Al-Quran Surah 36. YaSin, Ayah 39

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وَالْقَمَرَ قَدَّرْنَاهُ مَنَازِلَ حَتَّىٰ عَادَ كَالْعُرْجُونِ الْقَدِيمِ


Asad : and [in] the moon, for which We have determined phases [which it must traverse] till it becomes like an old date-stalk, dried-up and curved:20
Khattab :

As for the moon, We have ordained ˹precise˺ phases for it, until it ends up like an old, curved palm stalk.

Malik : As for the moon, We have designed phases for it till it again becomes like an old dry palm branch.
Pickthall : And for the moon We have appointed mansions till she return like an old shrivelled palm leaf.
Yusuf Ali : And the Moon We have measured for her mansions (to traverse) till she returns like the old (and withered) lower part of date-stalk. 3984 3985
Transliteration : Waalqamara qaddarnahu manazila hatta AAada kaalAAurjooni alqadeemi
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Asad   
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Asad 20 This is, in a condensed form, the meaning of the noun 'urjun - the raceme of the date-palm, which, when old and dry, becomes slender and curves like a crescent (cf. Lane V, 1997).

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Yusuf Ali   
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Yusuf Ali 3984 The lunar stations are the 28 divisons of the Zodiac, which are supposed to mark the daily course of the moon in the heavens from the time of the new moon to the time when the moon fades away in her "inter-lunar swoon", an expressive phrase coined by the poet Shelley.
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Yusuf Ali 3985 'Urjun: a raceme of dates or of a date-palm; or the base or lower part of the raceme. When it becomes old, it becomes yellow, dry, and withered, and curves up like a sickle. Hence the comparison with the sickle-like appearance of the new moon. The moon runs through all her phases, increasing and decreasing, until she disappears, and then reappears as a little thin curve.

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