Our Muslim friends tell us that the Qur'an is confirmed by its miraculous scientific insights, which have only been confirmed recently by scientists.
Then we open the Qur'an, and we find some of the silliest scientific claims ever offered by anyone.
Take, for instance, the Qur'anic claim that stars are missiles that Allah uses to shoot at demons who try to sneak into paradise:
Qur’an 37:6-10—We have indeed decked the lower heaven with beauty (in) the stars—(for beauty) and for guard against all obstinate rebellious evil spirits, (so) they should not strain their ears in the direction of the Exalted Assembly but be cast away from every side, repulsed, for they are under a perpetual penalty, except such as snatch away something by stealth, and they are pursued by a flaming Fire, of piercing brightness.
Qur’an 67:5—And We have (from of old), adorned the lowest heaven with lamps, and We have made such (lamps) (as) missiles to drive away the Evil Ones, and have prepared for them the Penalty of the Blazing Fire.
How can non-Muslims ever take the "Argument from Scientific Accuracy" seriously after reading these verses? At this point, our Muslim friends introduce us to another Qur'anic miracle: the Miracle of Reinterpretation. Amazingly, whenever the Qur'an says something that's obviously absurd (or obviously immoral), the Qur'an turns out to mean something completely different from what it actually says (even though the Qur'an claims to be perfectly clear and fully explained).
Unfortunately for Islam's modern reinterpreters, Muhammad's companions explained what 67:5 means, and they learned the Qur'an (and its interpretation) from Muhammad himself.
Sahih al-Bukhari 3198—Abu Qatada mentioning Allah’s saying: “And indeed We have adorned the nearest heaven with lamps . . .” (v. 67:5) said, “The creation of these stars is for three purposes, and they are: 1) as decoration of the nearest heaven, 2) as missiles to hit the devils, and 3) as signs to guide travelers. So, if anybody tries to find a different interpretation, he is mistaken and just wastes his efforts and troubles himself with what is beyond his limited knowledge.”
Hence, Muslims who want to say that the Qur'an doesn't claim that stars are missiles must first convince us that they are higher authorities than Allah, Muhammad, and Muhammad's companions.
Good luck with that.
Let us be grateful that Muslims were busy (abrogating embarrassing verses of the Qur'an, or cutting off various parts of offenders) and so did not encounter scientists who discovered electromagnetism, atomic structure, and biological principles.
If Muhammad's Islam had mugged and strangled those brilliant minds in the alley of 7th century darkness, we Westerners would live in a very different primitive world.
Kind of like -- uh -- exactly what jihadists live in RIGHT NOW !!
David to give you another view of what the star or stars are, have you read surah 53, who was that star that came down and went up?
The Quran’s teachings are in perfect harmony with scientific discovery. Although WHAT the Quran teaches about science only becomes apparent AFTER these scientific discoveries have been made!
Muslims will say ANYTHING to make Muhammad appear credible. Islam is in fact nothing more than the cult of Muhammad.
It was not the angel Gabriel that brought revelations to Mohammad, IF it was anyone it was the fallen angel Lucifer. He is the father of all lies, and even to this day wants us to give in to our desires of our flesh. Isn't that what some of the revelations Mohammad recited where? Letting him have the ways of his flesh! As for stars being used to shoot out Demons, the Bible says that Everything God made he saw it was good. Satan wants to corrupt all that he can, wake up Muslims.
Did the Qur’an confuse meteors with stars? Are stars missiles shot at devils?
Sahih Bukhari 3198 doesn't match with your hadith reference... Please check it
The Quran Did not say the stars will hit the demons and JINN but the Shahab= nayzac it is rocks such a small meteorites, meteors. why Jewish and Christians always hate others while your religion is a cult base , JWISH KILLED the CHRIST THE LORD OF CHRISTEANS !AND THERE IS NO NAME OF JESUS AT ALL IN THE torah, The bible full of sexy, hate, killing, magic, fabricated historical facts and 72 demons of Suliman with demons working for him etc....
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