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in response to reader comment: To Tariq: The Quaran's and hadith fake science

Submitted by Nasr (Malaysia), Dec 17, 2014 at 10:26

Rise and set of the sun is what we humans view daily. the content of hadith talks about viewing the rising of sun from the west. Even in Bible the language use is rise and set. "The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises." (Ecclesiastes 1:5)

In the hadith vol 4, book 54 no 421 it is said if permission is not given after such daily prostration from the sun, then the sun would not appear anymore to rise from the east . It will rise from west. What affects the sun at that time will affect the rotation of earth thus the appearance of sun rising from west.

It is mentioned in Quran 17:44 that of how celestial bodies pray/prostrate or in the case of hadith how does sun goes to underneath throne to prostrate is a knowledge unknown for human. ~~~

Quran 36:38 speaks about fixed course of sun until a stopping point. And 36:39 about returning course of moon. So sun has different orbit. And moon's orbit returning/revolving around earth. You dont see sun mentioned as returning. Followed by next verse 36:40.

It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor does the night outstrip the day. They all float, each in an orbit. (Quran 36:40)

We also have hadith about eclipse. So it shows that moon and sun have different orbit. So how does day and night happen, there is a verse about earth moving. So it affirms that earth, moon and sun all have orbits. Only in modern time the path of these orbits are known. Also only in modern time it is known that the movement of cloud being linked with movement of earth

Earth is moving as well "Thou seest the mountains and thinkest them firmly fixed: but they pass like the passing of the clouds: (such is) the artistry of God, who disposes of all things in perfect order: for he is well acquainted with all that ye do. (The Noble Quran, 27:88)"

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