“Quran is in error regarding the Shooting Stars” – Claim Refuted
Muhammad claimed in sura 67:05 that shooting stars are pieces of hell-fire that angels throw at satan, when he tries to eavesdrop on allah.
Science says they are meteoroids or rocks from space and when they enter atmosphere they burn and light up due to friction with air. who would you believe: Religion, based on figment of imagination or science, based on facts and evidence?
zulfiqar tareen, a friend of all, enemy of none.
Rebuttal / Refutation
The False Accusation regarding Shooting Star
“Where is the mention of meteoroids in the verse??? — My question??
The complete translation of 67:5 is
“And We have certainly beautified the nearest heaven with stars and have made [from] them what is
thrown at the devils and have prepared for them the punishment of the Blaze.” [67:5]
it is very clearly mentioned that the some thing is thrown away from the stars in the NEAREST HEAVEN !
What is nearest heaven ??
.. let the science discover what is outside this first heaven called universe. Do not hustle to discover every thing in the 2012. Some scientific discoveries should be left for the years to come. [Possible explanation from Multi-verse of Strings Theory,to be explained later]
But the holy book Quran clearly gives the definition of “nearest heaven ” in the same verse… i.e. “…beautified the nearest heaven with stars“
Therefore it is confirmed that QURAN TALKING ABOUT THE GALAXIES OF STARS and rather then the earth’s ionosphere or meteoroids!
The previous verse (67:4) says
“Then return [your] vision twice again. [Your] vision will return to you humbled while it is fatigued.“
.. i.e look at the farthest part where you can see through naked eye…. naked eyes can see as far as the farthest stars in the MILKYWAY and not just the Ionosphere or Troposphere of earth !
ALLEGATION REFUTED !!….. TOTALLY LAME !
in the mentioned verse, Quran talking about the Galaxy and Stars throwing away objects rather then the meteoroids entering the earth’s Atmosphere
Now ANOTHER QUESTION arises here…
“So What does the Star of the distant galaxies are throwing away????”
you will get to know what are dying Stars, collapsing stars, how they create energy and matter in the process, and how the matter in the form of asteroids or heavenly bodies gets scattered in the universe , some consumed by the black holes, other reach the earth, and seems likes shooting stars !
The Final words
And He also Said: “We will 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)”
Great Scientists Believe in God..
I believe in Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings.
Then there are the fanatical atheists whose intolerance is the same as that of the religious fanatics, and it springs from the same source . . . They are creatures who can’t hear the music of the spheres. (The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Princeton University Press, 2000 p. 214)