I heard somewhere that according to the Holy Quran the Earth is center of the universe and the whole universe revolves around the Earth. However, it has now been scientifically proven that the Earth revolves around the sun and is not the center of the universe. The Holy Quran cannot be wrong, so does the statement that the Earth is the center of the universe mean something else?
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If I am wrong then please correct me. As much as I know today physics say every heavenly body is in motion with respect to the others and no such body is considered as fixed, only for the sake of calculations (since e.g. the 2nd law of Newton:
However, does this have any evidence also in Islam? Quran says the following which states that the Earth itself is moving:
However the word ذلول which is translated here as manageable actually implies calm and tame, like in "a tame Camel". This calmness apparently addresses the motion of the Earth, and if that's true there are two points that grabs my attention here:
Each of these that be the intention of Allah for posing this Ayah the verse states something about specific motions of the Earth, its rotational motions, so that you can conclude the Earth is not considered as a center for Universe in Islam.
PS. There is a Hadith from Imam Ali A.S. --once I read in the book titled as "reasons of Ahkam" (علل الشرایع) by Sheikh-e-Sadough-- in which Imam describes the position of the Earth in the space for a Jew, like marking a dot in a map, and the Jew came to be a Muslim. you may like to read that, there you will see the Earth is by no means in the center of Universe! There you may also be able to find a real fixed point, although my memory doesn't help me much and, therefore, I'm not sure!
I did not read it in Quran ?