‘The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and the moon was cleft asunder. But if they see a Sign, they turn away, and say, “This is (but) continuous magic.” ’(Al-Qamar :1-2)
The splitting of the moon is one of the signs that we are approaching the end of the world. The Quran usually declares the informations about future with the past tense. This is the phraseology of those informations(events) will certainly be in the future and this has so many examples in the Quran. 39-68, 75-8/9, 25-30, 7-44/48, 6-128, 20-125/126, 23-112/114
The expression of the moon was cleft asunder is a commonly used idiom whose meaning is everything is declared (apparent) . The meaning of the verse in the light of this statement is as follows:
‘The Hour (of Judgment) is nigh, and everything has been declared.But if they see a Sign, they turn away, and say, “This is (but) continuous magic.” ’ (Al-Qamar :1-2)
There is no such an event that Prophed Mohammad divided the moon physically. This is of course anomalous situation both historical reality and sunnetullah (the physical rules of the world that have been created by Allah ).
Beside this, due to the traditional teachings the verb ‘inşakka’ was translated by some translaters as a ‘divided into two parts’ . Also, the verb ‘Şakka’ means ‘splitting ‘ in English. .
‘For that We pour forth water in abundance, And We split the earth in fragments,’ (80-25/26)
In this verse, cleavaging of soil was told with the verb ‘şakka’ as a result of rain.
We witnessed this event on July 21, 1969. The people who went to the moon splited the land and brought
lots of soil to the World.