So the earth was created in two days. (?) And note the veiled threat, in case you have any doubts. It becomes explicit at the end, in case you missed it the first time. It is the kind of twisted logic found frequently in the Qur’an, what I call a “clear proof” passage…. Point at something all can see, (here, the earth) and deduce something from it that does not follow (as “Allah” made it), but do not provide a reasoned argument about the thesis presented, instead threaten those who doubt what you say with hell fire.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.
So FIRST the earth and THEN things on it. And the no sun yet….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)
Are you adding it up? 6 days so far.
AFTER the earth, the sky is made, and it is kind of alive and can talk. So does it hurt when a plane flies through it? Still no sun….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."
Ah, finally… lights on the “lower heavens”…. “with guards”(?) lampshades? Or is there someone lurking trying to steal the sun and stars?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.
Note that FIRST the earth was created and THEN the stars….
This is repeated twice in the Qur’an, also here:
And the stars kind of are attached to the “lower heavens” where they run “each on their tracks” as we read elsewhere.He it is Who hath created for you all that is on earth. Then He turned to the heaven, and made them into seven heavens. 2:29
Now we have eight days in total, but elsewhere in the Qur’an we have 6 days, as here for example:
There have been all kinds of fanciful explanations offered for this muddle… except of course for the obvious: It is an internal error.Your Guardian-Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days,…. Qur’an 7:54
And here we have the second half of the “clear proof”: Accept it or else…. Appealing to superstitions and fear.But if they turn away, say thou: "I have warned you of a stunning Punishment (as of thunder and lightning) like that which (overtook) the 'Ad and the Thamud!"