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Is Allah Lord of 2 East and 2 West?

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    Q. It is mentioned in one verse of the Qur�����an that Allah is the Lord of two Easts and two Wests. How can you explain this verse of the Qur�����an
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      Q. It is mentioned in one verse of the Qur�an
      that Allah is the Lord of two Easts and two Wests. How
      can you explain this verse of the Qur�an
      scientifically? <br><br>A.<br>1. Qur�an mentions Allah is the
      Lord of two Easts and two Wests <br><br>The verse of
      the Qur�an which refers to Allah being the Lord of
      two easts and two wests is the following verse from
      Surah Ar-Rahman: <br><br>"(He is) Lord of the two Easts
      and Lord of the two Wests:" <br><br>[Al-Qur�an 55:17]
      <br><br>In the original Arabic script, the words east and
      west have been used in the dual form. It implies that
      Allah is the Lord of two easts and two wests.
      <br><br>2. Allah is the Lord of both the extremes of East
      and West <br><br>The science of geography tells us
      that the sun rises from the east, but the point of
      sunrise keeps shifting throughout the year. Only on two
      days of the year known as �equinox�, does the sun rise
      exactly from due east. On the remaining days, it rises
      either from a little north or a little south of due
      east. During summer solstice the sun rises from one
      extreme of the east and during winter solstice it rises
      from the other extreme. Similarly, the sun sets in one
      extreme of the west in summer solstice. It sets in the
      other extreme of the west in winter solstice. This
      phenomenon can be easily seen in Bombay or any other city,
      by people living in certain areas, or in tall
      skyscraper buildings, from where the rising or setting of
      sun can be seen. They are able to notice that during
      the summer solstice the sun rises from one extreme of
      east and during winter solstice it rises from the
      other extreme of east. In short, through out the year,
      the sun keeps rising from different points of the
      east and sets on different points of the west. Thus
      when the Qur�an refers to Allah as the Lord of two
      easts and two wests, it means that Allah is the Lord of
      both the extremes of east and both the extremes of
      west. <br><br>3. Allah is the Lord of all the points of
      the East and West <br><br>Arabic language has two
      types of plurals. One is the dual plural i.e. the
      plural that implies the existence of two. The other is
      the plural for more than two, i.e. three and above.
      In Surah Rahman verse 17 the Arabic words used are
      mashriqaini and magribaini which are in dual plural and
      therefore imply two easts and two wests. <br><br>Consider
      the following verse of the Qur�an: <br>"Now I do call
      to witness the Lord of all points in the East and
      the West." <br><br>[Al-Qur�an 70:40] <br><br>The
      Arabic words for east and west used in this verse are
      mashaariqi and magharibi�which are plurals that imply the
      existence of more than two. <br><br>We can thus conclude
      that the Qur�an refers to Allah being the Lord of all
      the points in the east and all the points of the
      west, as well as the Lord of both the extreme points of
      east and both the extreme points of west.
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