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

The following article was taken from http://www.geocities.com/thetruebook/FunctionoftheMountains.htm.   May Allah Almighty bless sister Sundus for creating such a wonderful web site.  Because her web site is located in an unstable URL (geocities, angelfire, Xoom, etc...), I decided to copy this page to my site so that it would get preserved permanently.

 

"And He has set up on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should sway with you; and rivers and roads; that ye may guide yourselves, and marks and signposts and by the stars (men) guide themselves."  

[Quran 16:15-16]

 

Function of the Mountains

Think of the Earth like an onion, made up of many different layers (1). The outer layer is called the crust (2) and the crust is much thinner than any of the other layers.(3). It float on the mantle below the earth's crust. (4)

 

Thus Allah has fixed mountains on earth crust to prevent its fast movement. Hence, If there were no mountains then the thin earth's crust float fastly & we would having earthquake in every minute of our life. Thus:

 

“The mountains play an important role in stabilizing the crust of the earth". (5)

 

This information is also mention in the following verses:

"He created the heavens [sky] without any pillars that ye can see; He set on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should sway (TAMEED, see definitions below) 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."

[Al-Quran 31:10]

And We have set on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should sway with them, and We have made therein broad highways (between mountains) for them to pass through: That they may receive guidance."  

 

[Al-Quran 21:31]

 

 

Allah is showing proves again and again so that man will believe that the Noble Quran is the pure word of Allah.

  

  

Here is what TAMEED means:

 

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

Several English translations translated it as "sway" or something similar.

Noble Verse(s) 16:15
Yusuf Ali:

[016:015]  And He has set up on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you lest it should sway with you; and rivers and roads; that ye may guide yourselves;

Transliteration:

[016:015]  Waalqa fee al-ardi rawasiya an tameeda bikum waanharan wasubulan laAAallakum tahtadoona

Arabic (from right to left):

16:15 والقى في الارض رواسى ان تميد بكم وانهارا وسبلا لعلكم تهتدون

According to

1.  Lisan Al-Arab dictionary [1] , Book 2, Page 791.

2.  Al-Muheet dictionary [2], Page 303.

3.  Al-Muajam Al-Waseet dictionary [3], Page .

4.  Al-Mawrid dictionary Arabic-English section [4], Page .

5.  Arabic-English dictionary the Hans Wehr dictionary [6], Page .

تميد (tameed):  تحرك ومال  moved and turned or started going in turns.

  • وفي الحديث: لما خلق الله الارض جعلت تميد فارساها بالجبال  and in the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him:  When Allah Almighty Created the earth, it was made to TAMEED, and then He FIXED the mountains in it to stabilize it.
  • يميد (yameed):  زاغ (zaagh) ran away.

    ماد (maada): اضطرب  (id-turibaa) became alarmed and out of control.

    ماد ميدا (maada maydan):  تمايل (tamaayala) started going into turns.

    Again, several English translations translated it as "sway" or something similar.

    Clearly, TAMEED means to sway.  It doesn't mean that it prevents earthquakes as the anti-Islamics lie on the Glorious Quran.  It means to sway, not to shake or to make the earth shaking.  No, it means to sway, or to be out of control, or off in its orbit or path.

     

     

     

    (1)    http://www.scienceweb.org/burgess/geology/origin.html

    (2)    http://www.edu.pe.ca/southernkings/intro.htm

    (3)  http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/interior.html

    (4)  http://www.edu.pe.ca/southernkings/plate3.htm

    (5)    Geological Concept of Mountains pp. 44-45

     

     

     

     

     

    Back to Science in Islam.

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

        

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    The amazing creation of earth and mountains in the Noble Quran.

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

    From http://www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,1390.msg5293.html#msg5293:

    As'salamu Alaikum dear brothers Abdullah and Farhan,

    Please visit:

    http://www.answering-christianity.com/mountains.htm
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/function_of_mountains.htm
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/mountains_stabilize_earth_while_rotating_around_its_axle.wmv
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links

    Noble Verse 16:15 is demonstrated there.  This topic is one of the Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran.
     

    Question:

    assalamualaykum can somebody explain his ayah surah 16:15 And He has thrown into the earth firmly set mountains, lest it shift with you, and [made] rivers and roads, that you may be guided,
    according to the word by word quran dictionary alqa means to throw in the ground but we know from modern geology that mountains where not thrown into the ground

    Answer:

    The Glorious Quran says Allah Almighty had SET (fastened is also correct as brother Farhan said) firm mountains IN THE EARTH to keep it stable:

    [016:015] And He has set up on IN the earth والقى في الارض  mountains standing firm رواسى , lest it should sway with you; and rivers and roads; that ye may guide yourselves;

    ‏16:15 والقى في الارض رواسى ان تميد بكم وانهارا وسبلا لعلكم تهتدون

    Geologists have proven that if earth was completely flat, then it would've been in a constant vibration.  Mountains do stabilize the earth during its rotation around its own axle.  Earth is rotating around itself at a speed of 1,000 miles per hour!  It is not a slow motion:

    "The circumference of the Earth at the equator is 25,000 miles. The Earth rotates in about 24 hours. Therefore, if you were to hang above the surface of the Earth at the equator without moving, you would see 25,000 miles pass by in 24 hours, at a speed of 25000/24 or just over 1000 miles per hour."

    SOURCE: http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/answers/970401c.html

    Again, please visit:

    http://www.answering-christianity.com/mountains.htm
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/function_of_mountains.htm
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/mountains_stabilize_earth_while_rotating_around_its_axle.wmv
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links

    Take care,
    Osama Abdallah

    Note:  See the article below for the ample Scientific quotes and references.

     

    AUDIOs from Dr. Zaghlool Al-Najjar

    Lack of Oxygen and low air pressure in space.

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

    The location of the lowest land on earth.

    Iron was sent down to earth from space.

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

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

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

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

    VIDEOS proving the Scientific Miracles in the Noble Quran

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