I've read a lot about Surah Mulk verse 5 on the internet, but it's not really making sense to me, The verse says
"And indeed We have adorned the nearest heaven with lamps, and We have made such lamps (as) missiles to drive away the Shayatin, and have prepared for them the torment of the blazing Fire.)."
Tafseer ibn Kathir says
"This refers to the stars which have been placed in the heavens, some moving and some stationary. In Allah's statement, The pronoun `them' in His statement, "and We have made them'' is the same type of statement as the stars being referred to as lamps. This does not mean that they are actually missiles, because the stars in the sky are not thrown. Rather, it is the meteors beneath them that are thrown and they are taken from the stars."
First of all, what is this "nearest heaven"?, In surah baqarah verse 29, it says Allah first created earth then created the 7 heavens, 29.
" It is He who created for you everything on earth, then turned to the heaven, and made them seven heavens. And He is aware of all things"
so what region is the nearest heaven, and more generally 7 heavens? Earth's atmosphere or outer space? The "lamps" are certainly stars, and stars exist in outer space, which existed before the formation of earth, so what do you make of that? Moreover the stars don't throw anything toward us, even if they did, the closest star to us is 4.25 light-years away, it would take the "missiles" millions of years to reach us, and if the "missiles" here are astroids or meteorites or comets, then we know that they're not being thrown at devils, it happens bcz of gravity, sun's and planetary gravity not other star's gravity.
what is being thrown at shyatin?
And why does surah Mulk verse 5 talks about stars?
What are the 7 heavens? Thank you very much: