Ch. 22, V. No. 47, as well as Surah Sajdah, Ch. 32, V. No. 5, which does say that…
‘One day inthe sight of Allah (SWT) is equal to a thousand years’.
And in Surah Maarij Ch. 70, V. No.4, it says that…
‘One day in the sight of Allah (SWT) is equal to a fifty thousand years of your reckoning’.
Does’nt it seem to be a contradiction? Sister, what these verses in the HolyQur’an are referring to – it is giving an indication - that time in the sight of Allah (SWT) isincomparable to the earthly time. The earthly time, whether it is a thousand years or whether it isa fifty thousand years, whether it is thousands of years - it is somewhat equal to one day in thesight of Allah, or may be one second in the sight of Allah (SWT) . It is just giving you a reference,that time in the sight of Allah (SWT) is incomparable to the earthly time. But even if you want totake these verses literally, still there is an explanation for that. The Arabic word used in theseverses is
. It has got two different meanings - It can be either translated as
…. very long period. So if you read this verse of Surah Sajdah, Ch. 32, V.No. 5, it says… ‘
It is Allah who rules the affairs from the Heavens to the Earth and all these go up to him on a day, which is equal to a thousand years of reckoning’.
If youtranslate this word correctly
, it will read that ‘Allah rules all the affairs from theHeavens to the Earth, and all of them go unto him in a period which is equal to a thousand yearsof your reckoning’. Surah Marijj, Ch.No. 70, V. No. 4, reads that…
‘the spirits and the angelsthey ascend to Allah (SWT) in a day which is equal to fifty thousand years of your reckoning’.
If you translate it correctly,
as period - it will read that…
‘the spirits and theangels ascend unto Allah (SWT) in a period equal to fifty thousand years’.
The Qur’an isreferring to two different periods - therefore there is no contradiction. For example if I say I willtake one hour to reach Vashi… I will take a period of one hour to reach Vashi, and then say I willtake a period of fifty hours to reach Shrinagar… to reach Kashmir – it is not contradicting, becauseboth are different periods. So one place the Qur’an says…
‘the period required for all the spirits and the angels to go up unto Allah (SWT) is equal to fifty thousand years of your reckoning’
- and the other place says…
‘the period required for all the affairs to go unto Allah (SWT) is one thousand years’.
There is no contradiction in that. I hope that answers thequestion.
As-Salam Alaikum Zakir bhai - My name is Shakir, and I am a Mechanical Engineer student. Iwould like to ask you a question, that how can you prove to an atheist scientifically the existenceof God? .