Quran Chapter 13 – 2a (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1557) – درس قرآن
Duty of sun and moon by God’s command
Surah Ra-‘d (The Thunder) – 13
‘A-‘uu-zu Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)
(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)
ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِى رَفَعَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ بِغَيْرِ عَمَدٍ تَرَوْنَهَاثُمَّ ٱسْتَوَىٰ عَلَى ٱلْعَرْشِ وَسَخَّرَ ٱلشَّمْسَ وَٱلْقَمَرَ (2 a)
|2a. Allah it is Who raised up the heavens without visible supports, then mounted the Throne, and compelled the sun and the moon to be of service.||2a. ‘Allaahul-lazii rafa-as-samaa-waati bi-gayri ‘amadin- taraw-nahaa summas-tawaa ‘alal-‘Arshi wa sakh-kharash-sham-sa wal-qamar|
‘Amadin – (support), such thing on which any other thing is placed, for example pillars on which the roof is fixed.
It is commanded that Allah Almighty has inspired the Holy Qur’aan unto His last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) for guidance of the human beings. Therefore, the human beings should know at first Allah Almighty, then they will recognize the value of Qur’aan, High in Dignity. Knowing Allah (God) Almighty is not too much difficult for the intelligent people. When we see over heads, the sky, the sun, the moon and the stars come before our vision. Wise person thinks: Whence have these come? Who did create them? How have they been staying without support?
Consequently, his sense tells him: Certainly, Creator of all things is Allah Almighty; Who is Omnipotent. We observe that the sky has been spreading over us but no pillar or support is visible; on which it has been fixed.
This verse guides us that this decision of the sense is quite right. Allah Almighty created heavens and He, It is Who caused them to stay without visible supports. And He mounted the Throne from where He puts everything of the universe in order. The sun and the moon have been performing their duties by His commandment.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).