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Submitted by Seyfoe (Netherlands), Oct 21, 2012 at 20:50

Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim,

Sir, correct me if I am wrong, but did the verse said flat roof or just roof? As in something above our heads that for us simple folks, can be best described as roof to understand the meaning of it. And by Allah, we need that roof or we would be baked, so yes, we actually do have a roof above us. It seems we are outside, but actually we are always under the best roof ever created by the Best Creator. And a roof can be flat, yes, I agree. A roof made by Allah can be endless, do you agree? God can do it all, is what I believe.

Now, I have to look at the Bible and its origins and the many years it took too write, and the many authors( btw, all of them inspired by God?) and I find that the cosmology in the christian belief doesnt differ much from what you claim over the muslim belief (which to me is a personal interpretation, it doesnt say flat). In the early days(hang on with me, something changed in the view of the christian belief) it speaks of the earth being a FLAT DISC shaped earth floating on water and underneath is the underworld and above the heaven. Above is also water actually, according to the foundation of the Bible. And the heaven had....windows....what a miracle. You see, I say Allah knows best, because it could be true. Later babylonian influence put more heavens in the Bible. And then the greek influence of the earth pictured as spherical hanging in space and they added two more creators next to God(Yahweh), also from the greek philosophy. Even the New Testament name for hell, Hades, has a greek sound to it. While the Bible states that you as a believer should stay away from philosophy that adds to your God.

So, suppose I pick your side and say, yes, you right, the Islam says the earth and sky are flat. After all, as a muslim I know Allah can do all by just saying "Be" and it is. Would you then agree with me that the Bible stated that too and adding to it that the original description of Yahweh how his creation looked, was changed by greek influence? You know, in stead of trying to find pitfalls for eachother, lets try and respect eachothers religion and feelings and humanity. The way of the good muslim is the peacefull way, so I call upon all my brothers and sisters in Islam to be nice and respectfull to all that you meet. And I ask kindly from my fellow human beings to help eachother, the only way to get there. Get to know eachother and come closer. Thats also a verse from the Quran. I hope I havent offended anyone.

Peace be upon you all, InshaAllah

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