Sat, 16 May 2020
This Sura contains seventy seven verses and it has been sent down in Mecca.In this session we will begin with verse 52 of this sura.
The best way of knowing Allah for all is to ponder the phenomena of existence, which are created according to divine wisdom. The rotation of the earth around itself and around the sun is not accidental. It is wisely and prudently.
Imam Baqir (as) said:
“The purpose of the extension of shadow in the verse is the shade that is between the dawn and rising of sun.”1
Although some count the shade as the shade of night or afternoon, but with regard to the next sentence which says:
“...then We have made the sun an indication of it”,
what Imam says is accepted.
The Virtue of Reciting Al-Furqan
There is a tradition quoted from ‘Ishaq-ibn-‘Ammar from Hadrat ‘Abul-Hassan Musa-ibn-Ja’far who told him:
“Do not abandon reading Sura /tabaraka/ (Al-Furqan) since if any (believer) reads it every night, He will not punish him at all and He will not reckon him and his abode will be in the Exalted Firdaus (Paradise).”(Thawab-ul-’A‘mal, by Saduq, according to Nur-uth-Thaqalyn, Vol. 4, p. 2)