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Islamic Science - Superstition backed by evident lies

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Muhammad splits the Moon.

Just google for "split moon" and you'll be amazed at the results of your search.

At last count there were about eleven thousand entries and the vast majority of them glorified  the only miracle performed by Muhammad, the last prophet of Allah  - the splitting of the Moon.
It would not worry me a bit if these Internet posts, articles, Muslim scholar tales, video clips an even books were put across to us as records/evidence of a "simple" miracle performed by Muhammad. Let's be fair, all religions have their own miracles and Islam should not be singled out for having just one miracle authored by the last and the most perfect prophet.
 
 
Quranic miracle video (warning - disturbing noise, turn the sound off)
 
Very worrying however is the fact that all of the above fables use thick and blatant lies to convince the naïve and ignorant that the Quran and the Hadith had all the facts right long time before the modern science (Glory to Allah), from which there is only one conclusion - Islam is the only true (and scientific) religion.
 
 It is a whole industry, where so called Islamic scholars prey on the followers of Islamic ideology (and head hunt for converts) by quoting non-existent scientific records and NASA reports, providing phony  interviews with scientists and astronauts, disclosing NASA  photos as evidence.
 
The really amazing part of this phenomenon is the primitive character of these lies, and the ease with which they can be debunked and their authors exposed for what they are - liars and swindlers and yet these lies are repeated again and again and they are virtually unchallenged.
 
Perhaps it is just another "Google bug"  which appeared after the first one was fixed by the search engine proprietors.

Dr Zaghloul El-Naggar is the chief swindler leading the way in nurturing the lie of Islamic Science.

This is what he says about the Moon splitting on his website:
A few years ago while I was giving a lecture at the Faculty of Medicine at Cardiff University, in Wales, a Muslim asked me a question about the verses at the beginning of Surat al-Qamar (the moon), about the splitting of the moon, and whether it is considered as one of the scientific signs which are mentioned in the Qur'an and whether there is any scientific evidence discovered to explain this incident.
My answer was that this incident is considered one of the most tangible miracles, which took place to support the Prophet (PBUH) when he was challenged by the polytheists and disbelievers of Quraish, showing them this miracle to prove that he is a Messenger of Allah. Anyway, miracles take place as unusual incidents that break all regular laws of nature. Therefore, conventional science is unable to explain how miracles take place, and if they were not mentioned in the Qur'an and in the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH), we would not have been obliged to believe in them.  (source)
Furthermore the good doctor explained that  NASA scientists confirmed the splitting and rejoining of the moon:
The scientists went on to say that this journey proved a scientific fact, that if they had spent several times as much as they did to convince people with it, no body would have believed them. This fact was that the moon had been split a long time ago and rejoined, and there is a lot of concrete evidence on the surface of the moon to prove this. (source)
As an additional evidence El-Naggar produced a NASA photograph of the scarred surface of the moon, which according to the embedded video (and many other Islamic -Science websiets) was taken by the crew members of Apollo 11.
And according to our sage (Dr Zaghloul El-Naggar) the miracle of the moon splitting would be hard to prove if it weren't for the moon landing.
 
Just to point out the obvious and set the facts straight (and I hope that some of the faithfu Muslimsl read this little post  as well as the provided list of references):
 
1. No NASA scientist (or any other for that matter) has  ever claimed that the moon was split. According to NASA, there were huge collisions with giant meteorites which:
...may have stripped off the entire crust. Some collisions were so powerful that they almost split the moon into pieces. One such collision created the South Pole-Aitken Basin, one of the largest known impact craters in the solar system. (source)
"Almost" does not mean that something happened and in fact indicates clearly that it did not, but even this events could not be observed by Muhammad and his Quraish tribesmen for they happened billions years before his time.
 
2. The photograph used by El-Naggar as evidence shows Ariadaeus Rille, a valley carved by rapidly flowing lava or a collapsed lava tunnel just over 300 km long (not encircling the whole moon as indicated by the Islamic scientists and much much older than than events described in ). (Reference)
 
3. The moon's rills (there are many) were firstly discovered 200 years ago (with primitive telescope) not by the crew of o Apollo 11 (reference)
 
4. The photo displayed was not taken by Apollo 11 but by Apollo 10, which did not land on the moon at all.

 
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