The Qur’an was written by Aliens – II
This is a continuation of Part I of this series …
Earth’s rotation is explained by Qur’an 27:88 and 7:54
According to the site
the Earth’s rotation is explained by Qur’an 27:88 and Qur’an 7:54
We have seen that, in part I of this series, verse 27:88 talks about the eschatological Islamic view of the destruction of the universe. That verse had nothing to do with the Earth’s rotation.
Let us analyze verse 7:54
There is nothing in the above verse about the Earth’s rotation. True, the verse says that the days and nights are sequential in order. But how is that related to Earth’s rotation? You see, humans always observed that night and day follow each other. That, in itself, does not imply that humans considered that a sign of the rotation of the earth. In Muhammad’s times this phenomena was a sign of the rotation of the heavenly objects. Earth was flat as a carpet according to the Qur’an (i.e. 20:53, 43:10, 78:6, 79:30).
Qur’an states that the early stages of the universe was gaseous
The site above uses verse 41:11 in the Qur’an as evidence:
Actually, this verse serves as evidence against the claim perpetrated on that site. The verse speaks about “smoke” not gas. It also speaks about the “heaven” and “ Earth” as separate entities. There is nothing in that verse that leads one to believe that it says the beginnings of the universe were gaseous. Jalalyn tafsir agrees:
Then He turned to the heaven when it was smoke, [consisting of] rising vapours, and He said to it and to the earth, “Come both of you, to what I desire from you, willingly, or unwillingly!” (taw‘an aw karhan, their [syntactical] locus is that of a circumstantial qualifier, in other words, ‘[Come] being obedient or coerced’). They said, “We come, together with all those inhabiting us, willingly!” (tā’i‘īna mainly indicates masculine rational beings; it may also be that they are referred to in this way because they are being addressed thus).
Note that Jalalyn speaks about a completely formed earth. This is true in the verse itself, in contradiction to the assumptions stated in that site about the beginnings of the universe.
Qur’an talks about the Big bang theory – Everything came from one singularity
The above site uses verse 21:30 to prove this point:
In fact, in this verse, the Qur’an is rehashing a fable of old. The ideas of separation of natural elements, and of heaven and earth can be found in earlier myths that existed in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and beyond. For example, in the Mesopotamian myth of Enuma Elish we find the god Marduk separating Tiamat or primeval waters placing one half above the other, thus forming the heaven and earth. I just can’t see how any reasonable reasoning can be done to move from this verse to a big bang theory.
But Muslims will keep amazing us with all of their illogical reasoning acrobatics …..