Lessons from Holy Qur'an

A gradual withdrawal of the sun

Quran Chapter 25: 45 & 46 (Pt-19, Stg-4) (L-2296) درس قرآن

A gradual withdrawal of the sun

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)


أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ كَيْفَ مَدَّ ٱلظِّلَّ وَلَوْ شَآءَ لَجَعَلَهُۥ سَاكِنًا ثُمَّ جَعَلْنَا ٱلشَّمْسَ عَلَيْهِ دَلِيلًا   45  ثُمَّقَبَضْنَٰهُ إِلَيْنَا قَبْضًا يَسِيرًا 46

45.  Hast thou not seen how thy Lord hath spread the shade? And if He willed He could have made it still – then We have made the sun its pilot.


46.  Then We withdraw it unto Us, a gradual withdrawal.

45.  ‘Alam  tara  ‘ilaa  Rabbika  kayfa  maddaz-Zill.  Wa  law  shaaa-‘a  laja-‘alahuu  saakinaa.  Summa  ja-‘alNash-shamsa  ‘alayhi  daliilaa.


46.  Summa  qabazNaahu  ‘ilayNaa  qabzany-yasiiraa.



It has been described earlier that the mankind cannot do his actual work which he should do and for which; more sense and understanding have been given to him, when he has been involved in his worldly desires. It is apparent that he is sharpest in understanding among the entire living beings. He discovers separate peculiarities of things and makes separate groups of existing things with regard to them, and finds out their rules and formulae. The first work which he should take from his wisdom is that he should know Allaah Almighty. It comes into his knowledge in the first view that the things of the world do not remain on one condition, those change their forms and their inclination is in this side that those should be born at first; then grow up to a limit and then begin to wither to such stage that those are ruined gradually. This common peculiarity is seen in everything.


It has been commanded in this verse that you will see clearly these revolutionary changes in the shades of the things also. The shade of anything is produced when the sun rises, then it begins to shrink and at the time of midday; it nearly disappears. But when the day begins to decline, the shade begins to increase and spread again. When it becomes very long, then the sun sets and the shade disappears at night. Reason of appearance of the shade, its increasing and decreasing is the Sun. The same manifests its conditions from beginning to end. At last when the sun sets, the shade disappears. You should conceive on the same that everything is produced, increased, decreased and at the end it disappears. Everything of the world passes by the same stages and this all is Manifestation of the Omnipotence of Allaah Almighty. If He willed everything would have been made still and on one state.


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).