How long did it take to create the heavens and the earth?

Six Days

Quran 7:54

Lo! your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days.

Quran 10:3

Lo! your Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days.

Quran 11:7

And He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days.

Quran 50:38

We created the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in six Days.

Quran 57:4

He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days.

Eight Days

41:9 Say (O Muhammad, unto the idolaters): Disbelieve ye verily in Him Who created the earth in two Days, and ascribe ye unto Him rivals? He (and none else) is the Lord of the Worlds.

Quran 41:10 He placed therein firm hills rising above it and blessed it and measured therein its sustenance in four Days, alike for (all) who ask.

Quran 41:11 Then turned He to the heaven when it was smoke and said unto it and unto the earth: Come both of you, willingly or loth. They said: We come, obedient.

Quran 41:12 Then He ordained them seven heavens in two Days and inspired in each heaven its mandate; and we decked the nether heaven with lamps and rendered it inviolable. That is the measuring of the Mighty, the Knower.

Summary

It took six days to create heaven and earth. The verse Quran 41:10 says four days “alike” meaning that the first two days mentioned in the previous verse are part of it. Counting it this way we get six days as in all other verses.

Allah knows Best.

Creation of the Universe (facts and figures) part 2 of 3

Prepared by Mohamad Mostafa Nassar- Australia.

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