Moon Light is Reflected Light Qur’an and Science
According to the Qur’an, the moon is a source of light. It is mentioned in several verses that the moon reflects light from the sun. For example:
He is the One Who made the sun a radiant source and the moon a reflected light, with precisely ordained phases, so that you may know the number of years and calculation ˹of time˺. Allah did not create all this except for a purpose. He makes the signs clear for people of knowledge.
- This verse suggests that the moon does not have its own light, but rather reflects the light of the sun.
Light of moon is not its own light, its reflected light(Modern science)
This understanding of the moon’s light is supported by scientific evidence. The moon does not have its own light source and appears bright to us because it reflects sunlight. When the moon is in the part of its orbit that is facing the sun, it is illuminated by the sun and appears bright in the sky. When the moon is in the part of its orbit that is facing away from the sun, it is not illuminated by the sun and appears dark in the sky. In summary, the Qur’an’s description of the moon as a source of reflected light is in accordance with scientific understanding of the moon’s light.