Tarjumatul Quran - Surahs al-Najm [The Star]: 48 (2) - al-Qamr [The Moon]: 32




From verse Number 48 to the end along with mentioning the powers and might of Almighty God and of His being the source of creation 'The Holy Quran' warns people by naming the Messengers and the towns of the past and delivers a lesson of warning inviting them to consider the affairs and the end of these villages that were overturned and destroyed by Him. In Surah al-Qamr ‏ٱقْتَرَبَتِ ٱلسَّاعَةُ ['The Hour draws near'] means that the time for the revolution is near. The splitting of the moon pointed to the dispelling of the Arab rule because the moon symbolised the rule of the Arabs. Verse 5: They had been warned about it and the purpose was just to warn them that their era had ended to which 'The Holy Quran alludes with perfect wisdom. The Day of Gathering in the following verses speaks of the emotional state of the deniers on the day when people would rise from their graves in every place in response to the call of a Summoner with their eyes cast down in humiliation and they would escape running out of the graves like a plague of locusts. These verses capture both a scene of the world as well as of the end times. From verse Number 10 onward it speaks of the Prophet Noah, Noah's Flood and Noah's Ark. 'The Holy Quran' states that We have left it (that is Noah's Ark) remaining as a Sign which has 2 meanings. Firstly that its story would be remembered as a Sign. In what state of affairs the Ark was built and how and then it rested upon Mount Judi etc etc. Secondly that this Ark was preserved as a memorial and that the future generations would discover it. It is being sought these days. Archaeologists and researchers are looking for it all over the world although 'The Holy Quran' does not say anywhere that it was a global deluge. If the Ark was saved in that area at that time how was it protected? So I draw the attention of the Ahmadi researchers to it that if the Ark was saved it would be in areas where it does not snow so they should seek it underground instead of upon the mountains. 22 September 1998. © The Tahir Archive / MTA International, 2016.