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Date Posted: 04:06:05 07/17/02 Wed
Sahih Al Bukhari, the book of the beginning of ceation, volume 4, page 283, part 54, chapter 4, number 421.
"Narrated Abu Dhar: The Prophet (PBUH) asked me at sunset, "Do you know where the sun goes ( at the time of sunset)?" I replied, "Allah (SWT) and His Messenger know better." He said, "It goes (i.e travels) till it prostrates itself underneath the Throne, and takes the permission to rise again, and it is permitted and then ( a time will come when) it will be about to prostrate itself but its prostration will not be accepted, and it will ask permission to go on its course, but it will not be permitted, but it will be ordered to return whence it has come and so it will rise in the west. And that is the interpretation of the statement of Allah (SWT):
'And the sun runs its fixed course
for a term (decreed) that is
The Decree of Allah (SWT)
The Exalted in Might,
The All-Knowing' ( Surah Yaseen 36:38 )
"Mujahid said, "They move like the handmill."
Firstly I accept the hadeeth i just want you to explain it to me.
My question relating to this hadeeth is, the last little statement i understand it will happen on the day of Judgement.
But the question is at sunset the sun prostrates underneath Allah's Throne ( it may be one of the Unseen, which the Humans don't know how ) but in one place of the world the sun is setting (magrib) but in another part of the world the same sun is high (Zuhr prayer).
Sister can you please explain the hadeeth?
and also can you explain what Mujahid meant by, " they move like the handmill"