Ayah

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وَإِلَى
And at
ٱلۡأَرۡضِ
the earth
كَيۡفَ
how
سُطِحَتۡ
it is spread out
وَإِلَى
And at
ٱلۡأَرۡضِ
the earth
كَيۡفَ
how
سُطِحَتۡ
it is spread out

Translation

And at the Earth, how it is spread out?

Tafsir

And the earth, how it was laid out flat?, and thus infer from this the power of God, exalted be He, and His Oneness? The commencing with the [mention of] camels is because they are closer in contact with it [the earth] than any other [animal]. As for His words sutihat, 'laid out flat', this on a literal reading suggests that the earth is flat, which is the opinion of most of the scholars of the [revealed] Law, and not a sphere as astronomers (ahl al-hay'a) have it, even if this [latter] does not contradict any of the pillars of the Law.

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