How many days did it take Allah to create the heavens and the earth?
“Surely your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six perioids of time, and He is firm in power, He throws the veil of night over the day, which it pursues incessantly, and (He created) the sun and the moon and the stars, made subservient by His command; surely His is the creation and the command; blessed is Allah, the Lord of the worlds.” – Quran 7:54
“Say: It is ye deny Him Who created the earth in two days And do ye join equals with Him? He is the Lord of (all) the Worlds. He set on the (earth), mountains standing firm, high above it, and bestowed blessings on the earth, and measured therin all things to give them nourishment in due proportion, in four days, […] So He complete them as seven firmaents in two days, and He assigned to each heaven its duty and command.” – Quran 41:9-12
Sura 7 of the Quan says that Allah created the heavens and the earth in six days, but sura 41 says that it took eight days (2+4+2). Muslims claim that the four days in the middle of the last passage includes the initial two days, which gives six days, but this explaination doesn’t make sense, as the first two days were for the boundaries such as the sky, while the next four days were for filling the earth with life.
Is it possible that different religious groups are worshiping the same God? In other words, do all paths lead to the same God? In my opinion, the God of Christianity is the one true God that created the universe. Anyone that recognizes this fact essentially worships Him. However, that person may or may not be saved from the lake of fire. That is a different issue. What does the Quran say about this?
“Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews, and the Christians, and the Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last day and does good, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve.” – Quran 2:62
This passage says that any group that worships one god, whether it be Jews, Christians, or Sabians, are all believers in Allah, the god of Islam. However, look at this passage:
“Say: O unbelievers! I do not serve that which you serve, Nor do you serve Him Whom I serve: Nor am I going to serve that which you serve, Nor are you going to serve Him Whom I serve: You shall have your religion and I shall have my religion.” – Quran 109:1-6
The passage above is Muhammad talking. Muhammad claims that Allah is different than all the other gods of other religions. This is a clear contradiction in the Quran.
An example of an external contradiction is what the Quran says about fertilization:
“Then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot We made a (foetus) lump; then We made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh” – Quran 23:14
This is an external contradiction because it contradicts what we know with modern science. Remember that the Bible aligns with science. We know that fertilization occurs with the combination of an egg and a sperm in the uterus. Blood is not involved in fertilization. The ovarian and uterine arteries supply the uterus, but that is indirect involvement. Menstruation includes blood, as well as endometrial tissue, but that is a different process.
The Son of God?
“And the Jews say: Ezra is the Son of God; and the Christians say, The Messiah is the Son of God.” – Quran 9:30
The Quran claims that the Jews say Ezra is the son of God. This is completely false. This is not found in any Jewish scriptures or commentaries. Jews believe that the son of God has not come to earth yet.
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