Islamic Astronomy: A Radiant Moon

6/26/2013

Qur’an 25:61 states that the moon is a “Siraj” (an object giving light from within itself)

تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ فِي السَّمَاء بُرُوجًا وَجَعَلَ فِيهَا سِرَاجًا وَقَمَرًا مُّنِيرًا (25:61)

25:61 (Asad) HALLOWED is He who has set up in the skies great constellations, and has placed among them a [radiant] lamp and a light-giving moon.

Qur’an 71:16

The same word “Siraj” is used for the sun in Qur’an 71:16 indicating that the Qur’an states that the sun and the moon radiate light from within themselves.

وَجَعَلَ الْقَمَرَ فِيهِنَّ نُورًا وَجَعَلَ الشَّمْسَ سِرَاجًا

71:16  (Asad) and has set up within them the moon as a light [reflected]* and set up the sun as a [radiant] lamp?

*Note the dishonesty of the Asad  translation using the word “reflected” to trick the reader into believing that the Qur’an knew that the moon reflects light from the sun.

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