Light Of Moon Is Reflected

The Moon is Earth’s closest neighbour with an airless world that orbits the Earth. The Moon is pulled towards planet Earth by the gravity of Earth, but because the Moon is far away and is moving at a perfect pace around Earth, it will never fall down or drift away. If the Moon was moving a lot faster then it is today, it would escape Earth’s gravity and shoot off into space. But if the Moon was moving much more slowly, gravity would pull it down to the Earth. The Moon is travelling at the right speed and away at the right distance to keep it in orbit around Earth.

Moving on to the Moon’s reflected light, in the ealier days it was thought that the light from the moon was its own light. But science later discovered the light from the Moon is not it’s own light but reflected. The Qur’an mentions verses relating to the moons light over 1400 years ago.

“Blessed is He Who made Constellations in the skies, And placed therein
a Lamp And a Moon giving light.” (Holy Qur’an 25:61)

Other translations of the above verse:
Sahih International: Blessed is He who has placed in the sky great stars and placed therein a [burning] lamp and luminous moon.
Pickthall: Blessed be He Who hath placed in the heaven mansions of the stars, and hath placed therein a great lamp and a moon giving light!
Yusuf Ali: Blessed is He Who made constellations in the skies, and placed therein a Lamp and a Moon giving light;
Shakir: Blessed is He Who made the constellations in the heavens and made therein a lamp and a shining moon.
Muhammad Sarwar: Blessed is He who has established constellations in the sky and made therein a lamp and a shining moon.
Mohsin Khan: Blessed be He Who has placed in the heaven big stars, and has placed therein a great lamp (sun), and a moon giving light.
Arberry: Blessed be He who has set in heaven constellations, and has set among them a lamp, and an illuminating moon.

In the above verse, the word “light” is used for the Moon (“nooran” in Arabic) and the word “lamp” for the Sun (“sirajan” in Arabic.) The word used for the Moon refers to a light reflecting, bright and a motionless body. The word used for the Sun refers to a celestial body which is always burning, a constant source of heat and light.

The Qur’an also mentions:

“See ye not How Allah has created The seven heavens One above
another, “And made the moon A light in their midst, and made the sun
As a (Glorious) Lamp?” (Holy Qur’an 71:15-16)

Other translations of the above verse:
Sahih International: And made the moon therein a [reflected] light and made the sun a burning lamp?
Pickthall: And hath made the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp?
Yusuf Ali: And made the moon a light in their midst, and made the sun as a (Glorious) Lamp?
Shakir: And made the moon therein a light, and made the sun a lamp?
Muhammad Sarwar: and placed therein the moon as a light
Mohsin Khan: And has made the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp?
Arberry: and set the moon therein for a light and the sun for a lamp?

And

It is He Who created the sun radiating and the moon shining and appointed positions for it, for you to know the number of the years, and the account; Allah has not created it except with the truth; He explains the verses in detail for the people of knowledge (Qur’an, 10:5)

Other translations of the above verse:
Sahih International: It is He who made the sun a shining light and the moon a derived light and determined for it phases – that you may know the number of years and account [of time]. Allah has not created this except in truth. He details the signs for a people who know
Pickthall: He it is Who appointed the sun a splendour and the moon a light, and measured for her stages, that ye might know the number of the years, and the reckoning. Allah created not (all) that save in truth. He detaileth the revelations for people who have knowledge.
Yusuf Ali: It is He Who made the sun to be a shining glory and the moon to be a light (of beauty), and measured out stages for her; that ye might know the number of years and the count (of time). Nowise did Allah create this but in truth and righteousness. (Thus) doth He explain His Signs in detail, for those who understand.
Shakir: He it is Who made the sun a shining brightness and the moon a light, and ordained for it mansions that you might know the computation of years and the reckoning. Allah did not create it but with truth; He makes the signs manifest for a people who know.
Muhammad Sarwar: It is God who has made the sun radiant and the moon luminous and has appointed for the moon certain phases so that you may compute the number of years and other reckonings. God has created them for a genuine purpose. He explains the evidence (of His existence) to the people of knowledge.
Mohsin Khan: It is He Who made the sun a shining thing and the moon as a light and measured out its (their) stages, that you might know the number of years and the reckoning. Allah did not create this but in truth. He explains the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail for people who have knowledge.
Arberry: It is He who made the sun a radiance, and the moon a light, and determined it by stations, that you might know the number of the years and the reckoning. God created that not save with the truth, distinguishing the signs to a people who know.

Who would have known this over 1400 years ago? Nothing from the Qur’an has been proven incorrectly and there are many verses which have not yet been discovered by modern science.

Yes, you may find those desperatly trying to find inconsistencies within the Qur’an to prove incorrect, and have been trying for over 1400 years. Another powerful verse within the Qur’an mentions:

“If it had been from other than God, they would have found many inconsistencies  in it.” (Qur’an, 4:82)

For those who think the Qur’an was just made up by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), one must be very confident to be able to write such a verse. Lots have attempted to find consistencies within the Qur’an but failed miserably. I would recommend you read the Qur’an with an open mind and judge for yourself. It is truly an amazing book.

God knows best

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