These verses refer to two bodies of salt
water which meet, but do nottransgress,
or mix together.
The two bodies of water have between
them a barrier (Barzakh, isthmus). A cup of salt water and a cup of sugar
water will mix together when poured into a container. Two cups of salt water
will mix together very easily when combined as they contain the same solute.
Yet this verse of the Qur'an says that the two bodies of salt water do not mix.
The Prophet [S} is describing a barrier, like the
border of a country, which neither body of water can encroach upon or transgress.
One would expect a huge body of water like the Atlantic Ocean to overrun the
much smaller Mediterranean Sea, yet researchers have found that their waters
do not mix.
[ Prophet [s] Teaching I was
Created by Allahs Light and all creation created from my light. 3 Lights of
creation and secrets of Rajab- Month of Allah, Shaban month of Prophets,
Ramadan Month of Creation.]
The waters of one body of water do not
mix with the other, nor do the fish of the Atlantic
cross into the Mediterranean and vice versa. If a fish from one body of water
is put into the other, it will become ill.
The water of each does not cross the
invisible border between them, rather when they come to the barrier they descend
and go back, not crossing.
No doubt there are rare cases of fish
crossing between the two oceans, but not generally just as diplomats of different
nations cross each other’s borders, but not the common citizens.
As we noted above, Allah has declared
that He will make His signs manifest:
Allah says He will show them His signs
in themselves, meaning here on earth.
In another verse, Allah mentions
the barrier between a body of salt water and a body of fresh water. In addition
to the barrier(Barzakh) mentioned above, Allah describes something
akin to a quarantine area.
Represents The Souls That Swim in the Oceans of Mercy ]
Fresh water is found in smaller bodies
of water such as rivers or lakes,
while the large oceans and seas are
Although the enormous salty oceans could
the sweet freshwater
rivers, for some reason they cannot encroach on the rivers and the two waters
do not pass the barrier between them.
The salt water fish do not go into the
fresh water river and the same is true for the fresh water fish; neither can
survive in the environment of the other as was mentioned also for the two bodies
of salt water.
The case of salmon and steel-head trout,
which are conceived and born in fresh water and then spend most of their life
in the oceans only to return to their place of birth to mate and die, are exceptions
whose rarity and uniqueness only go to prove the rule.
Allah mentions that in addition to the barrier
(Barzakh, also mentioned in Surat ar-Rahman), there is a
Which means a completely separated area,
partitioned off and inaccessible.
Hijr Mahjur is an affirmation
of absolute isolation such as in a quarantine.
Quarantines are needed to separate and protect people from dangerous elements
such as infection or violence.
There is also a quarantine area for
the fish between the fresh and salt waters. At the point where the fresh water
river or waterfall meets the sea water, the fresh water moves down. At that
point there is a distinct area which is neither fresh water nor salt water and
is off limits to both.
It descends in a cylindrical fashion
and has its own specific species of fish which can survive in it. Neither the
fresh water fish nor the salt water fish can survive in this quarantine area.
It is a mixture of fresh and salty water and sustains only its own variety of
The fish in this quarantine area also
are unable to cross into either the fresh water or the salt water, or else they
will perish. Fourteen hundred years ago the Holy Prophet [S} alluded to these
phenomena which were only discovered and understood centuries later by modern