English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Naml [The Ants]
Ayat 60. Is not Allah (better than your gods) Who created the heavens and the earth, and sent down for you water (rain) from the sky, whereby Allah caused wonderful gardens to grow full of beauty and delight? It is not in your ability to cause the growth of their trees. Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Nay, but they are a people who ascribe equals (to Him)!
Tafseer of Surah Al Naml (The Ants) Ayat 60. Or, Who has created the heavens and the earth, and Who sends you down rain from the sky? Yea, with it We cause to grow well-planted orchards full of beauty of delight: it is not in your power to cause the growth of the trees in them. (Can there be another) god besides Allah. Nay, they are a people who swerve from justice. The order, beauty, and grandeur of the universe are appealed to. They show unity of design and purpose. How can unjust, ignorant, foolish, heedless, false men think of a multiplicity of gods, or of any god besides the One True God? To make a single seed germinate and grow into a tree is beyond man’s power. When it comes to a great well-laid-out garden of beauty and delight, no one would think it grew up by itself without a gardener’s consummate art. And the orchard is more than the trees in it: there is design and beauty in their arrangement; proper spaces have to be left between them for the growth of their roots, for the aeration of the soil beneath them, and for the penetration of air and sunlight between their branches. How can anyone then think of the wonderful universe as a whole, without thinking of the far higher Unity of Design, the evidence of the One True Allah?
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) took hold of my hand and said, “Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, created the earth on Saturday, the mountains on Sunday, the trees on Monday, the things entailing labour on Tuesday, light on Wednesday, He spread out animals of all kinds on Thursday, and created Adam in the afternoon on Friday, and it was the last hour of Friday between the afternoon and the night.”
[Muslim Hadith # 6707].
Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Al-Naml Ayat 60. “whereby Allah cause to grow wonderful gardens full of beauty and delight? It is not in your ability to cause the growth of their trees. What does “Day” mean, and how long can it be? Its reality only Allah knows. We observe a day of 24 hours. However, the days of the formation of the universe are evidently different from our earthly days. According to the Arabic language, a day may mean just a moment, but also aeons (age) of time. In the Qur’an also, Allah has mentioned that a `day’ may be of one thousand or fifty thousand years.