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{ تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِي جَعَلَ فِي ٱلسَّمَآءِ بُرُوجاً وَجَعَلَ فِيهَا سِرَاجاً وَقَمَراً مُّنِيراً }

God exalted be He says Blessed magnified is He Who has placed in the heaven constellations twelve of them Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo al-sunbula Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius and Pisces. They are the mansions for the seven orbiting planets Mars rules Aries and Scorpio Venus Taurus and Libra Mercury Gemini and Virgo the Moon Cancer the Sun Leo Jupiter Sagittarius and Pisces and Saturn Capricorn and Aquarius; and has also placed in it a lamp namely the sun and a shining moon a variant reading for sirājan ‘sun’ has the plural surujan which would mean ‘luminous stars’. The moon is singled out for mention because of its particular merit.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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