June 23, 2024

Surah As-Sajdah Ayat 04 Daily Qur’an & Hadith (17 Oct 2023)

English Translation of Al-Quran

[32]. Surah As-Sajdah [The Prostration]

Ayat 04. Allah it is He Who has created the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them in six Days. Then He Istawa (rose over) the Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty). You (mankind) have none, besides Him, as a Wali (protector or helper etc.) or an intercessor. Will you not then remember (or be admonished)?

Tafseer of Surah Al Sajdah (The Prostration) Ayat 04. It is Allah Who has created the heavens and the earth, and all between them, in six Days, and is firmly established on the Throne (of authority); ye have none, besides Him, to protect or intercede (for you): will ye not then receive admonition? Six Days: see, to 7:54 . The “Day” does not mean a day as we reckon it, viz.: one apparent course of the sun round the earth, for it refers to conditions which began before the earth and the sun were created. In verse 5 below, a Day is compared to a thousand years of our reckoning, and in 70:4 to 50,000 years. These figures “as we reckon” have no relation to “timeless Time”, and must be taken to mean very long Periods, or Ages, or Aeons. See further 41:9-12, Cf. 10:3, Allah created the World as we see it in six great Stages. But after the initial creation, He is still in authority and directs and controls all affairs. He has not delegated His powers to others, and Himself retired.

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 Book 02, Chapter 39, Hadith # 6707].

Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah As-Sajda Ayat 04 “Allah it is He Who has created the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them in six Days” 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.