The Earth in The Holy Qur’an


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Former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, died at the age of 82.
Some people said, when he was on the moon he heard some voices in a strange language and when he was back and went to Egypt, he heard Adhan and said it was the same voices he heard while he was on the Moon.

It doesn’t really matter whether it’s true or not, what matters is that we are already Muslims Alhamdulillah.

That wasn’t exactly our story today, but our story today is about The Earth In The Holy Quran.

Let me give you some highlights: Remember that first man to set a foot on the moon we’ve just talked about earlier? Just keep that in mind! Do you remember the layers of the Earth, The Crust, Mantle and the Core in Geology? I bet you do remember that.

Well, we all live in Earth…, Oh sorry! we live on earth, that means we are ON the Earth only dead people are in the earth, we bury them inside the Earth, and again we live ON the Earth. We say so because we see ourselves ON the earth and the buried ones IN the Earth.


Why does then Qur’an say “In the Earth” in most places? (Some translators may have used ON Earth, but the word used in Arabic is “Fi” which means “IN” and not “‘Alaa”)

See some examples:

“And when thy Lord said unto the angels: Lo! I am about to place a viceroy IN THE EARTH ” Quran 2:30

“O mankind! Eat of that which is lawful and wholesome IN THE EARTH,” Quran 2:168

“Say, “Travel IN THE EARTH; thereafter look into how was the end of the believers.”” Quran 6:11.

Verses on this are many. But according to Quran, it looks like we are IN THE EARTH, And if “IN THE EARTH” here means inside the Earth where we have 3 layers namely; Crust, Mantle and Core, where we bury our dead, then it won’t make sense because Quran says eat what’s in the earth and it says Travel in the earth, how would that even be possible inside those layers?

Therefore the “In the Earth” here is where you’re standing, walking sleeping, living BUT HOW IS THAT?

Remember that man on the moon? That man and everyone behind him, they are themselves witnesses to what Quran is saying “IN THE EARTH”, but they don’t know that because they do not think deeply in The Quran.

“Do they not then think deeply in the Quran, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it)?” Quran 47:24

Since they can’t think in the Quran, let’s do it;
Those astronauts are always saying out loud that there’s something known as Ozone Layer that separates Earth’s atmosphere and the Outer space,… Oh! oh! Outer Space?!! If that is Outer space, then what is this space we are in? Inner space! I guess. Their own terms witness what’s in The Holy Quran. In addition to that they say anything that penetrate through this Ozone layer sparks and burns.

You now understand that when Quran said In the Earth, it mean’t inside that Ozone layer that covers and protects our atmosphere.

Now, this Knowledge was brought to Muhammad (SAW) 1400 years ago, and they say we’re first to discover?

Alhamdulillah for being a Muslim.


  1. Maashallah! This Qur'an is the source of all upright sciences. It has fundamentals whose explanatory notes can be found in secular scientific books. Understanding science will require religious belief. Science without religion is lame while religion without science is questionable. Jazakallah.

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