What is the meaning of Noor?? Is it just light, or derived light?? While the Moon does not emit light, Quran says moon is a light in 10:5
📝 Answer: Quran 10:5
«جَعَلَ الشَّمْسَ ضِیاءً وَ الْقَمَرَ نُوراً»
“It is He who made the sun a shining light and the moon a derived light..”
🌞The word used after Sun is= Ziyaa’ , ضِیاءً
🌓The word used after Moon is= Noora , نُوراً
“Ziyaa‘” means a light that is emitted from an object like the sun, lantern or a bulb 💡.
And the word “Noor” means the radiation it receives from other than itself; Like the moon. And the word of God is carried on these meanings.
In the book: ‘Tafseer Nimouna’, Regarding the difference between Ziyaa & Noor, we read:
“God made the sun the source of production of light, while the light of the moon is acquired, and originates from the sun. This difference seems more correct according to some verses of the Qur’an; Because in Surah Nooh we read:
«وَجَعَلَ الْقَمَرَ فيهِنَّ نُورًا وَعَعَلَعَلَ الشَّمْسَ سِراجاً
[Noah / 16]
He has made the moon a light in the heavens, and the sun a shining lamp.
And in Surah Al-Furqan we read:
«وَ جَعَلَ فیها سِراجاً وَ قَمَراً مُنیرا
“And in the midst of it He created a bright lamp and a shining moon!”
Considering that the “seraj” (lamp 💡) emits the light from itself and is the source of light, and the sun is likened to the “Sera j”💡 in the above two verses, it becomes clear that the word selection in the above verses is very accurate and appropriate.
💬 Considering the probability that the Quran isn’t from God, and is written by an uneducated man from among the desert of Arabia where lived the most savage nation of 1400 years ago, far from any source of education. there were only 17men in the whole land of Arabia who could read and write and that was the highest degree of the education there, how could suddenly such words of science appear among such society out of nowhere? and if Quran is not the words of God, then it must have been a normal process to make something like it, and similar cases must have been found elsewhere as well, if so, then why is nowhere else something alike found?
Thank you for asking your questions.