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Submitters Perspective

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Therefore, you shall devote your worship absolutely to God ALONE, even if the disbelievers dislike it. (40:14)

This is to say that those who worship God Alone follow only the instructions and teaching from one consistent source, the Quran Alone.

God cites the example of a man who deals with disputing partners (Hadith), compared to a man who deals with only one consistent source (Quran). Are they the same? Praise be to God; most of them do not know. (39:29)

5. Heavens and Earth
Created in 6 Days. (7:54)

Your Lord is the one God, who created the heavens and the earth in six days,* then assumed all authority... (7:54)

He is the One who created the heavens and the earth in six days… (11:7)

He is the One who created the heavens and the earth, and everything between them, in six days, then assumed all authority…. (25:59)

Say, “You disbelieve in the One who created the earth in two days, and you set up idols to rank with Him, though He is Lord of the universe.” He placed on it stabilizers (mountains), made it productive, and He calculated its provisions in four days, to satisfy the needs of all its inhabitants. Then He turned to the sky, when it was still gas, and said to it, and to the earth, “Come into existence, willingly or unwillingly.” They said, “We come willingly.”

Thus, He completed the seven universes in two days, and set up the laws for every universe.
And we adorned the lowest universe with lamps, and placed guards around it. Such is the design of the Almighty, the Omniscient. (41:9-12)

Repeatedly, Quran maintained its consistency that the heavens and the earth were created in six days. It was only when God willed to break it down for us as to how He did it, that we see in 41:9-12 that the earth together with the seven universes were created in two days. Then it took an additional four days to calculate the provisions for all the creatures on earth. This is to teach us that there is life only on the planet earth.

There is not a creature on earth whose provision is not guaranteed by God. And He knows its course and its final destiny. All are recorded in a profound record. (11:6)

It takes divine control for the insincere not to appreciate the awesome wisdom in the Quran.

We thus control the minds of the guilty. Consequently they cannot believe in him. This has been the system since the past generations. (15:12-13).

Quite interestingly too, the people who wrote to claim that they have found contradictions in the Quran, could not do the simple kindergarten type of arithmetic to save themselves from the shame of exposing their ignorance and arrogance. All they had to do was to add 2 + 4 = 6 noting that the 4 days calculations of provisions by the angels for all the creatures on earth was part of the process of creation (re: 41:9-12).

It should be no surprise to us that these same people are members of those who believe that God created the earth in six days but got tired and took a rest on the seventh day (Sunday). In response to this nonsense, the Most Gracious answers:

We have created the heavens and the earth, and everything between
them in six days, and no fatigue touched us. (50:38)

But we know from the Quran that not all people try to discredit or distort God’s words. There are those who take heed and reflect on God’s revelations:

They are not all the same; among the followers of the scripture, there are those who are righteous. They recite God's revelations through the night, and they fall prostrate. They believe in God and the Last Day, they advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and they hasten to do righteous works. These are the righteous. (3:113-114)

Sheyhu Adam