Brother Jawaid Ahmed...HudHud was not a bird...?

by jawaid ahmed @, Thursday, January 24, 2013, 09:56 (1668 days ago) @ Prof. Dawud Muusaa Bareli India

The Quran says nothing that goes against known, proven scientific facts.

Allegorical verses that speak about ‘fantastic’ occurrences have been mentioned in the Quran according to Surah 3 verse 7 and we must treat them as symbolic and not as literal.

The verses relating to Solomon, the ‘birds’ and ‘ants’ are literal and cannot be treated as allegorical, hence they cannot go against known scientific facts.

Facts: Birds do not speak, they do not have vocal chords, they do not have brains that can form sentences. So al-tair cannot be birds.

Facts: Queen ants do not come out of their homes, they remain well within their structures. When ant hills/homes are stepped upon they do not hide away in them [Surah 27:18. At length, when they came to a (lowly) valley of ants, one of the ants said: "O ye ants, get into your habitations, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you (under foot) without knowing it."] BUT they attack anything that ‘attacks’ them [please try this and see!]. So the Quran saying they ran into their homes means they cannot be ants.

Fact: Allah gave the ability of comprehension, consciousness, speech etc to Adam, mankind [surah 2, verses 30-39] BUT did not say he gave this ability to birds or ants.

I can only say that this is my understanding and quoting many translators to prove they are all right is like asking 600 million Hindus about idol worship, so they are all right as well.

If you want to accept and agree with the conventional meaning of talking birds and ants you are making the Quran contradict known science, so to you your way, to me mine, for I do not accept this.


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