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Earth is indeed flat in Quran, proof inside

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Submitted by AlmostConverted (United States), Jan 6, 2009 at 20:25

I am an arab who almost converted to Islam. The verse that stood out the most for me when I read the Quran was 88:20 "wa ela alard kaifa sutehat" ->English "and to the earth how it is flattened" word for word translation. this is the point where I dropped the Quran and conclusively decided that it is not from God. This verse is as clear as the sun in the sky that the Quran definitely thinks the earth is flat. Verse 79:30 is also clear on the shape of the earth as flat, but the word Dahaha in arabic is not used very often in converstations and thus arabs, like me, don't know what it means right off the top of their heads until you look it up in the dictionary.

It means to make something flat or clean a surface. the word is used sometimes to describe how an ostrich clears the ground to lay her eggs, that's why you find Zakir and his morons friends saying that this verse means "earth is spherical" where in fact the verse is saying that God made the earth flat. Zakir is the worst liar in history.

The word Egg does not appear in the verse whatsoever and it is not implied in any way, plus we are not talking about ostriches. if this is the verse that you're using to claim that the earth is spherical in the Quran, please don't. You should get educated before coming on here and blasting us with non sense. Also, the quran has many other verses where it describes the earth as a bed. No where in the Quran at all there is reference to earth being spherical. Some muslims claim that when the Quran mentions how the night follows the day in verse 39:5, that this is proof that the Quran thinks the earth is round. This is also pathetic as human beings watched the night follow the day for thousands of years without ever concluding the earth was spherical and you cannot take that phenomena exclusively and conclude such fact because the earth could be shaped like a rectagle, for example, if I wanted and if the Sun ran above it during the day and underneath it during the night we would have a night that follows the light, therefore drawing a conclusion that the earth is spherical based solely on this fact alone isn't sufficeint and therefore the Quran in no way thinks the earth is spherical in that verse either. The Quran is not from God, you need to lighten up and leave it.

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