Apr 212017

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.


Today’s selection concludes Surah 37, As-Sãffãt or Those Ranged in Ranks, verses 167-182. These verses recount that Allah has promised to help His Messengers and His devotees.

Tafseer for this selection talks about those who complain that the message of Allah had not been sent to their ancestors.

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Bis-millahi ar-rahman, ar-raheem.
In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful.

And there were those who said:[167] “If we had received a reminder which the earlier people had received,[168] We certainly would have been sincere devotees of Allah.”[169] But now that the Qur’an has come, they reject it: but soon they will find out the consequences of this attitude.[170] We have already promised Our servants whom We sent as Messengers[171] that they would certainly be helped,[172] and that Our forces will surely be victorious.[173] So give no heed to them for a while;[174] you will see their downfall as they shall see your victory.[175] Do they wish to hurry on Our punishment?[176] But dreadful will be that morning, when it will descend in the courtyards of those who have been forewarned.[177] So pay no heed to them for a while.[178] You will surely see their downfall as they shall see your victory.[179] Glory be to your Rabb, the Lord of Honor, He is free from what they ascribe to Him![180] Peace be on the Messengers,[181] and praise be to Allah, the Rabb of the Worlds.[182] 37:[167-182]



On those who complain that the message of Allah had not been sent to their ancestors:

Such men take refuge in ancestral tradition. ‘If our forefathers had had an inlking of Revelation or miracles, or had worshipped as we are now taught to worship, we shuld gladly have accepted. Or if they had had anything of the miracles which other nations of old are said to have received, we could then have accepted.’ But now stronger and more convincing proofs have come to them in the Qur’an in their own tongue, and they doubt and reject it.

This concludes today’s episode of the 17 Verses Podcast. I hope that this selection has helped increase your understanding of the holy Qur’an just a little bit.

Thank you and be well.