In the Quran: Blessed is Allah, the Lord of the Worlds

The Moon is mentioned in the Bible 41 times, 32 times in the Old Testament and nine times in the New Testament. The Moon is mentioned in the Noble Quran 25 times.

In the Bible, Revelation 6:12, 8:12 and 21:23 say: 1) there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black and the whole moon became like blood, 2) and the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars and 3) the city has no need of the sun to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it and its lamp is the Lamb (respectively).

In the Quran, verse 7:54 says that that the sun, the moon, and the stars are compelled to Allah's order. Blessed is Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

  

This is the tenth article of the series (1-10) "The Moon in the Bible versus the Quran".

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Revelation 6:12 in four different versions of the Bible:

  

New International Version

12I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,

 

New American Standard Bible

The Sixth Seal--Terror

 12I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood;

 

English Standard Version

12When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood,

 

King James Version

12And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

 

In the interpretation of this verse, it is said:

"After a great earthquake the sun turns black and the moon red like blood, the stars fall from the sky, the sky itself crumples like a piece of paper, the mountains slide into the valleys and islands sink into the ocean."

  

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Revelation 8:12 in four different versions of the Bible:

  

New International Version

12The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.

 

New American Standard Bible

12The fourth angel sounded and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them would be darkened and the day would not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way.

 

English Standard Version

12The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of their light might be darkened, and a third of the day might be kept from shining, and likewise a third of the night.

 

King James Version

12And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

 

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Revelation 21:23 in four different versions of the Bible:

  

New International Version

23The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.

  

New American Standard Bible

 23And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it and its lamp is the Lamb.

  

English Standard Version

23And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.

 

King James Version

23And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

  

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Chapter 7: AL-ARAF (THE HEIGHTS)

Verse 7:54 of the Noble Quran in four different translations:

  

QARIB: your Lord is Allah, who, in six days created the heavens and the earth, and then willed to the throne. He throws the veil of night over the day. Swiftly they follow one another. The sun, the moon, and the stars are compelled to his order. His is the creation, His is the command. Blessed is Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

 

SHAKIR: surely your Lord is Allah, who created the heavens and the earth in six periods of time, and he is firm in power; he throws the veil of night over the day, which it pursues incessantly; and (he created) the sun and the moon and the stars, made subservient by his command; surely his is the creation and the command; blessed is Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

 

PICKTHAL: lo! Your Lord is Allah who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then mounted he the throne. he covereth the night with the day, which is in haste to follow it, and hath made the sun and the moon and the stars subservient by his command. his verily is all creation and commandment. blessed be Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

 

YUSUFALI: 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 o'er 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!

 

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The meaning of the verse:

  

Surely your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days.  Had He willed He could have created them in an instant; but the reason for His not having done so is that He wanted to teach His creatures to be circumspect.

Then presided upon the Throne, a presiding befitting of Him

He cloaks the night with the day, that is, He covers each one with the other: each following the other in swift pursuit.

And the sun and the moon and the stars have been made subservient; have been subdued, by His command, by His power.

Verily, His is, all, creation and the command, in its entirety.

Blessed, magnified, be Allah, the Lord, and the Master of the Worlds!

In other words, Allah has made the sun and the moon and the stars subservient by His command, by His leave.

His verily is all creation, the creation of the heavens and the earth

His verily is the commandment i.e. the judgment of people on the Day of Judgment.

Blessed be Allah, the Possessor of grace;

It is also said that this means: elevated is Allah; far exalted is Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!

He is the Master and Disposer of the Worlds.

  

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Back to my question for the smart reader:

Is the Quran quoted from the Bible?



By: Prof.dr. Ibrahim Khalil
























About the Author:

Professor Dr. Ibrahim Khalil
Prof. of Clinical and Chemical Pathology,
Head of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control Unit,
Ain-Shams University. Cairo, Egypt.
And, President of the Egyptian Society of Inventors.
Member of the Egyptian union of Writers