No this is not the only way you can think of raise up, because the sky would be above us if I was any where in planet earth if I was at the south pole and pointed toward the up direction it will be the apposite of the other pole but you will still call that up, so the sky have been raised up, when we say God is above everything we don't actually know His position we don't know where is the top and the bottom of this universe.
Good, that you demonstrate my point here. The phrase "raise up the heavens" makes even less sense, if we talk about earth as a sphere (which it is). And to connect it with the universe is clearly wrong, because the universe has neither top nor bottom.
So the point still stands. The quran does not talk about the universe. It talks about the "heaven" as a solid dome covering the flat earth (another claim of the quran).
The invisible support meant in the verses is gravity, we cannot see it and without this power all the universe will fall a part, and in this part "spotting any cracks or rifts in it" even science today cannot find any error in this cosmos because it’s exactly perfect nothing is wrong everything is floating in it's place with the perfect way.
Your twisting the verses. The original vers says: "Allah it is Who raised up the heavens without visible supports[...]"(13:2)
The "heavens" were lifted up from earth and stay up "without visible support". Gravity is not meant by that. Gravity makes something, that was lifted up from the ground, go down again if it has no support.
Before you point it out, I do know, that gravity is one of the forces that keep our planets in their orbits, but gravity has nothing to do with this particular vers. If you lift something up (which means working against
the gravitational pull), gravity will not support you to keep it up there.
And why ask mohammed, if he could see cracks or rifts in the heavens, if the quran really meant the real universe? It would not make any sense at all in such a context. Not to mention that Mohammed lacked the mental capacity, to even think about something like that. The equivalent woul be to ask a kid in kindergarten about quantum physics.
But it makes much more sense if he was asked to look for cracks or rifts in a solid dome. Even a pre-school kid / Mohammed could do that.
Even if we assume for a moment, the claims about the quran are true and Gabriel dictacted it to an uneducated merchant with a preference for small children, it still does not make sense given what we know about the universe so far. God (or allah in this case) is supposed to be an omniscient supreme being and you are telling me, the best way to describe his universe, was to make it look like a solid dome with lamps attached to it covering a flat earth? If that is the best allah can do, I´m not impressed about his eloquence and articulateness. I´m far from being omniscient, but even I can think up better ways to describe the real shape of the universe to someone who has never heard about it.
As I said before: You desperately try to read something into there verses, which is not there.
It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor doth the night outstrip the day. They float each in an orbit.
Is that so? The moon and
the sun run in an orbit around earth? Interesting concept, but unfortunately the solar system doesn´t work that way.
And sun and moon never "overtake" each other? They never meet? Oh...and here I was, thinking solar eclipses are caused by the moon blocking the light of the sun. If that is not true, how do solar eclipses happen? Is the moon in front of the sun just an illusion and the moon is in fact on the other side of the earth? Then why the darkness? Is it because big Al accidently switched out the light for a moment?
Simply first was dust mixed with water became a mud, take some time it will turn to a clay, then God blow his sole into it to become Adam, and we come from a drop then a clot and so on. This is God telling us the stages there is no paradoxes here.
No, he does not simply tell us the stages. Show me the single verse in the quran where this process is described in the way you just did.
There is nothing like that. All you have is different verses scattered throughout the whole book without reference to each other.
There is no modern research point toward this theory anymore
95% of the universe is defined as dark matter/ dark energy. There is no place where they think it's empty, they think the name space is wrong.
And again you got it wrong...
You even gave a link to this good and informational website. It would have been better if you read the website first before posting.
Let me help you:
Quoted from the website:
"This is equivalent to a mass density of 9.9 x 10-30 g/cm3, which is equivalent to only 5.9 protons per cubic meter. Of this total density, we now know the breakdown to be:[...]"
So the equivalent mass per cubic meter of the universe would be 5.9 protons. And the overall breakdown of the mass in the universe is shown in the little picture you posted.
The rest of space is empty.
And (the Jinn who had listened to the Qur'an said): We had sought the heaven but had found it filled with strong warders and meteors.
this is on the heaven not earth.
I see, that this is about the heaven. It even says so. But it only shows, how contradictory the quran is and does not show us, that the heaven is not a solid dome.
First of all the jinn only says he "sought the heaven". For all we know he just flew up to the dome roof and found "strong warders and meteors". So now there are meteors up there. But those are not the lamps up in the sky. As said in the other verse: "And verily We have beautified the world's heaven with lamps, and We have made them missiles for the devils [...]"
So according to the quran, the meteors can not be the "missiles in the sky", it must be "lamps" and as we all know, the "lamps" are stars.
But nay! I swear by all that ye see, And that which you do not see.
These verses are talking about every thing that we see and see not, including this dark matter/energy.
Nope, sorry. You are taking this out of context. The surah is not talking about the matter, from which the universe is made of, but instead is about the end of the world and what will happen to unbelievers. The verse you quoted has nothing to do with matter, dark matter and dark energy.
As I said before: You are again taking obscure and ambiguous verses out of context and desperately try to link them to scientific facts.