Getting to Know Allah
Allah and a Flat Earth
Floating an a Sea of Mud
18:83 And they ask you about Dhul-Qarnayn. Say: “I will give this account of him.”
18:84 We established him firmly in the land and We gave him access to everything.
18:85 And so he followed a course;
18:86 Then, when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found that it sets in a spring of black mud and found, by it, a people. We said: “O Dhul-Qarnayn, either you punish them or show them kindness.”
18:87 He said: “As to the wrongdoer, we shall torture him; then he will be returned over to his Lord, Who will punish him a terrible punishment (sic).
18:88 “But he who believes and does good deeds, he will have the fairest reward (Paradise), and we will command him to do what is easy for him.”
Alexander then walked to the other end of the Earth to witness the sun rise.
18:89 Then he followed [another] course.
18:90 But when he reached the rising-place of the sun, he found it rising on a people whom We have not provided with any screen against it.
18:91 So it was. We had full knowledge of what he had.
The sun briefly pauses beneath Allah's Throne perhaps giving rise to those spectacular sunsets, before sinking into a sea of mud on which a flat Earth floats, re-emerging the next morning on the other side as witnessed by Alexander.
Narrated Abu Dhar:
The Prophet asked me at sunset, "Do you know where the sun goes [at the time of sunset]?"
I replied, "Allah and His Apostle know better."
He said, "It goes till it prostrates itself underneath the Throne and takes the permission to rise again, and it is permitted and then [a time will come when] it will be about to prostrate itself but its prostration will not be accepted, and it will ask permission to go on its course but it will not be permitted, but it will be ordered to return whence it has come and so it will rise in the west. And that is the interpretation of the Statement of Allah: And the sun runs its fixed course for a term [decreed]. That is The Decree of [Allah] The Exalted in Might, The All-Knowing."
This hadith would also suggest that Allah's Throne can be found in the western region of heaven.
(For more revelations pertaining to Alexander the Great see The Islamic Hereafter: "Gog and Magog On the Last Day," Boreal Books.)
Pointed Revelations About a Flat Earth
Paradise, in the Koran, is just above the clouds, perhaps not high enough for Allah to make out the curvature of the Earth, but that is no excuse for not appreciating that the Earth is a sphere. Cleric Mohammed Yusuf, the deceased leader of Boko Haram, Nigeria's largest gathering of holy warriors whose designation literally means “non-Islamic education is a sin” said in a 2009 BBC interview that a round planet was simply an illusion created by Allah; Earth is flat, just like the Koran says it is.
43:9 If you ask them: “Who created the heavens and the earth?”, they will certainly say: “The All-Mighty, the All-Knowing created them.”
43:10 He who made the earth level ground for you and made for you pathways therein, that perchance you may be well-guided;
67:15 It is He Who made the earth level for you; so stroll through its regions and eat of His provisions. Unto Him is the Resurrection.
The Earth is flat with a solid flat roof.
79:27 Are you, then, stronger in constitution than the heaven He has erected?
79:28 He raised its vault then levelled it off.
79:29 He dimmed its night and lighted its day.
79:30 Then, the earth, He flattened.
79:31 From it, He brought out its water and its pasture.
79:32 And the mountains, He established firmly,
79:33 As a source of enjoyment for you and your cattle.
The Earth is as flat as a couch.
2:21 O people (of Mecca), worship your Lord who has created you as well as those who came before you so that you may guard against evil;
2:22 Who has made the earth a couch for you, and the heavens a canopy, and Who sent down water from the sky, bringing forth by it a variety of fruits as a provision for you. Therefore do not knowingly set up equals to Allah.
What about the mountains?
51:48 And the earth, We have spread it out; and how excellently We smoothed it down!
Who stops the sky, i.e., Paradise from crashing into a flat Earth below?
22:65 Do you not see that Allah has subjected to you what is on earth and the ships which sail in the sea at His Command? And He keeps the sky from falling to the ground, save by His Leave. Allah is Gracious and Merciful to mankind.
Heaven is help up by invisible pillars anchored on a flat Earth.
31:10 He created the heavens without pillars that you can see and laid down in the earth immovable mountains, lest it shake with you, and scattered throughout it every variety of beast. And We have sent down water from heaven, thereby causing it to grow in it every noble [kind of plant].
Heaven and Earth are made of the same materials, which would explain the need for pillars to stop it from crashing to the ground.
21:30 Have the unbelievers not beheld that the heavens and the earth were a solid mass, then We separated them; and of water We produced every living thing. Will they not believe, then?
(For more revelations pertaining to Paradise's construction see The Islamic Hereafter: "Paradise - The Nuts and Bolts," Boreal Books.)
But is mankind grateful?
22:66 And it is He Who gives you life, then He causes you to die, then He will bring you back to life. Man, however, is truly thankless.
Full Circle in Seven Verses
15:19 As for the earth, we have spread it out, laid down upon it firm mountains and caused to grow therein all sorts of fair (sic).
15:20 And We have made in it provisions for you and for those whom you do not provide for.
15:21 There is nothing for which We do not have the store-houses and sources, and We send it down only in a well-known measure.
15:22 And We send forth the winds as fertilizer; and then We send down water from the sky and give it to you to drink. But you do not store it up.
15:23 It is We Who give life and cause to die, and We are the Inheritors.
15:24 And We know those of you who came before and those who will come later.
15:25 And surely your Lord shall gather them. He is truly Wise, All-Knowing.