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The Arabic word nūr (Arabic: نور), associated with the moon, means the opposite of darkness in general. It can be a source of light, and it can be a reflection (or refraction for that matter) of light, too. None of the classical tafasīr (exegeses) of the Qur'an mentioned that the word nūr was used to denote the moon being a reflector of light. Any tafsīr ...


The moon is not holy in Islam as there is no evidence to show that and nor was it a symbol that was used by the Prophet (SAW). So, it doesn't matter how the people draw the moon. They can draw it upright or they can draw it sideways or they can draw it diagonal. It doesn't make a difference.


I think what your mother has possibly misunderstood is that, there is a recommendation by the prophet pbuh, to fast on the mid days of the month. Modern scholars and researchers try to reflect on this by relating it to the full moon state, in which case it has effect on water. The human body has more than 70% of it to be water, and indeed, the moon in those ...


There is nothing in Islam to support this view of your mother. What we find Islam telling us is that the moon has no power. Nor do its cycles or eclipses have anything to do with humans. The Prophet said, ‏ الشمس والقمر لا ينكسفان لموت أحد ولا لحياته، ولكنهما آيتان من آيات الله(The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of someone's death or life but they ...

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