Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Sun and Moon are but Signs of Allah

“We have not created the heaven and the earth and all that is between them in mere idle play. None of this have We created without an inner truth: but most of them understand it not.” (44: 38-39)

“In the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and day, and the ships which sail the seas to people's benefit, and the water which Allah sends down from the sky -- by which He brings the earth to life when it was dead and scatters about in it creatures of every kind -- and the varying direction of the winds, and the clouds subservient between heaven and earth, there are signs for people who use their intellect.” (2:164)

Astronomy has been called the "queen of sciences". It incorporates many disciplines such as physics, particularly optics, mathematics and celestial mechanics. Since ancient times, Muslim scientists have studied astronomy, contributing greatly to human knowledge. Yaqub ibn Tariq, al-Kwarizmi, al-Battani, al-Farghani, al-Sufi, al-Biruni, al-Tusi and Omar Khayyam are just a few of the scholars who have left a lasting mark in the annals of astronomy.

There has been much discussion around the massive earthquates that have recently crippled  societies like Haiti and Japan; the cause being attributed to the appearance of a super Moon and Solar flares.

I would like to offer an alternative view, that the Laws of Allah though sometimes coinciding with man's scientific knowledge, are but direct examples of  the ultimate cause of all events , Our Lord and Creator of all that exeist, Allah
(the one and only God)!

A SuperMoon is a new or full moon which occurs when the Moon is 90% or greater of its closest approach to Earth.
As of this minute there are 621 earthquakes happening in the world.  Another 5.5 just hit Japan. On March 19th a “Supermoon” will occur.  A “Supermoon,” also known as a lunar perigee is a new or full moon at 90% closest to earth as it orbits.  Next week it will be at 100%. The first time in 18 years!

1264. Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:

 It was the practice of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) to not to omit fast on `bright days' whether he was staying at a place or on a journey.

Al-Ayyum-ul-Beed (The bright days), are the 17th, 18th and 19th (the "SuperMoon") of March 2011 or the 13th, 14th and 15th of Rabi 11, 1432 of the lunar month
May Allah Bless all of you to fast these extra days as a Sunnah, Ameen

What Allah say's about the Moon;

"They ask you about the waxing and waning phases of the crescent moons, say they are to mark fixed times for mankind and Hajj." (2:189)

"When he saw the moon rising in splendor He said: "This is my Lord." but when the moon set he said: Unless my Lord guide me I shall surely be among those who go astray." (6:77)

"And He who made the night for rest and sun and moon for reckoning of time. This is the decree of the Exalted, the All-knowing." (6:96)

"Allah is He, who created the sun, the moon, and the stars (all) governed by laws under His commandment." (7:54)

"The number of months in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year) so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are sacred; that is the straight usage.......Verily the transposing (of a prohibited month) is an addition to unbelief: the unbelievers are led to wrong thereby: for they make it lawful one year and forbidden another year in order to adjust the number of months forbidden by Allah and make such forbidden ones lawful. The evil of their course seems pleasing to them. But Allah guideth not those who reject faith." (9:36-37)

"It is He who made sun a lamp, and moon a light and measured stages so you know number of years and count (of time)." (10:5)

"Allah is He who raised heavens without pillars that you can see; Then He established Himself on the throne; And He subjected the sun and the moon (to his law); each one runs its course for a term appointed." (13:2)

"See you not that to Allah bow down in worship all things in the heavens and on earth, the sun, the moon, the stars." (22:18)

 "The sun and the moon follow courses exactly computed." (55:05)

 "And made the moon a light in their midst and made the sun as a (Glorious) lamp." (71:16)

Allah Swears by the Moon;
 "Nay verily: by the Moon." (74:32)

"And the moon when it becomes full." (84:18)

"By the sun and its radiant brightness; By the moon as she follows him." (91:1-2)

 What! are ye the more difficult to create, Or the heaven (above)? (Allah) has constructed it; On high has He raised its canopy and He has given it order and perfection; Its night does He endow with darkness and its splendor does He bring out (with light). (79:27-29)

“It is He who has sent his messenger with guidance and the religion of truth and will make it dominate over all religions, in spite of the idol worshipers.” (The Quran, 61:9)

Moons from 4 March 2011 to 22 March 2012
New moonFull moonIslamic month
4 March 2011
19 March 2011
Rabia II
6 March6 March
3 April 2011
18 April 2011
Jumada I
5 April5 April
3 May 2011
17 May 2011
Jumada II
5 May5 May
1 June 2011
15 June 2011
3 June3 June
1 July 2011
15 July 2011
3 July3 July
30 July 2011
13 August 2011
Ramadan14321 August
Laylat al-Qadar:
27 August?
1 August
Laylat al-Qadar:
27 August?
29 August 2011
12 September 2011
31 August
31 August
31 August
31 August
27 September 2011
12 October 2011
29 September29 September
26 October 2011
10 November 2011
Zu’lhijjah143228 October
6 November
28 October
6 November
25 November 2011
10 December 2011
Muharran143327 November
6 December
27 November
6 December
24 December 2011
9 January 2012
26 December26 December
23 January 2012
7 February 2012
Rabia I
25 January25 January
21 February 2012
8 March 2012
Rabia II
24 February23 February
22 March 2012
6 April 2012
Jumada I
24 March24 March

Data last updated 4 March 2011, 20:48 GMT


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