Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Earth Created Before the Stars

The Quran clearly states that the Earth was created before the Stars - A grave scientific error. This is clear from the Verses 41:9 - 41:12. Here I will quote two different translations of the Quran to show it - Translations of Pickthall and Yusuf Ali. Pickthall makes it absolutely certain, so let us give the Quran a chance and go straight to Yusuf Ali's translation.


41:9. Say: Is it that ye deny Him Who created the earth in two Days? And do ye join equals with Him? He is the Lord of (all) the Worlds.
41:10. He set on the (earth), mountains standing firm, high above it, and bestowed blessings on the earth, and measure therein all things to give them nourishment in due proportion, in four Days, in accordance with (the needs of) those who seek (Sustenance).
41:11. Moreover He comprehended in His design the sky, and it had been (as) smoke: He said to it and to the earth: "Come ye together, willingly or unwillingly." They said: "We do come (together), in willing obedience."
41:12. So He completed them as seven firmaments in two Days, and He assigned to each heaven its duty and command. And We adorned the lower heaven with lights, and (provided it) with guard. Such is the Decree of (Him) the Exalted in Might, Full of Knowledge.

The start of verse 41:12 uses the Arabic word "fa" which indicates a sequence of events between 41:11 and 41:12. See the word by word grammar of the Quran: http://corpus.quran.com/wordbyword.jsp?chapter=41&verse=12

Yusuf Ali translates "fa" as "so" and Pickthall translates it as "then". In either case, the events in 41:11 occurred before the events in 41:12. Notice that at the end of verse 41:11, the earth was surely existant, no doubt. And when does the Quran claim that stars were created? In 41:12, that is after the creation of the Earth! Yusuf Ali describes stars as "lights" and Pickthall describes it as "lamps". Either way, the verse is talking about stars (whether it includes sun or not). There are no other "lights" or "lamps" (notice the plural) that fit the context.

Things are even clearer when we go to Pickthall's translation:


041.009 Say (O Muhammad, unto the idolaters): Disbelieve ye verily in Him Who created the earth in two Days, and ascribe ye unto Him rivals ? He (and none else) is the Lord of the Worlds.
041.010 He placed therein firm hills rising above it, and blessed it and measured therein its sustenance in four Days, alike for (all) who ask;
041.011 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. They said: We come, obedient.
041.012 Then He ordained them seven heavens in two Days and inspired in each heaven its mandate; and We decked the nether heaven with lamps, and rendered it inviolable. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Knower.

The best argument someone can put up against this is that the verse 41:12 does not explicitly say that stars were "created". Rather it says that the "nearest heaven" was "beautified" or "adorned" with stars. But think about this: If the author of the Quran knew that stars were already shining there long before the earth was created, then why would he say that god beautified the nearest heaven with stars after the earth was created? If the stars were already there, this beautification was already there. It makes no sense to say this beautification was made after the creation of earth.

Modern science has made considerable progress in the study of the formation of planets through astronomical observations. Planets in general form as a result of the coming together and solidification of matter thrown outwards from their parent stars. This explains why they orbit stars. Thus, there is simply no way that earth was created before stars. Studies estimate the age of the earth as approximately one-third the age of universe from the time of the big bang. Stars were there long before the formation of the earth.

To conclude, this is a grave scientific error in the Quran that simply cannot be reconciled with scientific observations.



    1. Poor analogy as builders put up lighting to carry out their work in the winter.

  2. Wrong question bro. The Quran clearly says Earth was created and stars created AFTER that. Thats an error.

  3. Wrong question bro. The Quran clearly says Earth was created and stars created AFTER that. Thats an error.

  4. Good work again Rahul. Yes, fa indicates sequence, immediately without interuption (Lane's Lexicon). With other verses too, the sequence seems to be earth and heaven are separated (as per prevailing myths), but after some days of work on the earth, the heaven is then divided into seven heavens and adorned with stars. The improved scientific errors page on wikiislam pulls it all together well (sections 1.4-1.5). Scientific Errors in the Qur'an

  5. The Big Bang Theory is rapidly becoming discredited as evidence grows for an infinite Universe with no beginning in space or time. The Bible and Koran are both wrong when it comes to cosmology but then how could they know about the Sun and planets when it was not until Kepler that such were properly understood.

  6. That was Omar's personal desicion to relocate Christians and Jews living in Medinah. He only heard that Mohammeds saying no one else.
    He paid ransom to Christians, they happily moved to Syria as better place than desert of Najran.
    There are many Christian's and Jews still living in Yemen.
    Those days rules of engagement was,winner takes it all.So when Jewish community lost the war, those land became property of Muslims. Then they were living peacefully with new agreement with state of Madinah.Mohammed didn't apply any force to leave them Medinah.
    NO one can blame prophet Mohammed regarding their deportation.
    Once again, those were Omar's own decisions and also he didn't apply force to leave them Medinah.

  7. We also have a narration attributed to Ibn Abbas where he heard Muhammad state that "two religions shall not coexist in the Arabian Peninsula", apart from what Umar claims to have heard.

    You are wrong about Muhammad not using force to expel Jews from Medina. It is ridiculous dishonesty to think that Jews left by their own choice... why woukd they do that??

    Same for Umar. HE EXPELLED them. Instead of being delusional and defeinding their atrocities, THINK. Why would a community of Jews and Christians want to leave their own homes in Najran in masses? Please do show me a reference that says they were happy.

  8. Your argument is again invalid . See this:http://www.answering-christianity.com/quran/frank_earth_heaven.htm

    Don't fool yourself by making your own assumptions.