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Why six days to create earth and universe and not in a second (Kun Fayakun) ?

Surah 7 Verse 54

Surah 36 Verse 82

11 Peter 3:8But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

As Peter wrote, Gods time is timeless in comparasin to our clocks and calenders.

God set all things in motion. Because God can say "be" and it is does not mean He must do everything by nano-seconds. If God decided to create in an orderly fashion, the world is no doubt better for it.

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Why six days to create earth and universe and not in a second (Kun Fayakun) ?

Surah 7 Verse 54

Surah 36 Verse 82

Are you serious? Do you think a day is 24 hours? Do you think hours existed since forever?

Anyway...

By "day", you should understand "divine day"/"heavenly day" ; not the human's day. And the divine day is as long or as short as God wants it to be. Human beings will never understand it.

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Perhaps because He wanted to make it that way.

Its like saying, Allah made us, but we are imperfect, therefore Allah is imperfect.

The creation of the universe was done in a way that was perfect according to its purpose and plan, and it could not be improved upon.

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(salam)

Allahu 'Alam, the answer I have heard about this from Muslims and Christians is that it was to teach us to be patient and to do everything in stages.

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Dear Brother Qa'im,

I think your words are very wise. The creation story in the Bible and the six days of creation in the Qur'an establish the week. Just as we have a daily cycle of salaat, we have a weekly cycle of dua as well as the jumu'a and sabt to end the week. The weekly cycle is thus also an essential part of Islamic spirituality, giving us stages, as you say.

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Perhaps because He wanted to make it that way.

Its like saying, Allah made us, but we are imperfect, therefore Allah is imperfect.

The creation of the universe was done in a way that was perfect according to its purpose and plan, and it could not be improved upon.

Well said.

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11 Peter 3:8But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

As Peter wrote, Gods time is timeless in comparasin to our clocks and calenders.

God set all things in motion. Because God can say "be" and it is does not mean He must do everything by nano-seconds. If God decided to create in an orderly fashion, the world is no doubt better for it.

Salaam Aleikum,

Wonderful words :)

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11 Peter 3:8But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

As Peter wrote, Gods time is timeless in comparasin to our clocks and calenders.

God set all things in motion. Because God can say "be" and it is does not mean He must do everything by nano-seconds. If God decided to create in an orderly fashion, the world is no doubt better for it.

However, in relation to the creation of the earth, in Genesis 1:1-13 the Bible clearly states an evening and a morning is one day.

1) In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

And God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth." And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

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However, in relation to the creation of the earth, in Genesis 1:1-13 the Bible clearly states an evening and a morning is one day.

1) In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

And God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.

And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.

And God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth." And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

The question is were those evenings and mornings on earth, or the view from Heaven?

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The question is were those evenings and mornings on earth, or the view from Heaven?

I don't understand what difference would it make? "And there was evening and there was morning" is obviously earth-rotation days.

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