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36:38 The Sun will rise in the West in the end days

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And the sun runs his course for a period determined for him: that is the decree of (Him), the Exalted in Might, the All-Knowing.

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Narrated Abu Dhar:

The Prophet (ﷺ) asked me at sunset, “Do you know where the sun goes (at the time of sunset)?” I replied, “Allah and His Apostle 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: “And the sun Runs its fixed course For a term (decreed). that is The Decree of (Allah) The Exalted in Might, The All- Knowing.” (36.38)

Narrated Abu Dharr:

I asked the Prophet (ﷺ) about the Statement of Allah:– ‘And the sun runs on fixed course for a term (decreed), ‘ (36.38) He said, “Its course is underneath “Allah’s Throne.” (Prostration of Sun trees, stars. mentioned in Qur’an and Hadith does not mean like our prostration but it means that these objects are obedient to their Creator (Allah) and they obey for what they have been created for).

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The sun and the moon will be folded up (deprived of their light) on the Day of Resurrection.”


Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 4803
In-book reference : Book 65, Hadith 325
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 6, Book 60, Hadith 327
  (deprecated numbering scheme)
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 3200
In-book reference : Book 59, Hadith 11
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 4, Book 54, Hadith 422
  (deprecated numbering scheme)
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 3199
In-book reference : Book 59, Hadith 10
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 4, Book 54, Hadith 421
  (deprecated numbering scheme)

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