Opinion:The Quran implies that the Earth rotates
I would like to bring the following 2 verses of the Koran to your attention:
I quoted these verses from a Turkish interpretation of Koran. In the interpretation, the footnote written below the verse Enbiya/33 is as follows: “Although only two celestial bodies are mentioned, it is stated through a verb tense which is used for more than two things that all of them swim in a separate orbit. It can be inferred from this that all celestial bodies, together with the Sun and Moon, move in an orbit unique to them”.
This interpretation which is indeed applicable for the Enbiya/33 also applies to Yasin/40. Because, Arabic translation of the part translated as “all of them swim in an orbit” in both verses is exactly the same: “küllün fı felekiy yesbehun”.
A verb tense which is used for more than two things obviously exists in both two verses. However, by (in my opinion) construing the verse in a very wrong way, the person who prepared the interpretation states “the meaning that all celestial bodies rotate in an orbit may be inferred”.
Indeed, the reality is much striking than this... It is obviously emphasized in the verses that “night and day” also rotate in an orbit. The reference made to night and day in the Koran is always related to the Earth’s night and day. In other words, what is actually stated in both of these two verses is the fact that Earth also rotates in an orbit just like the sun and moon!
For a moment, think about the movement of the earth in the space. While the earth is rotating around the sun, night and day which always and together exist above the earth also rotate in an orbit around the sun. From this perspective, the verses have an extremely subtle expression...
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