Surah Ibrahim (Abraham ) 14 : 33

وَسَخَّرَ لَكُمُ ٱلشَّمْسَ وَٱلْقَمَرَ دَآئِبَيْنِ ۖ وَسَخَّرَ لَكُمُ ٱلَّيْلَ وَٱلنَّهَارَ

Translations

 
 Muhsin Khan
 Pickthall
 Yusuf Ali
Quran Project
And He subjected for you the sun and the moon, continuous [in orbit], and subjected for you the night and the day.

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Explanatory Note

Man does not use the sun and the moon directly as he uses water, the fruit, the seas, ships and rivers. Yet he benefits by them and derives from them substances and energies that are required to sustain life. Thus they are made subject to God’s law which controls the universe, so that they produce what is of benefit to man in his life on earth, and indeed in the make-up and renewal of the cells of his own body.
 
Again both night and day are made subservient so as to fit with the needs and constitution of man and with his time of activity and that of rest. Had there been permanent day or permanent night, man’s whole functioning would have been destroyed, as would the whole world around him. His life would have been impossible, inactive and unproductive.

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7. Period of Revelation

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It appears from the tone of this Surah that it belongs to a group of Surahs which were revealed during the last stages of the Makkan period. For instance ayah 13: “And those who disbelieved said to their messengers, “We will surely drive you out of our land, or you must return to our religion.” So their Lord inspired to them, “We will surely destroy the wrongdoers.” clearly indicates that the persecution of the Muslims was most intense at the time of the revelation of this Surah and that the people of Makkah were bent on expelling the Muslims, just like the disbelievers of the former Prophets.

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