October 4, 2023

Surah Ar-Rum Ayat 22 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (15 August 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[30].Surah Ar-Rum [The Romans]

Ayat 22. And among His (Allah’s) Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colors. Verily, in that are indeed signs for men of sound knowledge.

Tafseer of Surah Al Rum (The Romans) Ayat 22. And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages and your colors: verily in that are Signs for those who know. The variations in languages and colors may be viewed from the geographical aspect or from the aspect of periods of time. All mankind was created of a single pair of parents; yet they have spread to different countries and climates and developed different languages and different shades of complexions. And yet their basic unity remains unaltered. They feel in the same way, and are all equally under Allah’s care. Then there are the variations in time. Old languages die out and new ones evolve. New conditions of life and thought are constantly evolving new words and expressions, new syntactic structures, and new modes of pronunciation. Even old races die, and new races are born.

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 labor 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 Book 02, Chapter 39, Hadith # 6707].

Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Ar-Rum [The Romans] Ayat 22. And among His (Allah’s) Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, 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.