Question 25 - Is there anything about gravity in Quran?
Some interpreters and thinkers believe that Quran mentions to gravity in some cases:
اللّهُ الَّذِی رَفَعَ السَّمَاوَاتِ بِغَیْرِ عَمَدٍ تَرَوْنَهَا
It is Allah who raised the heavens without pillars that you see. (AL RAD 13)
خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ بِغَیْرِ عَمَدٍ تَرَوْنَهَا
He created the heavens without pillars.(LUQMAN10)
Limiting (عمد) to (ترونها) is because of this matter that sky doesn’t have visible pillars and it means that there are some pillars but they are disappeared….this is delicate expression which shows gravity and repulsive force that is like a strong pillar holds planets. There is a Hadith from Imam Reza that proves this matter: Hussein ibn Khalid asks Imam Reza about the interpretation of this verse of Quran:
وَالسَّمَاء ذَاتِ الْحُبُکِ
By the heaven with its passages, (ADH-DHARIYAT 7)
He answered: This sky has some ways to the earth. Hussein ibn Khalid said:
I told him how there are some ways but Allah says the skies don’t have any pillars.
“But Allah says there are no visible pillars” Imam answered.
“Yes “I said.
“So, there are some pillars but you can’t see” Imam continued (Borhan interpretation v2p278) then Imam says some Quran verses and Hadith against Batlamyus astronomical ideas.