Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Measure of a Day one thousand years

Quran Chapter 32: 5 & 6 (Pt-21, Stg-5) (L-2559) درس قرآن

Measure of a Day one thousand years


‘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)


 يُدَبِّرُ ٱلْأَمْرَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ إِلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ ثُمَّ يَعْرُجُ إِلَيْهِ فِى يَوْمٍ كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُۥٓ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ مِّمَّا تَعُدُّونَ   5  ذَٰلِكَ عَٰلِمُ ٱلْغَيْبِ وَٱلشَّهَٰدَةِ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ 6

5.  He disposes every affair from the heaven unto the earth; then it will ascend unto Him in a Day, whereof the measure is a thousand years of that ye reckon.


6.  Such is the Knower of the Invisible and the Visible, the Mighty, the Merciful –

5.  Yudabbirul-‘amra  minas-samaaa-‘i  ‘ilal-‘arzi  summa  ya’-ruju  ‘ilayHi  fii  Yawmin-  kaana  miqdaaruhuuu  ‘alfa  sanatim-mim-maa  ta-‘udduun.


6.  Zaalika  ‘Aalimul-Gaybi  wash=Shahaaditil-‘Aziizur-Rahiim.



In the previous verse, it was commanded: Allaah Almighty created the entire Universe and established Himself above the Throne (Throne means “the Seat of a Ruler or King”). In this verse, the indication is towards “an outline of the System of the Empire”. It is commanded: On the earth, detail of one day’s work is sent down every day by the Excelled Court of Allaah Almighty. The Angels (peace be upon them), who execute the Commands of Allaah Almighty, begin to work in accordance with those Orders. After that, the entire matters of execution of Commandments are reported back in the Court of Allaah Almighty and thence further Instructions are issued for the next day. It is a daily routine work. But if we compare that Day with the days of this world, the extent of that Day is a thousand years of those which we count.


Next, in Suratul-Ma-‘aarij (The Ascending Stairways –Chapter 70), it has come to knowledge that “when this world will be over, then the Day of Resurrection shall be established and reckoning process of the deeds of entire people will be finalized, according to counting of this world; extent of that one Day will be of fifty thousand years. This is arrangement of Allaah Almighty, in accord with which the works of the world are being managed and according to which every individual’s personal deeds will be reckoned.


After that, it is commanded: The Lord of the Lords has established such determined and correct in all respects System by His Divine Power, Who is Well Aware of every Visible and invisible thing, all apparent and hidden matters, and Who is The Most Powerful.


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).

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