Assalaamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,
A’uudzu Billaahi minasy-syaithaanir-rajiim
Qur’an Surah-27 (An Naml/the ant), Ayat-88:
And you see the mountains, you would have thought he was
still in its place, but it is running as a course of clouds. (That's) act of God that makes the sturdy all
things; Allah is well acquainted of what you do.
Allah SWT does not mention
specifically the name and location of the "mountains" in QS above,
so I conclude "the mountains" is entire surface of the
Earth or named the Earth’s Crust by Geologists.
Either surfaces that are covered by the sea (seabed)/ocean
that is also mountainous or the surfaces that are not covered by the sea/ocean
in the form of islands or continents. Islands and continents is a mountain peak
area, when viewed from the bottom of the sea/ocean, of course.
Cloud movement can be changed at any
time to the east, west, north, south, up and down, of course depends on the "The Originator". The cloud can be a "gift" for
certain people in
certain areas, but can also be a "catastrophe" for other people in other areas. Of course, these events are not only dependent
on the "The Originator"
as stated in the
Qur'an such as the
Surah-2 (Al Baqarah/The Cow), Verse-164:
Verily in the creation
of the heavens and the earth, the alternation of night and day, the ships
running in the sea takes what is useful for human beings, and what Allah sends
down from the sky in the form of water, then with the water He giving life the
earth after its lifelessness and He dispersing on the earth all kind of
creature, wind and cloud movement that are controlled between heavens and earth;
Really (there are) signs (oneness and greatness of Allah) for people who think
Qur’an Surah-24 (An Nuur/The Light), Verse-43:
Do you not see that
Allah drives the clouds, then joins its parts, then make it in heaps, and you
see the rain emerge from its crevices and Allah also sends down (granules) of
ice from the sky, (that is) from (the clots of clouds like) mountains, then He
inflicts it (the granules of ice) to anyone He wills and it's turned away from
whom He wills. The luster of lightning the cloud is nearly eliminates vision
Therefore the earth's crust
moves like clouds movement, so the earth's crust is not unity but it consists
of several parts. It's amazing with a long study and certainly with no small
cost, the Geologist can infer correctly, that the Earth's crust consists of
several parts and they named it "Tectonic Plates".
But then I feel so sorry, now I know as the statement of
Qur'an Surah above, disasters that's happened by storm; earthquake; tsunami and
so on are triggered by humankind behaviour.
Clouds can move to anywhere
corresponding to wind direction, because it float over the air. So in my
oppinion the Earth's crust movement can occur, if it float over the
"Fluid". Therefore the majority content of the earth is
"Fluid", then the Earth can be ascertained "round in shape".
And I am sure you know the advantage of the Earth's
round shape, such as:
The alteration of night and day
lasts so smoothly and surely followed by smoothly climate changing (QS-3.27;
22.61; 31.29; 35.13 & 57.6)
International trade that based
to the weighing (accurately) can be done without any disputes (Sir Isaac
Thus my brief description, with no intention of
patronizing you, hopefully it useful.