Asteroids meanings "star like, star shaped"

It is proclaimed in Grand Qur’ān:

  • We have not neglected mentioning a relevant thing in the Book-Grand Qur’ān. [Refer 6:38]

  • Our Majesty will henceforth keep visually exposing Our tangible realities prevalent in the Universe-horizons and in their own bodies to the eyes of those who do not accept the Qur’ān.



  • The purpose of this visual manifestation is that it might become self manifest for them that it (Qur’ān) is Infallible Doctrine-Discourse of Reality-Profitability and substance of permanence. [Refer 41:53]



It was in 1801 that an object was discovered in the sky which was named Asteroid. states:

In 1801, while making a star map, Italian priest and astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi accidentally discovered the first and largest asteroid, Ceres, orbiting between Mars and Jupiter. Although Ceres is classified today as a dwarf planet, it accounts for a quarter of all the mass of all the known asteroids in or near the main asteroid belt.

Over the first half of the 19th century, several asteroids were discovered and classified as planets. William Herschel coined the phrase "asteroid" in 1802, but other scientists referred to the newfound objects as minor planets. By 1851, there were 15 new asteroids, and the naming process shifted to include numbers, with Ceres being designated as (1) Ceres. Today, Ceres shares dual designation as both an asteroid and a dwarf planet, while the rest remain asteroids.

The fact that nothing relevant to Human being is neglected mentioning in Qur'aan and the promise that realities in the horizons of the universe will be shown to certain human beings entails mention of "Asteroids" in the Book.

In addition to mentioning presence of Planets and Comets that adorned the Sky of the Lowly World, yet another object inserted therein is mentioned:

  • And Our Majesty have indeed inserted in the Sky some structures as towers-Asteroids.

  • And We have made her (the Sky) attractive for on-lookers. [15:16]

  • Permanence is for The One Who has inserted in the Sky some structures as towers-Asteroids.


  • And He the Exalted has rendered in her (Sky) the Sun as Prominent Figure and Moon as reflector of light. [25:61]


  • By the Sky, it is the possessor of the Towers/Structures - Asteroids; [85:01


: Noun: Indefinite; broken plural; feminine; accusative.

The pioneer English translators George Sale and John Rodwell had translated this word:

George Sale: We have placed the twelve signs in the heaven, and have set them out in various figures, for the observation of spectators.

John Medows Rodwell : We have set the signs of the zodiac in the Heavens, and adorned and decked them forth for the beholders,

Most of later translators followed them and some rendered it as "constellations"; "mansions of the stars."

The Sky of the Near-Earth has nothing to do with the constellations; in astronomy, any of imagined 88 groupings of bright stars that appear on the celestial sphere. Sky of Earth does not have بنجوم stars)

It stems from Root: ب ر ج. Ibn Faris [died-1005] stated:

That firstly it signifies projection, display and from it is the spaciousness of eyes with glistening black and white part - beauty of the eyes; and exposure of her finery and beauties by woman. And secondly it signifies shelter, refuge. Its origin is fortification and castle.

Lane Lexicon:

 It (anything) was, or became, apparent, manifest, or conspicuous, and high, or elevated: whence بُرْجٌ, applied to a certain kind of structure or tower.

It may be noted that in both the sentences verb: "He created" is NOT used for . Instead verb: "He inserted" is the choice. It is doubly transitive verb signifying inserting - rendering something as something. In both the places first object of verb is elided. He the Exalted inserted some object - structure within the Sky as: .

Its meanings are rendered explicit at the very first place of use of this word:

  • Wherever should you people be: The death would chase and catch you people

  • Notwithstanding, if you were stationed in lofty and secure towers. [Refer 4:78]


It is thus evident that: signifies places for staying guarded and not zodiac signs, mansions of stars or constellations. Thereby, any object in the Sky referred by: should have the features that are the semantic components of its Root. Asteroids have these features, first discovered in particular. They appeared to be points of light like stars.

The mention of the three celestial objects, Planets, Comets and Asteroids share same collocate, which is the security and protection of the near-Earth Sky:

  • It is a fact that Our Majesty have adorned the Sky of the Lowly World-Earth with the attraction-beauty of the Planets. [37:06]

  •  And Our Majesty have made her (the Sky of the Earth) secure - protected from every Cursed and condemned shai'taan/satan; [37:07]

  • They cannot make themselves to fully listen the talk of Assembly of Exalted Chiefs;

  • And they are hurled/darted from every side; [37:08]

  • In the manner/for driving/ expelling/ banishing/ pushing them away with violence [not to kill but to make them run away];

  • Know it, a perpetual torment is prepared - in wait for them. [37:09]

  • Except regard to safety the one who clandestinely picked a cut piece of the talk

  • Thereupon it was caused to follow him a piercing, shone and intensely glistened fire ball [Comet-read with 67:05] [37:10]

Similar information collocates with Comets:

  • Thereby, applying of stretching in layers [firmaments one above the other] He the Exalted completed them seven skies within two days.


  • And He assigned to each and every layer of the Sky its specific task.

  • And Our Majesty have adorned the lowest Sky of Lowly World-Earth with Comets, and have rendered it protected;

  • These are the equations-measured settings of relations-relativity determined by the absolutely Dominant, Infinitely Knowledgeable - the setter of sciences. [41:12]


Comets are itself used as hurled stones for driving and expelling them away:

  • And Our Majesty have indeed decorated the lowest Sky of Earth with Comets

  • And We have rendered them (comets) a source of stone-hurling for the Shai'teen [Evil Ones -Satans amongst species Jinn who rise in upper atmosphere to listen something]


  • And Our Majesty have prepared for them (Satans) the punishment of the scorching heat - Hell-Prison. [67:05]


Some evil members of the Species Jinn termed as Shai'teen - Satan rise high in the Skies to clandestinely listen the talks of exalted Angels for obtaining some advance information about future events. They are hurled from every side to make them run away. However, if someone picked up some expression, he is chased by glistened fireball.

The fact of having rendered the near-World Sky protected is not mentioned along with: . But it is indicated by quoting the statement of a group of Species Jinn who used these objects for sitting to listen the talks in the Sky:

  • And that we have touched/went into the Sky

  • Thereby we have found that it is filled with strong guards and fireballs. [72:08]


  • And that indeed we used [as you know] to sit in the Sky in some of its sitting places for the purpose of listening.


  • But now [We have come to know by listening Qur’ān] if anyone endeavours to listen he will find for himself a fireball awaiting him. [72:09]


Earlier we have seen that: are secure places for sitting which is shared by word: Noun of place: Indefinite; broken plural; feminine; accusative. Its Root is "ق ع  د" which signifies sitting for some length of time; places of sitting, strategic points for stationing the troops in a war:

  • And recall when you the Messenger [Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam] had set out of your house-hold [Madeena] early in the morning; you were assigning the believers their strategic positions on the battlefield for the imposed war (of Uhud).




  • And be mindful that Allah the Exalted is eternally the Listener, One and the Only Who Knows absolutely and infinitely. [3:121]

The summary of the information  is that the sky of earth has: بُرٌوجًا  denoting towers built on the boundary wall of palaces for the stationing/sitting of guards which implies the smallness of their structure but in number larger. And it is told that to keep the Devils satins away from listening to the "Exalted Chiefs" they are hurled to frighten and expel them away. However if someone succeeds in listening few words clandestinely a fireball with streak of light chases/follows him. It may be noted that all the three things: بُرٌوجًايُقذَفُونَ and   are distinct from each other. And the only interest of the Devils is to get/listen some information from the Grand Chief's talks. The point to find out is regarding from where and how they are hurled and what is: , a fireball hurled in a piercing manner with bright streak of light.