Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Allah alternates the night and the day

Quran Chapter 24: 43b & 44 (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2235) درس قرآن

Allah alternates the night and the day

Chapter Nuur” – (Light) – 24

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)


أَلَمْتَرَ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُزْجِى سَحَابًا ثُمَّ يُؤَلِّفُ بَيْنَهُۥ ثُمَّ يَجْعَلُهُۥ رُكَامًا فَتَرَى ٱلْوَدْقَ يَخْرُجُ مِنْ خِلَٰلِهِۦ وَيُنَزِّلُ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مِن جِبَالٍ فِيهَا مِنۢ بَرَدٍ فَيُصِيبُ بِهِۦ مَن يَشَآءُ وَيَصْرِفُهُۥ عَن مَّن يَشَآءُ يَكَادُ سَنَابَرْقِهِۦ يَذْهَبُ بِٱلْأَبْصَٰرِ 43

يُقَلِّبُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّيْلَ وَٱلنَّهَارَ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَعِبْرَةً لِّأُو۟لِى ٱلْأَبْصَٰرِ 44


43b.  and He sendeth down from the heaven mountains wherein is hail, and smiteth therewith whom He will, and averteth it from who He will. The flashing of His lightning all but snatcheth away the sight.


44.  Allah causeth the revolution of the day and the night. Lo! Herein is indeed a lesson for those who see.

43b.  Wa  Yunazzilu  minas-samaaa-‘i  min  jibaalin  fiihaa  mim-  baradin  fa-Yusiibu  bihii  many-yashaaa-‘u  wa  Yasri-fuhuu  ‘am-many-ya-shaaa’.  Yakaadu  sanaa  barqi-hii  yaz-habu  bil-‘absaar.


44.  Yuqalli-bUllaahul-layla  wan-nahaar.  ‘Inna  fii  zaalika  la-‘ibratalli-‘ulil-‘absaar.




Yusiibu – (to let fall, to strike), origin of this word is ‘asaabatun, origin of which is sawbun. Sawbun means “toward”. ‘Asaabatun means “to let fall toward someone”. Yusiibu  bihii means “He causes to fall it”.


Bardun – (hail, frozen drops of rain)


When the cold increases in the mass of clouds (which would be like mountains); then the water changes its form in frozen drops of rain after freezing. And some things may be damaged there; where it (pieces of Hail) falls abundant. Many places are saved also from hail or its loss. The flash lightens sharply in the mountains of clouds and by sudden burst of its light the eyes dazzle, even it seems that the sight is near to go to end. Everybody is aware of this scene.


It has been commanded in this verse that it all is a Token of the Divine Power of Allaah Almighty, by which we should comprehend Him. Moreover, there is a clear Token of His Omnipotence also in changing of days and nights regularly. The eyes of the hearts of whose are able to see, for them; there is an opportunity that they should meditate in these Tokens. If they will deem, they will find out that none other can do this all save Allaah Almighty.


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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).