Is it true that the Muslim relegioln predected the Holocust before it even happend?
And also did it stat that the earth was round, before that fact was even discovered?
- Stewie GriffinLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
No nothing in Islam predicted the Holocust.
I don't know when people started saying that the Earth is round, but the Quran was revealed to the prophet Muhamed (pbuh) 1430 years ago. The verses that made the Muslims believe that the Earth is round are:
He hath created the heavens and the earth with truth. He maketh night to succeed* day, and He maketh day to succeed night, and He constraineth the sun and the moon to give service, each running on for an appointed term. Is not He the Mighty, the Forgiver?
*succeed: in other translations the words "overlap" and "cover" are used, the actual Arabic word is "yokawer" يكور
and it means to make something in a spherical shape
And thou seest the hills thou deemest solid flying with the flight of clouds: the doing of Allah Who perfecteth all things. Lo! He is Informed of what ye do
Hast thou not seen how Allah causeth the night to pass into the day and causeth the day to pass into the night, and hath subdued the sun and the moon (to do their work), each running unto an appointed term; and that Allah is Informed of what ye do?
Those are some of early Muslim geographer who discovered that the Earth is round, and the name of the book that they said so in it:
Ibn Khordadbeh (820 – 912CE) / Book: Book of Roads and Kingdoms
Ahmad ibn Rustah (903CE) / Book: , المجلد السابع من كتاب الأعلاق النفيسة. Transliterated Title, al-Mujallad al-sabi' min kitab al-A'laq al-nafisah
Al-Masudi (896-956CE) / Book: Kitab al-Tanbih wa-l-Ishraf
Muhammad al-Idrisi (1099–1165 or 1166) / Book: Nuzhat al-Mushtaq
Abu Abdullah Al-Qazwini (1283) / Book: Ajaéb Al-Makhloqat Wonders of Creation
(It is funny how according to Wikipedia they neglected all these scientists and said that "The final, practical demonstration of Earth's sphericity was achieved by Ferdinand Magellan's expedition's circumnavigation (1519−1521)"Source(s): Muslim
- Anonymous1 decade ago
b. that idea that the earth is round, i.e., circular, and maybe even the idea that it is a ball, were around in ancient times, long before islam
c. getting one or two facts right can be done by guessing, i.e., by sheer dumb luck, which is how psychics make a living off of foolish people
d. because of point c, the only thing that would matter would be if the quran were right about a large number of things that could only have been to muhammad by guesswork--large enough to exclude chance. this has not been shown.
e. moreover, since muslims claim that the darn thing is infallible, d is not enough. it would have be entirely free of error. that is obviously not the case, since f.ex. it says that christians include mother (mary) in the trinity, where the correct answer is holy ghost, and says that people are born from a clot of blood rather than from the union of a sperm cell and an ovum.
ok, you're done, buddy. next!!!!!!!!!!!
- bad timLv 71 decade ago
hindus and ancient greeks, among others, knew the earth was round thousands of years before mo. it was christians who 'forgot' this fact, but mohammed seems to have thought that the earth was flat, too. he also thought the stars were lanterns, so despite muslim claims, the koran is among the most scientifically ignorant documents out there.
if you want to call commands to kill jews in the koran a prophecy of the holocaust, that's on you, but the koran never predicted anything that has actually happened.
muslims attempt to hype up the koran as a scientifically and historically accurate document of peace, but it is nothing of the sort. it's a horrible, hateful, and delusional book.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
answer: no and no - other cultures were aware the earth was round before Islam was invented.
Muslims, at various points in history, attempted mass forced conversions of Jews, a type of Holocaust (not as often as the Christians) They didn't predict the rise of Hitler and attempted genocide of all Jews
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- 1 decade ago
No, and no. It stated that it was a circle, 2d dangling in space which is obviously wrong again.