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Submitted by Mohammad (Qatar), Jul 11, 2009 at 06:36

My comment will be only to correct the translation of these versus. I will give you the literal translation and you can make your own interpretation, hope this helps:
Verse 51-47: and we built the sky with hands and we will be expanding.
Verse 51-48: and we furnitured the earth so praise to us for creating the best cradle.

Background:
1. The Quran always makes references to "earth and sky or skies" (as if the universe is divided into earth and everything else).
2. Some people give the sky religious meaning and translate it into Heaven or Heavens. Here I am giving the literal one.
3. I used the term "creating the best cradle" because the last word of the verse is translated as "the one who creates cradles (beds for babies)". And the word before it means "praise for the one".

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