Chapter 4 Verses 82 Quran | Tafsirs | Analysis Original text Do they not consider the Qur’an (with care)? Had it been from other Than Allah, they would surely have found therein Much discrepancy. Problem This verse in the Quran states that if the… Continue Reading →
It is argued that the Arabic word translated here means periods of time rather than days. If this is the case then we do not know how long each period of time is so the length of each period is. If the periods of time are the same then the Earth would have existed for at least 50% of the life of the universe. The same word is used elsewhere in the Quran to literally mean an Earth day It is for these reasons that mentioning the periods of time is irrelevant and unnecessary, and makes the Quran resemble the incorrect creation story of Genesis.
This verse is often used to try to claim that the Quran states the Earth is a sphere, however the words used could just as easily apply to a geocentric universe where the day and night wrap because the Sun orbits the Earth; especially as the same verse also mentions the Sun running/moving for a fixed term.
These verses say that the liquid which creates humans comes from between the back and the ribs. This looks suspiciously like an old biology error where people mistakenly thought semen came from the kidneys.
The verses describe the creation order of the Earth and heavens in the same order as Genesis, which has the Earth and vegetation (sustenance) created before the heavens and the stars, and has the Earth fully formed before the heavens. All of which is scientifically known to be incorrect.