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Jul 19, 2011

Still Learning

Posted By Snow at 7/19/2011
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
و إذا البحار فجرت

And when the seas are erupted [Holy Quran 82:3]

الحمد لله isn't it nice to be able to understand the Holy Quran in its purest beauty. Especially for someone who doesn't speak arabic. Word-by-word, I think the above verse means: [by word]

فجرت
fojjirat
erupted
البحار
al-biharu
the seas
إذا
izha
when
و
wa
and

البحار (al-bihar : the seas) roots from بحر (bahr : sea). That's sure. But فجرت (fojjirat), I'm not so sure. I know فجر (fajr : dawn). So is it similar in meaning - rising - like the dawn? والله أعلم

This chart shows the increase in sea level since 1993. Sea level rise is caused by [1] melting land ice, [2] the expansion of sea water as it warms. [NASA]
The translations has "And when the seas are erupted". So, if I read this without considering "فجر dawn" I'd imagine a tsunami. But now, I wonder if it's a rising sea-level, like the dawn?

There's an almost identical verse:

و إذا البحار سجرت
And when the seas are set on fire [Holy Quran 81:6]

which replaces فجرت(fojjirat) with سجرت (sojjirat). سجرت (sojjirat) roots from سجر (sajara: to fire up, heat). This word is also used in another verse و البحر المسجور And the sea filled (with fire) [Holy Quran 52:6] - in which the word became المسجور (al-masjoor).

So, is the sea warming?

so much to ask

✿ Thermohaline Circulation ..........................................................................................................................................................
[20] مرج البحرين يلتقيان [19] بينهما برزخ لا يبغيان
He released the two seas, meeting (side by side). Between them is a barrier (so) neither of them transgresses. [Holy Quran 55:19-20]

The ocean is not still water, it is always moving... with warm waters rising and cold waters falling in a circulation. This is called the Thermohaline Circulation - bcoz thermo (heat) and haline (saltiness) drives it. [video] So, is the above verse referring to this circulation, specifically the water density which separates between warm - cold water?


✿ Fresh Water - Salt Water ..........................................................................................................................................................
وهو الذي مرج البحرين هذا عذب فرات وهذا ملح أجاج وجعل بينهما برزخا وحجرا محجورا
It is He Who has let free the two bodies of flowing water: One palatable and sweet, and the other salt and bitter; yet has He made a barrier between them, a partition that is forbidden to be passed. [Holy Quran 25:53]

This verse perhaps describes the relationship between fresh water & salt water.

Anyway, those who read & understand the Holy Quran by heart is blessed with an amazing guiding light. يهدى به الله من اتبع رضوانه سبل السلام ويخرجهم من الظلمات إلى النور [Q5:16 | Q4:174-175] To be able to understand the Holy Quran in its purest beauty, and discover it's truth... isn't it amazing! ماشاء الله

May Allah SWT blesses us with guiding light.

I seek refuge in Allah SWT from errors.
Only Allah SWT Knows Best. والله أعلم

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3 comments on "Still Learning"

Snow on Jul 4, 2014, 5:31:00 PM said...

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and the day, and the ships (الفلك) which sail through the sea with that which benefits people, and what Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness, and dispersing therein every (kind of) moving creature, and (His) directing of the winds and the clouds controlled between the heaven and the earth are signs for a people who understand.
[Quran 2:164]

The word الفلك (ship) in this verse can also mean "orbit, circulation". So, could it mean "the circulation which sails through the sea", i.e: the thermohaline circulation? والله أعلم

Snow on Dec 28, 2014, 1:01:00 AM said...

I wonder if the sea is warming, will that mean, the sea vaporizes more. & the abundance of hot vapor flows higher so it warms higher altitudes. Can we know by looking at the alps - if the alps are melting, does it mean the altitude that's supposed to be cold is warming?

Then will this mean it takes higher altitudes for vapor to condense into clouds? So it takes longer time for the vapor to condense as clouds? Then will some lands get extreme droughts where the vapors pass by, while some get extreme floods where vapors condenses?

I seek refuge in Allah SWT from errors.
Only Allah SWT Knows Best. والله أعلم

Snow on Dec 28, 2014, 8:58:00 AM said...

[1] Warm Ocean Driving Antarctic Ice Loss
25th April 2012 | BBC | NASA | Ice2Sea
...ice shelves studied are being melted by warm ocean currents...

[2] Arctic Sea-Ice Melt Picks Up, Could Set Record
14th August 2012 | LiveScience | NSIDC
...the dark, ice-free water, which absorbs heat...

[3] Where's The Heat? In The Oceans!
11th April 2013 | USAToday
...Over 90% of the heat trapped by greenhouse gases winds up warming the oceans...

[4] Water's 'Split Personality'
18th June 2014 | Princeton
... water can coexist as two different liquid phases of different densities...

[5] Satellite Shows Storm Systems
24th December 2014 | NASA | video
...NOAA's GOES-East satellite data from Dec 21 to 24 shows the movement of storm...


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