Surah 55:33


Dr. Zohurul Hoque & Husain Nuri


55:33 O you collective body of the Jinn and the men! if you earn capability to penetrate the regions of the heavens and the earth, then do penetrate! You cannot penetrate except with authority.

55:33 The phrase ma'shari-l jinni wal insi is used to mean two contrasting forces of power in the history of human civilization. The verse allows collective efforts of human ingenuity to conquer the space and push their way beyond the gravitation of the earth and penetrate into those regions of the universe where no man has reached before. The prophecy of the verse began to be realized in early twentieth century when man started experiments with flight techniques, soon successfully registered them as the first airborne generation, broke sound barriers, developed jet and rocket propulsion techniques, and within first one hundred years explored moon, Mars, Venus and outer space. The verse evidently prophesizes such endeavors, but at the same time categorically states space explorations cannot be achieved without the authority of Allâh, implying thereby without utilizing and obeying the Laws of Allâh operating all over the universe.







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