The sun, the moon and the calenders
Allah Ta'ala has created the sun, the moon, the stars, the sky, the earth, the trees, in short, everything including man. In order to express this great love for this favourite creation, man, Allah Ta'ala has, by this blessing, subjected all other creatures to the service of man. In fact, the beauty and the exactness of the creation are marvels which Allah Ta'ala has placed at our disposal in order to allow us to contemplate the Sublime Creator that He is. The harmony, the coherence and the equilibrium displayed by all elements in the heavens and on earth prove the fact that there is only one Creator, the Unique God. "Verily, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding, who remember Allah standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth (saying) : " Our Lord ! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! Grant us Salutation from the torment of the Fire". (Surah 3 verses 190-1). "And from among this Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon" (Surah 41 verse 37).

In fact, the alternations of day and night, and the sun and the moon have always filled people with wonder. Inspite of modern technology, these marvels hold within themselves indecipherable riddles. Allah Ta'ala has made every single day unique, different from any other day, so that today is distinct and different from yesterday. "Every day, he has a new matter to bring forth." ( Surah 55 verse 29).Thus, the sun rises and sets at different points day by day : " So I swear by the Lord of all points of sunrise and sunset in the East and the West " (Surah 70 verse 40). Due to the angle at which Allah Ta'ala makes the earth revolve, the day lengthens gradually during summer whereas winter provides us with longer nights." He merges the night into the day, and He merges the day into the night. And He has subjected the sun and the moon, each runs its course for a term appointed. " (Surah 35 verse 13).

Our sky is predominated by the sun and the moon. Both have multiple functions. Allah Ta'ala has stated: "It is He Who made the sun a shining thing and the moon as a light, and measured out its stages, so that you might know the number of years and the reckoning." (Surah 10 verse 5). Therefore, both the lunar and the solar year have been conceived by Allah Ta'ala to enable us to compute months and years. The moon's cycle produces a month of 29 or 30 days. "They ask you about the new moons. Say: They are signs to mark fixed periods of time for mankind and for the pilgrimage." (Surah 2 verse 189).

While the sun determines the duration of the day and, by its position in space, gives us the time of day, the week is determined by seven solar days. The lunar year is made up of twelve months. On the other hand, the solar year is determined by the earth's revolution around the sun. This comes to about - although there is a slight variation - 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds.

As a result, it becomes necessary every fourth year to adjust the solar calendar, which has 365 days, by one additional day. However, this calculation is not exact since it does not reflect the fact of the earth's orbit around the sun, where the earth is affected by the moon's revolution around it which causes a slight variation. However, there is in fact an exact computation of the solar calendars. Allah knows it and states: "The sun and the moon run on their fixed courses (exactly) calculated." (Surah 55 verse 5)

The lunar year is therefore more exact and easier to calculate and does not necessitate any adjustment. According to a verse of the Koran, three solar centuries are equivalent to three hundred and nine lunar years (Jalalain). Although the lunar year is shorter than the solar year, a lunar day is longer than a solar day: that is, 24 hours, 50 minutes and 28 seconds. Allah Ta'ala has established the solar year for the change in seasons and in temperature in the course of the year. That is why both seeding and harvesting are ideally carried out during the solar calendar. Migratory birds observe seasonal changes for their migration. On the other hand, the moon exerts its influence over sea tides.

If you have lost your bearings, the stars can help you find them : "and landmarks, and by the stars they (mankind) guide themselves" (Surah 16 verse 16).The Koran is very explicit about the fact that the earth rotates and follows its orbit "And they all float, each in an orbit" (Surah 36 verse 40). "He has created the heavens and the earth with truth. He makes the night to go in the day and he makes the day to go in the night." (Surah 39 verse 5). The word KAWR means to wind the IMAMAH round the head which is normally done in an anti-clockwise direction. The earth's rotation is also anti-clockwise. The following verse indicates that the earth is constantly rotating: "He covers the night with the day, seeking it rapidly ". (Surah 7 verse 54).

Science has established the fact that the gravitational pull maintains the moon around the earth and the earth around the sun. But up to now nobody has been able to explain the conference with which the planets revolve in empty space with a perfect equilibrium, without the moon falling on our head and without the earth plunging into the sun. Nobody can explain why the earth changes the angle of its axis with such precision every year. The Koran has an answer to this riddle when it explains that phenomenon by stating that it is Allah's command which maintains that equilibrium: "The sun, the moon and the stars (are) subjected to this command." (Surah 30 verse 25).

The sun, the moon and the earth are marvels which move under Allah's command within their respective orbits in order to indicate the time to us. Time is very important for believers since most of the religious duties are related to time: swalaat (prayer), fasting, zakaat (poor-due) and Hajj (pilgrimage). Allah Ta'ala has decreed "Verily, the prayer is enjoined on believers at fixed times" (Surah 4 verse 103). "So whoever of you sights the moon (of Ramadaan) must fast that month" (Surah 2 verse 185). Hence, the sun and the moon are tools that provide us with the times required for discharging the duties laid down by the Shariah. We acknowledge Allah's absolute power by the exactness and greatness of His creation: "And among this signs are the creation of the heavens and the earth" (Surah 30 verse 22).
 
In view of His love and concern for man, Allah Ta'ala has subjected the earth so that time can be divided into day and night and, in addition, has placed, for our exclusive use, a marvellous moon. It devolves upon us to be grateful and to obey all Allah's commandments, to bow down in humility, for even the sun and the moon bow down before Allah Ta'ala: "Glory to Allah, Lord of the Universe". (Surah 7 verse 54).
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
Other Articles:
Hajj Guide 2016
QAZA Of Salaah And Roza:
Sha'baan: the annual closing of our action accounts
Precaution Of Exactness Of New Moon Of Sha'baan For The Sake Of Ramadhaan.
The Betrayal Masquarade Of The West.
The CopyRight Haq.
The Sunnah Of Visiting Palestine And Gifts Of Mi'raj Unpacked.
Jamaat Structural Reform Proposal.
The Gift Of Mi'raaj(Part 2)
From Either Wing, Respect is Important.
The sacred month of Rajab announce the coming of Ramadhan
The Answer To Islamophobia Is The Gentle Sunnah.
The Gifts Of Mi'raaj(Part 1)
The Havocking Results Of Under-Valuing Potentials.
The ''Mot D'ordre'' Of Today's Tabligh Is Tolerance.
Some Words Of Bhai Abdul Wahab Saheb Damat Barakatuhu.
The Saviour Means Of The Ummah.
The Neutral Approach.
The Sunnah Of Leaving The Family To Benefit Deen.
Intolerance Is Splitting Us.
HALAAL FOOD AND ZIYARATS INFO UPDATED RAJAB 1439
Know That The Masjid Is For Allah Only.
The Feet Posture Of Men In Salaah.
Neither Rome Nor The Ganges,Makkah Is Best(2nd part)
Interreligious Exchange And Approaching.
Protection Contre L'Eclair(La Foudre) Et L'Orage(Le Tonnerre)
Are You Travelling First Class Today?
Follow The Icon Of Reconciliation: Hazrat Hassan R.A
The Important Of Visiting The Masjidul Aqsa And Also The Sunnah Of Wearing Ihraam Of Umra From There.
Which Team Are You Supporting?
The Importance Of Dripping 2 Drops After A Wash
And That SUNNNAH To opt For Akhirah Over THe Rule Of Dunya?
Neither Rome Nor The Ganges,Makkah Is Best(1st part)
The Moon And The Beloved Prophet Muhammad(Swalallahou 'Alaihi Wasallam)
Istighfaar And Sadaqahs As punishment Of Allah Gazes us.
POSSIBLE MOON ECLIPSE THIS WEDNESDAY 31ST JANUARY 2018
The Masnoon Dua Formula
Infallible Protection Formulas
ISLAM: The Peaceful Religion.
A miqaat that pays
SAJDAH SHUKR-Needs Qiblah And Wouzu
The Month Of Safar And The Denial Of Bad Omens.
One of the last words of RASOULOULLAH SAW
An Effort,A Pinnacle,A Purification And A Legacy
Monday:The Day Of The Prophet-YAUM UN NABI
Your Actions Weight For The Ummah Please
For those celebrating eid ul adha Saturday, can fast friday alone.
Proof that Pardah and veil is a natural attire of muslim Women.
1439 hijri calendar starting soon.
Moses V/S Pharaoh
Help to those who have been affected by the flood in India
Fasting of arafah is the 9th zul hijjah in your country, not the day hajis are in arafah.
10 days of Zul Hijjah, virtuous yes, but not above Ramadhaan.
The rites of qurbani
The maslas around the departures of hajees
What is the Islamic verdict of consuming intestines of halaal animals?
Neither rodeo nor extreme protectionism, islam best.
*Is it permissible to purchase a share of the Qurbani for a deceased relative?
Flaw around foreign qurbani
Visiting a sick who is dying
Extract of Sharhe Ma'aniyul Athaar,
Age required for the slaughtering animal
Please send salaam for me to Rasouloullah(saw)
On returning from Mina, important sunnah to stop for a while in Abtah(Muhassab).
Jum'ah second azaan should be given in front of mimbar
Traveller's diary-Pg 6 Ladies&Gents maslas
Sadaqah hajj 1438- 7 riyals.The struggle of a hajj!
Miscellaneous hajj maslas
Duas around the departure and arrival of Hajis
Can we fast on the 15th of Shabaan only?
Recommendations of the day of Jum'ah
Precaution of exactness of new moon
Muslims cannot celebrate St Valentine
Salaatul Ishraaq
A few travelling tips
Masnoon duas after farz salah
A bitter sign of Qiyamah: Imran Hosein
Astaghfirullah 3 times after Farz Salaahs rather than Allahou Akbar
There is no zakaat on a non baligh child.
3 Talaaqs count as 3 talaaqs .
Ikhtilaat and mixing on the day of jumu'ah.
You may help Palestine by your visit in MASJIDULLAH l AQSA
The sunnahs around Eid-ul-Adhaa 1437.
The E 120 carmine colour.
Talaaq counts even during menses.
The Sunnahs around the day of ASHOURA(10th of Muharram)1439.
Loan
Can a muslim drink alcohol?
Hajj cards
Animal de sacrifice atteint de la maladie.
One sheep is not sufficient for qurbani ..
The eclipse salaah-May be Today
Amidst the symbols of Allah Ta'ala
The first ten days of the month of Zil Hijjah
The ten sacred days of Zul hijjah 1437/2016
The importance of visiting the Prophet swalallahou `alaihi wasallam
Prior to hajj preparations.
Sadaqah hajj 1437-7 riyals.The struggle of a hajj.
Zul Qa'dah: Entering the sacred months span
Established Protocols
The fruitful Maslas of Hajj 1437
Steps of the Mubarak path road of Hajj
Even hujjaaj should beware of E120 or carmine
Le Hajj en perspective
L'hiver: Le printemps du Musulman
Are you sure that hajj is not farz on you?
Who is Fetullah Gulen?
Wearing Ihraam at Masjid Aqsa - Jerusalem
The Sunnah Settings
Let us surf on the wave of Ramadhan to continue reading daily salaahs
The major signs before the day of Qiyamah
The saviour means of this Ummah
Have you milked the cow this morning?
The crying is important in the ingredients!
The virtues of going in the path of Allah
Travelling during Ramadhan
The Importance of a daily Hizb
Qaza of salah and roza
The symbolic sunnah of dates
Women in menses cannot read Qur'an
Miscelleneous maslas of Ramadhan 1437
Importance of fasting Ramadhan
The fiqh of Muslim naming
Please send Salaam for me to Rasoolullah (saw)
The salah and itikaaf of ladies
Salaat-ut-Tasbeeh is proven by Ahadiths
The Qur'an and Sunnah are sufficient for us
The deffence of the Ummah
An insight on 15th Sha`baan 1437
Importance of Madrassah
Le sunnah de visiter la Palestine
Notes for Umrah and Hajj
Traveller's diary
Allah: Le défenseur des faibles
The sacred month of Rajab
The moon and the beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw)
Husne Khatimah - A graceful pious ending
Reviving the sunnah of Hijamah (cupping)
L`ultime importance du Jum`ah
Warning against those who leave jum'ah without valid excuse
Du'a lorsque la pluie tombe
The great importance of Jum'ah salah (for men)
The why of the chaotic conditions of the Ummah
L`aimable Bye Golah
Et si la mer était d`encre..
The halal moderation
The answer to islamophobia is the gentle sunnah
The sunnahs around the day of Ashoura (10th of Muharram)
The importance of Hijri calendar
A call to go in the path of Allah as the earth squeezes
No blame on Hajj authorities
The ten sacred days of Zul hijjah 2016
La paix de l`Islam
A call for concern and unity of the Ummah
Fasting on 9th Zil Hijjah
The sunnahs around Eid ul Adhaa 1437
The quest for Halal and Tayyib
Les rites du Hajj et la visite a Madinah Munawarah
L`issue de la transplantation d`organe
The Fiqh of jewelleries 1437
The adaab of visiting the beloved Prophet(saw)
Notes for the host of Harams, Hajees & Mu'tamirs
THE HEIRS (inheritors)
The sharing out of inheritance according to Islam
Five things given to our Ummah
O my Nabi (saw), I am not charlie
Du`as at tahajjud
Conseils aux Hajees et non Hajees
The tsunami issue of mechanical slaughtering
E 120 or Carmine
Les barakahs d`avoir beaucoup d`enfants
The sunnahs around Eid-ul-Fitr 1437
Salaahs of ladies are at home.
The Sunnah of 'Oud Wood
The Zakaat ul Fitr or Sadaqat ul Fitr Ramadhan 1437
Le `Eid et l`après Eid
The moderation of asking and giving.
The lunar dates issue
The sunnah of dates
Knock! Knock! A beggar at the door!
The best Ibaadahs during lailatul qadr
Cry! Let's cry in front of our Rabb!
Make the change this Ramadhan
Victoire avec noblesse
SALAAT-UL-WITR
Fasting for adults
Set a hizb time today
Importance of Taraweeh during Ramadhaan
Conseils d`avant Ramadhaan.
All on 15th Sha`baan
L`utilisation du bois de Oud selon le sunnah.
L`Istighfaar pour sauver le monde!
Les signes du Jugement selon le Coran
L’interdiction des jeux de hasard.
La gravité du suicide.
La malédiction de l`homosexualité.
La prescription pour la conjonctivite
L`unité dans la diversité.
En honneur du saint prophète Muhammad(SAW)
The necessity of a reply
Avance ta main de la barbe du prophète SAW!
La liberté d`expression n`est pas pour faire des insultes.
Utilisation optimum des ressources mondiales
La nécessité d`un Umrah.
Tie the ihram of your Umrah in Masjid ul Aqsa (in Jerusalem)
Mosques: their importance & the respect due to them
Le Qurbani : un symbole de l`Islam
Les rites du Hajj 1437
Les préparatifs du Hajj
La protection contre la croisade du siècle
L`Islam n`est pas intolérant
L`émmigration des palestiniens
La sacrée `Eid-ul-Fitr.
Conseils d`avant le mois du Ramadhaan
Le dattier et la datte
Défendons-nous par les actions
La préparation du mois de Ramadhaan
Le respect de la Ka`bah.
La protection contre la sorcellerie
Les poisons de l`amour
Le dosage d`amour dans le couple
L`amour entre couple.
Les compagnons du prophète SAW
Le prophète Muhammad (saw): Une bénédiction pour l`univers
L`Intimité entre couple
L`Islam et la chasteté
Les potentiels humains
L`Islam : la religion de la démocratie
Mandela, an Islamophile
L`année du Coran et non pas de Gregor
Les droits des enfants et de la famille
La croyance dans le destin
The flower of friendship
The spiritual nature of Ziyarat
Vacances saines pour nos jeunes.
When in doubt, don't !
Le physique du prophète Muhammad (SAW).
The equilibrial sense of I'tikaaf
L`arrosoir des bons conseils
Eviter le bain de sang
Consolation aux victimes d`Islamophobie.
La clarté de la lune.
Les prudences et les remèdes du Coran et du Sunnah
La modération du Sunnah.
Ramadan: Le mois du Coran
Le couleur d`Allah Ta`ala
Umrah 2016
Les rites islamiques lors d'une naissance
Les résultats inondés de l`insoumission
Les conditions du tirage au sort selon la shariat
Les rites funéraires d`un musulman.
L`homme le plus affluant de l`humanité
La corrélation du jour, de la nuit et des calendriers.
Comment distribuer mon heritage d'apres Islam
L'azaan: Symbole integrant de l'Islam
Les signes du jour du jugement.
L`esprit du Hajj et la visite a Madinah
Les sacrifices honorés
Enfin est arrivé Ramadan
Les pas de Hazrat Bilal (ra)
La recette du bonheur selon l'Islam
L’incontournable justice divine
L’Islam intégrant ou conservateur ?
L’avortement de par la loi d’exception
Les réalités des rêves
Les règles de la menstruation.
Les préférés du prophète Muhammad (pssl)
La médecine du prophet Muhammad (pssl)
The inheritance scenario (part 2)
Les jolis noms musulmans.
Let's fast on Mondays for Yaum un Nabi (saw)
Les maux des jeunes et leurs remedes islamiques
Les Solstices des calendriers
The status of tahiyyatul masjid
L`importance de la priere du Vendredi : Le Jum`ah
Superstition : pas de place en Islam.
Quelques conseils halaal
Autour du monde halaal
Vit en ce monde comme un voyageur
For Allah’s sake, do not pronounce Talaaq
L`issue de la gelatine
Le mois sacré d`Allah Ta`ala: Muharram
Sir A.R.Mohamed: My community first and foremost!
Les jeunes du mois sacré d`Allah Ta`ala: Muharram
The leather and gelatin industries
The blessings of our small island
The victory of islamic democracy
The ten sacred days of Zil Hijjah
Nations united in a crussade
Eid ul Adhaa Mubarak !
Some Reasons to believe
A religious, legal and medical analysis of the sexual offences bill.
The calculation of centuries as deciphered from the Qur’an
Abortion is a cruel act
The gifts of Mi`raj
The sharing out of inheritance according to Islam
Islam does not encourage wastage
The Citadel of Masnoon Du’as
The beauty and splendour of Islam
The direction of Qiblah: The Kabah
The Beverages of Prophet Muhammad (saw)
Interfaith Cohesion
The symbol of the Hijri calender
The dog in perspective
The ultimate quest for Lailat-ul-Qadr 1437
The mirage of games of chance
The components of love and those of hate
The purpose of life
The pollution of insubordination
Islam favors capital punishment
Disclaimer Notice
The fields of activity of man and woman
The importance of Jum'ah
Islamic rites at birth
Qurbani overseas
Islam, woman and make-up
Making Mauritius a halal country
The rites of Qurbani
Visit to Madinah Munawwarah
The Month of Shawwal and Hazrat Aisha (ra)
Religion and Development
An-Nikkah, the Muslim Marriage Contract
Importance of being a believer
Salaah at its prescribed times
Concerning the Solar Water Heater
The Harmful Effects Of Food Of Doubtful Origin
Article on halal nutrition
Amateurism v/s Professionalism
The Fasting of Ramadhaan
The inheritance scenario
Democracy between veiled and non-veiled women
Masnoon Duas
Conjugal Harmony
Women Section
The month of Shabaan and getting ready for the month of Ramadhaan
 
  Website Designed by HDM Interactive Ltd.