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Creation of the earth and heaven in Quran

Discussion in 'Quranic Debates' started by InvestigateTruth, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. InvestigateTruth

    InvestigateTruth Well-Known Member

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    In one of the verses of Quran, it is written God created the earth and the Heavens in six days. How long it took Him to create the earth, and how long the heavens?
    How would six days is compatible with scientific findings? Big bang, and evolution?
     
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    It isn't to be taken literally.
     
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    InvestigateTruth Well-Known Member

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    How did you deside or how did you know it is not to be taken literally?
    If it contradicts with logic and science, then you decide it must be allegorical?
     
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    At KAUST in Arabia they have interactive exhibits on the geology of the Arabian peninsula and how it has changed over millions of years. At each station there is a brass plaque with a creation verse from the Koran. I don't think there's a lot of angst over the science versus the creation story.
     
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    There is because, for a 'Day' to exist, first there must be a Sun, and earth to rotate. That is how a 'Day' exist. But if the earth and sun did not exist, how can it be said, it was created in six days? When there was no days yet!
     
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    Oh I think there were days and nights a million years ago and earth revolved around the sun even then.
     
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    No. Read from a reliable source. And of course it makes perfect sense. It's the same with the Bible.
     
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    The same dumb argument that has been responded to billions of times. The word "day" is the translation of the word "yaum" in Arabic which means both 1- "a 24 hour day" or 2- "a period of time".

    The word day has the exact same 2 meaningings in English. This is how day is defined in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary:

    1- a twenty-four-hour period as a unit of time, reckoned from one midnight to the next and corresponding to a rotation of the earth on its axis. ▶the time between sunrise and sunset. ▶Astronomy a single rotation of a planet in relation to its primary.
    2- a particular period of the past

    So the verse is to be taken literally in both the Quran and the Bible and it means the earth and the heavens were created in six days (i.e. six periods of time).

    Case closed.
     
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    That shouldn't be a stumbling block.. In the Koran there are some 30 allegorical descriptions of heaven, but scholars tell me the bottom line is paradise is to be in the presence of God.
     
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