The meaning of the two easts and two wests

Q 8: What is the Tafsir (explanation/exegesis) of the Saying of Allah (the meanings of which are translated as): (He is) the Lord of the two easts (places of sunrise during early summer and early winter) and the Lord of the two wests (places of sunset during early summer and early winter). And: Lord of the east and the west And: ...the Lord of all the [three hundred and sixty-five (365)] points of sunrise and sunset in the east and the west


A: The two easts and the two wests in the first Ayah (Qur’anic verse) refer to the places of sunrise and sunset both south and north of the Equator. (Part No. 4; Page No. 319) The east and the west in the second Ayah refer to the eastern and western hemispheres where the sun moves, rising and setting throughout the four seasons of the year. Last, the third Ayah refers to all points of sunrise and sunset that occur everyday in the east and the west. Accordingly, all the texts perfectly agree and complement one another.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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