Planetary Orbits


All stars and planets have orbits.

For centuries it was believed that Earth is fixed and the sun, moon and planets revolve around it. However 1400 years ago the Quran said that not only the sun and moon but even Earth moves in a designated path:

[Quran 39.5] [Allah] Created the heavens and the Earth in truth. He overlaps the night over the day and overlaps the day over the night, and enslaved the sun and the moon, ALL MOVE (Kullon Yajree كل يجري) to a prerecorded destiny. Is He not the Exalted, the Forgiver?

Here the Quran is referring to ALL MOVING: not only the sun and moon but also Earth. In Arabic grammar there is difference between the singular (one), binary (two) and plural (three or more). The reference to binary is "Kulahuma Yajreean كلاهما يجريان" however the Quran said "Kullon yajree كل يجري" 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.

As stars or planets move their gravity pull in the surrounding material, this is how our solar system formed. First the sun sucked in the Hydrogen then the proto-Earth and other proto-planets swept the debris around the sun.

[Quran 81.15-16] [Allah] I swear by the stars, who move who sweep (Kunnas in Arabic كُنَّسِ).

Kans كنس in Arabic means sweep. Kunnas كُنَّسِ means those who sweep. God swears by the stars that move and sweep. 

Moslems ask how could an illiterate man who lived 1400 years ago have known that stars move and sweep?


Mistranslations: Quran 18.86 sun setting in a muddy pool.

(The Christian Bible says that Earth is a 2 dimensional flat disk and the heaven is like a canopy solid like bronze: Isaiah 40:22)




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