In earlier verses of Surah Ar-Rehman, Allah Subhan O Talah was highlighting his vastness. He was announcing that He is the master of both east and both west. So as human beings it’s difficult for us to comprehend such a gigantic miracle of Allah Subhan O Talah. Now, in this verse Allah Subhan O Talah articulating his vastness and sharing with us an example so that we can witness with our eyes. The miracle is the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The Atlantic water is less salty and less dense than saltier Mediterranean water. This is how Allah Subhan O Talah revealed his miraculous sign in Verse No. 53 Surah No. 25.
Our today’s discussion is Verse No. 19 , Surah No. 55.
مَرَجَ الْبَحْرَيْنِ يَلْتَقِيٰنِ
He merges two seas absence of disturbance
|By Word||Root word||No. of Instances |
in The Holy Quran
|Meaning||First Placement||Last Placement|
|مَرَجَ||م ر ج||06||Absence of order, |
|Verse No. 53 |
Surah No. 25
|Verse No. 58 |
Surah No. 55
|الْبَحْرَيْنِ||ب ح ر||42||Of the two seas||Verse No. 50 |
Surah No. 02
|Verse No. 03 |
Surah No. 82
|يَلْتَقِيٰنِ||ل ق ي||146||automatic||Verse No. 14 |
Surah No. 02
|Verse No. 06 |
Surah No. 84
وَهُوَ الَّذِيْ مَرَجَ الْبَحْرَيْنِ ھٰذَا عَذْبٌ فُرَاتٌ وَّھٰذَا مِلْحٌ اُجَاجٌ ۚ وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَهُمَا بَرْزَخًا وَّحِجْرًا مَّحْجُوْرًا
The first placement of the root word (م ر ج/مَرَجَ) is in Verse No. 53 Surah No. 25 :And He is the One Who merges the two bodies of water: one fresh and palatable and the other salty and bitter, placing between them a barrier they cannot cross.
كَاَنَّهُنَّ الْيَاقُوْتُ وَالْمَرْجَانُ
The last placement of the root word (م ر ج/مَرَجَ) is in Verse No. 58 Surah No. 55:As if they were rubies and coral.
وَاِذْ فَرَقْنَا بِكُمُ الْبَحْرَ فَاَنْجَيْنٰكُمْ وَاَغْرَقْنَآ اٰلَ فِرْعَوْنَ وَاَنْتُمْ تَنْظُرُوْنَ
The first placement of the root word (ب ح ر/الْبَحْرَيْنِ) is in Verse No. 50 Surah No. 02 :And [recall] when We parted the sea for you and saved you and drowned the people of Pharaoh while you were looking on.
وَاِذَا الْبِحَارُ فُجِّرَتْ
The last placement of the root word (ب ح ر/الْبَحْرَيْنِ) is in Verse No. 03 Surah No. 82 :And when the seas are erupted.
Allah Subhan O Talah co-related the two historically true events. First , the reality of two seas and Second the gigantic event when Moses(A.S) put his staff and parted the ocean. That historic event took place at the bank of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
وَاِذَا لَقُوا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا قَالُوْٓا اٰمَنَّا ښ وَاِذَا خَلَوْا اِلٰى شَيٰطِيْنِهِمْ ۙ قَالُوْٓا اِنَّا مَعَكُمْ ۙ اِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُسْتَهْزِءُوْنَ
The first placement of the root word (ل ق ي/يَلْتَقِيٰنِ) is in Verse No. 14 Surah No. 02 :When they meet the believers they say, “We believe.” But when alone with their evil associates they say, “We are definitely with you; we were only mocking.”
يٰٓاَيُّهَا الْاِنْسَانُ اِنَّكَ كَادِحٌ اِلٰى رَبِّكَ كَدْحًا فَمُلٰقِيْهِ
The last placement of the root word (ل ق ي/يَلْتَقِيٰنِ) is in Verse No. 06 Surah No. 84 :O humanity! Indeed, you are laboring restlessly towards your Master, and will [eventuall] meet the consequences.