Which was created first, heaven or earth?

Heaven

Quran (79:27-30)

Are ye the harder to create, or is the heaven that He built? He raised the height thereof and ordered it; And He made dark the night thereof, and He brought forth the morn thereof. And after that He spread the earth….

Earth

Quran (2:29)

He it is Who created for you all that is in the earth. Then turned He to the heaven and fashioned it as seven heavens.

Quran (41:9-12)

Say (O Muhammad, unto the idolaters): Disbelieve ye verily in Him Who created the earth in two Days … Then turned He to the heaven … Then He ordained them seven heavens in two Days ….

The earth was created first. The verse 79:30 does not talk about the creation of the earth; it is talking about what happened after the creation of heaven and earth; which is the spreading of the earth. The next verse is talking about what happened next:

Quran (79:31) And produced therefrom the water thereof and the pasture thereof,

So, the verses Quran (79:27-31) are talking about the sequence of events that happened during and after the creation process.

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