The Wonderful Library & Islamic Resource Center

World of Islamic Dawah: Islamic Library & Resource Center
 
HomePortalGallerySearchRegisterLog in

As-Salaamu alaikum and welcome readers. Please check our Portal for regular updates and news. Dear readers, you may have noticed that some of our graphics are not showing. We are busy updating broken links and would like to apologise for any inconvenience.

Why not try our Weekly Islamic Quiz?


Share
 

 A Fly (Surah Al-Hajj 22:73)

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Zaza
Librarian
Librarian
Zaza

Location : The Wonderful Art Garden

A Fly (Surah Al-Hajj 22:73) Empty
PostSubject: A Fly (Surah Al-Hajj 22:73)   A Fly (Surah Al-Hajj 22:73) EmptySun Nov 10, 2013 5:09 pm

:salamou: 

bismillah4 

A Fly (Surah Al-Hajj 22:73) S22a7310


73. O mankind! A parable has been made, so listen to it: Verily, those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create a fly, even though they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly snatches away a thing from them, they will have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are the seeker and the sought.

74. They have not regarded Allah with His rightful esteem. Verily, Allah is All-Strong, All-Mighty.



The insignificance of the Idols and the foolishness of their Worshippers

Here Allah points out the insignificance of the idols and the foolishness of those who worship them.

O mankind! A parable has been made, meaning, a parable of that which is worshipped by those who are ignorant of Allah and who join others as partners with Him.

so listen to it pay attention and understand.

Verily, those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create a fly, even though they combine together for the purpose. Even if all the idols and false gods whom you worship were to come together to create a single fly, they would not be able to do that. Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Hurayrah  radiyallahu anhu  recorded the Marfu` report:

"Who does more wrong than one who tries to create something like My creation Let them create an ant or a fly or a seed like My creation!''  This was also recorded by the authors of the Two Sahihs via `Umarah from Abu Zur`ah from Abu Hurayrah, who said that the Prophet  Sallalahu aleihi wa said:

Allah says: "Who does more wrong than one who tries to create (something) like My creation Let them create an ant, let them create a grain of barley.'' Then Allah says:

And if the fly snatches away a thing from them, they will have no power to release it from the fly. They are unable to create a single fly and, moreover, they are unable to resist it or take revenge against it if it were to take anything from the good and perfumed thing on which it lands. If they wanted to recover that, they would not be able to, even though the fly is the weakest and most insignificant of Allah's creatures. Allah says:

So weak are the seeker and the sought.  Ibn `Abbas said, "The seeker is the idol and the sought is the fly.'' This was the view favored by Ibn Jarir, and it is what is apparent from the context. As-Suddi and others said, "The seeker is the worshipper, and the sought is the idol.'' Then Allah says:

They have not regarded Allah with His rightful esteem. meaning, they have not recognized the might and power of Allah when they worship alongside Him those who cannot even ward off a fly, because they are so weak and incapable.

Verily, Allah is All-Strong, All-Mighty. means, He is the All-Strong Who, by His might and power, created all things.

And He it is Who originates the creation, then He will repeat it; and this is easier for Him [30:27]

Verily, the punishment of your Lord is severe and painful. Verily, He it is Who begins and repeats. [85:12-13]

Verily, Allah is the Provider, Owner of power, the Most Strong. [51:58].


All-Mighty means, He has subjugated and subdued all things, and there is none that can resist Him or overcome His might and power, and He is the One, the Subduer.




Reference: Tafsir ibn Kathir (abridged) English version.


A Fly (Surah Al-Hajj 22:73) S20a1110
Back to top Go down
 
A Fly (Surah Al-Hajj 22:73)
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Wonderful Library & Islamic Resource Center :: Quran Section :: Parables in the Quran-
Jump to: