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The following Question-Answer exchanges are some of the very thorough and beneficial regarding the Scientific Miracles of the Sun and the Moon in the Glorious Quran.

From http://www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,1311.msg4866.html#msg4866:

  

Question:

Assalamualykum.

'' Blessed is He who has placed in the sky great stars and placed therein a [burning] lamp and luminous moon.'' (25:61)

 In the above Ayah Allah says He has placed great stars in the Heaven and also place therein a lamp (Sun) and a luminous moon. Okay I don't understand why Allah differentiated the stars and the Sun. Why does Allah only address the sun as a lamp while we know that there are much more bigger luminous stars than the sun in the universe? And does this verse mean there is only one Sun and one moon in the Heavens? But it's not possible as I have told you earlier that our Universe consists of many Sun like stars and also Moons.

 Please clarify this.

Answer:

Hello brother Farhan!

I wanted to let you know that this verse (25:61) uses the word that is more accurately translated as constellations. So right away, you know that this verse is referring to the human perception of the sky! We see constellations and patterns in the sky, so it is our perception. So this verse is adhering to human perception to explain a beautiful phenomena of creation. Next you notice that the Quran says that Allah placed a burning lamp in the sky and a moon. In no way does this mean there is only one burning lamp or one moon, it is just stating that there is a burning lamp and a moon in the sky.

There are a few things that you need to notice about this verse. In no way does this verse say that the sun isn't a star, or that there is only one moon.

Next there is another verse in the Quran that addresses the STARS as being LAMPS, just as the sun is.

Quran 24:35 Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His light is as a niche wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a shining star. (This lamp is) kindled from [the oil of] a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil would almost glow forth (of itself) though no fire touched it. Light upon light. Allah guideth unto His light whom He will. And Allah speaketh to mankind in allegories, for Allah is Knower of all things.

  

Question:

thanks brother.

 But can I have some more proof that Quran doesn't say that there is only one moon and one sun? Can you show anymore verse where Allah refers to the stars as lamps? And can you make it more clearer why do you think the verse is talking about human perception? It will Inshallah convince me.

PLEASE HELP

Answer:

As'salamu Alaikum dear brothers and sisters,

Brother Mclinkin94, great answer akhi.  May Allah Almighty bless you.  Ameen.

I would like to add that Allah Almighty created the creatures on earth to live by day and night.  Some planets, and even parts on this earth, have very long days cycles and very long nights cycles.  Normal life on earth was designed by an equal rotation of the day and night.  So by Divine Design, Allah Almighty placed the moon to be our night light, and for the sun to be our glorious star.

Furthermore, Allah Almighty Said the following:

‏91:1 والشمس وضحاها
‏91:2 والقمر اذا تلاها
‏91:3 والنهار اذا جلاها


"By the sun and its radiant light, and the moon that trails (and reflects) its light. By the day that magnifies and glorifies (جلاها) its brightness.  (The Noble Quran, 91:1-3)"



Did you know our shining and glorious days, on a clear day, are a magnification of the sun's rays by our atomosphere?  Outside our atmosphere, the universe is pitch black!  And Allah Almighty Said that it is our day that magnifies and glorifies the sun's brightness.  Please visit:

http://www.answering-christianity.com/sun_rays_miracle.htm
  
thanks brother.

 But can I have some more proof that Quran doesn't say that there is only one moon and one sun? Can you show anymore verse where Allah refers to the stars as lamps? And can you make it more clearer why do you think the verse is talking about human perception? It will Inshallah convince me.

PLEASE HELP

[067:005]  And we have, (from of old), adorned the lowest heaven with Lamps, and We have made such (Lamps) (as) missiles to drive away the Evil Ones, and have prepared for them the Penalty of the Blazing Fire.

‏67:5 ولقد زينا السماء الدنيا بمصابيح وجعلناها رجوما للشياطين واعتدنا لهم عذاب السعير

Please visit: http://www.answering-christianity.com/shooting_stars_miracle.htm

Take care
Osama Abdallah

  

Question:

Assalamualykum.

......

 Brothers please refute the above article.

Answer:

Wa Alaikum As'salam dear brother,

Dr. Zaghloul Al-Najjar has proven the speed of light in the Glorious Quran:

http://www.answering-christianity.com/time_and_speed_of_light_precisely_in_noble_quran.mp3

Also visit:

http://www.answering-christianity.com/speed_of_light_in_quran.htm
http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links

Take care,
Osama Abdallah

  

Question:

'' It is not allowable for the sun to reach the moon, nor does the night overtake the day, but each, in an orbit, is swimming.''(36:40)

 Enbiya/33
It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all (of them) swim in an orbit.


 Okay in some articles it is said that the above verses are talking about the motion of everything including sun,moon,earth,planets and stars. But how? Because the verses only mention sun, moon and earth? If I say Ibrahim and Ali, Sami and Abdel, Ahmad and Uthman everyone is a good player or all are good players will it imply also the people whose names are unmentioned?  Can anyone explain this in detail?

 And does Quran say anything about earth's motion around the Sun? And Moon's motion around the earth?

Answer:

'' It is not allowable for the sun to reach the moon, nor does the night overtake the day, but each, in an orbit, is swimming.''(36:40)
  
As'salamu Alaikum dear brother,

People were asking the Prophet, peace be upon him, if the sun and the moon were ever going to collide.  The people thought that the sun and the moon were both running on one lane or line or orbit or path, and that they're together, and that if one slows down, then the other would catch up to it and they'd ultimately collide Allah Almighty responded to this nonsense by making it absolutely clear that the sun and the moon are traveling in entirely different orbits, and that they could not catch up to each others and collide.  So what the empty anti-Islamics of today try to prove as a scientific blunder in the Holy Quran turns out to be an accurate Scientific Statement and a Scientific Miracle of its time.

Also,  the Holy Quran Said that the moon's orbit is S-Shaped.  Allah Almighty never said the same about the sun's orbit.
  
Enbiya/33
It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all (of them) swim in an orbit.
  
Same exact reponse as above.  Yes, they're not on the same orbit.  This is Scientifically estabilished.  And again, the Holy Quran Said that the moon's orbit is S-Shaped.  Allah Almighty never said the same about the sun's orbit.
  
Okay in some articles it is said that the above verses are talking about the motion of everything including sun,moon,earth,planets and stars. But how? Because the verses only mention sun, moon and earth? If I say Ibrahim and Ali, Sami and Abdel, Ahmad and Uthman everyone is a good player or all are good players will it imply also the people whose names are unmentioned?  Can anyone explain this in detail?

And does Quran say anything about earth's motion around the Sun? And Moon's motion around the earth?
  
Allah Almighty started the Noble Verse with speaking only about the sun and the moon, and the night and the day.  But ended it by saying ALL swimming in their independent orbits.  This is referring here to all celestial bodies in the Universe.  This is further clearly proven in other Noble Verses where Allah Almighty talking about the orbits of the celestial bodies, and how once in space, traveling becomes in orbits.  Please visit the following video of Dr. Zaghloul Al-Najjar.  He thoroughly and beautifully explained this beautiful Miracle in the Holy Quran with ample examples and details:

http://www.answering-christianity.com/day_layer_reveals_the_sun_brightness.wmv

All celestial bodies are يعرجون Yaa'rujoon (traveling in orbits) in space.  The video in the link speaks about the countless orbits in the Universe, and the day-layer reveals the sun's brightness.  This video is about Noble Verses 32:5, 34:2, 57:4, 70:3-4 and others, and the Arabic words عرج , عروج , معارج  and  معراج  that all refer to "going in an orbital and curvy path" in the Glorious Quran and our Islamic Texts.

Also visit:

http://www.answering-christianity.com/seas_dont_mix_and_orbit_of_earth_in_noble_quran.wmv
http://www.answering-christianity.com/motion_of_earth.htm
http://www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm
http://www.answering-christianity.com/orbits.wmv
http://www.answering-christianity.com/precise_prophecy_about_traveling_up_to_space_in_noble_quran.wmv (by Sheikh Yusuf Estes)
http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_earth_like_a_cradle.wmv
http://www.answering-christianity.com/sun_orbit.htm
http://www.answering-christianity.com/allah_and_science.htm
http://www.answering-christianity.com/moon_orbit_miracle.htm
http://www.answering-christianity.com/daylight_and_moon_miracle.wmv
http://www.answering-christianity.com/skin_day_from_night_miracle.htm
http://www.answering-christianity.com/sun_rays_miracle.htm

And the main section on overwhelming Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran, on this website, please visit:

http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links

I will update the text-articles with this response today, insha'Allah (if Allah Almighty is Willing).

Take care,
Osama Abdallah

  

Question:

And the moon darkens.(75: 8 )

And the sun and the moon are joined,(75:9)

Can anyone explain the above verses? Why Allah says that the moon and the sun will be joined? As sun is much bigger than the moon , it should swallow it not get joined with it. I'm confused. I have read some articles where they say that through these verses Allah says that Sun will swallow the Moon before the Final Hour. But the verse uses ''JOINED'' not ''SWALLOWED''. Or is it talking about Solar eclipse? If so then the translation might me wrong.

Answer:

As'salamu Alaikum dear brother,

Here are the Noble Verses:

‏75:7 فاذا برق البصر
‏75:8 وخسف القمر
‏75:9 وجمع الشمس والقمر
‏75:10 يقول الانسان يومئذ اين المفر

[075:007]  At length, when the sight is dazed,
[075:008]  And the moon is buried in darkness.
[075:009]  And the sun and moon are joined together,-
[075:010]  That Day will Man say: "Where is the refuge?"


I believe this is a Prophecy about a Great Eclipse that will take place.  This actually makes sense, since when the Hour Comes, the Universe's orbits' path will turn into a spegetti mess on a massive scale, and all celestial bodies will be colliding violently with each others.  So it makes sense that:

1-  Our atmosphere will change, and hence it will greatly effect our visions, since the sun rays are all magnified and become glorious, as we know them, through our atmosphere as Allah Almighty mentioned clearly in the Glorious Quran:

‏91:1 والشمس وضحاها 
‏91:2 والقمر اذا تلاها
‏91:3 والنهار اذا جلاها 

"By the sun and its radiant light, and the moon that trails (and reflects) its light. By the day that magnifies and glorifies (جلاها) its brightness.  (The Noble Quran, 91:1-3)"
 
Please visit: http://www.quransearch.com/sun_rays_miracle.htm


Lunar Eclipses do blur and permanently damage the eye's cornea:

The following pictures certainly prove the points above.  Another point worth mentioning is that when the Hour Comes, the sun's rays might be much much more than what they already are today.  There are several Noble Verses in the Glorious Quran that indicate that this will actually happen:

http://www.quransearch.com/water_shall_vanish.htm
http://www.quransearch.com/galaxy_explosion.htm
http://www.quransearch.com/end_of_times_volcanoes_caused_by_stretching_of_earth.htm
http://www.quransearch.com/ac20.htm#links



In the case, the lunar eclipse would be far greater than what it appears to be in the following pictures:







When watching the lunar eclipse outside, special Eye Shields are required to prevent blindness and/or permanent eye damages, especially to the cornea:






2-  Because of the chaos in the orbits, our solar system's orbits will also go in chaos, and hence the sun's and the moon's orbits will cross each others, and an eclipse will occur as a result.

3-  When the events in point #2 happen, then the sky will darken and the moon will be buried in darkness.

Great question dear brother, Farhan!  I will add this on the website with more elaborations, Insha'Allah.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah

  

Question:

Assalamualykum.

 I'm still confused about these verse:

  And the sun and the moon are joined,(75:9)

 Even if it is talking about solar eclipse, why it says that sun and moon will be joined? We know during Solar Eclipse, the moon comes in between the Sun and the Earth. Moon is not joined. Please, can you explain this in detail?

Answer:

Wa Alaikum As'salam dear brother,

It is possible that the moon will eventually be swallowed by the sun, along with all of our solar system's celestial bodies.  We've seen above already how this Noble Verse is talking about the Great Lunar Eclipse when the Hour Comes.  As to the language of the sun and the moon will be joined together, while it is about a lunar eclipse, but it could also be referring to the moon eventually leaving its orbit here around earth and be devoured by the sun.  You see, the two immediate celestial bodies to us humans that our naked eyes could see up close and personal, from our view here on earth, are:

1-  The moon.
2-  The sun.

And they are the most relevant and vital celestial bodies for our life here on earth.  So if Allah Almighty spoke in limited language about the sun and the moon, it doesn't limit the event to just them.  But to us humans, since these two celestial bodies are what we see in considerable size and clarity from earth here, then they are the most relevant to us.  Plus as I said, they are the most relevant and vital to our life here on earth as well.  So Allah Almighty putting emphasis on the sun and the moon wouldn't mean that the Noble Verse is limited to just them.

As to the Arabic جمع (joined) in Noble Verse 75:9 above, it could very well be referring to being aligned together according to our view and perspective here on earth.  جمع is both a noun and a simple past in Arabic:

1-  جمع means a group for a noun.
2-  جمع means joined together, came together, summoned together, brought together, put together for a simple past.

The Noble Word would be very appropriate and suitable if Allah Almighty spoke about the Great Lunar Eclipse will happen when the Hour Comes.  And we see very clearly from the full context in Noble Verses 75:7-10, in the previous posts above, that Allah Almighty did indeed speak about a Lunar Eclipse will happen when the Hour comes.

I know I've written an article years ago about these Noble Verses.  I will update it with these new posts today, Insha'Allah (if Allah Almighty is Willing).

I hope this helps, Insha'Allah.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah

  

  

  

The moon reflects the light of the sun:

 

From me, Osama Abdallah:
 

Latest Update!

 

From: Detailed Analysis from Lisan Al-Arab (this alone is 10 big books) and 7 other dictionaries proving the Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran in Great Details.

Noble Verse(s) 10:5
Yusuf Ali:

[010:005]  It is He Who made the sun to be a (source of light) shining glory and the moon to be (reflecting to the) light (of beauty), and measured out stages for it; that ye might know the number of years and the count (of time). Nowise did God create this but in truth and righteousness. (Thus) doth He explain His Signs in detail, for those who understand.

Transliteration:

[010:005]  Huwa allathee jaAAala alshshamsa diyaan waalqamara nooran waqaddarahu manazila litaAAlamoo AAadada alssineena waalhisaba ma khalaqa Allahu thalika illa bialhaqqi yufassilu al-ayati liqawmin yaAAlamoona

Arabic (from right to left):

10:5 هو الذين جعل الشمس ضياء والقمر نورا وقدره منازل لتعلموا عدد السنين والحساب ماخلق الله ذلك الا بالحق يفصل الايات لقوم يعلمون

 

We find in Tafsir (interpretation of) Ibn Kahir, a prominent and leading Muslim scholar in the 13th century, the following about WHY THE MOON HAS DIFFERENT emittions OF LIGHT - from looking like a crecent, to a half moon to a full moon and all different shapes in between:

 

"The sun rises each day and sets at the end of the day, giving one kind of light all the time, but it moves, rising and setting at different points in the summer and winter, thus making the days and nights longer or shorter alternatively according to the season. Its authority is in the daytime, for it is the heavenly body that dominates the day. As for the moon, Allah has decreed that it should pass through different phases. At the beginning of the month, the moon appears small when it rises. It gives off little light, then on the second night its light increases and it rises to a higher position, and the higher it rises the more light it gives -- even though it is reflected from the sun -- until it becomes full on the fourteenth night of the month."  (http://www.tafsir.com/default.asp?sid=36&tid=43568)

 

"He created the night with its darkness and the day with its light, and they alternate without ceasing. And He created the sun with its shining light, and the moon with its reflected light. and He allotted their stages and gave them separate orbits in the heavens."  (http://www.tafsir.com/default.asp?sid=41&tid=46752......First big paragraph)  

 

So why would Ibn Kathir come up with this statement, many centuries before man discovered that the earth was spherical and that the moon does indeed reflect the sun's light?  Well, according to

1.  Lisan Al-Arab dictionary [1] , Book 3, Pages 805, 808.

2.  Al-Muheet dictionary [2], Page 454.

3.  Al-Muajam Al-Waseet dictionary [3], Page 962.

4.  Al-Mawrid dictionary Arabic-English section [4], Page 1196.

5.  Arabic-English dictionary the Hans Wehr dictionary [6], Page 1008, 1009.

نور  (noor):  بيّن (bayyan)  reveal, reflect.

إستنار به (istanaara bihi): إستمدّ شعاعة  (istamadda shu'aaa'uh) was supplied by its light.

انار المكان (anaara al-makaan):  وضع فيه النور (wada'aa feehi al-noor)  Put light into it, or reflected light off of it.

نوّرتِ الشجرو انارت ايضاً (nawwarat al-shajarah wa anaarat aydan):  اخرجت نورها (akhrajat nooraha) The plant reflected the light off of itself, or it showed the light off of itself.  However, plants, as we know, are not a source of light.

انار النبت (anaara al-nabtu):  ظهر و حسن (tha-hara wa hasan)  the plant was revealed well from light.

نور (noor):  be revealed, to be lighted, to receive light.

So clearly, when Allah Almighty Said that the sun is ضياء (diyaa'a), a source of light, and the moon a نورا , then clearly the moon:

1-  Is reflecting to light, because it is إستمدّ شعاعة (was supplied by light), as this is the meaning of إستنار , which is derived from the root word نور  noor.

2-  Is reflecting to light, because it is ظهر و حسن (was revealed well from light) , as this is the meaning of  انار , as in  انار النبت.

3-  Is reflecting to light, because it receives light from the sun and it is lighted and revealed by it.

So which light is the moon reflecting?  It is reflecting to the sun's ضياء (diyaa'a).  Again,  هو الذين جعل الشمس ضياء والقمر نورا , and the moon is the noor نورا to that diyaa' ضياء of the sun!

Allah Almighty further Said:

Noble Verse(s) 71:15-71:16
Yusuf Ali:

[071:015]  "'See ye not how God has created the seven heavens (of the earth, i.e., the 7 layers of our atmosphere) one above another,

[071:016]  "'And made the moon a (reflecting) light in their midst, and made the sun as a (Glorious) Lamp?

Transliteration:

[071:015]  Alam taraw kayfa khalaqa Allahu sabAAa samawatin tibaqan

[071:016]  WajaAAala alqamara feehinna nooran wajaAAala alshshamsa sirajan

Arabic (from right to left):

71:15 الم تروا كيف خلق الله سبع سموات طباقا

71:16 وجعل القمر فيهن نورا وجعل الشمس سراجا

In this Noble Verse, Allah Almighty talked about the earth's atmospher and its 7 layers revealing the sun's lights that come from the sun and are reflected off of the moon. 

More on this in the Noble Quran soon, insha'Allah (if Allah Almighty is Willing).

 

Furthermore, when we look at ضياء (diyaa'a), we find out that according to:

1.  Lisan Al-Arab dictionary [1] , Book 1, Page 119.

2.  Al-Muheet dictionary [2], Page 56.

3.  Al-Muajam Al-Waseet dictionary [3], Page 546.

4.  Al-Mawrid dictionary Arabic-English section [4], Page 715.

5.  Al-Mawrid dictionary English-Arabic section [5], Page 528.

6.  Arabic-English dictionary the Hans Wehr dictionary [6], Page 547.

ضياء (diyaa'a):  الضوء, ما اضاء لك (al-dawa', ma adaa'a laka)  the light, and what it originated from light to you.

  • The following poem proves that ضياء (diyaa'a) refers to the original light:

    اضاءَتْ لنا النارُ وجهاً اغرَّ, مُلتبِساً, بالفُؤادِ, إلتِباسا  The fire has originated (اضاءَتْ  is derived from ضياء ) for us the light of a mighty glow, that will always be liked by the heart (or something like that).

    Notice here that the fire is the originator and the source of the light.  And notice how NOOR or a derivative of it wasn't used.

  • إستضاء (istadaa'): إستمدّ نورهُ (istamadda noorahu) the original light stretched its NOOR forth

    تضوَّأ (tadawwa'a):   قام فى ظلمةٍ ليرى بِضَوْءِ النار اهلها   he got up during the darkness of the night to see from the light of the fire, the people in the place.

  • Notice again how the fire in this sentence is the originator and the source of the light.  And notice how NOOR or a derivative of it wasn't used.
  • ضوء (dawa'):  to gleam, radiate, to illumine, illuminate, to shed light, cast light.

    Allah Almighty further Said:

    Noble Verse(s) 24:35
    Dr. Munir Munshey (one of www.answering-christianity.com's authors):

    [024:035]  Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth. An example of its brilliance: there is a lamp in a luminous niche. The lamp is in a glass which itself gleams like a radiant star. It is lit by the oil of the blessed tree _ neither from the West nor the East. The oil of the lamp is ready to glow by itself even without being kindled. The bright luminous light is atop another brilliant light. Allah guides towards this light whomever He wants and Allah quotes this parable for the people. Allah is knowledgeable of all things!

    Transliteration:

    [024:035]  Allahu nooru alssamawati waal-ardi mathalu noorihi kamishkatin feeha misbahun almisbahu fee zujajatin alzzujajatu kaannaha kawkabun durriyyun yooqadu min shajaratin mubarakatin zaytoonatin la sharqiyyatin wala gharbiyyatin yakadu zaytuha yudee-o walaw lam tamsas-hu narun noorun AAala noorin yahdee Allahu linoorihi man yashao wayadribu Allahu al-amthala lilnnasi waAllahu bikulli shay-in AAaleemun

    Arabic (from right to left):

    24:35 الله نور السماوات والارض مثل نوره كمشكاة فيها مصباح المصباح في زجاجة الزجاجة كانها كوكب دري يوقد من شجرة مباركة زيتونة لاشرقية ولاغربية يكاد زيتها يضيئ ولو لم تمسسه نار نور على نور يهدي الله لنوره من يشاء ويضرب الله الامثال للناس والله بكل شئ عليم

    The oil is about to يضيئ (yudee'o) without being kindled by fire.  Notice how the OIL, in the Parable, is the SOURCE OF LIGHT, and the Arabic word  yudee'o يضيئ is derived from the root words  ضياء (diyaa'a) and  ضوء (dawa').
     

     

     

     

     

    An addition from Ibn Kathir's Tafsir (interpretation) of the Noble Quran by brother Ramiz, may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him:

       

     Hello/As Salam Alykum
     
    I am a muslim from Pakistan. Recently I read up some articles on answering-islam.org regarding Moon's light being reflected light. They base their claim on the fact that none of the Quranic translators have translated the verses as such and muslims today twist them etc etc. So recently I was reading the "Tafsir Ibn Kathir", written in the 13th century AD when I found something that astonished me. Ibn Kathir CLEARLY mentioned the fact that Moon light was different then the light of the sun and even that it was reflected light from the sun (in 13th century!). This shows that the muslims do not twist the Quranic translations today. This should shut the non-muslims up for good. The fact is CLEARLY mentioned there if one is willing to look.
     
    Excerpt from "Tafsir Ibn Kathir"
     
    The sun rises each day and sets at the end of the day, giving one kind of light all the time, but it moves, rising and setting at different points in the summer and winter, thus making the days and nights longer or shorter alternatively according to the season. Its authority is in the daytime, for it is the heavenly body that dominates the day. As for the moon, Allah has decreed that it should pass through different phases. At the beginning of the month, the moon appears small when it rises. It gives off little light, then on the second night its light increases and it rises to a higher position, and the higher it rises the more light it gives -- even though it is reflected from the sun -- until it becomes full on the fourteenth night of the month."  (http://www.tafsir.com/default.asp?sid=36&tid=43568

     

    (You will have to scroll down quite a bit. Its the biggest paragraph on this page)

     

    "He created the night with its darkness and the day with its light, and they alternate without ceasing. And He created the sun with its shining light, and the moon with its reflected light. and He allotted their stages and gave them separate orbits in the heavens.(http://www.tafsir.com/default.asp?sid=41&tid=46752......First big paragraph)  

         
    You guys should definitely make an addendum to your website regarding this. 

     

    Salam Alykum
     
    - Ramiz

     


     

    The Quran states that the light of the moon is reflected light

     

    By

    Ahmed Eldin
    (He is a new convert to Islam from Greece)

     

     

    Assalam alekom

     

    Many times, I come across with ignorant statements from Christian’s missionaries. They are telling that the Noble Quran contains a scientific error concerning the moonlight. They Say that Quran states or imply that the moon has its own light and therefore is a scientific error, because as we know moonlight is reflected light from the sun. Well let us see if this is  true and expose very easy once again this haters of Islam.

     

    The only thing that iam going to do is only to paste the words of DR Zakir Naik from his book “The Quran and Modern Science Compatible or incompatible?” concerning the issue about the moonlight.

     

     

    Dr Zakir States :

     

    THE LIGHT OF THE MOON IS REFLECTED LIGHT

    It was believed by earlier civilizations that the moon emanates its own light.

    Science now tells us that the light of the moon is reflected light. However this

    fact was mentioned in the Qur’aan 1,400 years ago in the following verse:.

    “Blessed is He Who made Constellations in the skies, And placed therein

    a Lamp And a Moon giving light.” [Al-Qur’aan 25:61]

    The Arabic word for the sun in the Qur’aan, is shams. It is referred to as

    siraaj, which means a ‘torch’ or as wahhaaj which means ‘a blazing lamp’ or

    as diya which means ‘shining glory’. All three descriptions are appropriate to

    the sun, since it generates intense heat and light by its internal combustion.

    The Arabic word for the moon is qamar and it is described in the Qur’aan as

    muneer, which is a body that gives nur i.e. light. Again, the Qur’aanic

    description matches perfectly with the true nature of the moon, which does

    not give off light itself and is an inert body that reflects the light of the sun.

    Not once in the Qur’aan, is the moon mentioned as siraaj, wahhaaj or diya or

    the sun as nur or muneer. This implies that the Qur’aan recognizes the

    difference between the nature of sunlight and moonlight.

     

    Consider the following verses related to the nature of light from the sun and

    the moon: “It is He who made the sun To be a shining glory And the

    moon to be a light (Of beauty).” [Al-Qur’aan 10:5]

    “See ye not How Allah has created The seven heavens One above

    another, “And made the moon A light in their midst, and made the sun

    As a (Glorious) Lamp?” [Al-Qur’aan 71:15-16]

     

    So as you can see there is no contradiction with Modern Science. And the words of Dr Zakir Naik completely silence any attempt from the haters of Islam (Christian missionaries) to prove that Quran has a scientific error.