Objection by Brother
Allah’s Days Equal to 1000 Years or 50,000 Years?
Quran 22: 47 A day in the sight of the Lord is like a thousand years of your reckoning.
Quran-32:5: To Him, on a Day, the space whereof will be a thousands years of your rekoning
Quran 70: 4 The angels and the spirit ascend unto him in a day the measure whereof is Fifty thousands years.
So, which one is it? Is the day of Allah equal to 1,000 earth years or 50,000 earth years?
Reply by Allama Syed Abdullah Tariq
The objector has quoted parts of the Ayahs 22:47 and 32:5. Quote and read the whole Ayahs and you will probably not ask the question. See below:
وَيَسْتَعْجِلُونَكَ بِالْعَذَابِ وَلَن يُخْلِفَ اللَّهُ وَعْدَهُ ۚ وَإِنَّ يَوْمًا عِندَ رَبِّكَ كَأَلْفِ سَنَةٍ مِّمَّا تَعُدُّونَ
And they ask you to hasten on the Doom, and Allah will not fail in His promise, but indeed, a Time-Span with Allah (for the purpose of implementation of His Will on earth) is as a thousand years of what you reckon.
يُدَبِّرُ الْأَمْرَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ إِلَى الْأَرْضِ ثُمَّ يَعْرُجُ إِلَيْهِ فِي يَوْمٍ كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ مِّمَّا تَعُدُّونَ
He regulates the affair from the heaven unto the earth; then it ascends unto Him in a Time-Span, whereof the measure is a thousand years of that you reckon.
تَعْرُجُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ وَالرُّوحُ إِلَيْهِ فِي يَوْمٍ كَانَ مِقْدَارُهُ خَمْسِينَ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ
The angels and the spirit ascend unto him in a Time-Span, the measure whereof is (as) fifty thousand years (of your counting).
The first two Ayahs describe the length of a period of implementation of Allah’s system on earth. It is 1000 years in our counting. The ‘Yaum’ (Duration) mentioned in the third Ayah above, is the Last Day or the Day of Qiyamah or Maha Pralaya. Both are different. I wonder how you can compare the two and claim contradiction unless you are adamant and have copied the links of an anti-Islam site without even opening your own eyes!