Do then those who devise evil (plots) feel secure that Allah will not cause the earth to swallow them up, or that the Wrath will not seize them from directions they little perceive? In cosmic egg myths, an egg-like structure was split into two halves, the lower half forming the earth and the upper half forming the heaven. A lying, sinful forelock. Are there errors in the Qur’an? Meteors are generally not much larger than grains of sand and are only visible for a second when they burn up, generating light in the Earth's atmosphere after millions of years in darkness. Its understanding of the history of human life is incompatible with the overwhelming scientific evidence that humans have evolved from prior life forms, over the course of millions of years, through natural selection . Thus the most likely explanation is that the verse represents a geocentric worldview where the sun moves across the sky, guiding the shadows. Either punish or show them kindness. Here the Qur'an quotes a few lines from a debate between Abraham and a disbelieving King, where Abraham replies that Allah 'brings the sun' (yatee biashshamsi يَأْتِى بِٱلشَّمْسِ) from the east. Abraham said: “My Lord is He Who Giveth life and death.” He said: “I give life and death”. Then turned He to the heaven when it was smoke, and said unto it and unto the earth: Come both of you, willingly or loth. This is vague enough to be interpreted either way, so is not necessarily an error, but nor can any special knowledge be claimed. Moreover, even native speakers of modern Arabic in its various dialects need additional study to be able to understand well the Qur'anic Arabic from which the modern language developed. Then she brought him to her own folk, carrying him. They float, each in an orbit. It states that humans were created in a garden (paradise) and then brought to earth fully formed. Verily in this are signs for those who believe. The alternative view was that it refers to the sun's final resting on the last day. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Another verse is clear on literal descent of humanity from one man by sexual means (i.e. See also the Fasting and Prayer Requirements Near the Poles section below. If they narrate only which they manage to snatch that is correct but they alloy it with lies and make additions to it. Many website have been researched with variety of different content of which copyright has not been obtained but this blog is solely research blog for creating awareness among human beings. then do We make the sun its guide; Hail forms in cumulonimbus clouds when updrafts raise water droplets to an altitude where they freeze. Scientific errors in the Quran Verse 23:14 of the Quran makes the claim that human beings are formed from a clot of blood. Let us not even talk about the names of non-living objects, galaxies, the countless stars and planets of the universe. The Qur'an and Hadith depict that humans are formed from a clot of blood after an initial semen stage. The limbs and organs of a human are controlled by the brain that conveys electrical signal through the nervous system. Allah preferred Adam and Noah and the Family of Abraham. Say: My Lord will break them into scattered dust. High is He above the Partners they attribute to Him! We said: "Embark therein, of each kind two, male and female, and your family - except those against whom the word has already gone forth,- and the Believers." But the Qur'an believes that the limbs can talk and testify against the person, even though they would have no voice, memory or mind of their own. Yet if the Earth did not rotate (so shadows were stationary) and then the Earth was made to rotate (so that they could lengthen and draw in) the sun would not need to be made to do anything different in either case. This description assumes the Earth is already flat and level with only the mountains giving it shape. Two matters should be discussed in this regard. A modern perspective typically claims instead that the textual evidence supports nothing more than a regional flood in the Qur'anic story of Noah. 4.11: Allah (thus) directs you as regards your Children's (Inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females: if only daughters, two or more, their share is two-thirds of the inheritance; if only one, her share is a half. Yet the Qur'an describes the Earth being fully formed before the stars. Many ancient people confused the two, as meteors look like stars that are streaking across the sky; this is why they were often called shooting stars or falling stars. The name "John" originates from the Hebrew name Yohanan. No just estimate have they made of Allah, 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! While the Qur'an states that Allah has provided four kinds of cattle (eight including male and female) for use by humans and for eating, in fact there are more than a dozen kinds of cattle. … The author of the Qur'an seems to be mistaken in his understanding of the doctrine of the Trinity and the theology of Christians. The hour drew nigh and the moon did rend asunder. The Qur'an has statements about the end of the world that are much as one would expect if the author believed the sun and moon to be of similar size and a similar distance from Earth. Lo! This is in a passage about night and day. The author of the Qur'an mentions to his audience that the Earth is 'spread out' and laid flat. Some animals such as the jaguar or leopard are well known for being solitary creatures, rarely meeting in pairs and only to mate. The Bible vs the Qur’an – a Textual Comparison- Must watch for Muslims & Christians! “And maketh the sun and the moon, constant in their courses, to be of service unto you, and hath made of service unto you the night and the day. The Qur'an presupposes a creationist view of life on earth. Noah said: And Noah, said: "O my Lord! Allah told some people to hit a murder victim with a piece of cow to temporarily resurrect him. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. The Quran, which was revealed fourteen centuries ago, mentioned facts only recently discovered or proven by scientists. The allantois is a sac-like structure which becomes part of the umbilical cord, hardly a 'a darkness' for the embryo. 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