Where Does The Sun Set According to Qur’ān?

This topic is one that’s very elementary but needs to be addressed. It’s sad that in the times we live in we have people who don’t know where the sun sets, this is Islam as their god gets it wrong. In Surah Al-Kahf ayat 86 we read that Allah tells us about a man called Dhul-Qarnain, supposedly Alexander the Great.[1] Why do Muslims feel the need to change everyone’s name is strange in itself, they call Jesus “Isa”, John “Yahya”, Paul “Bulus” etc. None of these names, especially Isa, even resemble their actual names.

In verse 86 Dhul-Qarnain is travelling and reaches the setting place of the sun, the Qur’ān explains that the sun was found in a muddy spring or pool of water.

Surah Al-Kahf 18:86

How can this be the word of god? If Allah is the creator are we to believe that he doesn’t know that the sun doesn’t set in a puddle of water?[2] There are millions of Muslims out there who don’t even know their own religion as they are not allowed to ask questions. Then we have Muslims who are deliberately deceiving people into believing this garbage.

Muslims claim that this was Dhul-Qarnain’s perception that it “appeared to him”, not that the sun literally sets in a puddle of water. In neither the Qur’ān nor Hadith does it say that it “appeared” to Dhul-Qarnain.

Let’s continue to get them busted from their own sources, in the Hadith we read about a man sitting behind Muhammad as they were travelling. They saw the sun setting and Muhammad asked the man if he knew where the sun sets. The man replies “Allah and his apostle (Muhammad) know best”, Muhammad then proceeds to tell him the sun sets in a spring of warm water. Below is the hadith mentioned.

Sunan Abi Dawud 4002

How many times have Muslims spouted out nonsense about all the scientific miracles of the Qur’ān, yet their god thinks the sun sets in a puddle of muddy water? It’s quite obvious this is a false religion that has ensnared many people into believing a falsehood.

Conclusion

What did we learn today? We read from the Qur’ān that (1) there was a man called “Dhul-Qarnain” a non-historical figure supposedly Alexander the Great and he (2) came to the place where the sun sets which is a puddle of water and (3) Muhammad confirms this in the Sunnah (sayings of Muhammad). None of what Islam teaches holds true to reality we all know that the sun doesn’t set in water, we see it rise and set at the horizon and because their god gets it wrong we’ve busted Allah proving he cannot be god.

Footnotes

[1] Alexander the Great, also known as Alexander III or Alexander of Macedonia, (born 356 BCE, Pella, Macedonia [northwest of Thessaloníki, Greece]—died June 13, 323 BCE, Babylon [near Al-Ḥillah, Iraq]), king of Macedonia (336–323 BCE), who overthrew the Persian empire, carried Macedonian arms to India, and laid the foundations for the Hellenistic world of territorial kingdoms. Already in his lifetime the subject of fabulous stories, he later became the hero of a full-scale legend bearing only the sketchiest resemblance to his historical career. britannica.com (2016, May 12) APA citation. Alexander the Great king of Macedonia. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Alexander-the-Great

[2] Every morning, depending on the moment of the earth’s rotation, we see the sun rise from its horizon in the east. The rising and setting of the sun varies all year round depending on a number of reasons. The timing of the sunrise is affected by the altitude, time zone, longitude, and latitude of the viewer. The axial tilt of the Earth highly affects sunrise as well as the movement of the planet on the annual elliptical orbit. worldatlas.com (2022) APA citation. Where Does The Sun Rise And Set? Retrieved from https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/why-does-the-sun-rise-in-the-east-and-set-in-the-west.html

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