The beautiful mountains which surround us, relaxing, provide water and a joy for climbers. Do they have any other use for us? Yes, did you know they help stabalize the earth?
For example, Mount Everest, the summit of which stands approximately 9km high above the surface of the Earth, has a root deeper than 125km into the Earth.
Geologists have proven that if Earth was completely flat, it would have been in a constant vibration. Mountains stabilize the earth during its rotation around its own axis. The Earth is travelling at around 1,000mph around its own axis, yet we don’t feel it.
Mountains have deep roots under the surface of the ground. (Earth, Press and Siever, p. 413.)
The Quran mentions the verse:
“Have We not made The earth as a wide Expanse, and the mountains as pegs?” (Qur’an, 78:6-7)
And below are translations from other translators:
Sahih International: And the mountains as stakes?
Pickthall: And the high hills bulwarks?
Yusuf Ali: And the mountains as pegs?
Shakir: And the mountains as projections (thereon)?
Muhammad Sarwar: and the mountains as pegs (to anchor the earth)?
Mohsin Khan: And the mountains as pegs?
Arberry: and the mountains as pegs?
and further verses mention:
“And We have set on the earth Mountains standing firm, Lest it should shake with them.” (Qur’an, 21:31)
“And the mountains Hath He firmly fixed.” (Qur’an, 79:32)
“And at the mountains, how they are rooted and fixed firm?: (Qur’an, 88:19)
“He has created the heavens without any pillars, that you see and has set on the earth firm mountains, lest it should shake with you. And He has scattered therein moving (living) creatures of all kinds. And We send down water (rain) from the sky, and We cause (plants) of every goodly kind to grow therein.” (Qur’an, 31:10)
“And He has affixed into the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you, and rivers and roads, that you may guide yourselves.” (Quran, 16:15)
Mountains act like pegs, similar to pegs which hold down a tent, but in a much greater scale. This has been proven correct by modern geology research. The above verses were revealed over 1400 years ago at a time when no human would have known this without the use of hi-tech equipment which did not exist.
Who can deny such verses to be incorrect and who would want to make such verses up. If the Qur’an was made up with guess work, the individual would have been a very good guesser with a 100% guess rate. The Earth rotates at around 1,000 mph hour, yet we don’t feel it and the Qur’an revealed why over 1400 years ago.
The verses above are truly amazing. The Qur’an goes in to greater detail regards the Universe, this is just a glimpse.
God knows best.