Muslims believe that while Muhammad was in Mecca,
Allah split the Moon as a miracle to the Meccans. This claim is made in
Surah 54 of the Quran is called “The Moon.” It
starts by saying:
The hour drew nigh and the
moon did rend asunder.
And if they see a miracle they turn aside and say: Transient magic.
And they call (it) a lie, and follow their low desires; and every affair
has its appointed term.
The great Muslim scholar Maududi explains:
The amazing and wonderful phenomenon of the splitting of the Moon was
a manifest sign of the truth that the Resurrection, of which the Holy
Prophet was giving them the news, could take place and that it had
approached near at hand. The great sphere of the Moon had split into two
distinct parts in front of their very eyes. The two parts had separated
and receded so much apart from each other that to the on-lookers one
part had appeared on one side of the mountain and the other on the other
side of it. Then, in an instant the two had rejoined.
However, there are several problems with this
The main problem is that it contradicts the Quran
itself. In various places Muhammad admitted that he could not perform miracles. When asked
for miracles his response was:
Glory be to my Lord; am I
aught but a mortal messenger?? Q.
In another place he put the following words
in the mouth of Allah:
And those who disbelieve
say: Why has not a sign been sent down upon him from his Lord? You are
only a warner. Q.
Muhammad insisted that even though other prophets
had miracles, his only miracle is the Quran. So when Muslims claim that
Muhammad performed miracles, they are going against the Quran itself. (See
the article Did Muhammad Perform
The other problem with this claim is that this
astronomical phenomenon should have been observed, not just in Mecca, but all over
the world. Many nations have recorded even eclipses, why there is no
mention of such a thing that for sure would have been the most amazing
one scholar that answers questions for Understanding-Islam.com site
says, “I have not yet come
across any historical accounts of other nations, which refer to the
incident.” He thinks this is “a
sign of the promised hour.”
Curiously the same site contradicts itself and
claims that in fact a certain king
of India observed the splitting of the Moon and he sent his son to
Mecca who converted to Islam and upon returning he died in Yemen.
This story is of course another fabrication of
Muslims. Muslims are fond of fabricating stories to attribute Miracles
to their prophet. There is no mention of an Indian converting to Islam
during the life of Muhammad in any version of Sira. One such ridiculous
fabrication was the claim that the astronauts who landed on Moon heard
the adhan (Muslim call to prayer) being chanted there. Muslims
have based their entire faith on lies.
First of all there is no record that any King of
India ever visited Muhammad. Secondly the splitting of Moon should have been
observed by everyone all over the world and not just by one king.
Thirdly, assuming that this Indian king saw
splitting of the Moon, how could he interpret this cosmic
phenomenon as the sign that there has appeared a new prophet in Mecca?
Muslims claim that Indian scriptures contain predictions about
the coming of a messenger from Arabia. This is bull.
There is no mention of Muhammad in any sacred book of any
Note that the verses of the
Quran and several hadiths that narrate this story do not claim that this
so called miracle was performed by Muhammad. They simply state
that people saw the Moon in two sides of the mount Hira and Muhammad
said this is a sign from Allah to convince you that I am a prophet.
Many Muslims are convinced that this phenomenon has
indeed happened. They are shown these close-up pictures of the Moon
taken by NASA as the evidence and as gullible as they naturally are,
they believe without any hesitation. .
These are called Lunar Rilles. Rilles are long and deep
gorges resembling canyons. A rille is typically
several kilometers wide and hundreds of kilometers in length. Similar
formations are found on a number of planets in the solar system,
including Mars, Venus, and on a number of moons. See bellow
these rilles are formed is still not known with certainty. Theories
include erosion at some point in the stellar body's history, collapsed
lava tubes, and tectonic activity/stresses.
are three types of rilles on the lunar surface:
rilles meander in a curved path like a river, and are commonly
thought to be the remains of collapsed lava tubes or extinct lava
flows. They usually begin at an extinct volcano, then meander and
sometimes split as they are followed across the surface.
rilles have a smooth curve and are found on the edges of the dark
lunar maria. They are believed to form when the lava flows that
created a mare
cools, contracts, and sinks.
rilles follow long, linear paths and are believed to be grabens.
That is, a section of the crust that has sunk between two parallel
faults. These can be readily identified when they pass through
craters or mountain ranges.
can be found all over the lunar surface and they do not form a belt and
therefore do not in anyway support the claim of Muslims that the Moon
had been split asunder. Here are a few pictures that should dismiss this
Islamic wishful thinking. To understand how rilles scar the
surface of the Moon, we have to take a look at pictures showing the moon
from farther up.
Do these gorges look like they are
cutting the Moon in two halves?
are rilles found on Mars and Venus.
is Europa, the moon of Jupiter
are European rilles.
that by now it is clear that the claim that the lunar rilles are proof
that the Moon has been split asunder is just another Islamic
Assuming this story is not a
lie, as many of Muhammad’s claims, it must have been an optical
found a similar tale from two people who saying they saw two moons
in the sky. These observers, however, are wiser than Muhammad and
have tried to explain the phenomenon in rational way. Our ignorant
prophet pretender, assumed that the Moon had actually split and that it
was a miracle. This only shows that this man was an idiot with zero
understanding and intellect.
Two moons spotted over Syracuse
Posted by Frederic Pierce January 23, 2008 11:26AM
"While working years ago with WAVES (Western Area Volunteer
Emergency Service) out of the Fairmount area, we were returning in
the ambulance after having delivered a patient to
. It was dark except for a large moon evident in the southeast. When
nearing the intersection of
(NYS 173) and
Howlett Hill Road
we noted a replication of the moon to the northwest, a 'wrong'
place. Now we had two moons, the wrong one being in the direction of
"I speculate the following. There was an apparent cloud bank
to the northwest (the sky was clear where we were) and the night was
still, no wind. It appeared that perhaps the lake surface was acting
as a mirror, reflecting the image of the moon to the lower surface
of the cloud bank, thus making it visible to us."
That sounds good to me, although I couldn't find any references
of double moon illusions like that through Google. The closest thing
I found was a 2003 e-mail about Mars being so close to earth that it
appears to be a second moon. The e-mail keeps getting re-circulated
to seem recent and has been discredited by Snopes.
Any amateur astronomers or meteorologists out there have an
The following is someone else responding:
|Hi. I had a sighting of a double moon in late
October, 1995. Here are the details.
It had been an unusually warm and dry winter so far that year. I
was on picket duty in late October, 1995, when I saw something I
will never forget. Around 10:00 a.m. I happened to look straight up
in the sky and saw the moon. It appeared very large and was about
3/4 full (sorry, I don't know the proper term). After staring at it
for a couple of minutes, it occurred to me that it was in the wrong
part of the sky. That's when I looked southward, towards the horizon
and saw it again. I did a double-, triple-, quadruple-take! I
couldn't believe my eyes. I did a comparison and the moons were
I was alone that day. picketing a less-used back entrance to Fred
Meyer main office, in
. I couldn't believe my bad luck - that day there was noone there to
be a witness to what I was seeing! I even tried to stop a couple of
bicyclists to get them to stop and look up to the sky to see what I
was seeing. I guess they figured I was crazy, as they wouldn't stop
for me but kept riding on.
I continued to look back and forth, at the moon in the sky above
and the one at the horizon. Until it made me dizzy. I kept expecting
the one overhead to disappear. After awhile, I guess I got tired of
looking at them, especially with noone to discuss them with. My
attention wandered and before I knew it, it was afternoon and my
husband was picking me up. I looked for the moons, but, of course,
they were gone. He didn't believe that I had really seen what I had
Feel free to contact me about my sighting or any new sightings
you may have heard about!
Apparently few others have also seen such phenomenon.
Take a look at this
There is an intersting video on Youtube that tells a story of a four men who claim they saw a UFO that resembled the moon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaQ9dN67QgI&feature=related
Could it be that what Muhammad and the Meccans saw as actually a UFO?
Although I do not have any explanation for this phenomenon, what is
clear is that moon did not split neither in Mecca
1400 years ago nor in any time.
The fact that Muhammad thought the moon has actually split only
proves that man’s ignorance.
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