(Original post by Good bloke)
If yoiu believe that then you need to think about why we can see the sun, the moon and the stars, which are all well beyond the distance to the horizon.
So you thought the Koran might be right and the earth is really not round? The alternative, of course, is that the Koran is full of nonsense. I wonder which is more likely - a flat earth or a nonsensical religious document. Hmm. Tricky choice.
What I meant by the horizon, is that as humans are so small, and the scope of the earth is so big, we cannot see the whole round shape straight in front of us becauase it curves to which why we can't see further beyond the horizon- because it's curved. We can see the stars and the sun etc because we are looking straight ahead and not trying to look around something which our vision cannot do. E.g. looking at the earth from a human perspective just standing.
For the Qur'an as well as scholars who inteprret it for us to understande simpler, there is evidence for the earth as round, but I believe the person who was a muslim and said it was flat, may have intepreted it wrong. Therefore you cannot blame one individual's mistake on a whole book.
Imam Abu’l-Husayn Ahmad ibn Ja‘far ibn al-Munaadi narrated from the prominent scholars who are well known for knowledge of reports and major works in religious sciences: they agreed the Earth, with all that is contains of land and sea is like a ball. He said: That is indicated by the fact that the sun, moon and stars do not rise and set over those who are in different parts of the earth at the same time; rather that occurs in the east before it occurs in the west.- End quote from Majmoo‘ al-Fataawa (25/195)
Abu Muhammad said: There is sound evidence that the earth is round, but the common folk say otherwise. Our response – and Allah is the source of strength – is that none of the leading Muslim scholars who deserve to be called imams or leaders in knowledge denied that the earth is round, and there is no narration from them to deny that. Rather the evidence in the Qur’an and Sunnah stated that it is round. … and he quoted evidence to that effect.- End quote from al-Fasl fi’l-Milal wa’l-Ahwa’ wa’l-Nihal (2/78)
The evidence that the earth is round includes the following: He created the heavens and earth for a true purpose; He wraps the night around the day and the day around the night” [az-Zumar 39:5]. The word yukawwir (translated here as “wraps around” means to make something round, like a turban. It is well-known that night and day follow one another on earth, which implies that the Earth is round, because if you wrap one thing around another thing, and the thing that it is wrapped around is the Earth, then Earth must be round.