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Allah Can Perpetuate Night And Day

- Published in Arabnews On 28 December 2013
Now it is a known truth to the scientists that all the celestial bodies are floating. The planet earth is also floating with its double rotation axial and orbital. Its axial rotation causes day and night and its orbital rotation along with its axis making an angle of 23.27 degrees causes changes and seasons in climate. It completes its orbital motion in 365 days 5 hours and 46 seconds. The scientists could discover these facts after thousand years of the descent of the Quran: “ And the sun runs its course in its appointed place. This is the decree of Almighty and Wise. And for the moon We have appointed its mansions till it returns like an old dried curved date stalk. It is not for the sun to overtake the moon nor does the night outstrip the day. They all float each in an orbit”. (36/38-39) The above Quranic verses state the rotation of the sun on its axis, the enlarging and reducing of the moon, the rotation of the night and the day and the floating of the sun, moon and earth including their axial and orbital rotation. After stating the rotation of the aforesaid celestial bodies the Quran mentioning Allah’s great creative powers said: Say: See you? If Allah made the night to perpetuate till the Day of Resurrection which god besides Allah could bring you light. It further said: Say: See you? If Allah made the day to perpetuate till the Day of Resurrection which god besides Allah could bring you night wherein you rest. (28/71,72) The aforesaid Quranic verses were subject to the criticism of the orientalists who said the perpetuation of day or night is impossible. However, we shall see how Allah can make the night to perpetuate. Some verses of the Quran point to the massive changes in our solar system. These changes have duly been confirmed by modern science: When the sun is wrapped up in (darkness). When the stars fall losing their luster. (81/1,2) The scientists have held that the sun radiates (3.86x10^ to the power 33) ergs of energy every second. This corresponds to a mass loss of 4 million and seven thousand tons per second. The total life time of sun is estimated to be 10^ to the power 10 years. Computation on evolutionary models predict in a few time (10^ to the power 9) it will reach to red giant stage. Having lost its energy source it will come down and join the moon as Allah said: And the sun and moon will be joined together. Man will say on that Day, where is the refuge to flee. (75/9,10) When all nuclear sources of energy are used up, then it will reach its last evolution stage, that it will become a white dwarf, a star of small radius, its radius will be more than 100 times smaller than it is now and eventually the sun will become a black dwarf. (Encyclopedia of Science and Technology) Thus the Scholars of Science have confirmed that the night will perpetuate. The scientists’ estimate about the life of the sun may be right or wrong we are the least concerned about it but their admission that the sun will lose its luminosity and will become a black dwarf confirms what is said by the Quran: When the sun loses its luminosity, when the stars fall losing their luminosity and hence, Allah can make the night to perpetuate till Doomsday. If Allah makes the night eternal: Which god beside Allah could bring you light. The gods whom they worship are dummy and whimsical. Allah alone is the Creator and does what He intends. As He said: And Our Command is but one like twinkling of an eye. (54/50) Now We shall see how Allah can make the day to perpetuate till Doomsday? In a report of Muslim and Ahmad, Nawas bin Samaan narrated, that one morning Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) described about Anti Christ and said: If he comes out and I am amongst you, I alone will suffice him. But if I am not among you, every person will be responsible for himself. He will come out to Arab countries between Syria and Iraq. He will cause a ravage and massacre right and left. O Slaves of Allah! Stick to your faith. We asked: O Apostle of Allah! How much he will stay on the earth? He said forty days, the day equal to the year, the day as a month, the day as a week, and the other days like your days. We said: The day which will be equal to the year, will the five prayers of a day be sufficient? He said: No, you estimate the day as usual i.e. 24 hours and offer your prayers. It shows that the length of the day is certainly be about one year , one month one week. This positively points out to the disturbances in our solar system. Can there be a day equal to the year or more, how? We know that the earth revolves on its axis from west to east. Under this rotation one of its part faces the sun, and the other part not facing the sun is covered into darkness. We have seen above that the sun and other stars will lose their energy and gravitational pull and would fall. ( Quran:81/1,2) Hence one star having used up its energy source losing its gravitational pull and luster falls from its place and enters in our galaxy. It responds to the gravitational pull of the star sun and begins to rotate on its place quite opposite to the sun. Certainly it will not have the heat of the sun but luminous enough to stop the night to fall on the other side of the earth not faced by the sun. Hence what the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said shall happen i.e. a day of one year one month and one week because: He does not speak of his (own desire), it is only a revelation revealed (to him by Allah). (Quran:53/3,4) The modern science has proved what Quran said in the 7th century, when even the word science was unknown. Thus it is finally proved that Allah may cause the night or the day to perpetuate till Doomsday. Obligatory Prayers on the Poles The Prophet (peace be upon him) when referred the day of an year clearly pointed out the manner to offer the obligatory prayers on North and South Poles. They have six months day and six month’s night. The Prophet’s tradition contains a clear direction to the Muslims living at poles to offer five daily prayers within 24 hours there. They can appoint timings of the prayers according to their working hours and hours of rest and sleep. “It is out of His mercy He (Allah) has made the night and the day to take rest after the fatigue of the day for earning your livelihood. You should be thankful for your Lord for this great favor.” (28/73) But in case of changes in the Solar system you can fix up the timings of the prayers according to your working hours and rest.
- By Ahmad Wahaj Siddiqui