Does the Sun prostrate infront of Allah SWT.
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An unbeliever friend of mine asked a question . I hope you will help in answering it . Verse 18:90 . Is it referring to Ozone ? Secondly .. Does the Sun prostrate infront of Allah SWT , because science doesn`t seem to agree here.
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Does sun prostrate worship Allah
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Your Question: Verse 18:90 . Is it referring to Ozone ?!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verse 90:
90 Until when he came to the rising of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had provided no covering protection against the sun.
There are several opinions amongst the commentators of the Quran regarding the interpretation of the above verse; but the most accepted version is that during this particular expedition, Dhul-Qarnain came upon a community of people who were very primitive and they neither had houses nor tents to protect them from the sun…..and Allah Alone Knows Best.
Your Question: Does the Sun prostrate infront of Allah SWT , because science doesn`t seem to agree here
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 36 Surah Yaa Seen verses 37-40:
37 And a Sign for them is the Night: We withdraw therefrom the Day and behold they are plunged in darkness;
38 And the sun runs its course for a period determined for him: that is the Decree of (Him); The Exalted in Might, The All-Knowing.
39 And the moon We have measured for her mansions (to traverse) till she returns like the old (and withered) lower part of date-stalk.
40 It is not permitted to the sun to catch up the moon, nor can the night outstrip the day: each (heavenly body) swims along in (its own) orbit (according to the Law Decreed by their Lord Creator).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verse 13:
13 He merges night into day, and He merges day into night; and He has subjected the sun and the moon (to His Law): each one runs its course for a term appointed. Such is Allah your Lord: to Him belongs all Dominion. And those whom ye invoke besides Him have no power in the least!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 12:
12 He has made subject to you the night and the day; the sun and the moon; and the stars are in subjection by His Command: verily in this are Signs for men who are wise.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 31 Surah Luqmaan verse 29:
29 Seest thou not that Allah merges night into day, and He merges day into night; that He has subjected the sun and the moon (to His Law) each running its course for a term appointed: and that Allah is well acquainted with all that ye do.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 54:
54 Your guardian-Lord is Allah Who created the heavens and the earth in six days and is firmly established on the Throne (of Authority): He draweth the night as a veil over the day each seeking the other in rapid succession: He created the sun the moon and the stars (all) governed by laws under His Command. Is it not His to create and to govern? Blessed be Allah, The Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 5:
5 He created the heavens and the earth in true (proportions): He makes the night overlap the day, and the day overlap the night: He has subjected the sun and the moon (to His Law) each one follows a course for a time appointed. Is not He The Exalted in Power, He Who forgives again and again?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 41 Surah Haa Meem verse 37:
37 Among His Signs are the Night and the Day and the sun and moon. Bow down in worship neither to the sun nor the moon; but (bow down) to Allah Who created them; if it is Him ye wish to serve.
Allah Subhanah Delcares in His Glorious Quran that everything in creation, including the sun and the moon, are no more than His creation…..and they absolutely submit to and are governed by His Laws and His Decrees Alone. Each and every single thing in creation, including the sun, the moon, the earth, etc. are absolutely dependant and in total and absolutely unconditional obedience to the Laws of their Lord Creator…..they move in their specific and exact orbit as Decreed and Governed by their Lord, and they will stop their movement one Day at the Command of their Lord!
But perhaps the exact verse you wish to refer to is the Verse 18 of Surah Hajj:
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 18:
18 Seest thou not that to Allah bow down in worship all things that are in the heavens and on earth: the sun, the moon, the stars, the hills, the trees, the animals, and a great number among mankind? But a great number (amongst mankind) are (also) such as are fit for punishment: and such as Allah shall disgrace none can rise to honor: for Allah carries out all that He Wills.
If one with one’s naked eye wishes to see or imagine the heavenly bodies bow down in worship on their knees and their forehead as a believing human being does in prostration, obviously one with their limited intelligence (or should we say unlimited ignorance) would only be able to assume that ‘science’ has the audacity to disagree with the Declaration of the Lord Who Created ‘science’!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 59 Surah Hashr verse 24:
24 He is Allah: The Creator, The Evolver, The Bestower of Forms. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names: Whatever is in the heavens and on earth doth declare His Praises and His Glory: and He is The Exalted in Might, The Wise.
There is not a thing in creation (other than a multitude amongst the humans and the jinns who are involved in a test) who do not bow down in absolute and unconditional submission and obedience unto their Lord Creator…..but it is entirely beyond the power or intelligence or even imagination of man how exactly does each and everything in creation declare the Praises and Glory of their Lord Creator, Most High, Most Supreme.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verse 44:
44 The seven heavens and the earth, and all beings therein declare His Glory: there is not a thing but celebrates His Praise; and yet ye understand not how they declare His Glory! Verily He is Oft- Forbearing Most Forgiving!
Those who wish to accept ‘science’ as the barometer of Truth and falsehood may wait until they see with their very own eyes how exactly the heavenly bodies and everything in creation bow down in prostration unto their Lord Creator….but those who have professed belief and submitted their wills unto the Will of their Lord Creator believe with absolute and unconditional obedience in each and every Word Declared by their Lord Most High, Most Supreme…..and they wait not for ‘science’ to confirm the Declarations of their Lord All-Mighty.
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,