The Shape of the Earth according to the quran by Mumin Salih
The following is a list of the verses referring to the shape of earth. The Arabic words used in the Quran are in bold red.
Q. 13:3 And He it is who hath outstretched the earth, and placed on it the firm mountains
Q. 15:19 And the earth have WE spread out
Muslims are constantly trying to hide the massive errors in the quran by saying 1,400 years later that the word 'dahaha' actually was mistranlated as flat but in reality it means 'egg shaped' or shaped like an ostrich egg.This is clearly a poor attempt to hide muhammad's ignorance based on the misconceptions of his time. First of all even if this later translation was correct the earth is not shaped like an ostrich egg! So how do we go from 'he spread it out' to he made it like an ostrich egg? Muslim apologists now say that the word 'dahaha' which literally means spread out in arabic was derived from the word 'duhya'. However the word 'duhya' does not even mean an ostrich egg! The word 'duhya' refers to the slight indentation left in the sand by an ostrich egg and it does not refer to the egg itself. This indentation is left by the ostrich 'spreading out' the earth to find a place to lay the egg as these birds do not use nests.
From an islamic site:
Due to the fact that the word conveys the meaning of “spreading, leveling, flattening, and smoothing out”, the Arabs named the place where an ostrich incubates and hatches its egg an "udhiyy". This is a hollow pit in the ground around 30 to 60 centimeters deep. The Arabic word for this shallow depression is derived from the triliteral root d-h-w the same etymological root as the verb dahâ. The reason for this is that the ostrich spreads out and flattens this area with its legs before laying its egg in it. The ostrich uses neither a nest nor a burrow for its eggs.
From this, we must understand that the word is not used for the egg itself but rather for the flattened depression where the ostrich deposits its egg.
Q. 88:20 Nor even how the earth has been flattened out?