Friday, March 16, 2012

Stars and constellations have been mentioned in the Quran

Assalam oalaikum,
All the praise belongs to Allah (saw) who is the creator of this entire universe.
I would like to clarify at the onset that this blog is about ilm-e-saat or role of time in amalyaat. Kindly do not jump to the wrong conclusion that it tells you how to know about the unseen or ghaeb.
The knowledge about the future is limited to Allah (saw) alone. This blog is related to the transit of planets alone.
Secondly, there are a lot of people who find it bewildering that how can the movement of planets affect us on earth, in any way. We all know that nature is a very complex inter-related chain comprising of many species
linked in the food chain. Likewise there exists an inter-related system in the cosmos. It is a general belief amongst different cultures of the worlds that the entire cosmos is inter-related and inter-dependent.
Allah (saw) says in the Qur’an, “Do not the non-believers see that the heavens and the earths were joined together (as a single mass), before We clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? (21:30)
This narrative in the Qur’an makes it absolutely clear that everything in this universe is inter-connected, somewhat similar to the leaves of some huge trees that are different in sizes but have a common root.
Allah ta’ala says in the Holy Quran that, “And He hath constrained the night and the day and the sun and the moon to be of service unto you, and the stars are made subservient by His command. Lo! Herein indeed are portents for people who have sense”. This verse proves that the sun and moon affect our lives.
In Surah Al-Anaam, verse 97 Allah (swt) says, “It is He Who maketh the stars (as beacons) for you, that ye may guide yourselves, with their help, through the dark spaces of land and sea: We detail Our Signs for people who know. This verse also shows that we are living in an inter-related universe.
There are many people who do not believe in constellations and that planetary movements can affect us in any way. Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr: “When the sun eclipsed in the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle an announcement was made that a prayer was to be offered in congregation.” [Bukhari, 2.155]
The essence of this prayer lies in the fact that a Muslim seeks refuge from his Allah (swt) from evilness and sinfulness. Had there been no link between a solar eclipse and human beings on earth then why would Prophet Mohammad (saw) feel the need to offer a special namaz to seek Allah’s (saw)’s protection?
I have tried to prove the science of stars or ilm-e-falkiyat with the help of the Quran and aHadith. If someone still has a doubt about it then may Allah (swt) guide him, Ameen.
Keep Me In Your Prayers
Amel Soname

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