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The Motion of Earth in the Holy Quran - A detailed article using 7 Arabic dictionaries.

Also, the Holy Quran declares that the Earth is Egg-Shaped.

See also Motion of Earth in the Holy Quran.

See also Earth Rotation in the Holy Quran.

 

 

Update!

New scientific quotes, evidence and proofs regarding "dahaha" (egg-shaped and expanded in Arabic) and its link to the earth's expansion, egg-shape, and its egg-shaped orbit around the sun were added to this article: If the Noble Quran says the earth is "egg-shaped" through a Notion, then why couldn't Prophet Muhammad just say it clear in plain Arabic?

     

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.
  •   

    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

    The moving mountains in the Noble Quran.

    The function of mountains.

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    Iron was sent down from space - A Discovery Channel program with Noble Quranic Verses edited into it.

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    Important Notes on the Scientific Notions
    in the Noble Quran:

    Why does the Noble Quran use words that have multiple meanings?

    Why should we accept the scientific meaning of the Word in the Noble Quran that fits our discoveries today, and not accept any of its other meanings, especially that the Word was revealed 1,500 years ago?


    1-  The use of scientific notions in the Noble Quran:

    It is important to know that the Noble Quran doesn't give scientific equations.  It instead gives many scientific notions that had been proven today to be clear Scientific Miracles because they fit perfectly with modern science.  One of the Divine Miracles of the Noble Quran is that Allah Almighty (through His perfect use of the complex and artistic language of Arabic) used scientific notions to make the Noble Quran truly dynamic for all the times that It is presented in. These scientific notions hid in them, for many centuries, the scientific statements and discoveries that we just came to know today, and perhaps are even hiding in them more statements that our future generations will discover.  These notions are basically key words and/or terms that describe certain creations of GOD Almighty.  For example:

    1-  Allah Almighty in one Word said that the Universe is expanding and in another term said it will shrink back again.  Science confirmed that today through the big bang and the cosmic crunch theories.

    2-  Allah Almighty in two Words mentioned the layers of waves and darkness inside the vast oceans.  Science today, again, confirmed that.

    3-  Allah Almighty in one Word said that He made the earth as an egg.  We all know today that earth is spherical and science did confirm that the earth is indeed egg-shaped.  Please visit: If the Noble Quran says the earth is "egg-shaped" through a Notion, then why couldn't Prophet Muhammad just say it clear in plain Arabic? (detailed proofs demonstrating the miracle of the Word/Notion "dahaha").

    4-  Allah Almighty in few terms in several Noble Verses said that mountains prevent the earth from shaking.  Science today did indeed confirm that mountains stabilize the earth and prevent it from constantly shaking while it is rotating around its own axle.

    5-  Allah Almighty in one term talked about the earth reducing in size.  Science today indeed confirmed that earth is shrinking in size due to volcanoes and earth "debris" caused by erosions, earthquakes, sea-waves changing the shape and condition of the land and other natural factors, escaping to space.  In fact, it is estimated that earth lost approximately 10-40 miles from its radius or depth size in the past 10 or so billion years!  (I heard this from Dr. Zaghloul Al-Naggar on TV.  My numbers may not be quite accurate because I am relying on memory, but the fact of the earth shrinking is definitely true, and in the link above I have provided several quotes from Western scientists demonstrating why the earth is reducing/shrinking in size).

    6-  Allah Almighty mentioned in one term the moon's fault line.  Science today confirmed that the moon's fault line, which is splitting it in half, was caused by major moonquakes.

    7-  Allah Almighty in one term talked about the earth's 7 properties.  Science today confirmed that the earth has 7 inner layers and 7 atmospheric layers.

    8-  Allah Almighty in one term talked about the region inside the human-brain that controls the movements.  Science today confirmed that.

    Many more examples (and the list is growing) are provided at: The overwhelming Scientific Miracles in the Noble Quran section.

    The Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him, was already accused of being crazy by the infidels.  Have Allah Almighty given sophisticated scientific statements that covered exact details as we scientifically know them today, then no one would've believed the Prophet of Islam, because:

    1-  He wasn't a scientist and such science wasn't known to man back then, which makes it impossible for him to explain it, even if Allah Almighty Inspired it to him.  The information would not have been understood by the nomad bedouins 1,500 years ago.

    2-  People had already inclined toward declaring the Prophet as an insane man, and many already did.  Any extraordinary supernatural statement that requires a lot of scientific explanations such as "we have people standing on the other side of the world (under our feet), and all humans are actually standing on the side of the earth not on its top or back."

    Such statement would require knowledge in gravity and astronomy, which man did not know about 1,500 years go.

    Like I said, many have accused the Prophet of being a madman.  Allah Almighty did not want to complicate Islam, especially to the people who did not know much about science:

    "Say (to them O Muhammad SAW): "I exhort you on one (thing) only: that you stand up for Allahs sake in pairs and singly, and reflect (within yourselves the life history of the Prophet SAW): there is no madness in your companion (Muhammad SAW), he is only a warner to you in face of a severe torment."  (The Noble Quran, 34:46)"

    "And (O people) your companion (Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) is not a madman;  (The Noble Quran, 81:22)"


    That is why Allah Almighty used scientific notions instead of statements and equations.  They are for man to discover as he advances in life.  The more man advances, the more he will find that many of his discoveries are mentioned in the Noble Quran.  That is why the Noble Quran's Miracles are for all times and all places!

    Again, please also visit:  The overwhelming Scientific Miracles in the Noble Quran section.

     

    2-  The complex language of Arabic:

    Arabic is a very complex, artistic and poetical language by nature!  A single word can mean a host of meanings.  The art and beauty of Arabic comes in how a person constructs and puts together words to form a sentence or paragraph.  The art and creativity in the style and poetry are what determine the strength and beauty of the sentence or poem.  That is why the Noble Quran is extremely difficult to understand sometimes, even by the fluent and professional Arabic speakers.  That is why Muslims always say that the translations of the Noble Quran do it absolutely no justice, because the poetry and complexity of language-art are completely compromised in the translation.  What the English reader, for instance, is left with when reading the English Noble Quran, is the subject that the Noble Verses are talking about.  But he/she doesn't see the beautiful and complex stylistic and linguistic Divine Miracle that the Arabic text carries in it.

    At any rate, Allah Almighty Chose for the Noble Quran to be Difficult to comprehend, and to be quite a challenge to interpret and translate, because:

    1-  He Chose to have the Miracle of the Noble Quran be an ever lasting one by living in the text of the Holy Book Itself.

    2-  To demonstrate Its Divinity to the Arabs back then, who were very experienced/mature, fluent and also addicted to poetry, along with the Arabic-speaking people today, and to challenge them and to show them that certainly the Noble Quran is not just an average everyday book.  It is indeed a Divine Miracle, proving that Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, is indeed a Truthful and real Prophet.

    3-  This is Allah Almighty's way to Lead to the Right Path whom He pleases and to Lead astray whom He pleases.

     

    The Earth is round according to Islam:

    The sections of this article are:

    -  Muslim scientists in the 14th century concluded that the earth is round from the Noble Quran.
    -  The "two Easts" and "two Wests" on earth in the Noble Quran and the roundness of the earth.
        -  The earth literally has two sun rising points and two sun setting points!  Noble Quran and
            Science agree on this.

        -  The Round earth does have two easts and two wests.

     

     

    The Rashad Khalifa translation:

    It is important to know that modern translators such as Rashad Khalifa do use "egg-shaped" as the accurate meaning and translation for the Word "dahaha":

    79:30 He made the earth egg-shaped. (Source)

     

    This article was taken from multiple Islamic web sites.  I added some coloring to help the reader see the most important points. 

    The following section was taken from http://www.thetruereligion.org/earth.htm   

    Early Muslim Consensus: The Earth is Round

    Author Unknown

    Ibn Taymiyah (d. 728 H / 1328 CE), may Allah be merciful with him, in his famous treatise, ar-Risalah al-'Arshiyah, refutes the position of the neo-Platonic philosophers who identified Allah's Throne with the ninth celestial sphere (Majmu'ul-Fatawa, Vol. 6, pp. 546-ff). In the course of his response, Ibn Taymiyah discusses the question of the earth is it round or flat? He writes:

    [That] celestial bodies are round (istidaaratul-aflaak) - as it is the statement of astronomers and mathematicians (ahlul-hay'ah wal-hisab) - it is [likewise] the statement of the scholars of the Muslims; as Abul-Hasan ibn al-Manaadi, Abu Muhammad ibn Hazm, Abul-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi and others have quoted: that the Muslim scholars are in agreement [that all celestial bodies are round]. Indeed Allah - taala - has said: And He (i.e., Allah) it is Who created the night and the day, the sun and the moon. They float, each in a falak (The Noble Quran, 21:33)Ibn Abbas says: A falaka like that of a spinning wheel. 

    Ibn Taymiyah continues: The [word] falak [in the Arabic language] means that which is round. From which is the statement [of the Arabs]: <<The young girl's breasts have ta-fa-la-ka when they become round.>> (Vol. 6, pp. 566-567)

    In an earlier passage (Vol. 6, pp. 565-566), Ibn Taymiyah discusses why those on the other side of the earth are not below us, just like we are not below them. He writes:

    As for the other side of the earth it is surrounded by water. [Note: Admittedly, Ibn Taymiyah - as all Muslim scholars of his day- were not aware of the Americas and believed that the Old World was encompassed by an ocean.] There are no human beings or anything like that [on that side]. Even if we were to imagine that people were on that side of the earth, such individuals would still be on the face of the earth. Those on that side of the earth are not below those who are on this side; just like those on this side are not below those on that side. For as all spherical bodies surround a center point (markaz), no one side of a spherical body is under the other, nor is the north pole under the south [Note: Unlike Western maps, Muslim cartographers (map-makers) would draw the world with the south-side up.] or vice versa.

    In another passage (Vol. 5, p. 150) Ibn Taymiyah clearly states the earth is spherical.

    Significantly Abu Ya'la in his work Tabaqatal-Hanabilah (Biographical Entries of the Hanabali Scholars) quotes the unanimous consensus (ijma) of all Muslim scholars that the earth is round.

    This consensus was mentioned by the scholars of the second generation (the students of the Prophet's Companions) and was based upon Ibn Abbas' explanation to 21:33 (previously cited) and other evidences.

    The later belief of Muslim scholars, like as-Suyuti (died 911 AH / 1505 CE) that the earth is flat represents a deviation from this earlier opinion.

     

     

    The "two Easts" and "two Wests" on earth in the Noble Quran and the roundness of the earth:


    The earth literally has two sun rising points and two sun setting points!  Noble Quran and Science agree on this:

    Before we look at the Noble Verses, it is important to know when the sun rises on one half of the earth, it is at the same time setting on the other half, and when it sets on one half of the earth, it is at the same time rising on the other half.  This clearly means that the earth literally has two sun rising points (mashriqayn) and two sun setting points (maghribayn)!


    Now let us look at what Allah Almighty Said in the Noble Quran:

    "GOD of the two Easts, and GOD of the two Wests.  (The Noble Quran, 55:17)"

    The Arabic words "mashriqayn" and "maghribayn" were translated as "two Easts" and "two Wests" respectively.  It is important to know that Noble Verses 55:10-25 are speaking about the earth and the some of the Creations that exist on it.

    The two root Arabic words "Sharq" and "Gharb", which mashriqayn and maghribayn are derived from respectively, can also literally mean the rising point of the sun, and the setting point of the sun.


    Important Note:  "two Easts" would've be an accurate translation if the word was "Sharqayn" and NOT "mashriqayn".  As I said above, "Sharq" means "East", and "Sharqayn" is two easts.  But "Mashriqayn" is a plural of "Mashriq", which is used for referring to sun rising as in "Mashriq Al-Shams" (the rising of the sun). 

    *** The same for "two Wests" and "Gharbayn".  This is the literal and accurate meaning for "two Wests".  "Maghribayn" is plural of "Maghrib", which is used for referring to sung setting as in "Maghrib Al-Shams" (the setting of the sun).



    The fact that Allah Almighty chose to use "Mashriqayn" and "Maghribayn" as opposed to "Sharqayn" and "Gharbayn" is a clear proof that Noble Verse 55:17 is referring to the two sun's rising and setting, and not to east and west.

     

     

    The Round earth does have two easts and two wests:

    Here is another interpretation to the "two Easts" and "two Wests" of planet earth in the Noble Quran:

    The following section was taken from http://www.islamic-book-depot.org.uk/bulletins/august_2001.htm

    Lord of the two Easts, and Lord of the two Wests.
    Which then of the bounties of thy Lord will you deny?

    (The Noble Quran, 55:17-18)

    In the verse, Lord of the two Easts, and Lord of the two Wests, there is sure evidence that the earth is round because two Easts and two Wests can come about only when the earth is round; for when the sun rises over one region it sets in another, and when it sets in one sphere it rises in another. Thus the actuality of two Easts and two Wests can clearly be seen.

    Now let us look at the inner or spiritual world of man. It is an established fact in the physical world that the reason for the rising and setting of the sun is that, in the course of the earth’s revolution, whichever half of the earth faces the sun gets the sunrise and becomes bright. Similarly, the other half of the earth which is turned away from the sun, or which, in a manner of speaking, has its back to the sun, experiences the setting of the sun and its consequent darkness.

    The same thing happens in the spiritual world. Any nation that turns its face towards guidance finds that the sun of guidance and progress begins to shed its rays on it, and this is so whether the enlightenment is physical or spiritual. In other words, to whatever kind of education a man directs his attention, the sun of that kind of guidance shines on him.

    On the other hand, if a nation turns its face away from guidance it will be enveloped in the darkness of decadence and perdition. Thus, there is one East that pertains to the physical growth and perfection and another East that relates to spiritual advancement and perfection, and these are the two Easts mentioned in the verse above. Similarly, there are two Wests — one pertaining to physical decline and decay and the other to spiritual degradation and deviation from the true path. These conditions overtake nations in turns and this is so because of people’s own deeds.

    From another vantage point, we find that today, too, the world is divided into two Easts — a near East and a far East — and two Wests — a near West, referring to Europe, and a far West, meaning America.

    In short, these verses tell us that Allah is the complete Lord of both Easts and both Wests. As proof of His physical Providence, His physical sun shines on people in the East as well as those in the West. Similarly, why should His spiritual Providence not allow the Holy Quran, His spiritual sun, to illuminate the nations of the East and the West as well? And why should the East and the West not live under the same spiritual law? This comprises the second East and the second West.

    In fact, these verses contain a prophecy that although at this time the sun of the Holy Quran shines on the Eastern nations, yet a time will come when that light will also irradiate the people of the West. But this has a resemblance to the physical system, that is, just as when the physical sun sets on the East it rises in the West, so, too, this spiritual sun of the Holy Quran will rise in the West just when the people of the East turn their backs on the Holy Quran, and because of this abandonment of the Book all kinds of misery and darkness will overtake them. When this happens, this spiritual sun will rise over the Western nations who will then bow their heads before the verities of the Holy Quran and will be illuminated by its splendour. This is the meaning of the prophecy recorded in the Hadith that before the Day of Resurrection the sun shall rise in the West. Thus, there is a remarkable prophecy hidden in this verse that the sun of the Holy Quran which now shines through the grace of the Holy Prophet (sas) in the East will one day illumine the Western world. And why should this not be so when Allah is not only the Lord of both East and West but the Lord of both kinds of Easts and Wests, that is, the physical and the spiritual East and West, and His Providence encompasses the physical as well as the spiritual kingdoms? If the physical sun gives light to both the East and the West, why should the spiritual sun of the Holy Quran not illumine both East and West? Thus, how unjust it is to deny these marvellous bounties of the Almighty!

     

     

     

     

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    Allah Almighty said that the earth is "egg-shaped".

    The Earth is flat according to the Bible.

        

    Also Visit:

    The Motion of Earth in the Holy Quran - A detailed article using 7 Arabic dictionaries.

    Also, the Holy Quran declares that the Earth is Egg-Shaped.

    See also Motion of Earth in the Holy Quran.

    See also Earth Rotation in the Holy Quran.

     

    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.
  •   

    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

    The moving mountains in the Noble Quran.

    The function of mountains.

    Related video I.
    Related video II.
    Related video III.
    Related video IV.
    Related video V.

    Iron was sent down from space - A Discovery Channel program with Noble Quranic Verses edited into it.

    The mystery in Iron Miracle of the Quran.


      

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