Meaning of the full solar or lunar eclipse

7-3-2004 | IslamWeb


What is the message that Allah is sending to us by the full eclipse of the moon and the sun? I am sure that Allah is sending the Muslims a message and I believe it is one of the signs of the end of the world. But there must be another message, so please tell us if you know.


Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.


The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) explained the wisdom behind the solar eclipse and lunar eclipse.  He (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "The lunar and solar eclipse do not happen due to the death of anybody, or due to him staying alive, but they are one of the evidences (proofs, signs…) of (the existence of) Allah.  If you see that happening, remember Allah until that dears up."  [Reported by Bukhari and Muslim, and the wording is the wording of Muslim]

Therefore, by the eclipse, Allah wants to remind the people with His Power and Might and make them fear His punishment and force, to incite them to repent and return to Allah.

Allah knows best.