I don't really care if they belived in it or not. Quran is a book for all time. Allah doesn't look at a certain point in time and give a book for just that time. Allah sees the big picture. It would've made no sense to give the Arabs of that time this information. And even if Allah did, we'd be here arguing why Allah didn't revile to us about something like black holes. The Quran is for peoples spirtuality not for intellectual persuits.We've talked about the Quran's notion that the sun and the heavenly bodies "swim in orbit."
Now, the Quran could have easily said that the earth orbits the sun, but it did not. It used the same exact imagery that every other mythology does to talk about the sun and its motion across the sky.
Note that there were no Muslim heliocentrists before Copernicus' time. Every Muslim scholar—before science proved otherwise—believed such verses in the Quran meant that the sun orbits the earth. Muslims interpret the verses differently today, much the same way that Christians interpret the Bible verses about the sun being set in the sky and stopping its motion in Joshua differently today—you interpret your holy texts to conform to what we know by science. At least about heliocentrism.
Figurativly? You sound like a broken record. It clearly says that he saw the Sun set. Like you, me, and any sane person would see the sun set. That sun setting might not be scentifcally right, but that's how we use it. If that phrase is what you believe is unscentific, then I'm not sure what you're expecting from the Quran... All this proves is that you're trying to find something that does not exist.There's also the line where Alexander the Great or whoever he is sees the sun setting in the muddy pool (thus denoting a flat earth), but Muslims on here have argued that the Arabic is figurative, which I'm prepared to accept.
lol, why don't you quote the verse?
Again I'm not aware of the Quranic verses and especially how the Prophet, companions, or scholars explained it. And I don't believe your someone that I can honestly believe is giving an unbias view. All you've done is told be to believe in something because you believe in it. There is no backing to it. And all this conjucture that you've gotten is from an english translation.What exactly is there to be knowledgeable about?
The Quran says semen (or the gushing fluid that creates men) comes from between the backbone and the hip. As far as I can tell, there are no translation ambiguities with this passage.
We know for a scientific fact that semen does not come from there.