By Ijaz Chaudry


And that He is the Lord of Sirius:


It is a fact that Quran describes heavenly bodies in two categories; one all heavenly bodies directly interact with earth such as Sun and Moon (10:5) and secondly all the heavenly bodies which do not directly interact with earth, all these bodies are grouped together such as Stars, Planets, Constellations, and Galaxies.


However, there is an exception to this where two occurrences are made where the word “star” in singular form is used as in (24:35) where star is allegorically described and (86:3), where physical body is implied and that is what we are interested in;


(86:1) By the sky and Al-Taareq (the comer by night).


(86:2) Do you know what Al-Taareq (comer by night) is?


(86:3) The bright star.


So when you take singular form of star which is mentioned in (86:1-3) Al-Taareq add the verse numbers which becomes 1+2+3 = 6, and concatenate this with the chapters and verse where Sirius is mentioned (53:49) it is a complete multiple of 19.


(53:49) And that HE is the Lord of Sirius


86 6 53 49 = 456071 x 19 or 86 6 53 49 = 45607.1 – Position 1 is “Scenario described”, indeed in (86:1-3) the star Sirius is described as Al-Taareq or bright star as another scenario. The Level is 6 "Messenger related" indeed this revelation has come to Al-Muzzammil who is a messenger.


Therefore Al-Tareeq is star called Sirius confirmed by this code.


Al-Tareeq is an Arabic word meaning “the comer by night”. Sirius is a star which appears in the sky just before dawn, so why is there apparent conflict between (53:49) which points to Sirius and (86:1) which defines that star to be “the comer by night”. When you look closely at this scenario it does make sense, to do that one needs to define “comer”. The meaning of word “comer” is “a person or thing likely to succeed”, and in turn the word “succeed” mean “come after”, so the meaning of Al-Tareeq becomes “the star come after night”, which exactly what Sirius does, it arrives in the sky early morning before dawn.


Several attempts were made where (86:1-3) was combined with the first occurrence of sun mentioned in the Quran all combinations but the code derived from these verses were not divisible by 19, this confirmed that the Sun is not Al-Tareeq. Al-Tareeq is Sirius the bright star in the sky as mentioned in (86:3) and confirmed by the code above.


So the question which comes in mind is for what reason God specifically say that He is the Lord of Sirius?

To answer this question we have to step into history of ancient Egyptians and Greeks. Sirius was deemed as god by ancient Egyptians; Sothis (Egyptian name for Sirius) was identified with the great goddess Isis who formed a part of a triad with her husband Osiris and their son Horus. The ancient Greeks observed that the appearance of Sirius heralded the hot and dry summer, and feared that it caused plants to wilt, men to weaken, and women to become aroused. Due to its brightness, Sirius would have been noted to twinkle more in the unsettled weather conditions of early summer. To Greek observers, this signified certain emanations which caused its malignant influence. Anyone suffering its effects was said to be astroboletos (ἀστροβόλητος) or "star-struck". It was described as "burning" or "flaming" in literature. The season following the star's heliacal rising (i.e. rising with the Sun) came to be known as the Dog Days of summer. The inhabitants of the island of Ceos in the Aegean Sea would offer sacrifices to Sirius and Zeus to bring cooling breezes, and would await the reappearance of the star in summer. If it rose clear, it would portend good fortune; if it was misty or faint then it foretold (or emanated) pestilence. Coins retrieved from the island from the 3rd century BC feature dogs or stars with emanating rays, highlighting Sirius' importance. The Romans celebrated the heliacal setting of Sirius around April 25, sacrificing a dog, along with incense, wine, and a sheep, to the goddess Robigo so that the star's emanations would not cause wheat rust on wheat crops that year.

Therefore it makes complete sense that God would claim His authority over Sirius for the future generations to stop idolizing the star and instead idolize the creator of Sirius and of all the Universes the Al-Mighty God.