Today we will study the word بِالْقِسْطَاسِfrom Verse # 182 of Chapter # 26 – Surat-us-Shu’ara. Translation and Meaning of بِالْقِسْطَاسِ in English Arabic Terms Dictionary is [with a balance; with the balance].
The word بِالْقِسْطَاسِ is used only One time in the Holy Qur’an .
|By Word||No. of Instances in The Holy Quran||Meaning||First Placement|
in the Holy Quran
in the Holy Quran
|بِالْقِسْطَاسِ||01||with a balance; with an even balance||Verse # 182 of Chapter # 26||Verse # 182 of Chapter # 26|
وَزِنُوْا بِالْقِسْطَاسِ الْمُسْـتَقِيْمِ
The first placement of word بِالْقِسْطَاسِ is used in Verse # 182 of Chapter # 26 in the Holy Qur’an. Often times we understand that the both words are having same meanings. To understand the meaning of of بِالْقِسْطَاسِ . We will do a comparative analysis of two words used in Holy Qur’an الْمِيْزَانَ and بِالْقِسْطَاسِ .
The word الْمِيْزَانَ a is a weighing Scale .As per “New world encyclopedia” A weighing scale (“scale” in common usage) is a device for measuring weight, often of a person. Balances measure the mass of an object and are used in science to obtain the mass of an object. In many industrial and commercial applications, scales and balances to determine the weight and/or mass of things ranging from feathers to loaded tractor-trailers.
The origin of word قِسْطَاسٌ is basically from قَسَط.In Arabic قَسَط is meant as installment . However , In medical terminology the word قَسَط is meant as ankylosis. So what is ankylosis? Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory condition mainly affecting the spine that causes progressive stiffness and pain. To read further you can reach https://zerotofinals.com/medicine/rheumatology/ankylosingspondylitis/
You are wondering why I am discussing medical terminology . The answer is obvious . قِسْطَاسٌ is the spine of weighing scale .Image 1500 years ago , Allah Subhan O Talah associated قِسْطَاسٌ as the backbone of weighing instrument .
قِسْطَاسٌ Vs الْمِيْزَانَ
قِسْطَاسٌ | Kistaas | Meezan | الْمِيْزَانَ
So الْمِيْزَانَ is a weighing scale and قِسْطَاسٌ is the pedestal of a weighing scale.
To explain further let’s uncover the mystery of the next word الْمُسْـتَقِيْمِ . The meaning of الْمُسْـتَقِيْمِ is even level. Another really interesting articulation of الْمُسْـتَقِيْمِ is Lower end of the large intestine – rectum
Mustaqeem | الْمُسْـتَقِيْمِ
Allah Subhan O Talah is amplifying the importance of a balanced life. In life, you will face challenges, obstacles, setbacks. You will feel broken. Your life will be messed up with an unending set of difficulties. What required to cope such twister the answer is unsexy and simple. Its “Balance”. You have to institute balance in all the dimensions of your life. Balance in your relationships, Balance in your thoughts, Balance in your emotions, Balance in your work life, Balance in your financial approach, Balance in your spending habits, Balance in your eating habits, Balance in your time management, Balance in your friendships, Balance in your spiritualism and list goes on and on. Stay blessed and Stay Strong and Don’t lose faith.