Surah aṭ-Ṭāriq speaks of piercing/morning star, commonly translated as Pulsar. My question is what was this morning star called before Quran was revealed? I mean, the star was always there, so Arabs must have used a word/name to refer to it. Was it Tariq? Thanks

  • The qur'an and any revelation before came in the language of the people it addresses. Else how should they understand the message of the revelation?
    – Medi1Saif
    Nov 15, 2020 at 14:32

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Tariq : from طارق. طرق means sounding like a jackhammer same as pulsar, discovered only recently and ثاقب means piercing ! These 2 descriptions were made in the Quran inChapter 86 some1440 years ago. These descriptions could not have been from Muhammad himself but from The Creator of all the galaxies ! Another perpetual miracle of the Quran! God bless you all! Dr Abdollah Gilani

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