As the name suggests, the lunar year is associated with the motion of the moon around our planet Earth while the Solar year is associated with the movement of the Earth around the Sun! The duration of the Lunar Year has been mentioned in the Holy Quran. Also the knowledge of the Solar year has not been directly mentioned in the holy book but the formula which can be used to relate the Solar year to the Lunar year has been explicitly mentioned in the holy Quran. 

An ayah or verse of the Surah Taubah can be sited to give an example in this context: 

Lo! The number of the months with Allah is twelve months by Allah’s ordinance in the day that He created the Heavens and the Earth. Four of them are sacred: that is the right religion. So wrong not yourselves in them… (9:36)

The above words make us understand that Lunar year has 12 months. The Arabs name this lunar year as the Hijri year which has 4 sacred months. The four sacred months according to the Islamic calendar are Zul – Qeda, Zul- Hijjah, Muharram and Rajjab. According to the Arabic context in the Whole Quran in English, the words SANAH and AAM means Years in English.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was heard saying: A year has 12 months, out of which 4 months are the most sacred and respectable. The 3 months are the continuous namely, Zul – Qeda, Zul- Hijjah, Muharram and the 4th one is Rajjab. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadees number: 3197)

According to another context mentioned in the Holy Quran in Surah Yunus:

Lo! In the difference of day and night and all that Allah hath created in the Heavens and the Earth are potents, verily, for folk who ward off (evil). (10:6)

Reading the Quran in easy English will make many concepts clear and clarify the misconceptions. According to this verse, SINEEN is the plural of SANAH which has been found to be associated with the different stages of moon and its motion around the Sun.

Another striking example from Surah Ankabut,

And We rescued him and those with him in the ship, and made of it a potent for the people. (29:15)

Here a striking example is shown. As this is the only Ayah where both SANAH (Lunar year) and AAM (Solar year) has been mentioned together! We can use this mathematical relation to find that the Prophet Noah’s (May Allah be pleased with him) dispensation lasted for a period of 948.50 Lunar years which is equal to 920.87 Solar years! The Quran has not revealed the exact age of the Prophet Noah (May Allah be pleased with him). The sole purpose of the Quran is the guidance of human beings!

So if you read the Quran in English, you will find many such references to real life struggles. If you have not read the English Translation till now, then order Quran online for free as the immense treasures of knowledge hidden in the Holy Quran are for us to find.

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