Quran Science 2: Sun rise and Sun set

The Koran asserts that the Sun sets in a muddy spring:

Quran 18: 86 Till, when he (the traveller Zul-qarnain) reached the setting-place of the Sun, he found it going down into a muddy spring…

Quran 18: 90 Till, when he reached the rising-place of the Sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had appointed no shelter from it.

And this is coming from a supposed book of scientific truth!? Firstly, it is a scientifically accepted fact that, the Sun never goes down in a muddy spring. Secondly, this seems to also claim a FLAT Earth, otherwise how can there be an extreme point in the West or in the East? A sunrise there would be basically just the same as at any other place on this earth, at land or sea. It would still look as if it is setting “far away”. It does say, that he reached THE PLACE where the Sun sets and in his second Journey the place where it rises.

A resting place for Sun!?
Quran 36: 38 And the sun runneth on unto a resting place for him. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Wise.
Quran 36: 39 And for the moon We have appointed mansions till she return like an old shrivelled palm leaf.
Quran 36: 40 It is not for Sun to overtake the moon, nor doth the night outstrip the day. They float each in an orbit.

This is highly hilarious! Where is sun and where is moon situated? Can anybody tell me how they could collide/meet/overtake each other? Are the sun and the moon neighbors to each other? It is very clear that the writers of this illiterate twaddle through their observation with the bare eyes plus their primitive knowledge of science of the earth thought the sun and moon were constantly traveling from east to westin the same Sky area or same path, without colliding, causing day and night etc.

Their limited knowledge could not permit them to imagine that all these phenomena were simply due to the Earth’s rotation and NOT by the Sun’s movement. The Sun is stationary; it doesn’t move. Ther is nowhere in the entire Quran that says the EARTH ROTATES. To claim that an all-knowing being in person of Allah wrote this joke is a dissapointment to common sense. Perhaps Allah could not feel earth’s rotation.

A resting place for sun WAS CONFIRMED BY HADITHS?

Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 54, Number 421
Sahih Bukhari Hadiths: Abzur Ghifari (ra) narrated: one day Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) asked me, “Abzar do you know after setting where does Sun go?” I replied, I do not know, only Allah’s apostle can say better. Then Prophet (SA) replied, “After setting, the sun remains prostrated under Allah’s Aro’sh and waits for Allah’s command for rising again in the East. Day will come when sun will not get permission to rise again and Qeyamot will fall upon Earth”.

The superstitious belief of ancient people reflected in the Quran and Hadiths, we can understand that. But to claim this twaddle as a scientific book of truth and an infallible text in this 21st century is a big mess. Even a 10-year-old boy would not tell such fairy tales in this age.


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