Allah is Asking You This Question (32) Do They not See How and Why Allah Has Made the Night and the Day?

In the Noble Quran, Allah is asking mankind some important questions.

It seems compulsory for the serious one who is looking for the truth to have a look at those questions and if possible to answer them.

Allah' questions are many. In this series, these questions are chosen randomly.

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In verses 27:86- 88 of the Noble Quran, Allah asking mankind this question: Do they not see that Allah has made, created, appointed the night that they, like others, may rest therein, and the day bright, for sight so that they seek their livelihood? Surely in that there are signs, indications of His power, exalted be He, for a people who believe, for people who have faith.

Then the verses remind man with the Day when the Trumpet will be blown then everyone will come to Allah on the Day of Judgment abased and humbled.

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Verses 27:86- 88 of the Noble Quran give the question of this article and talk about it

The meanings of the verses 27:86- 88

Verse 27:86 says:

Do they not see that Allah has made, created, appointed the night that they, like others, may rest therein, and the day bright, for sight so that they seek their livelihood?

This means that Allah has made the day for people to see in it, so that they may go about their business therein.

Surely in that there are signs, indications of His power, exalted be He, for a people who believe, for people who have faith.

They, the believers are singled out for mention because they benefit from such signs in their faith, in contrast to the disbelievers.

Verse 27:87 says:

And remind them of the Day when the Trumpet will be blown,

This is the blowing of death, and all who are in the heavens, the angels and the earth of created beings will be so frightened, terrified and will die,

Save him whom Allah wills from among the dwellers of heaven e.g., Gabriel, Michael, Isr?f?l and the Angel of Death; these are the top Angels, for they will not die upon the first blowing of the Trumpet, but they will die after that.

And all i.e. the dwellers of the heavens and earth will come to Allah on the Day of Judgment abased and humbled.

Verse 27:88 says:

And you see O Muhammad upon the first blow of the trumpet, the mountains, you notice them, at the moment of the Blast, supposing them to be still, stationary in their place, because of their tremendous size, while they drift like passing clouds, like the drifting of the rain when it is blown around by the wind, in other words, they the mountains will be drifting in like manner until they eventually fall to the ground, whereby they are flattened before becoming like tufts of ‘wool’ [ Read Verse 101:5] and then ‘scattered dust’ [Read Verse 56:6].

This is Allah's handiwork; He has perfected everything that He has made.

Truly He is aware of what you do namely, the disbelievers in the way of disobedience and the believers in the way of obedience.

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Verses 27:86- 88 in different translations:

Verse 27:86

QARIB: have they not seen how we have made the night for them to rest in and the day to see? surely, there are signs in this for the nation who believe.

SHAKIR: do they not consider that we have made the night that. they may rest therein, and the day to give light? most surely there are signs in this for a people who believe

PICKTHAL: have they not seen how we have appointed the night that they may rest therein, and the day sight-giving? lo! therein verily are portents for a people who believe.

YUSUFALI: see they not that we have made the night for them to rest in and the day to give them light? verily in this are signs for any people that believe!

Verse 27:87

QARIB: on the day the horn shall be blown all who live in the heavens and earth will be terrified, except those whom Allah wills. all shall come to him humbled.

SHAKIR: and on the day when the trumpet shall be blown, then those who are in the heavens and those who are in the earth shall be terrified except such as Allah please, and all shall come to him abased

PICKTHAL: and (remind them of) the day when the trumpet will be blown, and all who are in the heavens and the earth will start in fear, save him whom Allah willeth. and all come unto him, humbled.

YUSUFALI: and the day that the trumpet will be sounded - then will be smitten with terror those who are in the heavens, and those who are on earth, except such as Allah will please (to exempt): and all shall come to his (presence) as beings conscious of their lowliness.

Verse 27:88

QARIB: and you will see the mountains which you think to be firm pass by like clouds. (such is the) making of Allah, who has created everything well. he is aware of the things you do.

SHAKIR: and you see the mountains, you think them to be solid, and they shall pass away as the passing away of the cloud-- the handiwork of Allah who has made every thing thoroughly; surely he is aware of what you do

PICKTHAL: and thou seest the hills thou deemest solid flying with the flight of clouds: the doing of Allah who perfecteth all things. lo! he is informed of what ye do.

YUSUFALI: thou seest the mountains and thinkest them firmly fixed: but they shall pass away as the clouds pass away: (such is) the artistry of Allah, who disposes of all things in perfect order: for he is well acquainted with all that ye do.



By: Safaa Abdel-Aziz
























About the Author:

Co-Chief editor, October Weekly magazine, Cairo, Egypt.