Qur’an Contradiction Did Allah Create Earth Or Heaven First?

Allah makes a challenge saying if we can find any contradiction then we would know that the Qur’an is not from god. Let’s take Allah up on his challenge and get him busted! First, let’s show the challenge so Muslims cannot say we are lying.

The Challenge

[4:82] sūrat l-nisāa (The Women)

Here’s the Tafsir from one of their top scholars al-Jalalayn

What do they not ponder do they not contemplate the Qur’ān? and the marvellous truths contained in it. If it had been from other than God surely they would have found therein much inconsistency much contradiction in meaning and irregularity in arrangement.

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

The challenge from Allah is set and we fully accept this challenge, let us laugh together!

Earth Created First

[2:29] sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow)

Here in this verse, Allah says he created all (everything) that is on the Earth, so Allah created everything on Earth that’s the first step. The verse goes on to say then he directed himself to heaven and made them seven heavens, this is the second step. So Allah (1) created the Earth and (2) then created the heavens. Clear and simple.

Let’s quote two scholars to prove this is correct, let us take a look at al-Jalalayn and Ibn Kathir.

He it is Who created for you all that is in the earth that is the earth and all that is in it so that you may benefit from and learn lessons from it; then after creating the earth He turned to that is He made His object heaven and levelled them fa-sawwāhunna the pronoun -hunna refers to ‘heaven’ since it heaven is implicit in the import of the sentence attributed to it the pronoun that is to say He made them thus as He says in another verse fa-qadāhunna so He determined them Q. 4112 seven heavens and He has knowledge of all things in their totality and in their individual detail so do you not then think that the One who has the power to create this to begin with which is much greater than what you are also has the power to bring you back after death?

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Now the next scholar is Ibn Kathir

The Earth was created before Heaven Mujahid commented on Allah’s statement, (He it is Who created for you all that is on earth) “Allah created the earth before heaven, and when He created the earth, smoke burst out of it.

Tafsir Ibn-Kathir

Allah created the Earth first [1] I provided the links to both Tafsirs from their scholars from their own Muslim websites, now let us laugh!

Heaven Created First

Now here’s the major contradiction in the Qur’an proving Allah is not god. In Surah 79 we’re given the steps of creation again, notice verse 27 says Allah constructed the heaven, raised it, darken its night etc. And after that He spread the earth?

[79:27-30] sūrat l-nāziʿāt

Hold on but we just read in Surah 29 that Allah created the Earth first and then created the heaven. Then according to Surah 79 Allah created heaven first and then he created the Earth, the order is the opposite.[2] This is a clear contradiction which proves Allah cannot be god. Let’s not forget Allah said in Surah 4 that if it’s not from him we’d find contradictions in it.

If Muslims are honest they would agree this cannot be true, Allah is the one talking and he doesn’t know which one he made first. Even their scholars said Allah created Earth first.


A challenge from us to any Dawah blogs here on WordPress, can you provide evidence against what we have just brought? We showed how the Qur’an has contradictions and cannot be from Allah even if we find just one, then you must reject it as being a false book. Let’s see how many Muslims will answer the call, I doubt any will bring proof.

How about it will any listed step up to the challenge and defend their Qur’an? Dawamotivation Islamic Gems Al Fatihah – The Key achancetochange tnene.com An Islamic WorldView EGO & SOUL Dawah Collective Toronto Dawah Traversing Tradition Dawah – For The Sake of Allaah Islam Tees

Let’s see who has the courage to give us proof that the Qur’an has no contradictions. May our risen Lord Jesus Christ be forever magnified for His name is above all names including Muhammad the false prophet.

Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places], Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Ephesians 1:20-23


[1] Simply: He is the Lord Who created all things on earth for you. Then He willed to create the sky and leveled seven skies and He is the Knower of everything. Imam Hasan Askari (a.s.) said: Amirul Momineen (a.s.) said: It means that Lord is He Who created all earthly things for you, so that you may gain good sense and lesson and may earn His pleasure and may save yourselves from Hellfire. Simply: Then He started creating and solidifying heavens (skies) and made seven skies. Exegesis of Surah Baqarah: Verses 1- 62 Tafsir Imam Hasan Askari

[2] The objective meaning of /daĥw‑ul‑ard/ is that, at first, the surface of the Earth was totally covered with water from the prime rainfalls, the water of which was gradually sucked down through the holes and ditches in the ground, and then, parts of the land appeared. It expanded little by little, until it formed its present state. (And this happened after the creation of heavens and the Earth.) Enlightening Commentary Light Holy Quran Vol 19

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