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The heavens and the earth were created by Allah in six days

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Brother, recently i came across a question posed by our christian missionary brothers.They were trying to outwit Koran by siting which according to them are inconsistencies and inaccuracies of Koran.

they quoted the following,"

The Qu`ran also contains many internal self-contradictions:

 

- The heavens and the earth were created by Allah in six days, according to Surahs 7:54, 10:3, 11:7, and 25:59; but it took eight days, according to Surah 41:9-12.

I am studying these verses to find a truth behind the matter, your help in understanding them will be of great service.Please answer it fast.

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Allah created in 6 or 8 days

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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 54:

54 Your Guardian-Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six days and is firmly established on the Throne (of authority): He draweth the night as a veil over the day each seeking the other in rapid succession: He created the sun, the moon, and the stars; (all) governed by laws under His Command. Is it not His to create and to govern? Blessed be Allah, The Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 41 Surah Fusselat verses 9-12:

9 Say: Is it that 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.

10 He set on the (earth) mountains standing firm high above it and bestowed blessings on the earth and measured therein all things to give them nourishment in due proportion in four days in accordance with (the needs of) those who seek (sustenance).

11 Moreover He Comprehended in His design the sky and it had been (as) smoke: He said to it and to the earth: "Come ye together willingly or unwillingly." They said: "We do come (together) in willing obedience."

12 So He completed them as seven firmaments in two Days and He assigned to each heaven its duty and command. And We adorned the lower heaven with lights and (provided it) with guard. Such is the Decree of (Him) the Exalted in Might Full of knowledge.

 

First and foremost, there is ample evidence in the Glorious Quran and all the scholars in Islam are absolutely unanimous in their opinion that the Lord Creator created everything in the heavens and the earth and everything that exists in it in six days.

 

In light of the verses of Surah Fusselat, if one simply adds up the number of days mentioned it comes to eight days, whereas Allah Subhanah Declares in several places in the Glorious Quran that everything in existence was created in six days (7:54, 10:3, 11:7, and 25:59). The eminent commentators of the Glorious Quran have given two opinions regarding these verses of Surah Fusselat:

 

Opinion 1: The vast majority of the scholars are of the opinion that the four days mentioned in verse 10 include the two days mentioned in verse 9 regarding the creation of the earth; add to that the two days mentioned in verse 12 in creating the seven heavens and the total comes to six days.

 

Opinion 2: Some scholars are of the opinion the creation of the earth is included in the two days it took to create the seven heavens (verse 12), and add to that the four days taken to create everything in it (verse 10) makes a total of six days. Their opinion is based on the fact that the seven heavens imply the whole universe, and the earth is only but a part of the universe. What exact development works were carried out in the Universe in the four days after its creation in two days have not been mentioned; for not to speak of the man of the period when the Quran was being revealed, even the man of the present age does not have the capacity or capability to digest and assimilate the information of what exactly is present or prevalent in only even our solar system, which incidently is only a part of the first or nearest heaven!

Either way, there is absolutely no doubt in light of the guidance of the Holy Quran, that the Lord Creator created everything in existence in the Universe in a total of six days.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

Burhan

 


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