SN95 , You are not very intelligent , are you? Maybe just not Knowlegeable, like Bush?
First of all it was said by God in so many verses that God created the HEavens and Earth in 6 days.
1) Now, if you read the verses that you had confusion with, God says that he created the Earth in 2 days. Doesn't that tell you that the HEavens were created in 4 days ?
You should take PreCalculus again.
2) Who said that? give proofs. The Quran is clearly saying that Pharaoh used crucifixion in dealing with the sorcerers. The Pharaons who were very intelligent, who built Pyramids that we are not able to build these days because simply we don't have the tools necessary to carry the so heavy rocks used to very high heights, could do anything. Is Crucifixion very hard to guess ?.
3) A detailed account of Moses, Aaron and the golden calf is given in the Bible (Exodus 32:1-35). It clearly states that Aaron, urgently requested by the people, made a golden calf with his own hands and said, "This is your God, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt." But in the Qur`ân it is Al Sâmirî who both led the people astray and produced the calf while Aaron is largely innocent. In verse 20:97 where Al Sâmirî was rebuked by Moses, he was told that the ashes of his idol would be scattered at sea.
Who then is this Al Sâmirî, who is not mentioned at all in Exodus? Has Muhammad simply made up a name out of thin air?
There is a strained connection between Al Sâmirî and a golden calf in the Bible. The name "Al Sâmirî" quite simply means "the Samaritan" in Arabic. After the death of King Solomon in 932 BC, Israel was divided into two kingdoms. In time Samaria became the capital of the northern kingdom, a city which was founded in around 875 BC, hundreds of years after Moses and Aaron (Bibelfakta i färg, Libris, 1986, p.272 = Encyclopedia of the Bible, Lion Publishing).The first king in the north was Jeroboam. He had two golden calves made and said, "Here are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt." (1Kings 12:25-31), which is what Aaron had said several hundred years earlier. Can it be that Muhammad got the golden calves mixed up, even though they are separated by several hundred years, and therefore speaks about the Samaritan who made a golden calf?
The Samaritans as an ethnic people arose much later, after the Assyrians had defeated the northern kingdom and carried off the people into captivity in 722 BC. The Israelites remaining in the area became mixed with other peoples, and so the "Samaritans" were formed. For this reason we can exclude the possibility that an ethnic Samaritan could have been with Aaron and made a golden calf.
4) If you read thru the history books of Jews when they lost the Torah, you will understand whether or not some of them considered Ezra "'Uzayr" as a son of God. Do not forget that the Jews were living with Muslims in peace and they had the freedom to practise their religion and Islam can't be forced on a person simply because it is the heart that accepts it and not the body.
Old Testament was given its present form by Uzayr, and some Jews in Madinah at the time considered Uzayr as a son of God. This verse was read in front of them many times and none of them came forwarded to object to it. According to Qurtubi the Jewish sect that considered Uzayr as the son of God had become extinct by his time. The Qur'an simply points out that these beliefs are errors and specifies out the mistakes in adhering to these faults.
5)Alexander the Great is not the "Dhul Qarnayn" which the Qur'an referred to. Read "Tafhim al-Qur'an " by Mawdudi. Chapter 18.
THE STORY OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT (THUL-KARNAIN)
The answer to the second question concerning the great traveler, Alexander, was sent down to the Prophet (sa) in the following verses:
"They will ask you about Thul-Karnain (Alexander). Say: 'I will recite to you something of this story. We established him in the land and gave him means to all things. He journeyed on a way until when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring, and nearby he found a nation. 'Thul-Karnain,' We said, 'you must either punish them or show them kindness.' He replied: 'The evil-doer we shall punish. Then he shall return to his Lord and He will punish him with a stern punishment. As for he who believes and does good works he shall receive a fine reward in recompense and we shall bestow on them a rich reward and shall speak to him with a mild command.' Then he followed the road until he reached the rising of the sun, he found it rising upon a nation for whom We provided no veil against it to shade them. So, We encompassed in knowledge what was with him. Then he followed the road, when he reached between the two barriers he found on one side of them, a nation who could barely understand speech. 'Thul-Karnain,' they said, 'Look, Gog and Magog are corrupting the earth. Build us a barrier between us and them, and we will pay you tribute.' He replied: 'That which my Lord has given me is better, therefore help me with all your power, and I will build a barrier between you and them. Bring me ingots of iron.' After he had leveled between the two cliffs, he said: 'Blow.' And when he made it a fire, he said: 'Bring me molten copper so that I may pour over it.' Thereafter they could neither scale it, nor could they pierce it. He said: 'This is a mercy from my Lord. But when my Lord's promise is come, He will make it dust. The promise of my Lord is true.' On that day, We will let them surge on one another, and the Horn shall be blown, and We will gather them all together. On that Day We shall present Gehenna to the unbelievers whose eyes were blinded to My remembrance and they were not able to hear." Koran 18:83-101
Alexander the Great is known as the most powerful military leader and conqueror of the ancient world. Before he turned 30 years old he conquered an empire stretching over 3,000 miles from Greece to India. He was born in 356 BC in Macedonia, known today as northern Greece.
On his sickbed and during his last hour alive, Alexander the Great told his generals "After my death, when you put my body in the casket, let my arms hang over the edges with my palms wide open, so the public can see my empty hands while I am leaving the world." After he died, many dignitaries came to view the royal funeral and were very surprised to see his arms hanging over the edge of the casket with his palms wide open. They asked questions about this unique scene. A wise man told them "O' People, Alexander the Great is telling us that when he ruled the world, great treasures of gold, silver and wealth came to be under his possession. Yet, indeed he is leaving the world empty handed."
Source: Partially extracted from the writtings of JC Pinkerton.
Anas bin Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Three things follow the bier of a dead man, two of them come back and one is left with him: the members of his family, wealth and his good deeds. The members of his family and wealth come back while his deeds alone are left with him. (Sahih Muslim)