Moon WILL split and

NOT that it already has

The Moon splitting, a future event - NOT PAST

 

Firstly the ayats about the moon splitting in context

 

Surah 54

[54.1]

The hour drew nigh and the moon did rend asunder.

 

[54.2]

And if they see a miracle/sign they turn aside and say: Transient magic.

 

[54.3]

And they call (it) a lie, and follow their low desires; and every affair has its appointed term.

 

[54.4]

And certainly some narratives have come to them wherein is prevention--

 

[54.5]

Consummate wisdom-- but warnings do not avail;

 

[54.6]

So turn (your) back on them (for) the day when the inviter shall invite them to a hard task,

 

[54.7]

Their eyes cast down, going forth from their graves as if they were scattered locusts,

 

[54.8]

Hastening to the inviter. The unbelievers shall say: This is a hard day.

 

There are continually claims due to the hadiths, that Prophet Muhammad split the moon (there is also some minority Shia groups who like to argue it was Imam Ali)

 

There are many fallacies to such an idea.

 

The greatest problem is the idea that the prophet had other “miracles” not mentioned in the Quran.

The word for “Miracle” in Arabic is Ayat also meaning sign and importantly VERSE.

(To see an example of the word “āyatan” read [54:2] in the above narration).

 

The prophet was given 6236 AYATS/VERSES/SIGNS/MIRACLES.

It goes against the whole concept of Islam to think the prophet had more ayats or miracles other than the Quran.

 

Some supporting ayats that the prophet had no other ayats/verses/signs/miracles

 

[13:7]

And those who reject say: “If only a sign was sent down to him from his Lord.” You are but a warner, and to every people is a guide.

 

[3:183]

Those who said: “God has pledged to us that we should not believe in a messenger unless he brings us an offering which the fire will devour.” Say: “Messengers have come to you before me with clarity and with what you have said, so why did you kill them if you were truthful?”

 

[30:58]

And We have put forth for the people in this Qur’an of every example. And if you come to them with a sign, those who rejected will say: “You are bringing falsehood!”

 

[20:133]

And they said: “If only he would bring us a sign from his Lord!” Did not proof come to them from what is in the previous scripts?

 

[6:124]

And if a sign comes to them they say: “We will not believe until we are given the same as what the messengers of God were given!” God is fully aware of where He makes His message; those criminals will have debasement with God and a painful retribution for what they had schemed.

 

[6:35]

And if their aversion has become too much for you, then perhaps you could make a tunnel in the earth, or a ladder to the heavens, and bring them a sign. Had God willed, He would have gathered them to the guidance; so do not be of the ignorant ones.

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The other problem with such an idea is we also MUST agree that if the moon splits, it must/can/will be witnessed by other nations and not just to a few in the desert.

In fact, many people believe a big party of people witnessed this event, whereas in the hadiths only three around a mountain witnessed this event.

Those being Abdullah bin Masud, Anas bin Malik and Ibn ‘Abbas (according to hadiths)

 

If only these three saw it and it really did happen THEN this incident actually becomes an illusion for the eye or as the Quran states, Transient Magic which goes against 54:2

 

What is magic?

It is when the eye is tricked into believing something goes against the natural law. The Quran mentions magic as the eye being deceived, deluded, beguiled or bewitched.

 

Here is an example in the Quran where Allah mentions what magic is.

Trickery or bewitching of the eye

[7:116]

He said, "Throw." Then when they threw, they bewitched (the) eyes (of) the people, and terrified them and came (up) with a magic great.

 

Therefore in this ideology based on Hadith, Prophet Muhammad deceived (done magic) to these 3 people because no one else in the world witnessed this ayat/verse/miracle/sign happening.

If the moon splits the lost of the gravitational pull alone will cause major catastrophes on earth.

The earth itself will lose its tilt and will ultimately begin spinning uncontrollably (east may become west). None of these expected catastrophes was experienced around the world when the prophet apparently split the moon.

 

Nobody besides 3 people saw it or felt it.

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Ayats of consideration:

Before I begin explaining why it is a future event, I want to begin by removing the misconception that this is a past event.

 

1.

[54.1]

The hour drew nigh and the moon did rend asunder.

 

Here it does mention the moon splitting in past context.

Wa-inshaqqa” is past tense and translates to “and has split

 

Sometimes the Quran gives future events in past tense, in order for the reader to feel as if they are experiencing it as it is happening

 

This can be seen in other ayats such as the one below

[78:19-20]

The heaven was opened (futihat) like gates. The mountains were removed (suyyirat), as if they were a mirage.

In the above ayat, the future event of the heaven opening and the removal of mountains is mentioned in past tense, as if it already happened. It doesn't say it will be opened or the mountains will be removed, but that the heavens have been opened and the mountains removed

Also in regards to [54:1], there is a sequence of events where it doesn’t just say the moon has split BUT it begins with “The Hour” or Judgement Day has come close,

THEN it mentions the moon has split.

We can't overlook the sequence of events here, the words say that the Hour or judgement day will come close first and when that happens the moon has split.

It has been 1400+ years since the prophet was alive.

The hour obviously can't be the time of the prophet because we still haven't reached the hour it's mentioning.

2.

[54.3]

And they call (it) a lie, and follow their low desires; and every affair has its appointed term (Mustaqirrun).

 

In the Quran there are many examples of decrees coming to pass and something reaching its "appointed time”, in all instances on thing is for certain, there is no possibility of return.

 

The word used in [54.3] for "appointed term” or settlement is Mustaqirrun.

 

The same word is used later on in the Surah

[54:38]

And certainly seized them in the morning early a settled punishment

 

In [54.3] we clearly see the moon has reached this pinnacle point.

This means this ayat is mentioning the death of the moon and not like hadiths say it was put back together (or it has already split and came back together).

 

3.

[54.7]

Their eyes cast down, going forth from their graves as if they were scattered locusts,

This ayat is clearly speaking about resurrection.

NOBODY mentions the resurrection of the dead in hadiths.

This ayat alone clearly shows its a future event.

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Now to the more plausible explanation of this Surah.

Insha'Allah, you all understand my perspective.

 

I see the Quran is explaining the story as though you are living that moment.

 

BEFORE YOU READ THIS SURAH,

try doing to imagine yourself on that day (in future not past) when we ourselves witness the moon splitting and the hours is drawing near.

 

The Quran is explaining it from your own perspective.

 

[54.1]

You just watched the moon split

 

[54.2]

Others saw it but are calling it Transient Magic or CGI

People are watching it on the news, YouTube, media or any other medium and saying it's a lie.

Half the world will not see the split and will rely on media coverage.

Even those that look up in the sky believe it is just an illusion

 

[54.3]

People continue their normal task due to claiming its a lie

 

[54.4-5]

Can not comment if this has been given yet or if its in the future,

but I can take a guess that it may be in regards to the current moon splitting situation called "Lunar Graben".

It is well documented that the crust of the moon is being stretched, pulled apart as we speak.

 

[54.6]

Now it commands the successful to turn their backs on them when the inviters/callers are approaching those who claimed the end will never happen.

 

[54.7-8]

Here the realization of their resurrection is cemented and they realise their error in assuming it would never come.

 

Please check out the visual presentation below of events that will occur.