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Re:Celestial bodies

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in response to reader comment: And speaking of "Celestial" bodies and other sordid matters

Submitted by Nasr (Malaysia), Dec 21, 2014 at 10:11

Its good that you wish to study about signs from the Creator mentioned in His revelations being the final covenant for mankind.

Answer to (1),(2)
Read http://beta.quran.com/79/30 for more translations of Quran 79:30.

There are many by scholars based on how they interpret the verses, as for Tafsir Tabari written in 10th century. If he interpreted the earth as flat, that means the knowledge about earth in that era was still about earth being flat. Only in late centuries ago, earth is accepted as sphere.

Answer (3)

you can read what i post before about the course of sun. and course of moon revolving.returning phase. The sun was not mention with description of returning phase. So its clear they are all moving with its orbit.

Answer (4)

if you read a hadith about eclipse, then you will understand that celestial bodies do not flow in same orbit. If the sun and moon had eclipse in same orbit , doesnt that mean they collided?

But what does it mean if one also wishes to interpret as all celestial body moving in one orbit. If we look at earth, moon and sun. All of them are orbiting the centre mass of galaxy which again is correct by definition if one whishes to interpret all moving in one orbit.

Answer (5) & (12) & (13)

Earthquake is due to movement of plates underneath where human stands. Try reading that mountains is also moving as mentioned in Quran 27:88. While everything is rotating, the mountains due to them having deep roots prevent the land from shaking as well. in other words, if the earth surface is even, no mountain with deep roots exist. then vibration/shake can be felt frequently.

Answer (6)

Skinning of day. If you view rotating earth from space, you will see the shedding of day into night. The transition is as if its sheddding off the bright skin on earth into darkness.

Answer (7)

shahab is indicating shooting meteor. It could be telling that there is gravity in space holding some atmosphere in location where they eavesdrop. Thus the reason meteor rock turns flaming.

Another opinion favour to say that the word shahab in the location where they eavesdrop refer gamma ray.

Answer (8)

Syaitan is something not seen vide visible eyes, of course NASA would not be able to detect it right?

Answer (9) & (11) & (13)

Heaven like a tent. Your are referring to Isaiah 40:22? If a tent is meant as space for containing the celestial bodies. Then it might be correct. But;

You might want to read about heavens (sky) and earth all being similar to scroll of a book in Quran 21:104. And later read NASA opinion on unverse.

http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/uni_shape.html

Answer (10)

Animal's Urine can be used in prescription for e.g PREMARIN. But of course nobody in modern world would take crude animal urine as they need to be processed first.
In the case of messenger of Allah . the advice was for unknown illness felt by visiting tribes. Its not a common sickness for other Muslims.

Answer (13)

No kidney was mentioned, but.. from between the backbone and the ribs. the location is just between there. Read http://beta.quran.com/86/7

Answer (14)
The Noble Quran prohibits for men to have sexual intercourse with women during menses. Not that women is a disease

Narrated 'Aisha: "The Prophet used to recite the Quran with his head in my lap while I used to be in my periods (having menses). (Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 93, Number 639)"

Every creations in heavens or earth need to abide by the laws that have been decreed by God. If cromosoms cells are abnormal thus the formation of human will be impaired.

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