The Meccan Revelations: al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya

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[ A month has either twenty-nine days or thirty days ]

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Then he said, “numbered days.” The One who works on the days wrote the first, without a doubt, for we do not have what was written for me before us. Was one day, which is Ashura, written for them, or were days written for them, and what was written for us is only a month, and the month has either twenty-nine days or thirty days, according to what we see? The crescent and the days are from three to ten and nothing more. The wording of the Qur’an conformed to what the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, informed us about the number of days in the month. He said, “The month is like this,” and he pointed with his hand, meaning ten days. Then he said, “And like this,” meaning ten days, and so on. He held his thumb on the third, meaning nine days. And the other time, he did not. With the thumb crossed, he also meant ten days, and that is when God Almighty said, “numbered days.” The Lawgiver numbered the days of the month in tens, so that it is correct to mention the


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