The meaning of Al-Qur’an 24:40.

or like darkness on a bottomless ocean spread with clashing billows and overcast with clouds: darkness upon darkness. If he streches out his hand he can scarcely see it. Indeed the man from whom God witholds His light shall find no light at all.

Atau (orang-orang kafir itu keadaannya) adalah umpama keadaan (orang yang di dalam) gelap-gelita di lautan yang dalam, yang diliputi oleh ombak bertindih ombak; di sebelah atasnya pula awan tebal (demikianlah keadaannya) gelap-gelita berlapis-lapis – apabila orang itu mengeluarkan tangannya, ia tidak dapat melihatnya sama sekali. Dan (ingatlah) sesiapa yang tidak dijadikan Allah menurut undang-undang peraturanNya mendapat cahaya (hidayah petunjuk) maka ia tidak akan beroleh sebarang cahaya (yang akan memandunya ke jalan yang benar).



[Les actions des mécréants] sont encore semblables à des ténèbres sur une mer profonde : des vagues la recouvrent, [vagues] au dessus desquelles s’élèvent [d’autres] vagues, sur lesquelles il y a [d’épais] nuages. Ténèbres [entassées] les unes au-dessus des autres. Quand quelqu’un étend la main, il ne la distingue presque pas. Celui qu’Allah prive de lumière n’a aucune lumière.

Или же они подобны мраку во глубине морской пучины. Его покрывает волна, над которой находится другая волна, над которой находится облако. Один мрак поверх другого! Если он вытянет свою руку, то не увидит ее. Кому Аллах не даровал света, тому не будет света.

Oder (sie sind) wie Finsternisse in einem abgrundtiefen Meer, das von Wogen überdeckt ist, über denen (nochmals) Wogen sind, über denen (wiederum) Wolken sind: Finsternisse, eine über der anderen. Wenn er seine Hand ausstreckt, kann er sie kaum sehen. Und wem Allah kein Licht schafft, für den gibt es kein Licht.

Oppure [le loro opere sono paragonabili] a tenebre di un mare profondo, le onde lo coprono, [onde] al di sopra delle quali si ergono [altre] onde sulle quali vi sono le nuvole. [Ammassi di] tenebre le une sulle altre, dove l’uomo che stende la mano quasi non può vederla. Per colui cui Allah non ha dato la luce, non c’è alcuna luce.

Measurements made with today’s technology have revealed that between 3 and 30 percent of the sunlight is reflected at the surface of the sea. Then, almost all of the seven colours of the light spectrum are absorbed, one after another, in the first 200 metres, except for blue light. Below a depth of 1,000 metres, there is no light at all (above picture). This scientific fact was pointed out in Sura Nur 40 in the Qur’an 1,400 years ago.

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