Why Muhammad pulled off the Moon splitting trick

Compared sizes of Earth & MoonFirst of Take a look at this picture and ask yourself

If there wasn't an easier thing to pull off, why would Muhammad claim to split the moon? it's because he didn't think of the moon as a giant piece of rock orbiting another giant piece of rock. He thought of the moon as something mystical and magical in nature. This sort of context is really important. Put yourself in his shoes, he looks up at the sky, sees a 2D object, doesn't know what it is, and attributes magical qualities to it. With that mindset, splitting the moon isn't that big of a deal. What he thought of the moon, he is also thought of the sun. See this hadith.

Sahih-Muslim, Book 001, Number 0297

"It is narrated on the authority of Abu Dharr that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) one day said:
Do you know where the sun goes?

They replied: Allah and His Apostle know best.

He (the Holy Prophet) observed: Verily it (the sun) glides till it reaches its resting place under the Throne. Then it falls prostrate and remains there until it is asked: Rise up and go to the place whence you came, and it goes back and continues emerging out from its rising place and then glides till it reaches its place of rest under the Throne and falls prostrate and remains in that state until it is asked: Rise up and return to the place whence you came, and it returns and emerges out from it rising place and the it glides (in such a normal way) that the people do not discern anything ( unusual in it) till it reaches its resting place under the Throne. Then it would be said to it: Rise up and emerge out from the place of your setting, and it will rise from the place of its setting.

The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said. Do you know when it would happen? It would happen at the time when faith will not benefit one who has not previously believed or has derived no good from the faith.

To Muhammad the sun isn't a giant piece of fireball, it's a mystical thing that waits by allah's throne at night, waiting for his command to reappear in the morning and glide across the sky again. This would also explain why he would claim that the sun would rise from the west (implying that the earth will reverse its orbit around the sun) during endtimes. And allah's throne isn't a metaphor. It literally is a throne, and some dude named allah is sitting on it.

There are a lot of verses mentioning it. Here is one.
"Then on that Day, the Resurrecti on will occur, And the heaven will split [open], for that Day it is infirm. And the angels are at its edges. And there will bear the Throne of your Lord above them, that Day, eight [of them]. the sky will split open, and you will see allah sitting on his throne accompanie d by 8 zebanis (angels).

You could not make this stuff up unless you tried drugs. Gotta give credit for creativity! Lol. :D

So did a Bedouin really split the moon 1400 years ago, with hundreds of followers standing in awe? This is what the Quran says about the certainly miraculous​ event of the splitting of the moon in 54:1
“The moon has split and the hour has drawn closer. Then they saw a great miracle; but they turned away and said, “Old magic.” They disbelieve​d, followed their opinions, and adhered to their old traditions​.”

Note it uses the word split here, and not the Arabic word for shadow or cover.

Muhammad claimed this to be a miracle and a sign for the Meccans. In fact a quick search on NASA’s records proves this was not Muhammad splitting the moon. If you enter Mecca in the search field, it shows there was a annular eclipse on July 23, 613AD at 8.12am for 2.5 hours, which correlates​ pretty well (in terms of date, time and length) with what is recorded in Islamic literature.
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One Response to this post

    Ex Muslim said...

    I was a muslim. And i was not thking logically until i leave Islam. Muslims agree only the thing told by their books. I don't blame them because once i was thinking with my butt too.
    Anyway nice explaination. Thanks


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