Let’s address Surah AtTariq. Here is the English translation: “So, let man see from what he is created! 6. He is created from a water gushing forth, 7. Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs. 8. Verily, He is Able to bring him back! 9. The Day when all the secrets will be examined. 10. Then he will have no power, nor any helper.” Now here is a better translation of the Arabic:
“So, let mankind see from what he is created/He is created from ejaculate/He emerges from (a place) between the spine and the ribs…” The word that is mistranslated here is (yakhruju) which translators translate as a participle modifying ejaculate . Yhkhruju is NOT a participle. It is a 3rd person masculine singular imperfect verb indicating an on going action. The best translation for this verb form would be in English the habitual present tense. In English grammar, the habitual present is a verb in the present tense used to indicate an action that occurs regularly or repeatedly. The translation should read: “He (mankind) emerges from (a place) between the spine and the ribs.” In other words, these verses describe the male contribution to the birth of a child, ie, ejaculate, and the woman’s role in providing the womb for the child. As the pregnancy progresses, the womb expands to accommodate the growing fetus until it fills the abdominal space between the spine and the ribs. This is a full term baby who then emerges from this expanded womb into the world as an infant. The translation is so obvious. I can only think that the translators, who are not native English speakers, did not know about the habitual present tense or they were expressing gender bias by overlooking the woman’s role in the birth of a child.
Non Muslims often accuse Muslims of worshipping the black stone because the kiss it during the hajj or umrah. Kissing the black stone is a sign of respect and an acknowledgment that Allah (swt) commanded Abraham and Ishmael to build the Kaba. The Kaba is a gift from Allah (swt) to the world as a center for Allah’s (swt) religion. A center for man’s spirituality on earth is paralleled by the centrality of our galaxy. The beginning of Surah Tariq, to which your referred, mentions this centrality.In Surah Tariq, Allah mentions a piercing, whole boring star that emits sound.
“By the sky and the Tariq. And what will explain the Tariq. It is a hole boring star.”
The word tariq means piercer and najm means star and thaqib means to bore a hole. Look it up in the dictionary. Tariq has many meanings and one of them is ‘to penetrate’. The primary meaning of thaqib is ‘to bore or drill a hole.” The meaning of tariq ‘to penetrate’ is consistent with the meaning of thaqib “to bore or drill a hole.’ Tariq also means ‘to knock or bang’, which is also consistent with the word tariq meaning a rotating black hole that emits sound waves. According to NASA:
Sept. 9, 2003: Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have found, for the first time, sound waves from a supermassive black hole. The “note” is the deepest ever detected from any object in our Universe. The tremendous amounts of energy carried by these sound waves may solve a longstanding problem in astrophysics.
The black hole resides in the Perseus cluster of galaxies located 250 million light years from Earth. In 2002, astronomers obtained a deep Chandra observation that shows ripples in the gas filling the cluster. These ripples are evidence for sound waves that have traveled hundreds of thousands of light years away from the cluster’s central black hole.
“The Perseus sound waves are much more than just an interesting form of black hole acoustics,” says Steve Allen, of the Institute of Astronomy and a co-investigator in the research. “These sound waves may be the key in figuring out how galaxy clusters, the largest structures in the Universe, grow.”
So, Tariq is a rotating black hole that emits sound waves. This rotating, sound emitting black hole is the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. According to Wikipedia: ‘… the Milky Way has a supermassive black hole in its Galactic Center…” Truly the Quran is a miracle.
The Muslims circumambulating the Kaba are expressing this centrality of worship. The are also imitating the way the Milky Way galaxy revolves around the rotating, sound emitting collapsed star (black hole) that is at the center of our galaxy.
Quran is extremely accurate and extremely consistent. Any time invested in researching the Quran is richly rewarded with a deeper understanding.