The Darkness in the Universe

The Quran alludes to the darkness found in the vast reaches of space, mentioning the “blessed lamp” (the sun) and the “moon giving light” among the “darkness of the night.” This can be interpreted to refer to the vast, dark expanse of the universe that holds these celestial bodies, a reality that is well recognized in astronomy.

تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ بُرُوجًۭا وَجَعَلَ فِيهَا سِرَٰجًۭا وَقَمَرًۭا مُّنِيرًۭا

Blessed is He who placed constellations in the sky, and placed in it a lamp, and an illuminating moon.