The irony is that a Muslim scientist, fortune from his appearances on Islamic TV channels.He is happy to turn his back to all that he learned at university and make the above falseclaim on Aljazeera television, the Islamists’ TV platform. For the sake of Allah, Dr ZaghloolAl Najjar went one step further as he shamelessly lied to his audience and claimed thatNasa scientists have discovered that the moon was split into two halves and gluedtogether!Needles to say that Nasa never made that outstanding Islamic discovery but that doesn’tstop hundreds of Islamic websites from circulating the lie and publishing satellite images of the moon surface the that show grooves (which exist normally on the moon and manyplanets) which they claim were formed as a result of that split fourteen hundreds yearsago!Mohammed probably thought of the moon as a small ball in the sky and had no clue aboutits gravitational pull on our planet. By making such a lie, Mohammed imagined thatsplitting the moon would have no more consequences on the earth’s stability than splittinga small ball in the sky. We can explain Mohammed’s total ignorance in astronomy, whichis evident throughout the Quran, but we cannot explain how educated people in the twentyfirst century can believe such nonsense. It is sad that, in the space age, we still need todiscuss issues like these with Mohammed’s followers.more precisely a geologist, who wasqualified in the UK, propagated the above myth! Dr. Zaghloul Al Najjar is an Egyptian whomade aMuslims claim that the Quran is Mohammed’s only miracle, a claim they havecompletelyforgotten, as they believe this myth. The Quran says that Allah did not send any miracle toMohammed because, in the past, people did not believe in those miracles. Muslims claimthat when Allah sends a miracle and people do not believe in it, Allah punishes thosepeople (by annihilation). Well, in that case Allah must have made an exception to that rulebecause he did not punish the people of Mecca. It did not occur to the Muslims that apartfrom that handful of Arabs in Mecca nobody else noticed the alleged splitting, not even inthe neighboring Yathrib. It did not occur to the Muslims that splitting the moon would havebeen the most significant event since the Earth’s creation and would have been noticedand documented by all nations all over the world.
The Expanding Universe
The Quran speaks of an expanding universe.
This myth is based on verse Q. 51: 47 which can have any of the following translations,depending on how you want to understand the Arabic word moosi-oon:a.
“And we built the sky using hands, and we shall be (moosi-oon) makingthings plentiful”.b.
“And we built the sky using hands, and we are (moosi-oon) capable.c.
“And we built the sky using hands, and we shall (moosi-oon) make spacious.The early interpretations of the verse, as evident from the classic ‘tafseer’ books,considered only the first two meanings, and the early translations reflected such