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Surah Yaseen Ayat 39 in Arabic Text

وَٱلْقَمَرَ قَدَّرْنَـٰهُ مَنَازِلَ حَتَّىٰ عَادَ كَٱلْعُرْجُونِ ٱلْقَدِيمِ
Walqamara qaddarnaahu manaazila hattaa ‘aada kal’ur joonil qadeem

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 39

Sahih International
And the moon – We have determined for it phases, until it returns [appearing] like the old date stalk.

Yusuf Ali
And the Moon,- We have measured for her mansions (to traverse) till she returns like the old (and withered) lower part of a date-stalk.

Abul Ala Maududi
We have appointed stages for the moon till it returns in the shape of a dry old branch of palm-tree.

Muhsin Khan
And the moon, We have measured for it mansions (to traverse) till it returns like the old dried curved date stalk.

Pickthall
And for the moon We have appointed mansions till she return like an old shrivelled palm-leaf.

Dr. Ghali
And the moon, We have determined it by phases, till it becomes again (Literally: goes back) like the old date-stalk.

Abdel Haleem
We have determined phases for the moon until finally it becomes like an old date-stalk.

Quran 36 Verse 39 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Yaseen ayat 39, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(36:39) We have appointed stages for the moon till it returns in the shape of a dry old branch of palm-tree.[34]


34. That is, the phases of the moon go on changing throughout the month. It begins as a crescent, then goes on waxing every day till it becomes the full moon on the 14th of the month. Then it starts waning every day till at last it returns to its original shape of the crescent. The same has been happening for millions of years with perfect regularity, and no change has ever occurred in the phases of the moon. That is why one can always calculate and find out exactly in what phase the moon will be on a particular day. If the movement of the moon had not been bound in a system, estimation of its phases would not have been possible.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Yaseen verse 39 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Yaseen ayat 37 which provides the complete commentary from verse 37 through 40.

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