Clay Theory And Islam in Islamic Discussions Posted May 8, 2011 â€œâ€¦he found it set in a spring of murky waterâ€: The Qurâ€™an is obviously describing what Dhul-Qarnain saw. What Dhul-Qarnain saw was the image of the sun setting in a dark body of water. Since the Qurâ€™an is clearly describing this from Dhul-Qarnainâ€™s direct point of view (the Qurâ€™an is quite explicit here in doing that), there is in fact no problem with the description of what Dhul-Qarnain saw. Of course the Critic is right when he says that â€œthe sun does not set in a spring of murky waterâ€, but try standing at a beach during the time when the sun is about to set and the Critic would be able to see the sun â€œenteringâ€ the sea far in the horizon. This therefore gives us the conclusion that Dhul-Qarnain was somewhere west and by a large body of water, possibly the sea. Therefore, it is clear the verse says that Dhul-Qarnain went west and saw the sun setting over the horizon so that it looked to him as though it was setting into the sea, which is murky-looking. Probably the critic have never stood by on the beach and observe the sun set.