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Kent Smith, a.k.a Flickr user kentsmith9 claims to be the original photographer of this image. He writes: I thought this was the most unusual thing I saw on the Alaskan cruise in the water. These two bodies of water were merging in the middle of the Alaskan gulf and there was a foam developing only at their junction. I thought this was an example of ...


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TL;DR : No, even if one chooses to interpret the excerpt of the Qur'an as such, the maths don't hold up I am going to base this answer on your second source, as the calculation there is reduced to the minimum which makes it a lot easier to show its flaws. This is an answer on the mathematical aspect of the problem, not covering the interpretation of the ...


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The original Arabic seems to be from Surah 54,1 Al-Qamar: The Hour has come near, and the moon has split [in two]. __Translation into English from Quran.com What that sentence alone might mean is of course up for debate, but the claim seems to explicitly refer to using the quote as is, albeit and in all likelihood in a German version; not the meaning ...


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The Quran has some specific things to say about women, and how they are to be treated. These particular suras are the ones that may have some bearing on that particular belief (all emphasis mine): 4:34 Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women)...


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There are a few mentions (although a bit less than one would expect): 91:13 And the messenger of Allah said: It is the she-camel of Allah, so let her drink! [...] 7:73 And to (the tribe of) Thamud (We sent) their brother Salih. He said: O my people! Serve Allah. Ye have no other God save Him. A wonder from your Lord hath come unto you. Lo! this is the ...


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No; during the life of Muhammad, there was no single text, as it was more about understanding the message than how it was told: This page cites hadiths that mention seven different ways of teaching: The Seven Ahruf (modes of recitation) are part of Islamic doctrine and a Muslim MUST ACCEPT IT... Saheeh Bukhari Volume 6, Book 61, Number 513: ...


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Ah, not only are there liars for Jesus, be there are liars for Mohamed... I will note that the facebook page claims that Cousteau converted to islam. That is false. This page (in French) addresses that. Now, about the specific claims in oceanography that there is no mixing, this is patently false. The Straits of Gibraltar do not provide any sort of ...


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Are Muslims allowed to deceive non-muslims through a practice called Taqiyya? Wikipedia says, In Islam, taqiyya تقية (alternative spellings taqiyeh, taqiya, taqiyah, tuqyah) is a form of religious dissimulation,[1] or a legal dispensation whereby a believing individual can deny his faith or commit otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts while they are in ...


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To answer your question, "Is there a place in the world where two oceans meet and they don't mix?" No, the water mixes it just isn't instantaneous. Saline, temperature differences, and pollutants can cause them to appear as if they don't mix for a period of time, especially if there aren't strong currents. According to Ken Bruland, a professor of ocean ...


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http://quran.com/4/34 Sahih International Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance - [first] ...


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Methodology: simple google searches, restrict results to direct quotes that are clear and straightforward and from the old testament (since the OP asks for Abrahamic books, not sure which he means but certainly not new testament). Omnipotence: "O Sovereign Lord! You have made the heavens and earth by Your great power. Nothing is too hard for You!" (...


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Indeed, one can verify that the number of verses counted excluding the first one are exactly 1389. You can verify this using any online quran. Also, the year 1389 in islamic calendar happens to be the year 1969. This can be verified using any online converter However, this is merely a coincidence: 1) There is no clear evidence that the chapters of Quran ...


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The link you provide in the comments, has references to scripture to support its claims. E. Calvin Beisner and Chad Meister, How Should Christians Approach the Problem of Evil, Point-Counterpoint, JAE140 Scripture declares God’s omnipotence—God is able to accomplish everything He desires (Jer. 32:17; Matt. 19:26; Luke 1:37; 2&...


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According to Wife Battery in Islam: Comprehensive Understanding of Interpretations Violence Against Women Volume 13 Number 5 May 2007 pages 516-526. It is possible to classify the understanding of the Qur’anic verse 34 of Al Nisa chapter on wife beating into four schools of interpretations. The first is an interpretation that sees wife beating ...


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The challenge was that the victory will be 3 to 9 years later. The word in English "soon" doesn't have this meaning but in Arabic it does بِضْعِ سِنِينَ This is a fact that is approved by Arabic linguistics. (I don't think in English there is one word that means "from 3 to 9"). The victory of the Romans happened nine years later in the issus battle: ...


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The are many translations of the verse, but that is not a reasonable one. Instead: They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or ...


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