With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura Fussilat (41)
The creation of the earth in six periods
Verses 9-12 provide a further explanation of the six periods mention in Sura 7 Verse 54:
Your Guardian-Lord is Allah, who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and is firmly established on the Throne (of authority): He draws the night as a veil over the Day, Each seeking the other In rapid succession: He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, (all) governed by laws under His command. is it not His to create and to govern? Blessed be Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!
Verse 9-12: Say: is it that ye deny Him who created the earth in two Days? and do ye join equals with Him? He is the Lord of (all) the worlds. He set on the (earth), mountains standing firm, high above it, and bestowed blessings on the earth, and measure therein all things to give them nourishment in due proportion, in four days, in accordance with (the needs of) those who seek (Sustenance). Moreover He comprehended in His design the sky, and it had been (as) smoke: He said to it and to the earth: “Come ye together, willingly or unwillingly.” They said: “We do come (together), In willing obedience.” so He completed them as seven firmaments in two days, and He assigned to each heaven its duty and command. And We adorned the lower heaven with lights, and (provided it) with guard. such is the Decree of (Him) the Exalted In Might, full of knowledge.
Although there appears to be a contradiction, the 4 periods mentioned in verse 10 include the 2 overlapping periods mentioned in verse 9, thereby giving us the total of 6 periods. To read more on how these periods correspond with Einstein’s concept of time dilation read here:
Continues tomorrow …..InshaAllah
Salaam / Peace