I just wish to ask one of my doubts. I have been pondering so long to get an answer to my doubt. Searched a lot but still couldn't get a satisfactory answer. Due to lack of answers, i came to know that I started losing my faith. I wish to share it here. Please answer or respond anything if you got this.
My question is regarding the verse from the Quran chapter 67 verse 5 where it says allah made the stars to be thrown at devils.
'And We have certainly beautified the nearest heaven with lamps and have made them thrown at the devils and have prepared for them the punishment of the Blaze.' [QURAN 67:5]
well first, its not a scientific view. and its not something a person who has knowledge about astronomy accepts. well to my knowledge, i know that this universe has got a grand design. even skeptical scientists wonder how such a grand design happened. (it make them wonder if God really made it.) everything correctly at its place. there is proportionality throughout the universe. and we even came to know that gravitational waves exist. so if our star (sun) were to disappear one day it would disrupt the design and we wont exist (because gravity). in such a case how could stars be thrown at the devils?
So i started to see scholarly interpretation of that verse. hence i came to know that most of the scholars said that word (مَصَابِيحَ) which literally meant lamp refers to shooting stars and not stars. the below are some of the links where scholars says that it refers to shooting stars
if the above verse really refers to shooting stars. then its something which could be logically and scientifically accepted based on some points.
-but if we were to look deeply on the meaning of the word (مَصَابِيحَ) by comparing with other verses we could come to the conclusion that it has to refer to stars and not shooting stars.
below is the explanation why (مَصَابِيحَ) has to refer stars.
"15.Do you not consider how Allah has created seven heavens in layers 16.And made the moon therein a [reflected] light and made the sun a burning lamp ?" [Surah 71:15-16]
"And He completed them as seven heavens within two days and inspired in each heaven its command. And We adorned the nearest heaven with lamps and as protection. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing." [Surah 41:12]
"And constructed above you seven strong [heavens] And made [therein] a burning lamp" [Surah 78:12,13]
in both verses 71:16 and 78:13 (which are mentioned above) the word lamp is translated for Arabic word سِرَاجًا ,while the word lamp from verse 41:12 is translated for Arabic word مَصَابِيحَ .
So when we compare the ayaths we can see that all the three verses (mentioned above) starts by referring the seven heavens and then says about the stars created which are referred as lamps. so the lamp has to refer either star or some type or stage of a star.
next lets compare the verses 41:12 and 67:5
"And He completed them as seven heavens within two days and inspired in each heaven its command. And We adorned the nearest heaven with lamps and as protection. That is the determination of the Exalted in Might, the Knowing."[Surah 41:12]
"And We have certainly beautified the nearest heaven with lamps and have made them thrown at the devils and have prepared for them the punishment of the Blaze."[Surah 67-5]
by comparing the above two verses we could understand that both verses mentioned lamps as adornment and made as protection by throwing at devils
from verse 41:12 (given above) we came to know that the Arabic word مَصَابِيحَ referred some sort of a star.hence the Arabic word مَصَابِيحَ from verse 67:5 also has to refer some sort of a star.
even when quran gives us a clear idea why it has to refer star, i couldn't understand how scholars could interpret it as shooting stars. scholars trying to interpret it as shooting star seems to me like they are just convincing people by lying.
so how could stars be thrown at devils?
i am not saying almighty cant make someone do it.we know that prophet Muhammad (saw) is said to have split the moon. but we know that its a miracle. but Allah gave order to angels to throw stars if devil comes. hence it becomes a property. there is difference between miracle and property. miracles never fits with the data but properties has to be logical with the data from our observable universe.
i did heard an explanation from the website answeringchristianity.com that, it could be pulsars and the radiations emitted from pulsars. and those those radiations are referred to be thrown at the devils. but i felt even a mistake in that explanation, there is no preposition 'from' in that verse. hence claiming radiation from pulsars seems to contradict, because the verse clearly says "lamps thrown at devils".
so my question is, is that a scientific error??
i heard some people saying that, wait patiently till u get the answer. some day scientist would prove that verse. but i get irritated to hear such comments because. if thats the case, then i wonder christians are waiting for the day when scientists will prove the world that earth is really flat.
waiting for your replies.
Note: sorry, the explanation which I mentioned above is wrong and is due to my lack of knowledge. But I wish not to remove it, so that people who may think the same way could get the point and understand the answers clearly.