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Submitted by Walter (Canada), Nov 4, 2005 at 20:49

Miss Randa Ali

I missed including a sura from the Qur'an which reveals some of Muhammad's knowledge regarding the sun.

Sura 18:83. They ask thee concerning Zul-qarnain (Alexander the Great). Say, "I will rehearse to you something of his story."
18:84. Verily We established his power on earth, and We gave him the ways and the means to all ends.
18:85. One (such) way he followed,
18:86. Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water:

In the event it is not clear; Muhammad believed that the sun set in a spring of murky water. This is of course contrary to your statement that Muhammad spoke about the earth rotating around the sun.

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