Geocentric Cosmology in Surah 21:33.
This discussion centers on what Surah 21:33 says. Here is what the commentson my article said.I read this article with a clear open mind. Anyway I could not help but notice hesaid this verse supported that all the planets rotated around the earth:Surah 21:33 "It is He who Created the Night and the Day, and the sun and themoon: All the celestial bodies swim around it, each with there rounded course”.Never once in this verse in the earth mentioned, It seems the it in the verse isrefering to the sun, the first object that was mentioned in the sentence was thesun.For example if I said: All cars are red: and it has pipes that release smoke on theback. You would obviously infer that the it in the sentence was the car, so reallyyou can only say that the it in the sentence either refers to the moon or the sunbecause the earth was itself not mentioned.This sounds like a fairy reasonable comment. The above verse does seem toindicate that the author of the Koran knew about Helicentric Cosmology.However, translations of the Koran should not be taken at face value. There is atendency among some Muslims to deliberately alter the words of translations theKoran in order to decieve non-Muslims or conceal absurdities or errors in theKoran.The first thing to do is to check the translation of the Koran by using multiplesources from both Muslim and non-Muslim sources. Here are 12 translations of Surah 21:33 from different translators. The first six are translations by Muslimsand the remainder are translations by non-Muslims.
Pickthall “And He it is Who created the night and the day, and the sun andthe moon. They float, each in an orbit.”
Yusuf Ali“It is He Who created the night and the day, and the sun and themoon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course.”
Hilali-Khan “And He it is Who has created the night and the day, and thesun and the moon, each in an orbit floating.”
Shakir "And He it is Who created the night and the day and the sun andthe moon; all (orbs) travel along swiftly in their celestial spheres.”
Sher Ali“And He it is Who created the night and the day, and the sun andthe moon, each gliding along smoothly in its orbit”.
Khalifa “And He is the One who created the night and the day, and the sunand the moon; each floating in its own orbit.”