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Reader comment on item: How Many Muslims in the United States?
in response to reader comment: Some Scientific Miracles in the Koran

Submitted by bos (United Kingdom), Mar 22, 2008 at 20:55

Every time I think i'm done with this, you go and entertain me, youre really funny and it just seems rude not to respond:-

first, on any subject of contention if you havent read at least as much as dissagrees with you as you have that agrees then you have not studied the subject or formed a rational opinion on it.

second i said read an early muslim history, not read early muslim history

third, i didnt find proof to justify my arguement, i found something i hoped would make you think about how you justify yours

anyway re earth flat man:-

So it had nothing to do with 88:20 - Wa ilal'ardi kayfa sutihat.

"the earth how it was made flat"

Or 79:27-33 that is taken to mean the earth was not flat but was flattened after the creation of heaven?

Or 15:19 with the word madadnaha from the verb madda, describing something flat

Or 96:6 – Wal'ardu wa ma ta'haha with tahaha interpreted in theTafsir of
Al-Jalalein as ‘he made it flat'

Or the more than a dozen references to the earth being ‘spread out' coupled with Al Anbiya – heavens and the were both solid, and we burst them asunder.. .. ..and we placed on the earth firm mountains lest it should move" (which is funny, because I thought the earths moving created the mountains)

And dhul Qarnayn going west till he saw the sun set in a pool of black mud doesn't suggest a flat earth error either?

Perhaps I should stop before a bit of sky falls on my head 34:9 or the sun stops moving round the earth 36:40 or someone slices the moon again 54:l

Ps. no one in this conversation is saying the old or new testament is the divinely inspired literally correct word of God, most Christians don't even say that. It has no bearing on your ill informed quranic faith.

pps as for 'how can they stop the rain hitting the earth' they could always annoy allah enough to let the sky fall on it and block the rains path 22:65

I just remembered I was watching telly the other day, I saw a young iraqi girl who had lost her whole family in a bombing targetting civilians, she was horribly burned and so lonely and starved of affection that she was just pleased that this journalist had sat and played with her for a while. I cried for her and thought of you, and wondered why you can tell me nonsense about the meaning of jihad, (ignoring the hadith and the tafsir) but you cant condemn the people who did it to her and called it jihad, you cant even say you think they shouldnt do it again.

on reflection, you're not that funny

peace

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