- Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:45 am
Assalam u alikum.
Jazaku Allah for that thorough reply.
I would add that the mention of the "days" and creation is the translation of the word 'yaum', (or ayaum pl), and that word not only means "day", as in our 24 hours, but also 'a period of an extended time'.
So the 'periods' of creation are not the literal days, so interpret Imam Ahmad, Ibn Abbas, and Mujahid. So not only are the periods inclusive, but the true nature and stages of the periods, ie. how He (SWT) measures them in relation to each other, or other measurements ( such as days, months, years, light years, eons, etc), are known by Allah.
All that we know of these 'yaum' is that they occurred in a particular order.
As for the Quranic verse of "8 days" for creation, where exactly is this because i have not found it?
And Allah knows best.