Quality of Creation 2item The Holy Quran says in verse 28 of Chapter al-Baqarah: “He it is Who created for you all that is in the earth, and He directed Himself to the heaven, so He made them complete seven heavens, and He knows all things.”If all creatures have been created for mankind, what were the animals, which went extinct millions of years ago, created for? In addition, man is the youngest of creatures on earth. How could it be possible that other creatures were created for him in his absence millions or perhaps billions of years ago? Was the earth created before the sky? There are planets in the galaxies very much older than the earth. As compared to those planets, the earth seems to be very young. As well, no astronaut has said that there are seven firmaments or skies above the earth. The Holy Quran says, "Surely your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and He is firm in power." (Al-A'raf:54). "Verily your Lord is Allah, who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and is firmly established on the throne (of authority), regulating and governing all things." (Yunus: 3). "He Who created the heavens and the earth and all that is between, in six days, and is firmly established on the Throne (of Authority): Allah Most Gracious: ask thou, then, about Him of any acquainted (with such things). " (Al-Furqan: 59) According to verse 7 of Chapter Hud, God is He Who created the heavens and the earth in six periods. As per the above verses, the heavens and the earth were created in six days. However, according to some other verses of the Quran, the heavens and the earth were created in two, four or eight days: "Say: Is it that ye deny Him Who created the earth in two days and do ye join equals with Him? He is the Lord of (all) the Worlds." (Fussilat: 9) He set on the (earth), mountains standing firm, high above it, and bestowed blessings on the earth, and measured therein all things to give them nourishment in due proportion, in four days in accordance with (the needs of) those who seek (Sustenance)." (Fussilat: 10) "Then He directed Himself to the heaven and it is a vapor, so He said to it and to the earth: Come both, willingly or unwillingly. They both said: We come willingly. So He ordained them seven heavens in two periods, and revealed in every heaven its affair; and We adorned the lower heaven with brilliant stars and (made it) to guard; that is the decree of the Mighty, the Knowing." (Fussilat: 11 and 12). Now, let's calculate. God created the firmaments (the sky, the "roof" over the earth] in 2 days + 4 days for the blessings [filling the earth with everything needed for life] + 2 days for creating the earth [the foundation] = 8 days, not 6 days. Now, the question is: Were the heavens and the earth created in 6 days or in 8 days? Where is the problem? Does the problem lie with the miracle of Prophet Muhammad bin Abdullah or with mathematics?