Qur'ansays the Solar System is Orbiting center of Galaxy ?
Secondly, Dr Zakir Naik claims that the Qur'an states that the sun rotates around thecentre of the galaxy with the following verse
21:33 “It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all(the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course. “
This verse clearly states that the sun and the moon rotate around the Earth, as wascommonly believed at the time which agreed with the Aristotelian model of a geocentricuniverse. Why would God refer to the sun rotating around the centre of the galaxy in averse about night and day? If that were the case, the verse would not make much sense.
Qur'an predicted an Expanding Universe?
The following verse is supposed proof that the Qur'an states that the universe isexpanding which has only been discovered in the past one hundred years-
51:47 “With power and skill did We construct the Firmament: for it is We Who createthe vastness of Space.”
However, nowhere in this verse does it say that the Universe is expanding, only that it isvery big!There are also many other verses, which I will not go into much detail about because theyare debatable, such as whether the Qur'an states that the Earth is flat or round. However,even if the Qur'an did state that the earth is a sphere that would not be a scientific miracle,as this fact has been commonly known for more than 2500 years.
The Seven Heavens
Lastly I would like to talk about the concept of the 7 heavens in the Qur'an.
41:12 "So He completed them as seven firmaments in two Days, and He assigned toeach heaven its duty and command. And We adorned the lower heaven with lights,and (provided it) with guard."
The idea of the seven heavens is very ancient and was well founded at that time which iscompletely contradictory to what we now know. This concept comes from the idea that thefirst heaven is the sun, the second heaven is the moon and the third to seventh heavensare mercury, Venus, mars, Saturn and Jupiter. This verse also states that the stars arecloser to the earth than the moon as they are in the lowest heaven!I know a Muslim might say that this refers to a different concept of the seven heavens. Butif that was the case, surely God would have explained it further, otherwise people would just think that it refers to what they already believed. If I were to write a book now, and in itI would refer to a completely new idea that I had and I called it "the big bang theory", it