Oh Sun, Oh Moon
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Oh Sun, Oh Moon

Oh Sun, Oh Moon

This allegation is completely baseless and has no fault in it.It has been beautifully explained by the Promised Messiah Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadasin many places. He states:


“Likewise, in the following revelation, I was given the glad tidings of the spread of Islam through me. God addressed me saying: that is, ‘O Moon and O Sun! You are of Me and I am of you.’ In this Divine Revelation, God has first called me the moon and given Himself the title of the Sun. This means that just as the moon receives its glow through the bounty and benevolence of the sun, so is my light a result of the bounty and beneficence of God. Then God has called Himself the Moon and named me the sun. This indicates that He will manifest His glorious light through me. He was hidden, but shall now be manifested through me. The world was unaware of His radiance, but now, through me, His awe-inspiring light will spread all over the world. Just as a bolt of lightning illuminates the whole sky in a flash, so shall all this come to pass in this age” (Divine Manifestations pages 4-5)




“O Moon! O Sun! You are from Me and I am from you.” Anyone can construe these words to mean whatever he likes, but their true meaning is that God first made me the ‘Moon’, for, like the Moon, I was manifested through the True Sun; thereafter, He became the ‘Moon’, for the light of His Glory shone through me and will continue to do so (Fountain of Christianity, page 54)


The symbolism which is mentioned here is indicated in the Qur’an as well where Allah States:


وَالشَّمْسِ وَضُحَاهَا {2} وَالْقَمَرِ إِذَا تَلَاهَا {3}


By the sun and its growing brightness,  And by the moon when it follows it (the sun) (Chapter 91, Verses 2-3)


Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmadra states: “The moon” may be taken as referring to the Holy Prophet, who like the moon, draws his light from God and transmits it to the spiritually dark world. Or it may refer to those religious Divines and Reformers- particularly the Promised Messiah-who borrowed the light of truth from the Holy Prophet and transmit it to the world to remove the darkness of moral and spiritual turpitude.” (Five Volume Commentary of the Holy Qur’an Page 2831)


This is also indicated when the Holy Prophetsaw is called the inviter to Allah and a light giving sun in the Qur’an where Allah States:


وَدَاعِيًا إِلَى اللَّهِ بِإِذْنِهِ وَسِرَاجًا مُنِيرًا {47}


“And as a Summoner unto Allah by His Command and as a Lamp that gives bright light” (Chapter 33 Verse 47)