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The Earth "Sutihat" (formed after a splat, is pressed and expanded), and the Bulging Miracle - Mentioned in the Glorious Quran and confirmed by Science:

The sections of this article are:

1-  The Noble Quran's Divine Claims.

      (a)-  The Giant Impact and the Big Splat!
      (b)-  What does Sutihat (
سطحت) mean?
      (c)-  Sutihat (
سطحت) means that the earth was formed after the Big Splat! pulsar.gif (2171 bytes)
      (d)-  The Bible's flat earth.

2-  The Scientific Proofs.
3-  What other word could possibly sum all of these events up?
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4-  Conclusion.
5-  Rebuttals.

  

  

  

1-  The Noble Quran's Divine Claims:

The Noble Quran is filled with scientific statements and notions.  These are statements of Allah Almighty describing how He created things on earth and in the Universe.  What's most amazing is that all of these scientific statements and notions had been proven to be in perfect agreement with science and our modern-day scientific discoveries.  Allah Almighty made the Noble Quran be Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) Everlasting Divine Miracle and proof for Prophethood.  The Holy Book certainly stood the test of time 1,500 years ago with Its Claims, Prophecies and Miraculous language eloquence, and it does again and again in our day today with Its overwhelming agreement with science and discoveries that were not known to man 1,500 years ago.

Allah Almighty Said: "We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and inside their selves, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?  (The Noble Quran, 41:53)"

With this said, let us look at what Allah Almighty Said in the Glorious Quran:

Noble Verse(s) 88:19-88:20
Yusuf Ali:

[088:019]  And at the Mountains, how they are fixed firm?-

[088:020]  And at the Earth, how it is spread out is SUTIHAT (سطحت, formed after a splat, is pressed and expanded)?


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Play Video that demonstrates the Earth's shape and rotation

Arabic (from right to left):

88:19 والى الجبال كيف نصبت

88:20 والى الارض كيف سطحت

We have already seen how Allah Almighty in ample Noble Verses Said that the earth is:

  1. Made spherical.
      
  2. Suspended in space.
      
  3. On a moving course.
      
  4. The earth will be stretched and will lose its gravity.
      

    (Click to play video-clip)
    Two hypothetical Super Massive Black Holes that are
    100s of Light Years away, or even much closer just
    here in our Milky Way Galaxy that contains Billions of
    Stars and Black Holes, could stretch earth.  Scientists
    concur to this future possibility.
      
  5. Is the best planet among its group.
      
  6. Well balanced.
      
  7. Was expanded and its waters came from it.
      
  8. Iron was sent down to it from space. (Scientists call this "The Giant Impactor theory, The Big Splat")
      

  9. Came into existence after the Big Bang.
      
  10. Exists in a Universe that is currently expanding.
      
  11. Exists in a Universe that will be Cosmically Crunched and be rolled back like the rolling of the scrolls.  NASA also confirmed this.
      
  12. Will be destroyed and a second earth will be created for Resurrection.
      
  13. And much more....

Please visit the following detailed article for ample Quranic and Scientific proofs and details on all of the points above:

  • Detailed Analysis from Lisan Al-Arab (this alone is 10 big books) and 7 other dictionaries proving the Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran in Great Details.
  • Also visit:

    1. Precise mentioning of "Black Holes" by their name and function in the Noble Quran!
        
    2. The Glorious Quran precisely predicts that our sun will turn into a "White Dwarf" dimmed star, and Science has confirmed this!
        
    3. The Rebuttals section, below, in this article.

      

      

    (a)-  The Giant Impact and the Big Splat!

    Allah Almighty mentioned in the Glorious Quran that He Sent down iron to earth from outer space.  Scientists strongly believe that earth was slammed with a gigantic asteroid that was made up of mostly iron that had completely shattered and destroyed it, and caused for its flying rock-debris to wrap around the asteroid's iron body, which was as big as planet Mars, to form our modern-day earth's iron core.  The flying rock-debris formed a ring around the earth like that of Saturn's.  From the flying rock-debris our moon was formed.  The reason why the moon doesn't have iron in it is because the debris was all made up of the original earth's material; only rock.  Scientists call this event, which created the iron core of the earth, "The Giant Impactor: The Big Splat":


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    The earth experienced a Big Splat and Impact that ultimately created its Iron Core.


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    Iron was sent down from space.
    1. Audio file.
    2. Video file 1 (Discovery Channel).
    3. Video file 2.

      
    Please also visit: The Miracle of the formation of the earth and the sending down of iron from space.

    During my debate with him, David Wood quoted an Islamic source that said: Sutihat means made flat!

    I personally agree with both David Wood and with the English translations above.  The earth's surface is indeed made flat for us, humans, by Allah Almighty's Divine Mercy, to make life be balanced and comfortable on earth for us.  We know that Allah Almighty in ample Noble Verses Spoke about the earth's spherical shape, suspension in space, movement in space, balance, and much more.  So looking at Sutihat in light of these Noble Verses becomes quite clear that we do also have a Divine Scientific Miracle in this Noble Verse.  One doesn't have to investigate far to see that the earth's surface does indeed feel flat to the humans living on it. 

      

      

    (b)-  What does Sutihat (سطحت) mean?

    So what does sutihat (سطحت) mean?  And what did it mean to the Arabs of old, 1,500 years ago and much earlier?

    We first of all, have to understand that in Arabic, many words, especially in the Glorious Quran, encompass several meanings.  Sutihat (سطحت) is certainly a great example for this.  Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, also said:

    Narrated Abu Huraira: "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "I have been sent with Jawami al-Kalim (i.e., the shortest expression carrying the widest meanings), and I was made victorious with awe (caste into the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the earth were brought to me and were put in my hand." Muhammad said, Jawami'-al-Kalim means that Allah expresses in one or two statements or thereabouts the numerous matters that used to be written in the books revealed before (the coming of) the Prophet.  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Interpretation of Dreams, Volume 9, Book 87, Number 141)"

    Allah Almighty, in the Glorious Quran, Gives Pithy Words with deep meanings to them.

      
    Now according to:

    1. The ten-book Lisan Al-Arab dictionary [1] , Book 2, Page 261.

    سطح (sataha) means to lay something pressed, bloated, made flat on the ground or to spread it:

  •  سطح: سطح الله الأرض سطحاً أي بسطها
      
    Sataha: Sataha Allah the earth Sat'han, means He basataha (pressed it, flattened it or spread it out).
      
      
  • سطح (sataha) means bloated, inflated, spherical and round:
      

  • والمِسْطَحُ والمِسْطَحَةُ: شبه مِطْهَرة ليست بمربعة
      
    The musattah and mistahu (both derived from sataha) mean almost a spherical container that is not shaped like a square.
      
      
  • السَطيحة والسَطيحُ: المَزادَة
      
    The sateeha and sateeh (both derived from sataha) mean al-mazaada
      
      

  • المَزادَة (al-mazaada):
      
    والوعاء الذي يكون فيه الماء إِنما هي المَزادة. المَزادة تكون من جلدين أَو المَزادة أَكبر منه
      
    Al-mazaada is made of container of water made from leather.  It could be small and it could be big. (when filled, it would be spherical, round and bloated).
      
      

  • المزادة:ُ راويةً
      
    Al-mazaada is also called al-raawiyah (container that contains and provides ample water).
      
    It is also said: وتَرَوَّى القومُ ورَوَّوْا: تزوّدوا بالماء.
      
    O people tarawwu (derived from raawiyah), it means tazawwadu (derived from al-mazaada) with water.

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  • سطحه: أضجعه فبسطه على الأرض
      
    Satahahu means he grappled him and threw him to the ground.
      
  • سطح (sataha) according to Google's Arabic-English online dictionary:
      
    1. flatten
    2. spread
    3. prostrate
    4. surface
    5. press
        

        
      Please visit: Earth's gravity and the various gravities of the planets mentioned in the Noble Quran and confirmed by science.
        
  • سطح (sataha) also according to the Arabic-English Hans Wehr dictionary [2], page 409:
      
    1. To level
    2. To spread out
    3. To throw to the ground
        
  •   

  • أنف مسطح: منبسط جداً
      
    A musattah nose is a very flat and slapped nose.
      
      
  • سطح الشيء: بسطه على الأرض
      
    Sataha something means he laid it down flat or spread it out on the ground.
      
  • بسط (basata) according to Google's Arabic-English online dictionary:
      
    1. extension
    2. distend
    3. spread
    4. stretch
    5. expound
    6. extend
    7. unroll
    8. unwind
    9. vulgarize
    10. fine
    11. couch
    12. lay
    13. state
    14. facilitate
    15. simplify
    16. reach
    17. unwrap
    18. expand
        
        
  • السطيح: المنبسط
      
    Al-Sateeh is the thing that is laid down flat and is spread.
      
      
  • السطيح: المستلقي على قفاه
      
    Al-Sateeh is one who is laying down on his back.
      
      
  • السطح: ظهر البيت
      
    Al-Sat'h is the ceiling of the house.
  •   
    This is also Scientifically correct and requires no detailed analysis.  Earth today encompasses 6.5 to 7.0 billion human beings.  And it hold double and triple and quadruple this number, with ease!

      

    It is man and his greed and evil that make earth tight for us!

      

      

    (c)-  Sutihat (سطحت) means that the earth was formed after the Big Splat!

    In light of the other Noble Verses that I referenced above, and in light of the definitions and the Scientific facts above, it is clear that Sutihat means that the earth as we know it today (inhabitable, balanced, full of life and stability) was formed after the Big Splat.  It doesn't mean that the earth is a flat sheet of paper.  Not only that, but the Arabic root word for Sutihat, when applied to people, it also means having a bloat, or is bloated (مسطوح), because he/she is pressed from the gasses or excessive food inside him/her.  We've also seen above that this is one of the word's main meanings.  The earth is certainly experiencing the bloating in its sides because it is bulged and pressed from both the North and South Poles, causing it to be bloated in the middle.  See the next main-section below for ample proofs and pictures.

    And again, in other Noble Verses, we read in the Glorious Quran about the earth being:

    1. Made spherical.
        
    2. Suspended in space.
        
    3. On a moving course.
        
    4. The earth will be stretched and will lose its gravity.
        
    5. Is the best planet among its group.
        
    6. Well balanced.
        
    7. Was expanded and its waters came from it.
        
    8. Iron was sent down to it from space. (Scientists call this "The Giant Impactor theory, The Big Splat")
        

    9. Came into existence after the Big Bang.
        
    10. Exists in a Universe that is currently expanding.
        
    11. Exists in a Universe that will be Cosmically Crunched and be rolled back like the rolling of the scrolls.  NASA also confirmed this.
        
    12. Will be destroyed and a second earth will be created for Resurrection.
        
    13. And much more....

    Please visit the following detailed article for ample Quranic and Scientific proofs and details on all of the points above:

  • Detailed Analysis from Lisan Al-Arab (this alone is 10 big books) and 7 other dictionaries proving the Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran in Great Details.
  • Also visit:

    1. Precise mentioning of "Black Holes" by their name and function in the Noble Quran!
        
    2. The Glorious Quran precisely predicts that our sun will turn into a "White Dwarf" dimmed star, and Science has confirmed this!
        
    3. The Rebuttals section, below, in this article.

      

      

    (d)-  The Bible's Flat Earth:

    David Wood knows well that his Bible spoke about earth in the following ways:

    1. Earth is flat with four corners.
        
    2. Earth is flat and is standing on pillars that prevent it from shaking.
        
    3. People could reach the end of the earth and fall off into space.
        
    4. And much more....

    Please visit:

  • The Flat Earth in the Bible.
      
  • The Bible's Scientific Absurdities!
  • Nothing like this nonsense is mentioned in the Glorious Quran.

      

      

    2-  The Scientific Proofs:

    Aside from the fact that the earth appears flat to us humans, but the following points must be taken into consideration:

  • The earth is spherical, balanced, suspended in space, and is on a moving course.
      
  • The earth will be stretched and will lose its gravity.
  • So what other flatness did could Allah Almighty have talked about in the Glorious Quran?

      

    Article #1:

    The earth is bulged.  It is pressed from both the north and south poles:


    Play Video that demonstrates the Earth's shape and rotation

     

    More detailed pictures from the NASA site: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

      

    Article #2:

    NASA and the German Aerospace Center declare that the earth is bulging:

    From http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2002-217:

    NASA Research Offers Explanation for Earth's Bulging Waistline

    comparison showing changes in shape of Earth
    Comparison showing changes in shape of Earth

    November 06, 2002

    A team of researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and the Royal Observatory of Belgium has apparently solved a recently observed mystery regarding changes to the physical shape of Earth and its gravity field. The answer, they found, appears to lie in the melting of sub-polar glaciers and mass shifts in the Southern, Pacific and Indian Oceans associated with global-scale climate changes.

    The team of researchers sought to find a climatic reason for the dramatic changes in Earth's gravity field observed since 1997. These changes have resulted from large redistributions of mass around the globe and are characterized by an increased bulge in Earth's equator and mass movement away from the poles - an occurrence known as oblateness, which can be thought of as the difference between a football and a soccer ball; the football has a larger radius at the equator. Their results are published in the December 6 issue of Science.

    The paper, "Recent Earth Oblateness Variations: Unraveling Climate and Postglacial Rebound Effects," by JPL scientists Drs. Jean Dickey, Steven L. Marcus, and Ichiro Fukumori, and Dr. Olivier de Viron from the Royal Observatory of Belgium, builds upon previous research conducted by Drs. Christopher Cox and Benjamin Chao of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

    "During the last ice age, glaciers covered much of the land, reaching down far into the United States, deforming the solid Earth," Dickey said. "As the ice age ended, the ice sheets gradually were reduced, leaving remnant glaciers. The Earth is inelastic and responds to changes by slowly recovering on time scales of tens of thousands of years, resulting in a redistribution of mass toward the higher latitudes, effectively making the Earth more spherical. This phenomenon, called post-glacial rebound, still continues today, due to the slow response of the Earth's mantle."

    In 1998, however, satellite data began to show an increase in the oblateness of Earth's gravity field. To find the catalyst for these changes, Dickey and her colleagues looked to the oceans, where strong El Niño and Southern Oscillation events and a shift in a climate cycle called the Pacific Decadal Oscillation had begun to occur in 1997. Sea-surface height measurements from NASA's Topex/Poseidon oceanography satellite combined with ocean circulation models showed a movement of water from the Southern Pacific Ocean to tropical regions in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

    The researchers also studied sub-polar and mountain glaciers, using information from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, to determine their effect on gravity changes over a period of 37 years. The record shows substantial glacier melting from the 1960s to the 1980s, accelerating in the late 1990s. From 1980 to 1989, the average melting rate was approximately 100 cubic kilometers (26.4 trillion gallons) per year. However, by 1997 and 1998 the yearly rate had increased dramatically to 320 cubic kilometers (85 trillion gallons) and 540 cubic kilometers (143 trillion gallons), respectively. This melting, in combination with changes in the ocean, was found to account for the observed Earth gravity field changes.

    "The rapid surge in glacial melting and changes in oceanic mass distribution in 1997-98 coincided with an intense El Niño, and with the highest global mean surface air temperatures on record. The world is certainly changing in a major way," Dickey said. "The links between these relatively rapid mass shifts and concurrent climate anomalies, however, remain to be established."

    To continue the important work of monitoring Earth's gravity field, NASA and the German Aerospace Center launched the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (Grace) in March of 2002. Grace is measuring Earth's gravity field with unprecedented accuracy. The mission will be able to help scientists track water movement on and beneath Earth's surface; track changes in ice sheets and in global sea level; study surface and deep ocean currents; and study changes in the solid Earth.

    The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena manages JPL for NASA.

      

    Article #3:

    The early Muslims believed that the earth was spherical:

    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth:

    Medieval Islamic world

    Around 830 AD, Caliph al-Ma'mun commissioned a group of astronomers to measure the distance from Tadmur (Palmyra) to al-Raqqah, in modern Syria. They found the cities to be separated by one degree of latitude and the distance between them to be 66⅔ Arabic miles (131 km) and thus calculated the Earth's circumference to be 24000 Arabic miles (47,000 km), a value which differs from modern estimates by about 18.6%.[47][48]

    Another estimate given by al-Ma'mun's astronomers was 56⅔ Arabic miles per degree, which corresponds to 112 kilometres (70 mi) per degree and a circumference of 40,300 km (25,000 mi), very close to the currently modern values of 111.3 km (69.2 mi) per degree and 40,068 km (24,897 mi) circumference, respectively.[49]

    A world map by Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100-1166) depicting the Earth as round

    Abū Rayhān al-Bīrūnī (973-1048) solved a complex geodesic equation in order to accurately compute the Earth's circumference, which was close to modern values of the Earth's circumference.[50][51] His estimate of 6,339.9 kilometres (3,939.4 mi) for the Earth radius was only 16.8 km (10.4 mi) less than the modern value of 6,356.7 km (3,949.9 mi). In contrast to his predecessors who measured the Earth's circumference by sighting the Sun simultaneously from two different locations, al-Biruni developed a new method of using trigonometric calculations based on the angle between a plain and mountain top which yielded more accurate measurements of the Earth's circumference and made it possible for it to be measured by a single person from a single location.[52]

    John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson write in the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive:

    "Important contributions to geodesy and geography were also made by Biruni. He introduced techniques to measure the earth and distances on it using triangulation. He found the radius of the earth to be 6,339.6 kilometres (3,939.2 mi), a value not obtained in the West until the 16th century. His Masudic canon contains a table giving the coordinates of six hundred places, almost all of which he had direct knowledge."[53]
    Planetary model by Persian astronomer Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi(1236-1311) which shows planets as round bodies

    Many Muslim scholars declared a mutual agreement (Ijma) that celestial bodies are round, among them Ibn Hazm (d. 1069), Ibn al-Jawzi (d. 1200), and Ibn Taymiya (d. 1328).[54] Ibn Taymiya said, "Celestial bodies are round—as it is the statement of astronomers and mathematicians—it is likewise the statement of the scholars of Islam". Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi (d.1311) drew a planetary model which depicted the celestial bodies in an epicyclic model. Abul-Hasan ibn al-Manaadi, Abu Muhammad Ibn Hazm, and Abul-Faraj Ibn Al-Jawzi have said that the Muslim scholars are in agreement that all celestial bodies are round. Ibn Taymiyah also remarked that Allah has said, "And He (Allah) it is Who created the night and the day, the sun and the moon. They float, each in a Falak." Ibn Abbas says, "A Falaka like that of a spinning wheel." The word 'Falak' (in the Arabic language) means "that which is round."[54][55]

    The Muslim scholars who held to the round earth theory used it in an impeccably Islamic manner, to calculate the distance and direction from any given point on the earth to Makkah (Mecca). This determined the Qibla, or Muslim direction of prayer. Muslim mathematicians developed spherical trigonometry which was used in these calculations.[56] Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406), in his Muqaddimah, also identified the world as spherical. The later belief of Muslim scholars, like Suyuti (d. 1505), that the earth is flat represents a deviation from this earlier opinion.[54]

      

      

    3-  What other word could possibly sum all of these events up?

    Noble Word sutihat (سطحت) is indeed the perfect word that describes all of the following events that happened to earth:

    1-  Experienced a big splat and was formed to accommodate life after the event and because of the event.

    2-  Was pressed and bulged, as the bulge in the Scientific proofs above demonstrates.

    3-  Was expanded because of the event that made it سطحت.

    Sutihat (سطحت) perfectly means and encompasses all of these events.  No Arabic-speaking person can dispute this.  Allah Almighty's mentioning of Him sending iron from space to earth also further proves that these interpretations are absolutely valid and 100% accurate.

      

      

    4-  Conclusion:

    Again, the Noble Quran is filled with scientific statements and notions.  These are statements of Allah Almighty describing how He created things on earth and in the Universe.  What's most amazing is that all of these scientific statements and notions had been proven to be in perfect agreement with science and our modern-day scientific discoveries.  Allah Almighty made the Noble Quran be Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) Everlasting Divine Miracle and proof for Prophethood.  The Holy Book certainly stood the test of time 1,500 years ago with Its Claims, Prophecies and Miraculous language eloquence, and it does again and again in our day today with Its overwhelming agreement with science and discoveries that were not known to man 1,500 years ago.

    Allah Almighty Said: "We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and inside their selves, until it will become quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?  (The Noble Quran, 41:53)"

    While Noble Verse 88:20, by itself, doesn't seem to present a stunning Scientific Miracle as the other Noble Verses did about the shape and function of the planet earth in space, along with the other ample stunning Noble Verses that speak scientifically and miraculously about astronomy, geology, biology, physiology, embryology, zoology, plants, medicine and ample other fields of science, but when reading the Noble Verse (88:20) in light of the many other Noble Verses that I mentioned in the linked articles above in this article, and also in light of the Scientific proofs of the Giant Impact and Big Splat that earth experienced in the past to enable it to accommodate the life that we know of and are enjoying, then we clearly see that:

    1-  Allah Almighty's Mercy upon us is infinitely Great for making the planet earth very comfortable for us, humans.

    2-  The Glorious Quran is in perfect harmony with Science when Allah Almighty Said that "He formed the earth after a Splat, and He pressed it and expanded it" all in one Noble Miraculous Word.

  • Again, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said:
      
    Narrated Abu Huraira: "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "I have been sent with Jawami al-Kalim (i.e., the shortest expression carrying the widest meanings), and I was made victorious with awe (caste into the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the earth were brought to me and were put in my hand." Muhammad said, Jawami'-al-Kalim means that Allah expresses in one or two statements or thereabouts the numerous matters that used to be written in the books revealed before (the coming of) the Prophet.  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Interpretation of Dreams, Volume 9, Book 87, Number 141)"
      
  • And again, in many other Noble Verses, Allah Almighty also Said that He made the earth: spherical, balanced, suspended in space, and is on a moving course.
      
  • The following picture and video further prove demonstrates that the earth is indeed pressed and bulged:
      

    (Click to enlarge)


    Play Video that demonstrates the Earth's shape and rotation

    Please also visit: Earth's gravity and the various gravities of the planets mentioned in the Noble Quran and confirmed by science.

  • Indeed, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty alone for making the Noble Quran be the Perfect and Everlasting Miracle, for us humans, out of all of His Divine Miracles!  And may Allah Almighty send His Peace, Mercy and Blessings upon our Beloved and Blessed Prophet, Teacher and Role Model, Muhammad.  Ameen.

      

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    Evidence from the Quran that Allah Almighty Created the 7 Heavens and all of their Earths from Cloning.
      

    The egg-shaped earth in the Glorious Quran.

    The formation of continents and spherical expansion of earth in the Glorious Quran.
      
    Noble Verse
    [013:004] And in the earth are neighbouring tracts وفي الارض قطع متجاورات and many others are discussed.

     

    Continents formation and reducing land from its sides (اطرافها) in the Glorious Quran.

      

      

    5-  Rebuttals:

    Here is a detailed rebuttal regarding the shape of the earth in the Glorious Quran:

    From: http://www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,2243.msg9883.html#msg9883:

      

    As I showed in the many definitions, if something gets SUTIH, it means it got pressed.  A man who is MASTOOH is someone who is very bloated after eating too much food that he feels he's about to blow up.  A nose that is MASTOOH, is a nose that is pressed in.  An earth that is MASTOOHA or has been SUTIHAT, means that it's been pressed.

    Also, scientists today have confirmed that the earth has gone through
    "The Big Splat", where a planet size body of mostly-iron had slammed into earth and formed its iron core.  So the earth was SUTIHAT there by having that whole body of planet slamming itself right through it.  And did not Allah Almighty Himself Say that He sent down iron:

    "We sent aforetime Our messengers with clear signs and sent down them the Book and the Balance (of right and wrong), that men may stand forth in justice; and We sent down iron, in which is (material for) Mighty war, as well as many benefits for mankind, that Allah may test who it is that will help, unseen, Him and His messengers: For Allah is Full of strength, exalted in Might (And able to enforce His Will).  (The Noble Quran, 57:25)"
      
      
      
    Why Iron??

    Out of all of the metals that Allah Almighty created and were known to man 1400 years ago, Allah Almighty chose to speak about IRON BEING SENT DOWN FROM SPACE TO EARTH, which had been scientifically confirmed.  Please visit:
      
    www.answering-christianity.com/earth.htm
      
    Also the earth is bulged at the equator due to its high speed rotation.  This has caused for the equator to get pressed and bulge out.  The earth here is also SUTIHAT.
      
      
      
    Sutihat is referring to a colossal event!

    Another point worth mentioning is that when we look at the context of the Noble Verses, we see Allah Almighty bringing our attentions to investigate and research certain main things.  Let's look at the Noble Verses:

    88:17 افلا ينظرون الى الابل كيف خلقت
    ‏88:18 والى السماء كيف رفعت
    ‏88:19 والى الجبال كيف نصبت
    ‏88:20 والى الارض كيف سطحت

    [088:017]  Do they not look at the Camels, how they are made?-
    [088:018]  And at the Sky, how it is raised high?-
    [088:019]  And at the Mountains, how they are fixed firm?-
    [088:020]  And at the Earth, how it is spread out SUTIHAT (سطحت, formed after a splat, is pressed and expanded)?


    Notice how Allah Almighty is Commanding us to look into:

    1-  The complex creation of the camel (the ship of the desert).

    2-  The Heavens above us.

    3-  The mountains on earth and how they were formed.

    4-  The earth and how it was SUTIHAT.

    The context clearly suggests looking at events such as the
    "The Big Splat"", and the bulging of the earth at the equator events.  Again, visit:

    www.answering-christianity.com/sutihat_miracle.htm

    I hope this helps, insha'Allah.

    Take care,
    Osama Abdallah


    Again, Sutihat means being pressed and bulged, and also being flattened.  In the link above, I gave an example from the dictionary that say:

    أنف مسطح: منبسط جداً
       
    A musattah nose is a very flat and slapped nose.

    If a Nose is Musattah or Mastooh or Sutiha, it means that it is pressed and flattened.  This means that it would
    bulge from the sides.  Sutihat doesn't mean something became flat sheet of paperAn object that SUTIHA becomes pressed and bulged.  And the earth is such an object.

    Take care,
    Osama Abdallah


      

    Question:

    Thank you for the help guys. What about the second part regarding judgement day ?

    As in will we be resurrected on earth ? If so then :

    A) Doesn't our bones disintegrate ?
    B) why would we be resurrected only to die again since earth will go crazy and insane.

    OR will we be resurrected and judged in Jannah with Allah ?

    Answer:

    As'salamu Alaikum,

    Great question!  After the Cosmic Crunch (also known as Big Crunch), where the Universe will roll back like the rolling back of scrolls, Allah Almighty will RE-CREATE the Universe with a SECOND EARTH that we will resurrect from.  This is all in the Glorious Quran, and the Cosmic Crunch and the rolling of the Universe is also confirmed by Science.  Please visit:

    www.answering-christianity.com/cosmic_crunch.htm
    www.answering-christianity.com/cosmic_crunch_and_creation_of_2nd_universe_and_earth.mp3
    www.answering-christianity.com/miracle_of_the_space_fabric.htm

      
      
      
    Proof that "Earth" الارض is also Plural:

    والارض جميعا (all of the earths) ?

    In the third link above, in the article that I wrote, there is a MIGHTY REFERENCE that clearly and indisputably proves that EARTH is both plural and singular and not just singular:

    [039:067]  No just estimate have they made of God, such as is due to Him: On the Day of Judgment the whole of the earth ALL OF THE EARTHS والارض جميعا will be but His handful,  and the heavens will be rolled up والسماوات مطويات in His right hand: Glory to Him! High is He above the Partners they attribute to Him!

    ‏39:67 وما قدروا الله حق قدره والارض جميعا قبضته يوم القيامة والسماوات مطويات بيمينه سبحانه وتعالى عما يشركون

    I never detected this even though I wrote the article and read the Noble Verse.  Shame on me!!  Notice the following points:

    1-  We know that Allah Almighty created 7 HEAVENS and of the EARTH similar to them.  That's in the Quran, and can be found here:

    www.answering-christianity.com/earth.htm

    2-  Yet, notice here Allah Almighty talked about ALL OF THE HEAVENS will be all Rolled up: والسماوات مطويات.

    3-  And all of the EARTHS will also be rolled up: والارض جميعا.

    4-  Yet, Allah Almighty spoke about MANY EARTHS THROUGHOUT THE 7 HEAVENS, and here He referred to all of them as EARTH الارض

    5-  I've always said that الارض in the Glorious Quran is both singular and plural.  This Noble Verse here definitely supports my claim 100%.

    6- 
    والارض جميعا (all of the earths) is speaking about all of the earths in the seven Heavens.  Yet, Allah Almighty used the same Word, الارض , which is also used in the singular.
      
      
      
    7-  Furthermore, Allah Almighty Said:

    "And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the living creatures that He has scattered through them ومابث فيهما من دابة: and He has power to gather them together when He wills.  (The Noble Quran, 42:29)"

     ‏42:29 ومن اياته خلق السماوات والارض ومابث فيهما من دابة وهو على جمعهم اذا يشاء قدير

    Indeed, Allah Almighty scattered through all of the EARTHS in the Universe living creatures.  All Praise and Thanks and Glory are due to Allah Almighty Alone, and no one else.

    Take care,
    Osama Abdallah


      

    Question:

    Again a great thanks to you all. I'd be so lost and miserable if it weren't for this website.

    Guys have any of you seen the video of Z. Al naggar saying the quran says the earth came before the heavens ? Isn't that a major error ?

    Answer:

    He never said that akhi.  Take a listen here from minute 01:20:

    www.answering-christianity.com/time_and_speed_of_light_precisely_in_noble_quran.mp3

    Take care,
    Osama Abdallah

      

    I just updated my post above and added the minute position that you should hear, because he directly answer this very question.  He said that earth and the universe are the same age, but rocks go through cycles, and our current earth is only 4.6 billion years old (he said that in minute 02:05).  But earth started exactly with the Universe, and they both have the same age, roughly around 10 billions years old.

    He said that.  I think you have it mixed up.


    Also, scientists believe that our Universe is between 10 to 16 billion years old, around 13.8 billion years old:

    "The age of universe can be determined by imaging what the universe looked like in the past, “rewinding” the expansion. In the past the galaxies must have been closer together, and in the distant past they would have been packed together in a tiny point. If we assume that the expansion rate is constant over time, the age for the universe as a whole is about 10 billion years. However, astronomers have been working over the last 20 years to determine how the expansion rate changes with time. We now know that early in the universe the expansion was slowing down, but now it is speeding up. Using careful measurements of this change in expansion rate, the age of the universe is now known quite precisely to be 13.77±.059 billion years. 9"

    [9]- See NASA official Dr. Edward J. Wollack, "How Old is the Universe" NASA (2012) for for the latest values and more information on how this calculation is made. (http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/uni_age.html)

    SOURCE: http://biologos.org/common-questions/scientific-evidence/ages-of-the-earth-and-universe
      
      
      
    "If the Universe had the same current properties today but were made of 100% normal matter and no dark matter or dark energy, our Universe would be only 10 billion years old. If the Universe were 5% normal matter (with no dark matter or dark energy) and the Hubble constant were 50 km/s/Mpc instead of 70 km/s/Mpc, our Universe would be a whopping 16 billion years old. With the combinations of things we have today, however, we can confidently state 13.81 billion years is the age of the Universe, with a very small uncertainty. It’s an incredible feat of science."

    SOURCE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2016/08/27/ask-ethan-how-do-we-know-the-universe-is-13-8-billion-years-old/#5b677c2c37d4

    Take care,
    Osama Abdallah

      

      

      

      

    The Scientific Miracles in the Noble Quran.

    End of Times Volcanoes will be caused by the stretching of the earth's crust - Mentioned in the Glorious Quran and confirmed by Science!

    Evidence from the Quran that Allah Almighty Created the 7 Heavens and all of their Earths from Cloning.
      

    The egg-shaped earth in the Glorious Quran.

    The formation of continents and spherical expansion of earth in the Glorious Quran.
      
    Noble Verse
    [013:004] And in the earth are neighbouring tracts وفي الارض قطع متجاورات and many others are discussed.

    Continents formation and reducing land from its sides (اطرافها) in the Glorious Quran.
         

    Detailed Analysis from Lisan Al-Arab (this alone is 10 big books) and 7 other dictionaries proving the Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran in Great Details.

    The expansion of the earth - mentioned in the Noble Quran and confirmed by Science.

    Earth's gravity and the various gravities of the planets mentioned in the Noble Quran and confirmed by science.

    The Quran states that the light of the moon is reflected light.

    Prophet Muhammad's peace be upon him section.

    Allah, Islam, Quran, Muhammad questions and answers.

    What is the place of Jews, Christians and non-Muslims in Islam.

    Ask me any question section.

    The S-shaped moon orbit!

    It is also relevant to know that Allah Almighty described the shape of the moon's entire orbit around the earth as a shape of an old and dried-out date tree's branch, also scientifically known and confirmed today as S-shaped.  The shape of the old and dried-out branch of a date tree does resemble the letter "S".  I provided images in the article that prove this.

    Please visit: The moon's S-shaped orbit around earth is shaped like a branch of a date tree, mentioned in the Noble Quran and confirmed by Science!

      

    The egg-shaped earth's orbit!

    This is not the only time Allah Almighty used a notion for astronomy.  In another Noble Verse, He described the shape of the earth's orbit around the sun as egg-shaped which had also been confirmed by science.

    Please visit: If the Noble Quran says the earth is "egg-shaped" through a Notion, then why couldn't Prophet Muhammad just say it clear in plain Arabic? with detailed proofs demonstrating the miracle of the Word/Notion "dahaha".

      

      

      

    The Miracle of the Plate Tectonics, mountains' formation, and the earth's Spherical Expansion:

    My detailed proofs about the earth spread out spherically are listed here:

    www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm

    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm#geology_moving_earth_rain

    www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links

    Detailed Rebuttals:
    www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,2243.msg10156.html#msg10156
    www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,2270.msg10136.html#msg10136

    www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,2275.msg10214.html#msg10214
    www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,2380.msg10759.html#msg10759

    Now, in Noble Verses 79:30-32, Allah Almighty Says:

    And the earth after that He has spherically expanded
    Brought forth from it its water and pasture
    and the MOUNTAINS HE SET FIRMLY.

    Indeed, scientists have proven that:

    1-  The earth has spherically expanded.

    2-  The earth produced its water and pasture on a large scale as a result.  I have posted a Scientific Video from History Channel proving this:

      

    3-  The mountains due to this expansion were formed; due to the plate tectonics movements, which caused for land to be pushed on top of each other, which formed mountains and hills.  You can learn about this at:

    https://www.google.com/#q=mountains+formed+through+plate+tectonics

    Read all of the details at my article:

    For ample more Noble Verses on mountains and the geology of earth, please visit:

    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm#geology_moving_earth_rain

      


    The Earth Spread out Spherically, and its Waters came out from it:

    Allah Almighty Said:

    Noble Verse(s) 79:30-79:31
    Arabic (Read from right to left.  Also, all png image files: [1] [2]):

    79:30 والارض بعد ذلك دحاها

    79:31 اخرج منها ماءها ومرعاها

    Khalifa: (why is he here?)

    [079:030]  He made the earth egg-shaped.

    [079:031]  From it, He produced its own water and pasture.

      
    Below in this article, we'll see the ample proofs that the earth was indeed
    SPREAD OUT SPHERICALLY.  And Scientists have proven that water does indeed originate from its planets when they're hot enough and are located in the Goldilocks Zone when orbiting their sun.

    As thoroughly detailed in this detailed article, I thoroughly demonstrated using 7 encyclopedic dictionaries that DAHA دحاها  means:

    1-  To push.

    2-  To throw.

    دحا   (daha):  دفعه و رمى به (dafa'aahu wa ramaa bih) Caused it to move, pushed it, or threw it.

    دحا الصبي المِدحاةَ أي دفع الصبي المِدحاةَ   Daha the boy the rolling toy, means the boy pushed the rolling toy.


    3-  To make something roll, as in DAHA the barrel from the top of the hill, which means he rolled it down from the top of the hill.  Also, this is where the Arabic word DAHRAJA is derived from, which means to make something roll down.

    4-  To make something round.  I used several examples for ROUND AND BULGED TUMMY, and making round objects.  I even used a Hadith from Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, when he said:

    In Prophet Muhammad's Hadith: كان لأسامة بطننٌ مُندحٌ اي متسع   Osama had a round and big tummy.

    Also the dictionary says:
    الدحداح هو المستدير الململم    The dahdaah is the person who is ROUND and STOCKY.

    و بطنٌ مُنداحُ أي خارخٌ مُدوّر  His tummy is mun-daahun means it is OUT THERE AND ROUND مُدوّر.

      

    So when Allah Almighty DAHA THE EARTH, it means that Allah Almighty EXPANDED IT SPHERICALLY through rotating around itself and moving in its orbit in space.  And this is why Allah Almighty Said after that (after He DAHAHA), He brought forth from it its water and pasture.  Science has proven this to be 100% accurate and True:


    1-  Water was brought forth from the earth - Science confirmed it and the Holy Quran claimed it 1400 years ago:

    Note:  In Article #3'S video in the article, the collision of the iron-planet made
    our earth EGG-SHAPED, according to the Scientists and the video.

      
    2-  Our earth expanded and produced its own water:

    And

    For ample more details, please visit:  

  • www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm
      
  • www.answering-christianity.com/earth.htm  (Iron was sent down from space according to the Glorious Quran, and it was confirmed by science).
  • www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links
  • www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#geology
  • www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#main_sections
  • www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm
  • http://www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm#geology_moving_earth_rain
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    A STUNNING Hadith [1] [2] [3] [4] from Prophet Muhammad regarding the rising and setting POINTS:

    Question:

    Did Prophet Muhammad know think that the earth was spherical or flat?

    Answer:

    In this Hadith, above, he certainly seems to have known this fact very well.  And this Hadith is even older than Sahih Bukhari.  It is important to know that Imam Bukhari and others have declared that they have discarded thousands of Hadiths:

    www.islamic-awareness.org/Hadith/bukhari.html

  • "The two sahih collections did not gather the totality of the authentic ahadith as proved by al-Bukhari's testimony: "I have not included in my book al-Jami` but what is authentic, and I left out among the authentic for fear of [excessive] length."
      

  • "... Bukhari, collected twenty thousand of them, of which he rejected ten thousand, accounting them untrue. Of the remaining ten thousand he accepted only 7,275, declaring the rest to be untrustworthy. Abu Da'ud accepted as authentic only 4,800 rules out 50,000."

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    This is to keep their volumes as simple and manageable as possible.  So it is quite possible that the Prophet spoke about the earth being spherical, and the Glorious Quran certainly did, and
    people just dismissed them as nonsense.  I have covered your question in great details at:

    www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm

      


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