Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The sun and the moon

Quran Chapter 31: 28 to 30 (Pt-21, Stg-5) (L-2551) درس قرآن

The sun and the moon

Chapter LUQMAAN”- (LUQMAN) – 31

‘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)


مَّا خَلْقُكُمْ وَلَا بَعْثُكُمْ إِلَّا كَنَفْسٍ وَٰحِدَةٍ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ سَمِيعٌۢ بَصِيرٌ 28  أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُولِجُ ٱلَّيْلَ فِى ٱلنَّهَارِ وَيُولِجُ ٱلنَّهَارَ فِى ٱلَّيْلِ وَسَخَّرَ ٱلشَّمْسَ وَٱلْقَمَرَ كُلٌّ يَجْرِىٓ إِلَىٰٓ أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ 29  ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلْحَقُّ وَأَنَّ مَا يَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِهِ ٱلْبَٰطِلُ وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلْعَلِىُّ ٱلْكَبِيرُ 30

28.  Your creation and your raising (from the dead) are only as (the creation and the raising of) a single soul. Lo! Allah is Hearer, Knower.


29.  Hast thou not seen how Allah causeth the night to pass into the day and causeth the day to pass into the night, and hath subdued the sun and the moon (to do their work), each running unto an appointed term; and that Allah is Aware of what ye do?


30.  That (is so) because Allah, He is the True, and that which they invoke beside Him is the False, and surely Allah, He is the Sublime, the Great.

28.  Maa  khalqukum  wa  laa  ba’-sukum  ‘illaa  ka-nafsinw-waahidah.  ‘InnAllaaha  Samii-‘um-Basiir.


29.  ‘Alam  tara  ‘’annAllaaha  Yuulijul-layla  fin-nahaari  wa  Yuulijun-nahaara  fil-layli  wa  sakh-kharash-shamsa  wal-qamar,  kulluny-yajriii  ‘ilaaa  ‘ajalim-musammanw-wa  ‘annAllaaha  bimaa  ta’-maluuna  Khabiir.


30.  Zaalika  bi-‘annAllaaha  Huwal-Haqqu  wa  ‘anna  maa  yad-‘uuna  min-  duuniHil-Baatilu  wa  ‘annAllaaha  Huwal-‘Aliyyul-Kabiir.

(Section 3)



It is commanded: Listen! Everything is under the Control of Allaah Almighty. Bringing all of you into being and reproducing after death is not difficult for Him. Creating innumerable living things and producing one living thing are equal near Him. Every matter depends upon His Desire. As soon as He intends, the thing is in existence. As He hears and sees everything at a time, like this producing one or abundant is equal for Him. You can observe His Divine Power in it that sometimes the day is larger than the night and sometimes the night is larger than the day. Sun and moon are busy in their individual works, have been and will continually be performing their duties properly according to the times prescribed for them. There is a dire need of drawing attention towards these matters, so that it may be known that the Rightful Worshipped is only Allaah Almighty. Other entire gods are false. Allaah Almighty is the Greatest and the Most High.


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).