Does Quran Say that the Earth is Flat!?

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馃摉Quran 2:23
And if you are in doubt about what We have sent down upon Our Servant [Muhammad], then produce a surah the like thereof and call upon your witnesses other than Allah , if you should be truthful.

馃摉Quran 5:8
O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah , witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.

馃摉Quran 15:19
And the earth – We have spread it and cast therein firmly set mountains and caused to grow therein [something] of every well-balanced thing.

馃摉Quran 43:11-12
And who sends down rain from the sky in measured amounts, and We revive thereby a dead land – thus will you be brought forth, And who created the species, all of them, and has made for you of ships and animals those which you mount.

馃摉Quran 20:54-55
Eat [therefrom] and pasture your livestock. Indeed, in that are signs for those of intelligence, From the earth We created you, and into it We will return you, and from it We will extract you another time.

馃摉Quran 71:19
And Allah has made for you the earth an expanse.

  • This part of the verse emphasizes the abundance and generosity of Allah in providing for humanity. The earth is described as a wide expanse, or a spacious and ample place, which provides ample room for humans to live, grow, and thrive. The verse serves as a reminder of the bountiful resources and opportunities available to humans, and encourages them to make the most of what Allah has provided.

馃摉Quran 79:30
and, after that, He spread out the earth.

  • This verse is a reference to the creation of the earth by Allah. The word “spread out” is often interpreted as meaning that Allah expanded or stretched the earth to its current form.

馃摉Quran 50:7
And the earth – We spread it out and cast therein firmly set mountains and made grow therein [something] of every beautiful kind.

  • This verse is a reference to the creation of the earth by Allah. The earth is described as having been spread out, with mountains placed on it to provide stability, and with a variety of beautiful plants and other growths produced thereon.

馃摉Quran聽 27:88
And you see the mountains, thinking them rigid, while they will pass as the passing of clouds. [It is] the work of Allah , who perfected all things. Indeed, He is Acquainted with that which you do.

  • The verse describes the movement of mountains as being similar to the passing of clouds. This description is consistent with the scientific understanding that the Earth is a rotating sphere, and the mountains are part of the Earth’s crust that moves along with it. As the Earth rotates on its axis, the mountains move slowly with the rotation. However, this movement is imperceptible to the human eye, and the mountains appear to be rigid and fixed in their position. Therefore, the verse highlights the dynamic nature of the mountains, which is consistent with the spherical shape of the Earth.

馃摉Quran 78:6
Have We not made the earth a resting place?

馃摉Quran 13:3
And it is He who spread the earth and placed therein firmly set mountains and rivers; and from all of the fruits He made therein two mates; He causes the night to cover the day. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.

馃摉Quran 79:30-33
And after that He spread the earth. He extracted from it its water and its pasture, And the mountains He set firmly, As enjoyment [i.e., provision] for you and your grazing livestock.

  • This Verses describes the creation of the earth and its resources. God spread the earth and made it habitable by extracting water and creating pasture for both humans and animals. He also made the mountains firm to provide stability and resources. This verse reminds us of the abundance and generosity of God’s creation, and our responsibility to care for and protect it.

馃摉Quran 77:25-27
Have We not made the earth a Restplace, Of the living and the dead? And We placed therein lofty, firmly set mountains and have given you to drink sweet water.

馃摉Quran 7:74
Remember when He made you successors after 鈥樐d and lodged you on earth (whereby) you make castles in its plains and hew out the mountains to build houses. So be mindful of the bounties of Allah, and do not go about the earth spreading disorder.

And you carve out of the mountains, homes, with skill.

馃摉Quran 16:81
And Allah has made for you, from that which He has created, shadows and has made for you from the mountains, shelters and has made for you garments which protect you from the heat and garments which protect you from your [enemy in] battle. Thus does He complete His favor upon you that you might submit [to Him].

馃摉Quran 86:11-12
I swear by the sky that rains, and the earth that cracks open (for plants),

He has created the skies without the pillars that you may see, and placed mountains on the earth, lest it shakes with you, and spread over it all kinds of creatures. And We sent down water from the heavens, and caused to grow in it every noble pair.

馃摉Quran 78:6-7
Have We not made the earth a resting place? And the mountains as pegs

  • The verse describes the earth as a resting place for humans and all living beings, and the mountains as pegs that anchor the earth and provide stability.

馃摉Quran 13:3
He is the One who spread out the earth and made mountains and rivers on it, and created in it the pairs of two from all the fruits. He makes the night cover the day. Surely, in that there are signs for a people who think.

馃摉Quran 88:17-21
Will they then not look at the camels, how they have been created,and at the sky, how it is raised high,and at the mountains, how they are fixed firm/installed, and at the earth, how it is spread out? So, (O Prophet,) keep on preaching; you are only a preacher.

馃摉Quran 41:53
We will show them Our signs in the universe and within their own beings until it will become manifest to them that it is the truth. Is it not enough about your Lord that He is witness to everything?

馃摉Quran 20:53
斯He is the One撕 Who has laid out the earth for 斯all of撕 you, and set in it pathways for you, and sends down rain from the sky, causing various types of plants to grow.

馃摉Quran 79:30
And after that He spread the earth.

The Arabic verb “da岣” refers to the act of spreading or expanding, and it has been used in some Arabic texts to suggest that the earth is egg-shaped. Additionally, the noun form “di岣a” is still used in some Arab dialects to mean an egg.

馃摉Quran 2:29
He is the One Who created everything in the earth for you. Then He turned towards the heaven, forming it into seven heavens. And He has 斯perfect撕 knowledge of all things.

馃摉Quran 41:9
Ask 斯them, O聽 Prophet撕, 鈥淗ow can you disbelieve in the One Who created the earth in two Days? And how can you set up equals with Him? That is the Lord of all worlds.

馃摉Quran 41:10
He placed on the earth firm mountains, standing high, showered His blessings upon it, and ordained 斯all撕 its means of sustenance鈥攖otaling four Days exactly (These four Days include the first two, so the total period of creation is six heavenly Days.) 鈥攆or all who ask.

馃摉Quran 39:5
Sahih International
He created the heavens and earth in truth. He wraps the night over the day and wraps the day over the night and has subjected the sun and the moon, each running [its course] for a specified term. Unquestionably, He is the Exalted in Might, the Perpetual Forgiver.

馃摉Quran 41:11
Then He turned towards the heaven when it was 斯still like撕 smoke, saying to it and to the earth, 鈥楽ubmit, willingly or unwillingly.鈥 They both responded, 鈥榃e submit willingly.鈥

馃摉Quran 41:12
So He formed the heaven into seven heavens in two Days, assigning to each its mandate. And We adorned the lowest heaven with 斯stars like撕 lamps 斯for beauty撕 and for protection. That is the design of the Almighty, All-Knowing.

馃摉Quran 79:27-33
Which is harder to create: you or the sky? (This is from a human perspective. Otherwise, both the creation of the universe and the) resurrection of humans are easy for Allah. He built it, raising it high and forming it flawlessly. He dimmed its night, and brought forth its daylight.As for the earth, He spread it out as well, bringing forth its water and pastures, and setting the mountains firmly 斯upon it, all as 斯a means of撕 sustenance for you and your animals.

  • In Islamic theology, the concept of ‘heavenly days’ refers to a unit of time that is different from earthly days. The Quran mentions that Allah created the universe in six ‘heavenly days’ (ayyam), which is understood to be a metaphorical representation of a divine timescale rather than a literal period of 24-hour days.

馃摉Quran 55:33
O company of jinn and mankind, if you are able to pass beyond the regions of the heavens and the earth, then pass. You will not pass except by authority from Allah.

Flat plain Earth in Quran – So Warn of the Day of Judgement, When God will Remove the Mountains, and you will See the Earth a Flat Plain.

馃摉Quran 18:47
And [warn of] the Day when We will remove the mountains and you will see the earth prominent, and We will gather them and not leave behind from them anyone.

馃摉Quran 20:105 – 107
And they ask you about the mountains, so say, “My Lord will blow them away with a blast – And He will leave the earth a level plain;

馃摉Quran 69:13 – 15
Then when the Horn is blown with one blast – And the earth and the mountains are lifted and leveled with one blow – Then on that Day, the Resurrection will occur.

馃摉Quran 56:2 -6
There is, at its occurrence, no denial, It will bring down [some] and raise up [others], When the earth is shaken with convulsion, And the mountains are broken down, crumbling, And become dust dispersing.

馃摉Quran 85:19
But those who disbelieve are in [persistent] denial

馃摉Quran 6:5
For they had denied the truth when it came to them, but the news of what they used to ridicule is going to reach them –

馃摉Quran 84:3-4
And when the earth has been extended – And has cast out that within it and relinquished [it], And has responded to its Lord and was obligated [to do so].

馃摉Quran 52:10 -12
And the mountains will pass on, departing -. Then woe, that Day, to the deniers, Who are in [empty] discourse amusing themselves.

馃摉Quran 8:31
And when Our verses are recited to them, they say, “We have heard. If we willed, we could say [something] like this. This is not but legends of the former peoples.

馃摉Quran 89:21
No! When the earth has been leveled – pounded and crushed.

馃摉Quran 11:21
Those are the ones who will have lost themselves, and lost from them is what they used to invent.

馃摉Quran 88:20 – 22
And at the earth – how it is spread out? So remind, [O Muhammad]; you are only a reminder, You are not over them a controller.

馃摉Quran 21:41
And already were messengers ridiculed before you, but those who mocked them were enveloped by what they used to ridicule.

馃摉Quran 21:47
And We place the scales of justice for the Day of Resurrection, so no soul will be treated unjustly at all. And if there is [even] the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it forth. And sufficient are We as accountant.

馃摉Quran 14:48-51
[It will be] on the Day the earth will be replaced by another earth, and the heavens [as well], and all creatures will come out before Allah , the One, the Prevailing, And you will see the criminals that Day bound together in shackles – Their garments of liquid pitch and their faces covered by the Fire, So that Allah will recompense every soul for what it earned. Indeed, Allah is swift in account.

馃摉Quran 14:52
This [Qur’an] is notification for the people that they may be warned thereby and that they may know that He is but one God and that those of understanding will be reminded.

Sahih International
He created the heavens and earth in truth. He wraps the night over the day and wraps the day over the night and has subjected the sun and the moon, each running [its course] for a specified term. Unquestionably, He is the Exalted in Might, the Perpetual Forgiver.

  • The Quran acknowledges the scientific fact that the Earth is not flat, but rather a slightly flattened oblate spheroid. This shape is due to the Earth’s rotation, which creates a centrifugal force that causes the equator to be farther from the center of the Earth than the poles. Despite this non-flat shape, the Earth is still suitable for human habitation, and it is implied that this is due to divine design. Overall, your text suggests a belief that the Quran is compatible with modern scientific understanding of the Earth’s shape and the forces that shape it.

Reference : How Do We Know Earth Is Round?

It is Allah who made for you the earth a place of settlement and the sky a ceiling and formed you and perfected your forms and provided you with good things. That is Allah , your Lord; then blessed is Allah , Lord of the worlds.

  • So Resting place and dwelling place has nothing to do with its shapeAdd to this that Quran says ?

And you see the mountains, thinking them rigid, while they will pass as the passing of clouds. [It is] the work of Allah , who perfected all things. Indeed, He is Acquainted with that which you do.

  • Ibn Hazm, may Allah have mercy on him said: The proofs of the Qur鈥檃n and Sunnah indicate that it is round. End quote, Ibn Katheer said:That is, He spread it out, prepared it, made it stable and made it firm by means of the mountains. 鈼廡afseer Ibn Katheer, 8/247

馃摉Quran聽78:6 Similarly, the verse 鈥淗ave We not made the earth a resting place?

馃摉Quran 2:22
[He] who made for you the earth a bed [spread out] and the sky a ceiling and sent down from the sky, rain and brought forth thereby fruits as provision for you. So do not attribute to Allah equals while you know [that there is nothing similar to Him].

Means that it is spread out and prepared for you and for your benefit, so that you can cultivate it, build dwellings in it and travel through it. Ibn Katheer said: That is, it is prepared for people in such a way that they can live in it, and it is firm, stable and steady. 鈼廡afseer Ibn Katheer, 8/307

  • There is no contradiction between saying that it is round and saying that it was spread out, because in fact in its totality it is round, but to the one who stands on it and looks at it, it appears flat, as it appears to everyone.

Earth is a rotating sphere.

  • The Earth is a rotating sphere, meaning it rotates around its axis, giving us day and night. The rotation takes approximately 24 hours to complete one full turn. The axis of rotation is tilted at an angle of about 23.5 degrees relative to the plane of its orbit around the sun, which causes the seasons, The Quran says that when the night and the day overlap, they make a ball (sphere)

[Allah] Created the heavens and the Earth in truth. He overlaps [Yukawer in Arabic 賷購賰賻賵賾賽乇購] the night over the day and overlaps [Yukawer 賷購賰賻賵賾賽乇購] the day over the night, and enslaved the sun and the moon. ALL MOVE (Kullon Yajree 賰賱 賷噩乇賷) to a prerecorded destiny. Is He not the Exalted, the Forgiver?

The Arabic word “Kura” means ball; its verb “Yukawer 賷購賰賻賵賾賽乇購” means to make into a ball. The Quran says that the overlapping of the night and the day makes a ball (sphere).聽 Here also the Quran is referring to ALL MOVING, not only the sun and moon but also Earth.

In聽Arabic grammar there is difference between the singular (one), binary (two) and plural (three or more)

The reference to binary is “Kilahuma Yajreean 賰賱丕賴賲丕 賷噩乇賷丕賳” however the Quran said “Kullon yajree 賰賱 賷噩乇賷” referring to the plural (three or more). Since the sun and moon are just two but the Quran refers to three or more then according to the Quran all the three move: sun, moon and Earth.

The Quran also says that Earth has a diameter – diameter is simply twice the radius.

馃摉Quran 55:33
O company of Jinn and man, escape the diameters (Aktar in Arabic 丕賯胤丕乇) of the Heavens and the Earth if you can, You won’t escape without authority.

  1. Diameter in Arabic is Kutr 賯胤乇. Its plural is Aktar 丕賯胤丕乇. Radii and diameters are properties of circles or spheres only. This conforms with the previus verse, to make into a ball [Yukawer 賷購賰賻賵賾賽乇購].
  2. The rotation of Earth is slowing down, that is, days are getting longer. The Quran says that Allah persistently asks more of the day and more of the night, that is, for the day to get longer.

馃摉Quran 7.54
Indeed, your Lord is Allah , who created the heavens and earth in six days and then established Himself above the Throne. He covers the night with the day, [another night] chasing it rapidly; and [He created] the sun, the moon, and the stars, subjected by His command. Unquestionably, His is the creation and the command; blessed is Allah , Lord of the worlds.

Flat four corners Earth in the Bible

馃摉Revelation 7:1 and 20:8 the phrase” the four corners of the earth鈥 is used, Therefore, the earth MUST be flat like a sheet of paper because it has four corners!

馃摉Revelation 7:1
And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth鈥擥og and Magog鈥攁nd to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore.

Additional Information聽

The Qur’an does not explicitly state the shape of the earth. However, some verses in the Qur’an are referring to a spherical earth. The Qur’an’s primary focus is on spiritual and moral teachings, rather than scientific or cosmological questions.