Surah Rahman Ayat 5 in Arabic Text
Here you can read various translations of verse 5
The sun and the moon [move] by precise calculation,
The sun and the moon follow courses (exactly) computed;
The sun and the moon follow a reckoning,
The sun and the moon run on their fixed courses (exactly) calculated with measured out stages for each (for reckoning, etc.).
The sun and the moon are made punctual.
The sun and the moon (run) to all-precisely reckoned (courses),
The sun and the moon follow their calculated courses;
Quran 55 Verse 5 Explanation
For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Rahman ayat 5, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.
(55:5) The sun and the moon follow a reckoning,
4. That is, It is a powerful law and unalterable system that binds the great planets together. Man is able to calculate and measure time, days, dates, and crops and seasons only because no change takes place in the rule that has been laid down for the rising and setting of the sun and of its passing through different stages. The innumerable creatures found on the earth are staying alive only because the sun and the moon have been accurately and precisely placed at particular distances from the earth and any increase or decrease in this distance is made in the right measure, in a particular order, otherwise if their distance from the earth increased or decreased haphazardly, no one, could possibly survive here. Likewise, the perfect relationship and harmony that has been established between the movements of the moon around the earth and the sun, has made the moon a universal calendar, which announces the lunar date every night to the whole world with perfect regularity.
The tafsir of Surah Ar-Rahman verse 5 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Rahman ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 13.
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