/.

     

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    http://www.harunyahya.com/

    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_refutation_darwinism.php
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_refutation_atheism.php
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_design_nature.php
    Miracles of the Noble Quran.  Video files.
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_miracles_quran.php
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_quran_archaeology.php
    http://www.harunyahya.com/c_myth_called_matter.php

     

    The Bible, the Quran and Science.  Written by Dr Maurice Bucaille.  In his work, Dr. Baucille proves that the Quran correctly stated scientific facts unknown at the time of the Prophet - showing its divine origin!

    A web site for the number 19 miracle in the Noble Quran.

    Evaluating Islam as a Religion based on Divine Revelation.

    Quran Prior to Science and Civilization, Astro, Islam, Mlivo.

    Black Holes and Piercing Stars in the Noble Quran were confirmed by Science.

     

     

    9-  Rebuttals:

    Does the Noble Quran support "The Earth moves around the Sun" theory?  Rebuttal to Mr. Avijit Roy's challenge.

    My rebuttal to Avijit Roy's "Does the Quran support the Earth moves around the Sun theory" response.

    My rebuttal to Avijit Roy's "Does Quran have any Scientific miracles?" article.


    The Black Sea and Dark Waters in the Noble Quran!

  • Did the Noble Quran really say that the sun sets and rises on the earth?
  • Does the Hadith really contain scientific errors regarding the sun's rising and setting?

  • A Muslim response to criticism of Embryology in the Noble Quran.  By Nadeem Arif Najmi.

    Allah Almighty said that the earth is "egg-shaped".  Rebuttal to the Christian "Answering Islam" team about "dahaha" in the Noble Quran.

    My rebuttal to Jochen Katz' "The Qur'an and the flight of birds" article.

    Did the Noble Quran really plagiarize Greek Embryology?  A very nice article.

     

     

    10-  Prophecies:

    Please visit The Noble Quran section, and read the "Prophecies" sub section to see the great Prophecies that were fulfilled only in the Noble Quran.  The Noble Quran also made mention and promised the discovery of lost ancient cities and people's bodies, and these promises were all fulfilled today.

     

     

     

     

    He wrote:



        Prophet of Doom provides a comprehensive, contextual, and chronological review of the Islamic scriptures starting with the religion’s rendition of creation and ending with the terror it inspired. The book brings Islam’s five earliest and most trusted sources together, putting their words and deeds into the context of time and place to expose what the dogma’s founder had to say about himself, his ambition, religion, and god. There is no better way to understand Muhammad, Allah, or Islam—or to evaluate their legacy.

        When reviewing the primary papers of any dogma we must be mindful that context comes in three forms. There is the context of historical chronology—that of circumstance, place, people, and time. There is the context of adjacency —the proximity of related words and thoughts within the writings themselves. And context can be topical; in this case similar themes can be brought together and organized by subject. All forms of context provide clarity.

        Unfortunately, the Qur’an fails its faithful on all three counts. The book lacks any semblance of chronology. It is deficient when it comes to providing the required context of place, people, and time. Adjacent verses are usually unrelated and often contradictory. In the Meccan surahs there is a preoccupation with railing against Muhammad’s mockers and with describing Allah’s torments, but the rejections and condemnations are strewn haphazardly through the text. This is also true of the Medina surahs and their fixation on submit and obey, perform and pay, fight or burn. Yes these are themes, and they are repetitive, but they are not presented in cohesive groupings.

        The Qur’an’s failures in this regard dictate Prophet of Doom’s length, order, and format. The narrative and chronological Hadith compiled by Ishaq and Tabari were required to provide the Qur’an with the context of circumstance, time, and place that it otherwise lacked. Bukhari’s and Muslim’s topical Hadith were used to amplify important Islamic themes. Therefore, Muhammad’s message has never been as clear as it is in these pages. Unfortunately for humankind, unmasked, his message is repulsive, even terrorizing. But that is precisely what makes this study important.

        The “Muhammad’s Own Words” appendix isn’t the best way to learn about Muhammad or to understand his Qur’an. But its topical structure may be the most effective means to evaluate his religion. This format facilitates the study of important issues from various perspectives. Their relative significance can be evaluated based upon the volume of material relegated to them. So for your edification and convenience, this appendix collates nearly 3,000 quotes from the Qur’an, Sira, Ta’rikh, and Hadith under subject headings like Fighting, War, Jihad, Murder, Thievery, and Intolerance. In contrast to the book, “Muhammad’s Own Words” ends with Islamic creation and begins by focusing on the tools of tyranny and terror. They represent the dogma’s least understood and most lethal pronouncements. I trust you'll find this endeavor as sobering as it is enlightening.

        Every passage in this appendix is recorded in one of Islam’s prime sources: the Sira (biography), Ta’rikh (history), Hadith (report), or Qur’an (recital). They are all documented. Each quote fell from Muhammad’s lips, no matter how it was inspired. Every recital, whether surah or hadith was passed along to us by the same group of men and by the same means—hearsay. As you will discover, the message does not differ from source to source because the author was always the same.

        Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah, provides the sole account of Muhammad’s life and the formation of Islam written within 200 years of the prophet’s death. It is a Hadith collection, comprised of oral reports from Muhammad and his companions. There is no earlier or more accurate source. While the character, message, and deeds portrayed within its pages are the antithesis of Christ’s and his disciples, the Sira’s chronological presentation is as indispensable to Muslims as are the Gospels to Christians. The Qur’an can’t be understood or followed without it.

        The Ta’rikh is the oldest, most trusted, and comprehensive history of Islam’s formation and Muhammad’s example, called Sunnah. It was compiled by Tabari. His History of al-Tabari is formatted like the Bible. It begins with Islamic creation and ends with the acts of Muhammad’s companions. Tabari also composed Islam’s most revered Ta’fir, or commentary, on the Qur’an. He was the dogma’s first scholar. His history serves to explain Allah’s Recital and Muhammad’s Sunnah by way of his compilation’s Hadith.

        The most revered topical collections of early Islamic Traditions were compiled by Bukhari and Muslim. They, like this appendix, assort Hadith under important Islamic themes, such as Jihad, Islamic Raids, Knowledge, Creation, Fear, Taxes, Money, Witnesses, Punishment, and Predestination.

        To confirm the validity and nature of the Islamic scriptures quoted herein, read what Muslim scholars wrote in the preface of the Hadith and Qur’an: “Bukhari is a Collection of sayings and deeds of Prophet Muhammad, also known as the Sunnah. The reports of the Prophet’s sayings and deeds are called Hadith. Bukhari lived a couple of centuries after the Prophet’s death and collected his Hadith. Each report was checked for compatibility with the Qur’an, and the veracity of the chain of reporters had to be established.” “The Qur’an is one leg of two which form the basis of Islam. The second is the Sunnah of the Prophet. What makes the Qur’an different from the Sunnah is its form. The Qur’an is quite literally the Word of Allah, whereas the Sunnah [which is comprised of Hadith] was inspired by Allah but the wording and actions are the Prophet’s.”

        When quoting from the Qur’an and Hadith, I have elected to use a blended translation. No language transfers perfectly—one word to another. Five of my twelve translations of the Qur’an were combined to create the most accurate conveyance of the message possible. For clarity and readability, I have trimmed unruly word patterns and meaningless repetitions, being careful not to alter the meaning or message of any passage. Insertions within parenthesis (like this) were added by the Arabic translators to fill in missing words or to clarify the text. Insertions within brackets [like this] represent my observations.

        There are many reasons Islamic clerics are sensitive about having the Qur’an translated into a contemporary language. The most important are that they don’t want anyone to know what it actually says or how poorly it’s written, but we’ll get to that in a moment. Muslims claim that Arabic was Allah’s original tongue and that translations are simply paraphrases. But that would make Allah younger than man because Arabic is one of man’s most recent dialects. Its written form didn’t emerge until the 7th century. And most every important religious word, concept, and name used in the Qur’an was derived from Syriac, the language of Syrian Christians in the 6th century.

        Muslims invest a quarter of their school day learning to recite the Qur’an —not reading it or understanding it. They simply learn to mouth its sounds in the arcane, inadequate, and odd dialect of Religious Arabic. That way they can be fooled into believing that it’s “God’s Book,” and that it’s written intelligently. Ignorant, they can be indoctrinated and thus manipulated by clerics and kings. Even turned into human bombs when it serves Islam’s interests.

        If Muslims were to shed their yoke of ignorance, they would discover that the real reason those who indoctrinate them, control them, suppress them, fleece them, and abuse them want them deceived is that the actual message contained in Allah’s Book is horrendous. It is more intolerant, racist, punitive, and violent than Hitler’s Mein Kampf. There are one hundred vicious verses for every nice one. The book inspires infinitely more terror than peace.

        They would also discover that the Qur’an is poorly written. There are countless meaningless words, foreign words, and missing words which is why translations differ so significantly—everyone is guessing as to what Muhammad thought Allah was trying to say. This is why Gerd Puin, the world’s leading specialist in Arabic calligraphy and Qur’anic paleography, studying the oldest manuscripts, speaks with disdain about the willingness of Muslims and non-Muslims alike, to accept Islamic dogma. He says: “The Qur’an claims for itself that it is ‘mubeen,’ or clear, but if you just look at it, you will see that every fifth sentence or so simply doesn’t make sense. Many Muslims will tell you otherwise, but the fact is that a fifth of the Qur’an is just incomprehensible. This is what has caused the traditional anxiety regarding translation. If the Qur’an is not comprehensible, if it can’t even be understood in Arabic, then it’s not translatable into any language. That is why Muslims are afraid.”

        By reading the Qur’an in a language they actually understand, Muslims would find that there is no semblance of order in the central book of Islam either. The Qur’an is a jumbled mess without context, chronology, or rational transitions. It is only by rearranging the Qur’an in the order it was revealed and infusing it with the context of the chronological Hadith narratives, that the book begins to make sense. But by so doing, it becomes obvious that the Qur’an was simply a reflection of Muhammad’s demented character and of his misplaced ambition. The more you know, the more you will come to despise the fraud Muhammad perpetrated on his fellow Arabs and they on human kind. To know the Qur’an is to reject Islam.

        The documented references in “Muhammad’s Own Words” were derived from English translations of ancient Islamic manuscripts. The Sirat Rasul Allah by Ibn Ishaq, circa 750 A.D., was edited and abridged by Ibn Hisham in 830 and translated by Alfred Guillaume under the title, The Life of Muhammad in 1955 by Oxford Press. The History of al-Tabari was written by Muhammad bin al-Tabari between 870 and 920 A.D. His work was translated and published in 1987-97 by S.U.N.Y. Press. I quote from volumes I, II, VI, VII, VIII, and IX. Al-Bukhari’s Hadith, titled: Sahih Al-Bukhari—The True Traditions was collected by Imam Bukhari in 850 A.D. I have used the collector’s original nomenclature. The following Qur’an translations were blended and amplified: Ahmed Ali, Pikthal, Noble by Muhsin Khan, Yusuf Ali, and Shakir.

        This appendix is not designed to replace the book. It is an aid for those who have read the book. Every quotation is presented chronologically in Prophet of Doom within the context of Muhammad’s life. They are reviewed in juxtaposition to their adjacent passages. Finding the page upon which a Hadith from Ishaq or Tabari is covered is thus relatively simple since their authors observed a strict chronology. The higher the page number or volume, the later you’ll find the reference in Prophet of Doom. But the Qur’an isn’t as logical. So if you want to review its surahs within the context of chronology, place, circumstance, and adjacency, you’ll have to use the Index and turn to the chapter in which the specific surah is presented.

        Some of these quotes have been abridged so that non-topical material doesn't clutter the subject. Most of my explanatory comments have been removed and thus I strongly encourage you to read Prophet of Doom prior to using the appendix.

     

     

    My response:

    First of all, the issue of the Noble Quran's chronology had been thoroughly addressed at:

    www.answering-christianity.com/chapter6_rebuttal.htm#chronological_order

    http://www.answering-christianity.com/quran/textual.htm

     

    Your nonsense above had been soundly debunked with clear facts and proofs.  The Noble Quran had proven itself to be a Divine Holy Book that is empty from the slightest amount of errors.  Perhaps you need to examine your own bible to see just how corrupt it is:

    From www.answering-christianity.com/bible_quran_differences.htm:

     

    4-  Irrefutable Proofs that the Bible had been altered and corrupted by man:

    Let us look at Jeremiah's claim about the Bible being altered to fit their purpose and cover up their shame:

    How can you say, 'We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us'? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has made it into a lie(From the RSV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)"

    As we clearly see, the Jews had altered the Law of the LORD (i.e., the Revelations sent to Moses) and turned it into a "lie".   Let us further examine the history of the Bible and read the quotes of many of the Bible's theologians:


    From www.answering-christianity.com/contra.htm:

    The original manuscripts had been lost!

    "Christians readily admit, however, that there have been 'scribal errors' in the copies of the Old and New Testament. It is beyond the capability of anyone to avoid any and every slip of the pen in copying page after page from any book, sacred or secular. Yet we may be sure that the original manuscript (better known as autograph) of each book of the Bible, being directly inspired by God, was free from all error. Those originals, however, because of the early date of their inception no longer exist."

    "Because we are dealing with accounts which were written thousands of years ago, we would not expect to have the originals in our possession today, as they would have disintegrated long ago. We are therefore dependent on the copies taken from copies of those originals, which were in turn continually copied out over a period of centuries. Those who did the copying were prone to making two types of scribal errors. One concerned the spelling of proper names, and the other had to do with numbers."

    "Most Christians will affirm that the Bible is our rule of faith and practice. It is a little self contradictory to stand in the pulpit and say the word of God is inspired, when in his heart the pastor knows he is not referring to any book here on this earth that people can hold in their hands and believe. He really should say what he believes - that the word of God WAS inspired at one time but we no longer have it, so the best we can do is hope we have a close approximation of what God probably meant to tell us."

    "It also seems a bit inconsistent to say he believes the originals were inspired, when he has never seen them, they never were together in one single book and they no longer exist anyway. How does he know they were inspired? He accepts this by faith. Yet he seems to lack the faith to actually believe that God could do exactly what He said He would do with His words. God said He would preserve them and that heaven and earth would pass away but His words would not pass away."

     

    From www.answering-christianity.com/authors_gospels.htm:

    Irrefutable contradictions, and proofs that the original authors of today's Bible are UNKNOWN!

    Muslims and Christians both agree that the Noble Quran does not agree with today's Bible in everything.  Just because the Bible might disagree on something in the Noble Quran, it doesn't at all negate the claim of the Noble Quran or make it false.  There is a certain flow of logic that the Noble Quran presents which we the Muslims believe that it is the truth.

    The Bible's contents today were not written by their original authors.  For example, we read from the book of Matthew so many verses such as this one:

    "...And as Jesus passed forth thence, HE (Jesus) saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and HE (Jesus) saith unto HIM (Matthew), follow ME (Jesus) and HE (Matthew) arose, and followed HIM (Jesus). (Matthew 9:9)"

    Did "Matthew" write this about himself? Why then didn't Matthew write for example: "he (Jesus) saw ME, and my name is Matthew. I was sitting at the receipt of custom…" etc.

    Similarly, we read in the books of Moses things such as "And the LORD said to Moses...", or "Moses went to that place....", etc...  We also read in the Old Testament about Moses' burial.  Now if Moses alone supposedly wrote his books, then how is it possible for him to write about his own burial when he is already dead??!!

    Such evidence can be found in many places throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament.  The so called "Original letters/Gospels" that were written in Greek and Hebrew, were written by third party people!


    Consider the following few examples that consist of historical contradictions in the Bible:

    II Samuel 10:18 talks about David slew the men of 700 chariots of the Syrians and 40,000 horsemen and Shobach the commander.
    I Chronicles 1:18 says that David slew the men of 7000 chariots and 40,000 footmen

    I Chronicles 9:25 says that Solomon had 4000 stalls for horses and chariots.
    I Kings 4:26 says that he had 40,000 stalls for horses

    Ezra 2:5 talks about an exile Arah having 775 sons.
    Nehemiah 7:10 talks about the same exile Arah having 652 sons.

    II Samuel 24:13 So God came to David, and told him, and said unto him, shall SEVEN YEARS OF FAMINE come unto thee in thy land? or will thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue. thee?
    I Chronicles 21:11 SO God came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Choose thee. Either THREE YEARS OF FAMINE or three months to be destryed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee;

    How did Judas die?
    "And he cast down the pieces of silver into the temple and departed, and went out and hanged himself." (Matthew 27:5)
    "And falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all of his bowels gushed out." (Acts 1:18)

    2 Samuel 6:23 Therefore MICHAL the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.
    2 Samuel 21:8 But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of MICHAL the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.

    2 Kings 24:8 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
    2 Chronicles 36:9 Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.

    26th year of the reign of Asa I Kings 16:6-8
    36th year of the reign of Asa I 2 Chronicles 16:1

    How old was Ahaziah when he began to reign?
    22 in 2 Kings 8:26
    42 in 2 Chronicle 22:2

    Who was Josiah's successor?
    Jehoahaz - 2 Chronicle 36:1
    Shallum - Jeremiah 22:11

    Also, your original scriptures are all doubtful according to the Bible's own theologians and historians.  It's quite hilarious that even the Bible itself admits that it has been tampered with and corrupted by man's garbage:

    "`How can you say, "We [the Jews] are wise, for we have the law of the LORD," when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?' (From the NIV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)"

    The Revised Standard Version makes it even clearer: "How can you say, 'We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us'? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has made it into a lie(From the RSV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)"

    And regarding who wrote the books and gospels of the Bible, as I quoted above, here is a sample of what the NIV Bible's theologians and historians wrote:

    "Serious doubts exists as to whether these verses belong to the Gospel of Mark.  They are absent from important early manuscripts and display certain peculiarities of vocabulary, style and theological content that are unlike the rest of Mark.  His Gospel probably ended at 16:8, or its original ending has been lost.  (From the NIV Bible Foot Notes, page 1528)"

    "Although the author does not name himself, evidence outside the Scriptures and inferences from the book itself lead to the conclusion that the author was Luke.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 1643)"

    "The writer of this letter does not identify himself, but he was obviously well known to the original recipients.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 1856)"

    "The letter is difficult to date with precision....(From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 1905)"

    "It seems safe to conclude that the book, at least in its early form, dates from the beginning of the monarchy. Some think that Samuel may have had a hand in shaping or compiling the materials of the book, but in fact we are unsure who the final author or editor was.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 286)"

    "Although, according to tradition, Samuel wrote the book, authorship is actually uncertain.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 322)"

    "The date of the composition is also unknown, but it was undoubtedly during the monarchy.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 322)"

    "The author is unknown. Jewish tradition points to Samuel, but it is unlikely that he is the author because the mention of David (4:17,22) implies a later date.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 360)"

    "Who the author was cannot be known with certainty since the book itself gives no indication of his identity.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 368)"

    "There is little conclusive evidence as to the identity of the author of 1,2 Kings.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 459)"

    "Whoever the author was, it is clear that he was familiar with the book of Deuteronomy.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 459)"

    "According to ancient Jewish tradition, Ezra wrote Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah (see Introduction to Ezra: Literary Form and Authorship), but this cannot be established with certainty.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 569)"

    "Although we do not know who wrote the book of Esther, from internal evidence it is possible to make some inferences about the author and the date of composition.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 707)"

    "The unknown author probably had access to oral and/or written sources....(From the NIV Bible commentary, page 722)"

    "Regarding authorship, opinions are even more divided....(From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 773)"

    etc...

    How do you respond to this?


    Please visit: Contradictions and proofs of Historical Corruptions in the Bible, and see exactly what I mean, instead of acting like a total fool and saying things that even the Bible refutes in it!

    It is quite obvious that Christians today believe in third party authors' words as the words of GOD.  This is a very serious corruption in the Bible that must be taken into deep consideration by the Bible's followers.  Please visit "Is the Bible the true word of GOD?" to see a full and complete paper about the logical corruptions in the Bible, along with many Christian famous priests and ministers opinions that agree with the Bible's corruption.  I have their personal quotes in that site.


    Also, as to the parts of the Bible that Muslims believe are closest to the Truth, please visit: www.answering-christianity.com/warning.htm

    After that, please visit:  Prophet Muhammad was foretold in many places in the Bible in both the Old and New Testaments.


    It is quite obvious that Christians today believe in third party authors' words as the words of GOD.  This is a very serious corruption in the Bible that must be taken into deep consideration by the Bible's followers.  Please visit "Is the Bible the true word of GOD?" to see a full and complete paper about the logical corruptions in the Bible, along with many Christian famous priests and ministers opinions that agree with the Bible's corruption.  I have their personal quotes in that site.

    You can not disprove Islam by presenting stories from the Bible that are not narrated the same from the Noble Quran. We Muslims believe that there are many disagreements in today's Bible, and that the Noble Quran should be the Bible that the Jews and the Christians should follow.

    Allah Almighty said in the Noble Quran in Noble Verse 11:110 "We (Allah) certainly gave the Book To Moses, but differences Arose therein: had it not been That a Word had gone forth Before from thy Lord, the matter Would have been decided Between them: but they Are in suspicious doubt Concerning it."

    "Previous revelations have been corrupted and deprived of their spiritual value by their followers' vain controversies and disputes. It was possible to settle such disputes under the flag, as it were, or the old Revelations, but Allah's Plan was to revive and rejuvenate His Message through Islam, amongst a newer and younger people, unhampered by the burden of age-old prejudices.

    There is always in human affairs the conflict between the old and the new, the worn out system of our ancestors, and the fresh living spring of Allah's inspiration fitting in with new times and new surroundings.  The advocates of the former look upon this latter not only with intellectual doubt but with moral suspicion, as did the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) upon Islam, with its fresh outlook and vigorous realistic way of looking at things." [2]

    ............

    Bibliography:

    1- The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an.
    Author:  Abdullah Yusuf Ali.
    Published by:  Amana Publications, 10710 Tucker Street, Suite B, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2223 USA.
    Telephone:  (301) 595-5777.
    Fax:  (301) 595-5888.
    ISBN:  0-91597-59-0 (HC).

    2- The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an [1], foot notes #1613-1614, page 540.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Back to My Rebuttals, and exposing the lies of the Answering Islam team section.

    Rebuttals to Craig Winn - "The Prophet of Doom" book.

    Answering Trinity.

    Contradictions and History of Corruption in the Bible.

    Questions about Jesus that trinitarian Christians don't have logical answers for.

    What parts of the Bible do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth? and Why?

    "Allah" was GOD Almighty's original Name in the Bible according to the Hebrew and Aramaic sources.

    Scientific Miracles in Islam and the Noble Quran.

    Most of the Bible's books and gospels were written by mysterious people!

    Jesus mentioned Muhammad by the name in the Bible.

    Did Isaiah 53 really prophesies about the crucifixion of Jesus? It supports Islam's claims about Jesus peace be upon him never died on the cross.  I also addressed John 19:36-37 from the Bible and proved that Jesus never got crucified, since GOD Almighty promised that he will protect Jesus' body and not let even a single bone be broken.  My question to all Christians is: How in the world is it possible for the feet to get nailed on the cross without any penetration to the bones by the nails, hence breaking part of the feet's bones?! I also added refutations to Exodus 12:46, Numbers 9:12, Zechariah 12:10 and Psalm 34:20, which supposedly prove the Christians' belief about Jesus crucifixion.  I proved that this dogma has no truth what so ever and exposed the wrong Trinitarian English translation of Zechariah 12:10.


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