The Quran – Cosmogonical excerpts

Tapis à décor de jardin de paradis, dit « Tapis de Mantes », Louvre, crédit RMN.

Carpet with a decoration of a garden in paradise, also known as « Mantes Carpet », Louvre, credit RMN.

SURA 21-AL-ANBIYA (THE PROPHETS)

Verse 16. [Allah says:] We have created the earth and sky and what lies in between.[…]

Verse 31. And We placed within the earth firmly set mountains, lest it should shift with them. And We made therein [mountain] passes [as] roads that they might be guided.

Verse 32. And We made the sky a protected ceiling […].

Verse 33. And it is He [Allah] who created the night and the day and the sun and the moon; all [heavenly bodies] in an orbit are swimming.[…]

SURA 25 -AL FURQANE (THE CRITERIAN)

Verse 59. He who created the heavens and the earth and what is between them in six days and then established Himself above the Throne – the Most Merciful.[…]

SURA  35- FATIR (ORIGINATOR)

Verse 41. Indeed, Allah holds the heavens and the earth, lest they cease. And if they should cease, no one could hold them [in place] after Him. Indeed, He is Forbearing and Forgiving.[…]

Mosaic decorating a fountain in Meknes, Morocco

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QUIZZ
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1. How is the sky described in the Quran?

 
 
 


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