Elementary school kids are taught that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. However, we have the prophet of Islam who discovered and finally identified the setting and rising place of the sun. Gradually the school kids come to know that the sun really does not rise or set, it is the visible effect of how they feel from a distance. Click here to read the earlier article of this series.
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Alexander reaches the Setting place of the Sun
Allah is narrating the way how Alexander the great (Ⱬul-Qarnain) found the setting place of the sun. The Sun is setting in a dark body of water. Some translators have called it a muddy pool of water. Enjoy the ignorance of Allah in the following verses.
They question you concerning Dhul Qarnayn. Say, ‘I will relate to you an account of him.’ Indeed We had granted him power in the land and given him the means to all things.So he followed a means. When he reached the place where the sun sets, he found it setting in a muddy spring, and by it he found a people. We said, ‘O Dhul Qarnayn! You may either punish them, or treat them with kindness.’Quran 18:83-86
Notice that this is Allah narrating to Muhammad. The All-Knowing Allah has phenomenal knowledge. The English translators of the Quran had done their acrobatics by adding the word “It appeared to him“. Unfortunately, such manipulations do not fly anymore. It is time that Allah gets admitted into an elementary school to learn the basics. Muslims should make sure that they are not admitting Allah into the Madarsa school system.
Muslims often try to misrepresent the muddy pool as the ocean where you see it going down. But this verse clearly mentions it as a muddly pool of water. Notice the image above. This is a sample muddy pool in which Alexander saw the setting sun.
There is no escape from that fact when the so-called prophet confirmed it in another hadith. Read the below from Sunan Abu Dawood
Narrated Abu Dharr: I was sitting behind the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) who was riding a donkey while the sun was setting. He asked: Do you know where this sets? I replied: Allah and His Apostle know best. He said: It sets in a spring of warm water (Hamiyah).Sunan Abu Dawood 4002
Alexander reaches the Rising place of the sun
The stupidity of Allah continues. As Alexander travels, he comes to the rising place of the Sun.
Then he followed a way. Until, when he came to the rising of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had not made against it any shield. So it was. AND WE TRULY HAD FULL KNOWLEDGE OF HIM.Quran 18:89-91
It is interesting to note that the Islamic Scholars have identified the rising place of the sun in Africa. They have gone ahead and fixed the inhabitants of the land as “Negroes”. The cause for the dark skins of Africans is because the sun is rising from their land and they are not sheltered in the Morning.
until when he reached the rising of the sun the place where it rises he found it rising on a folk namely NEGROES zanj for whom We had not provided against it that is against the sun any form of cover in the way of clothing or roofing as their land could not support any structures; they had underground tunnels into which they would disappear at the rising of the sun and out of which they would emerge when it was at its highest point in the sky.Tafsir Jalalayn
Another Tafsir says that these people are naked and also blind to the Truth. The Truth of What? The Truth of Sun Rising from their land? Read this hilarious tafsir.
(Till, when he reached the rising place of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had appointed no helper therefrom) these people had no shelter to protect them from the sun, they had no mountains, trees or clothes. They were naked creatures who were blind to the Truth.Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs
Even the Muslim Scholars need Schooling in the elementary school along with Allah as they think that the Morning Sun is fiercer than the Sun at noon. Maybe people like Zakir Naik will try to give some more excuses for this phenomenon. However, it is truly an embarrassing point for Muslims. No amount of hiding will cover up the ignorance of Allah and his prophet Muhammad.
End of “The Setting and Rising place of the Sun – Ultimate discovery 2″