Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Long list of crontradictions and absurdities in the Qur’an; Part I

A List of…

This essay with some samples of Qur’anic contradictions and erroneous science has been prepared to rebut wishful Islamists who are claiming science in Qur’an. Qur’an has numerous scientific flaws, historical, ethical, and logical contradictions, though Mullahs and many western educated Islamists always claim that Qur’an is infallible and immutable words of God. To disprove their dishonest and deceitful claim—hereafter you can find some Qur’anic contradictions and serious scientific flaws in this essay by using authentic Qura’nic verses and Sahi hadiths, hence categorically proving that Qur’an cannot be divinely inspired.

Making up Science
All wishful apologists usually take selective (pick & choose) verses, taking part of the verse, sometimes by changing the actual words, adding non-existing words etc, they intentionally twist or manipulate the commonly accepted meanings of verses—to prove science in Qur’an. As usual, these wishful Muslims search for the different meanings of the Arabic words and take the meaning which comes close to their justification, even though, actual sentence construction did not relate that chosen meaning/word at all. Maurice Bucailee and Prof. Keith Moore did exactly what I have just described above.

Translation and interpretation Problems
Muslims and most blind defenders of Qur’an usually blame the translation of Qur’an from original Arabic. They will say, translator distorted the verse/verses which was correct in it’s original Arabic etc. And they will insist that, certain verse or verses are only understood by Allah Himself, and human being have limited knowledge, so they should not understand Allah’s mystery (Qudroot). And they will insist that Qur’an should be read with the help of Tafsirs (interpretations) by famous Islamic scholars. But, Allah asked Muslims to believe Qur’an’s literal meaning and forbade any interpretations of Allah’s eternal words. Qur’anic verse: 3:7—clearly prohibited to accept anybody’s interpretation of Allah’s eternal words:

(Qur’an-3:7)— “He it is Who has revealed the Book to you; some of its verses are clear and decisive, they are the basis of the Book, and others are allegorical; then as for those in whose hearts there is perversity they follow the part of it which is allegorical, seeking to mislead and seeking to give it (their own) interpretation. but none knows its interpretation except Allah, and those who are firmly rooted in knowledge say: We believe in it, it is all from our Lord; and none do mind except those having understanding.”

Allah says in Qur’an that, “I made Qur’an very clear, simple and easy and written in Arabic (44:58, 54:22, 54:32, 54:40) so that Muslims (Arabs of course) can understand very easily?” Please listen what Merciful Allah says in Qur’an: “ But We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition? (54:22); and “We have made it a Qur'an in Arabic, that ye may be able to understand and learn wisdom (43:3)”. Allah emphatically declared that He made Qur’an very easy so that Muslims can understand very easily.

Nowhere in the Qur’an Allah says that words must be read with the help of Qur’anic interpretations and commentaries! Qur’anic Interpretations and Tafsirs have been invented by some erudites in order to hide Qur’anic absurdities and contradictions. In fact, Qur’anic verses are mostly simple to understand and any elementary student can understand very easily. Therefore, claiming that Qur’an is difficult to understand is ludicrous and lame excuse only to hide Allah’s myriads of inanities and flaws.

Below, you can find some actual and internationally accepted translated Qur’anic verses to prove that, Qur’an doesn’t have any scientific theory as some apologists claim. Rather, Qur’an contains many historical, ethical, logical contradictions and myriads of scientific flaws.

[Special note: Qur’anic ayats were taken from Maulana A. Yousuf Ali’s English translations of Holy Qur’an. Maulan Yousuf Ali’s translations are internationally accepted as authentic & unbiased. Some of the recent Qur’anic translation has biased interpretations and word changing (pick & choose) to match with the utopia of science in Qur’an. Readers may be informed that, the Qur’anic translation by Maulana A. Yousuf Ali is considered most reliable & Authentic by most Islamic Scholars throughout the world. Hadiths were taken from Bukhari Sharif (Sahih).]

A. Some Cosmological Flaws: (Scientific contradictions)

(1) God created the Heaven first or, the Earth first
Which one was created first? As you will see in the verses below, Allah at one time says that Earth was created first and another time He says that the Heaven was created first.

(Qur’an-2:29): It is He who hath created for you all things that are on Earth; THEN He turned to the Heaven and made them into seven firmaments (Skies)….
(Qur’an- 79:27-30): Are you the harder to create, or is the heaven that He built ? He raised the height thereof and ordered it; and He has made dark the night thereof, and He brought forth the morning thereof. And after that, He spread (flattened) the earth

Now, does it match modern science? Do you believe that, Earth was created first, and after that, God created Heaven? Does modern science tell us that?

(2) Numerical contradictions
There are many numerical contradictions in the Qur’an. God cannot make an error in doing simple calculations. How many days did it take to create Heavens and Earth?

(Qur’an-7:54): Your guardian-Lord is Allah who created the heavens and earth in Six Days
(Qur’an-10:3): Verily your Lord is Allah, who created the heavens and earth in Six Days
(Qur’an- 11:7): He it is Who created the heavens and earth in Six Days
Qur’an-25:59: He Who created the heavens and earth and all that is between, in Six Days
The above verses clearly state that God (Allah) created the heaven and the Earth in 6 days. But the verses below stated-

(Qur’an-41:9): Is it that ye deny Him who created the earth in Two Days ?
(Qur’an- 41:10): He set on the (earth) Mountains standing firm high above it, and bestowed blessing on the earth, and measured therein all things to give them nourishment in due proportion, in four days
(Qur’an-41:12): So He completed them (heavens) as seven firmaments in Two days and …

Now do the math: 2 (for earth) + 4 (for nourishment) + 2 (for heavens) = 8 days; and not 6 days

Inheritance laws of Allah based on the Qur’anic verses: 4:11, 4:12 and 4:176.

Qur’an 4:11-12 and 4:176 state the Qur'anic inheritance law. When a man dies, and is leaving behind three daughters, his two parents and his wife, they will receive the respective shares of 2/3 for the 3 daughters together, 1/3 for the parents together [both according to verse 4:11] and 1/8 for the wife [4:12] which adds up to more than the available estate.

A second example: A man leaves only his mother, his wife and two sisters, then they receive 1/3 [mother, 4:11], 1/4 [wife, 4:12] and 2/3 [the two sisters, 4:176], which again adds up to 15/12 of the available property.

In these verses above one can see the total property after adding all distributed parties adds up more than the available property, i.e., totals become more than 1 which are: 1.125 and 1.25. How come? A gross mathematical errors, is not it?

Let us examine Allah’s mathematical genius once more in different fashion:

Man dies leaving behind
Wife is1/8 = 3/24 (4:12)
Daughters 2/3 = 16/24 (4:176)
Father 1/6 = 4/24 (4:11)
Mother1/6 = 4/24(4:11) 
Total = 27/24=1.125 

Woman dies leaving no descendants or ascendants
Husband, (1/2) = 1/2 (4:12)
Brother (everything) = 2/2(4:176)
Total = 3/2 =1.5

Woman dies leaving no ascendants or descendants and no brother 
Husband, (1/2) = 3/6 (4:12, 4:176)
Sister (1/2) = 3/6 (4:11)
Mother (1/3) = 2/6 (4:11)
Total = 8/6 =1.33

Man dies leaving behind:
Wife1/4 = 3/12 (4:12)
Mother 1/3 = 4/12 (4:11)
Sisters 2/3 = 8/12 ((4:176)
Total = 15/12 =1.25 
Adding all distributed properties add up more than the available property, i.e., total becomes more than 1 which are: 1.125, 1.5, 1.33, and 1.25 respectively. Surely, Allah’s mathematics was really divine!!!

Allah’s Days Equal to 1000 Years or 50,000 Years (?)

Qur’an-22:47: Verily a day in the sight of the Lord is like a thousand years of your reckoning.
Qur’an-32:5: To Him, on a Day, the space whereof will be a thousands years of your rekoning
Qur’an-70:4: The angels and the spirit ascend unto him in a day the measure whereof is Fifty thousands years. So, which one is it ? Is the day of Allah equal to 1,000 earth years or 50,000 earth years?

(3) Sun-set and Sun-rise: Qur’an teaches us that the Sun sets in a muddy spring
Qur’an-18:86: “Till, when he (the traveller Zul-qarnain) reached the setting-place of the Sun, he found it going down into a muddy spring…”
Qur’an- 18:90: “Till, when he reached the rising-place of the Sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had appointed no shelter from it”.

There are serious scientific errors here. Firstly, it is scientifically accepted fact that, the Sun never goes down in a muddy spring or clear spring. Secondly, this seems to presuppose a FLAT Earth, otherwise how can there be an extreme point in the West or in the East? A sunrise there would be basically just the same as at any other place on this earth, at land or sea. It would still look as if it is setting “far away”. It does say, that he reached THE PLACE where the Sun sets and in his second Journey the place where it rises. Does any body need to go near rising or setting places to observe—sun-set or sun-rising?

(4) A resting place for Sun: (?)
Interestingly, wishful Mullahs claim that this resting place means the ultimate destruction of the Sun. But look at what the Qur’an says in the following Ayats:

Qur’an-36:38: And the sun runneth on his course for a period determined for him; that is the decree of (Him). That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Wise.
Qur’an-36:39: And for the moon We have appointed mansions till she return like an old shriveled palm leaf.
Qur’an-36:40: “It is not for Sun to overtake the moon, nor doth the night outstrip the day. They float each in an orbit.” (This they clearly meant for the Sun and Moon only).

Yousuf Ali’s Tafsir: “The Arabic word “Mustaqarr” may mean (1) a limit of time, a period determined or (2) a resting place or quiescence; (3) a dwelling place. The first meaning (a time period determined) is best applicable here. But some commentators take the second (a resting place). In that case, the simile would be that of the SUN running a race while he is visible to us, and taking a rest during the night to prepare himself to renew his race the following day. His (SUN) stay with the antipodes appears to us as his period of rest. (pg:1178, Surah-36,by Yousuf Ali)”

In the Ayat above (36:39), Qur’an tells us that, moon gradually changes its shape and eventually (till she return like an old shriveled palm leaf) becomes very thin (wear off Moon) like dried date leaf (crescent- shaped). How much sciences are in this Ayat!

(5) A resting place for sun WAS CONFIRMED BY SAHI HADITHS 
Sahih Bukhari: Abzur Ghifari (ra) narrated: one day Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) asked me, “Abzar do you know after setting where Sun goes?” I replied, I do not know, only Allah’s apostle can say better. Then Prophet (SA) replied, “After setting, the sun remains prostrated under Allah’s Aro’sh (Allah’s throne) and waits for Allah’s command for rising again in the East. Day will come when sun will not get any more permission from Allah to rise again and Qeyamot (dooms day) will fall upon earth”. (Pg # 1133 of Bengali Translated Qur’an by Maulana Muhiuddin Khan to see this Hadiths. You can find this Hadith in Sahih Bukhari Sharif. The Saudi King selected Maulana Muhiuddin to Translate the Qur’an and millions have been distributed throughout the world).

I seems that
the superstitious belief of ancient people reflected in the Qur’an and Hadiths by Allah. A 10 year old boy would not tell such fairy tale story today.

(6) Qur’an wonders why/how Sun and Moon do not collide/catch each other (?)
Qur’anic Ayat (36:40) is telling us that---Sun can not catch/overtake/collide with Moon; Or, Night can not oustrip the day, Or, darkness of Night is covered by Day light; and Day light is covered by Darkness of Night. By any means, Allah did not try to tell us about the SHAPE OF THE EARTH as some apologists want us to believe. This will be a ridiculous thinking. Allah actually wanted to tell us that, Night’s darkness is covered by Day-light and vice-versa. This observation does not take a divinity to determine. Any human being can see it clearly, even cave people observed it millions of years ago.

Qur’an told us lots of sciences here. Where is the sun and where is the moon situated? Can anybody tell me how they could collide/meet/overtake each other? Are the sun and moon neighbors to each other? If I walk in the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh and my brother walks in the streets of Los Angeles, USA, shall we overtake/collide/catch each other?

Allah is indeed a great scientist. This is the answer for this error: ancient people saw (bare eye observations) Sun and Moon traveling from east to west (and west to east) seemingly in the same Sky area or same path, yet they do not collide or catch each other and causing day and night etc. People in the 7th century hardly could imagine that all of these phenomena are simply due to Earth’s rotation and NOT by Sun’s rotation. Sun is stationary for Earth, because earth is stuck in the sun’s Gravity, like we are stuck in earth’ gravity. Qur’an never say any where in the whole Qur’an that, THE EARTH ROTATES. Qur’an maintained Geo-centric theory in every respect. Earth was considered center of the Universe. Perhaps Allah could not feel Earth’s rotation, because like humans Allah was also stuck with earth’s gravity. This Qur’anic verse below once more confirms that the EARTH is fixed and never moves.

35:41- Verily! Allâh grasps the heavens and the earth lest they move away from their places, and if they were to move away from their places, there is not one that could grasp them after Him. Truly, He is Ever Most Forbearing, Oft¬Forgiving.

Allah thought earth is fixed at the center of the universe and never moves. Allah never could feel that this tiny earth is rotating (moving) constantly around the sun! He also thought that there is something calls sky (like roof over the earth) which also never moves because Mighty Allah is holding it fixed with His Mighty hand! What a ludicrous thinking by Allah!

(7) Why Allah created Stars(?) 
Qur’an gives us more scientific knowledge by telling us that the stars were created by Allah as missiles to throw at the devils:

Qur’an-67:5: And We have (from of old) adorned the lowest heaven (sky) with lamps, and We have made such (Lamps as) missiles to drive away Satans (Evils)…

Qur’an-37:6-8: We have indeed decorated the lower heaven (sky) with (in) the stars, (for beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious Satans. So they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly but be cast away from every side.

Thus, the stars are nothing but missiles to throw at devils so that they may not eavesdrop on the heavenly council. Here Qur’an is actually talking/describing about falling (shooting) stars (Ulka, Dhumkathoo). Superstitious minds of Qur’an believed that the sky is the roof (seven firmaments) over the earth where kingdom of Allah situated and there in Allah’s kingdom daily assembly (Allah and His Angels) sits to discuss how to run Allah’s business on earth.

(8) Seven heavens
(Qur’an-67:3-5): He who created the seven heavens, one above the other….And We have adorned the lowest heaven with lamps…

(Qur’an-71: 15-16): Do you not see how Allah has created the seven heavens one above the other, and made the moon a light in their midst, and made the Sun as a lamp.
(Qur’an- 41:12): And He completed the seven firmaments (heavens) in two days and assigned to each heaven its command; and We adorned the lower heaven with lamps (Sun), and rendered it guarded…

Qur’an teaches us that there are seven heavens one above the other, and that the stars are in the lower heaven, but the moon is in the midst of the seven heavens. How come moon is furthest object than stars? How come SEVEN firmaments? Modern science tells us that, actually there is no such thing or any roof over us, it is only a space with no known boundary at all. These verses simply reinforce the ancient idea of ROOF over us which is called SKY, is not it? We know very well the word CANOPY stands for a tent in the desert, and Canopy always must have a roof over it to protect from Sun’s heat.

ow come Allah is telling us that He decorated the lower heaven (Sky) by stars? Are stars situated at the lower sky? Stars are (most) furthest object from our solar system. Sun is the nearest star for us. Does Qur’an tell us that the SUN is also a star? No, since Allah says that the Sun is a lamp/torch for the earth. Am I right? Do you see how much science here?

(9) Sky/Heaven is hanging without pillars and Mountains are placed to prevent shaking
Qur’an-31:10: He hath created the heavens (Skies) without supports (pillars) that ye can see, and hath cast into the earth firm Mountains/Hills, so that it quake not with you; and He hath dispersed…..

Modern science tells us- whole thing around the earth is space and there is no boundary even we go Billions of Trillions of miles in all direction. Questions are: When there is no sky above us then how in the world, what is the need of pillars? Do we really have a roof above us? Is there anything called above or bellow in true sense? Are mountains there to prevent earth from shaking? There is even a Sahi Bukhari Hadiths about the Ascension of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to heaven (Miraz story) where these seven skies (seven firmaments) have been well recognized and described.

(10) Why Mountains were created
In the following verses, Qur’an claims that mountains were set on the earth so that the earth never can shake when human being dwelt in it.

(Qur’an- 21:31): And We have set on earth firm mountains, lest it should shake with them.
(Qur’an-16:15): And he has cast the earth firm mountains lest it shake with you
(Qur’an-31:10): He created the heavens without supports that you can see, and has cast onto the earth firm mountains lest it shake with you
It is clearly understood that Qur’anic author was ignorant about the geological reasoning for existence of mountains. He saw that mountains are huge and heavy. So, He (Allah) thought mountains actually prevent Shaking (Earthquake) of the earth. Fact is, this particular reason for existence of mountains is a direct contradiction with modern geological knowledge. Geology proves to us that movement of tectonic plates, or earthquake itself causes mountains to be formed. Besides, we know very well that, every year several dozens of earthquakes happen on earth. Then what is the result of Allah’s promise? Can we believe that, Mountains are there to prevent earthquake?

(11) Sun and moon rotates/travels
The Qur’an never said that everything in the universe does move/rotates, but the Qur’an always said that SUN and MOON moves/travels. The Qur’an never ever said that the earth moves or travels. And this is an open challenge to all Muslims to disprove my assertion. The Qur’an believes is the Geo-centric theory, with the Earth considered as the center of the Universe. Only recently, no more than two decades ago, scientists learned that the Sun also moves through the galaxy taking all the Planets with it. Fact is Allah was not stating real Sun’s movement, (which is, just one circle of Solar galaxy by 226 millions of years) but He (God) was stating Sun’s daily movement which was believed for millions of years until Copernicans time. Allah’s assertion of “settled place” or “an appointed time” was about the daily Sun rise and Sun setting. Following verses will prove that very clearly:

Qur’an-39:5: “He created the heavens and the earth (in true proportions) ; He makes the Night overlap the Day, and the Day overlap the Night; He has subjected The Sun and Moon (to his law); each one follows a course for a time appointed.” Here each one clearly refers to Sun & Moon (in the previous sentence), and not everything in the Universe as wishful apologists claim.
Qur’an-31: 29: “Seest thou not that Allah merges Night into Day and He merges Day into Night; That He has subjected the sun and moon (to His law), each running its course for a term (time) appointed.”
Qur’an-21: 33: “It is He who created The Night and Day, And the Sun and Moon; each of them Swim (float) along in its own course.”

The a
yats mentioned above could be found over and over, again and again almost in every other pages of the Qur’an. The Qur’anic author, standing in the open Arab desert, saw very well that every morning the Sun was rising from the East and gradually setting to the West, and as a result, day and night follows. Allah truly mentioned this wrong knowledge (sun moving) of pre-historic people. Every time Allah mentioned the Sun & the Moon, He mentioned day & night, as if, it is due to sun’s movement day and night follows. Allah also saw, both the sun and moon traveling seemingly at the same sky area and He was amazed how come they do not collide or how come sun can not catch the moon. That was the Sun’s movement that Allah was talking about, which cave people could have said millions of years ago or a boy of five can say that very accurately

The t
ruth about the Sun’s movement

Although, modern science believes that Sun also moves, Sun is considered stationary for earth in real/practical sense, because earth is stuck to the giant gravitation of the sun and continuously moves along with the sun wherever it goes, just the way we are stuck to earth’s gravity and do not feel earth’s movement at all. Yet science discovered that the Sun also moves, but what is the sun’s course? In real world, Sun takes about 226 million years to make just one complete circle through the solar galaxy. And this movement has nothing to do with DAY & NIGHT of the earth. Then, why Allah was telling almost in every pages of Qur’an: “ I compelled sun and moon to travel for fixed/appointed times and day and night follows”.

ll the apologists give false credit to Allah by saying that the Qur’an told about the sun’s movement 1400 years ago which modern science only found out now. These apologists want us to believe that Allah actually mentioned the Sun’s orbit of the Solar Universe. What a wishful distortion of the truth. In fact, Qur’an repeatedly mentioned about the following only: Sun, Moon, Stars, heavens (Sky) and earth. That’s all. Qur’an never mentioned even about other planets (Jupiter, Mars, Pluto etc.). The Qur’an even portrayed all those Planets as nearest stars.

Please consider the following: (a) Sahi hadith about the Sun’s rest under Allah’s Aroosh; (b) What relation day and night might have with the Sun’s single movement by 226 millions of years; (c) If the Qur’an already has established Helio-centric cosmology (as some wishful Islamists claim) then why did Muslim not come forward like in the case of Copernicas, Leonardo Bruno, Galileo etc.?

(12) Sky/Heaven is nothing but A ROOF or Canopy over the Earth
Qur’an-21: 32: And We have made the sky a roof withheld (from them). Yet they turn away from its portents.
Qur’an-31:10: He hath created the heavens (Skies) without supports (pillars) that ye can see, and hath cast into the earth firm Mountains/Hills, so that it quake not with you; and He hath dispersed…..
Qur’an-21: 32: And We have made the sky (heavens) as roof (canopy) well guarded…

Qur’an-2: 22: Who has made the earth your couch, And the heavens (Sky) your canopy;

Modern science tells us a whole thing around the earth, the space and about the fact that there is no boundary even we go billions of miles in all direction. Questions are: When there is no sky above us then how in the world, where does the issue of the pillars come from? Do we really have a roof above us? Is there a canopy (Shamiaa’na) above the earth? The verses confirme the idea of ‘Canopy’ which has no holes/windows and it is like a sealed cap over the earth which is a “couch” for mankind.

(13) Allah foretold in the Qur’an that mankind will conquer space!
Source of this Islamic science is the verse below:

55: 33: O ye assembly of Jinns and men! If it be Ye can pass beyond the zones of the heavens and the earth, pass ye! Not without authority shall ye be able to pass!

Several previous Ayats are full of cautions & threats to unbelievers. Allah was cautioning, that soon judgment day will come and nobody will be able to flee from the accountability of their misdeeds. Therefore, by this particular Ayat Allah actually challenges all unbelieving “Jins & Men” that nobody can escape death or judgment of Allah and nobody can escape from the boundary of Sky (heaven) and earth, the Canopy of Allah. Here Allah is challenging Jins and Men that they can never go out of this boundary of earth & Sky (“beyond the zones of the heavens and the earth”) without a special authority/power from god, which Jins and men do not possess. Literally, Allah proclaimed that Jins & men can not pierce the wall of this Allah’s Canopy. But, apologists are claiming that Allah actually told that, men can conquer the space. Apologists virtually reversed the actual notion of this Ayat to claim that Qur’an foretold mankind’s conquest of space. What a wishful distortion of the Qur’anic verse by Islamists to gain science in Qur’an?

(14) Again, Allah considered sky as roof over the earth which will break during dooms day
Qur’an-78::19: And the heavens (sky) Shall be broken (opened) as if there were doors opens
Qur’an-82:01: When the Sky is cleft asunder

Qur’an-69:16: And the sky will be Rent asunder, for it will That day be flimsy (soft)
Qur’an-81: 2: When the stars fall, losing their luster.

Yousuf Ali comments in his Tafsir: “beautiful blue sky overhead (which we take for granted in sunshine) will be shattered to pieces”. Modern science tells us that there is no such thing as roof/sky or any canopy over the earth, rather all around earth is a limitless space. Only Allah knows what will break/shattered or will get soft/flimsy or how doors will open , there is no walls, where from doors will come? In some Ayats (Qur’anic verses) Allah threatened kafirs by saying: “I (Allah) will throw broken pieces of sky over your head.”

(15) Qur’an foretold about cosmic expansion of Big-bang theory!
Qur’an-51:48: And We have spread out the (spacious) earth: How excellently We do spread out!
Qur’an-51:47: “With the power and skill did we construct the Firmament; for it is We Who create the vastness of space.”
Qur’an-78: 6-7: Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse, And the mountains as pegs (anchor)?
Qur’an-15:19: And the earth We have spread out (like a carpet); set thereon Mountains firm and immovable;

In the
Tafsir of Yousuf Ali we can find: “The space in heavens above, Who can comprehend it but He Who made it sustains it. The globe of the earth under your feet, how great its expanse seems over sea and land, and spread out for you like a wonderful carpet or bed of rest.

Now, does this match with space expansion of our universe according to the Big-bang theory? Certainly not. Qur’an never told that “Universe” is expanding; rather Allah talked about the unlimited open space between the Earth and the imaginary sky. And Allah also bragged that He made the earth wide and spacious. Allah was sure that earth is flat like a carpet and mountains are there to anchor the earth so that earth does not shake with us. Is there any modern science here? Apologists tried to explain the word “expanse” or “spread out” as the cosmic expansion of the Universe. This is a pure distortion of the actual intention of the Ayat. 

(16) Big-Bang theory foretold in Qur’an!
Islamists by their wishful interpretations of the Qur’anic verse: 21:30 shamelessly and foolishly try to fool the gullible poor Muslims and some westerners that Holy Qur’an already told about Big-bang theory 1400 hundred years ago!

Qur’an-21:30 (Yousuf Ali): “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?”

What Qur’an said was very simple. Earth and sky (heaven-a roof over head?) was separated by Allah and Allah is trying to take this credit! That means, Earth and Sky was already there and Allah by his mighty hands separated them…which scientist has ever told this nonsense about big-bang? Does the big-bang theory really tells that, that earth and sky were already here and these two were just separated and some mad guys call it big-bang theory? Allah thought the sky as a roof or canopy over the flat earth. Actually, there is no such thing called sky; although, people still call it sky by sheer habit since ancient time.

Folklores of separating Sky (a solid roof) from the flat earth existed in Arabia! Let’s see this:

Qur’an-13:2 (Yousuf Ali): “Allah is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars that ye can see; is firmly established on the throne (of authority); He has subjected the sun and the moon (to his Law)! Each one runs (its course) for a term appointed. He doth regulate all affairs, explaining the signs in detail, that ye may believe with certainty in the meeting with your Lord.”

This verse above clearly depicted the existence of superstitious belief about Earth and sky in ancient Egypt. And very clearly (wrong perceptions of course) described how Allah appointed Sun and Moon to rotate over the fixed earth to cause day and night. In fact, the idea of this above Qur’anic verses was originated by Pagans in the Middle East. Such simplistic idea that heaven and earth were once joined and then separated by the activity of Gods derived from the ancient belief that sky they saw above their heads is a solid roof (Qur’an repeatedly called it roof or canopy) which mighty Allah separated by His mighty hands and hanged above without any pillars. Among the Egyptians for example, it was the involuntary separation of Geb (the Earth god) from his wife and sister Nut (the sky goddess) that was responsible for the division of the earth from the sky. The Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh likewise describes the moment “when the heavens had been separated from the earth, when the earth had been delimited from the heavens” as a result of the separation of a sky God (An) from an earth Goddess (Ki) [ T. H. Huxley].

The Big Bang is the cosmological model of the universe that is best supported by all lines of scientific evidence and observation. The essential idea is that the universe has expanded from a primordial hot and dense initial condition at some finite time in the past and continues to expand to this day [Wikepedia]. Moreover, Big Bang in Physics refers to the explosion of SPACE-TIME SINGULARITY (not matter). Matter was not even created when Big Bang happened approximately 15 Billion years ago. Earth was formed billions of years after the Big Bang by sheer cosmic evolutionary process.

By any means, Big bang theory has been just speculated by the scientists and is accepted by the majority of the scientists, and it is yet to be proven. What happens if in the future scientists come up with different theory of creation and discard this big-bang theory altogether? What will these poor Islamists do then? Truth is, the Qur’an never spoken anything that at all fits with the hypothetical discovery of Big-Bang theory discovered by modern science. Qur’anic perception of parting sky from the earth was purely based on ancient superstitious belief about our mysterious universe.

(17) The Universe is only 4,137 years old!
If we believe the Qur’anic creation theory, the age of this whole universe is less than five thousands year old. Islamic scriptures say that Allah has created this heaven and earth, from nothingness, within six days and after that He created Adam, the first human being; and Prophet Muhammad was the 90th descendant of Adam. According to calculation, considering 30 years to be the age difference between two successive generations, Allah created this heaven and earth only 4,137 years ago. On the contrary, geological experts say that the earth is more than 4.5 billion years old. Question is who is right about it?

To be continued on Part II


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