Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Appointment of day and night in succession

Quran Chapter 25: 61 & 62 (Pt-19, Stg-4) (L-2303) درس قرآن

Appointment of day and night in succession

Chapter Furqaan”- {The Criterion (of Right and Wrong)} – 25

‘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)


تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ بُرُوجًا وَجَعَلَ فِيهَا سِرَٰجًا وَقَمَرًا مُّنِيرًا 61  وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ ٱلَّيْلَ وَٱلنَّهَارَ خِلْفَةً لِّمَنْ أَرَادَ أَن يَذَّكَّرَ أَوْ أَرَادَ شُكُورًا 62

61.  Blessed be He Who hath placed in the heaven mansions of the stars, and hath placed therein a great lamp and a moon giving light.


62.  And He it is Who hath appointed night and day in succession, for him who desireth to remember, or desireth thankfulness.

61.  Tabaarakal-lazii  ja-‘ala  fis-samaaa-‘i  Buruujanw-wa  ja-‘ala  fiihaa  siraajanw-wa  qamaram-muniiraa.


62.  Wa  Huwal-lazii  ja-‘alal-layla  wan-nahaara  khilfa-tal-limun  ‘araada  ‘any-yazzakkara  ‘aw  ‘araada  shukuuraa.



Siraaj – (lamp), here it aims “the sun”.


Buruuj – (parts), this word is plural of burj. There are twelve parts of the sky, every part of which is called “Burj”.


Khilfatan – (following each other), origin of this word is khalaf, which means “a successor”. Khilfatan means “to follow in order (one succeeds the other).


For knowing Allaah Almighty, the most apparent Sign is “coming of day and night behind each other constantly and regularly.


In fact, the mankind does not think, otherwise when any man, who is not too much intelligent, will observe that one thing has been moving on one way itself again and again, can understand it easily that Someone exists Who has established this system.


Therefore, it has been commanded in this verse that He is Allaah Almighty Who is Blessed, Who created the heaven for establishing this arrangement, divided it in twelve parts (Buruuj); in which the stars move, Who placed the sun and the moon in it, by the means of their movement and regular change in their places, days and nights appear one after one. This movement is as much regular that the day and the night become successors of each other.


In this arrangement, there are countless benefits for the mankind. By looking them, if a wise person desires; can know Allaah Almighty easily and be thankful to Him. Main aim of the mankind should be the same.


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).