𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫 𝐈𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐎𝐟 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐤𝐲
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
The blessings around us are so many but we don’t realize it nor we thank God for it, one of these blessings is the polar star. It’s marvelous…
One of His mercies is that God bestowed everything for us… He bestowed the rivers, seas, the plants, the animals and He even bestowed the stars as a mean to know the directions. One of these stars is the polar star.
This is a photo of the polar star by which many people were guided in the darkness of the seas and lands. Scientists say that the polar star is huge and it spreads light which’s stronger two thousand times than the sun light, but this polar is not lonely because God created a pygmy star (Ab) that is close to polar star to console its loneliness, God also created another star far from it (B) thus the polar star forms trio system which cycles and flows in a magnificent system.
This polar star is far about 430 light- years, i.e. the emitted light of this star takes 430 years to reach the earth, if we suppose that this star is going to explode today then the earth inhabitants are going to see this event after 430 years!
This photo reveals the polar star close to a meteor, we always see this star in the north, and God bestowed it for human as a compass to help them in their journeys at night whether in the deserts or seas.
God bestowed for this polar star a specific track that accords with the cycling movement of the earth , i.e. the star is on the same verge as earth ,so we don’t see it cycling around the earth like other stars but we see it stable ( even though it moves like the other stars ), God chose the right distance for the polar star from the earth to be seen clearly at night, and chose its suitable size and lighting , without it human wouldn’t be able to see it nor be guided by it for thousands of years!!
All these features have made this polar the compass of the sky by which human are guided and they know the directions during traveling in seas, our astronomers till now use this polar to situate the position of the other stars , the pilots and astronauts use it too.
This grace is mentioned in the Quran: God says (And marks and sign-posts; and by the stars (Men) guide themselves.)(Al Nahl 16). So can you appreciate this great grace? Glory to my God! Despite these verses are clear, we still see those who deny God’s blessings and refuse the presence of the mighty creator, for those God says:
(Is then He who creates like one that creates not? Will ye not receive admonition?* If ye would count up the favors of Allah, never would ye be able to number them; for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.)(Al Nahl 17-18).