006 - Soorah al-An'aam - (The Cattle) - [Makkee]

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[006:102] Such is All‚h, your Lord! L‚ il‚ha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Creator of all things. So worship Him (Alone), and He is the WakÓl (Trustee, Disposer of affairs or Guardian) over all things.

 

[006:103] No vision can grasp Him, but He grasps all vision. He is Al-LatÓf (the Most Subtle and Courteous), the Well-Acquainted (with all things).

 

[006:104] Verily, proofs have come to you from your Lord, so whosoever sees, will do so for (the good of) his own self, and whosoever blinds himself, will do so to his own harm, and I (Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) am not a watcher over you.

 

[006:105] Thus We explain variously the Verses so that they (the disbelievers) may say: "You have studied (the Books of the people of the Scripture and brought this Qur'‚n from that)" and that We may make the matter clear for a people who have knowledge.

 

[006:106] Follow what has been revealed to you (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) from your Lord, L‚ il‚ha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) and turn aside from Al-MushrikŻn.

 

[006:107] Had All‚h willed, they would not have taken others besides Him in worship. And We have not made you a watcher over them nor are you a WakÓl (disposer of affairs, guardian or trustee) over them.

 

[006:108] And insult not those whom they (disbelievers) worship besides All‚h, lest they insult All‚h wrongfully without knowledge. Thus We have made fair-seeming to each people its own doings; then to their Lord is their return and He shall then inform them of all that they used to do.

 

[006:109] And they swear their strongest oaths by All‚h, that if there came to them a sign, they would surely believe therein. Say: "Signs are but with All‚h and what would make you (Muslims) perceive that (even) if it (the sign) came, they would not believe?"

 

[006:110] And We shall turn their hearts and their eyes away (from guidance), as they refused to believe therein for the first time, and We shall leave them in their trespass to wander blindly.

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(V.6:106). Al-MushrikŻn: polytheists, pagans, idolaters and disbelievers in the Oneness of All‚h and His Messenger Muhammad .

 

(V.6:108) The Tale of the Cave:

Narrated Ibn 'Um‚r [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhumaa]: All‚h's Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "Once three persons (from the previous nations) were travelling, and suddenly it started raining and they took shelter in a cave. The entrance of the cave got closed (suddenly by the falling of a huge rock) while they were inside. They said to each other, 'O You! Nothing can save you except the truth, so each of you should ask All‚h's Help by referring to such a deed as he thinks he did sincerely (i.e., just for gaining All‚h's Pleasure).' So one of them said, 'O All‚h! You know that I had a labourer who worked for me for one Faraq (i.e. three Sa') of rice, but he departed, leaving it (i.e. his wages). I sowed that Faraq of rice and with its yield I bought cows (for him). Later on when he came to me asking for his wages, I said (to him): Go to those cows and drive them away. He said to me: But you have to pay me only a Faraq of rice. I said to him: Go to those cows and take them, for they are the product of that Faraq (of rice). So he drove them. O All‚h! If you consider that I did that for fear of You, then please remove the rock.' The rock shifted a bit from the mouth of the cave. The second one said, 'O All‚h, You know that I had old parents whom I used to provide with the milk of my sheep every night. One night I was delayed and when I came, they had slept, while my wife and children were crying with hunger. I used not to let them (i.e. my family) drink unless my parents had drunk first. So I disliked to wake them up and also disliked that they should sleep without drinking it, I kept on waiting (for them to wake) till it dawned. O All‚h! If You consider that I did that for fear of You, then please remove the rock.' So the rock shifted and they could see the sky through it. The (third) one said, 'O All‚h! You know that I had a cousin (i.e. my paternal uncle's daughter) who was most beloved to me and I sought to seduce her, but she refused, unless I paid her one hundred Din‚rs (i.e. gold pieces). So I collected the amount and brought it to her, and she allowed me to sleep with her. But when I sat between her legs, she said: Be afraid of All‚h, and do not deflower me but legally. I got up and left the hundred Din‚rs (for her). O All‚h! If You consider that I did that for fear of You than please remove the rock.' So All‚h released them (removed the rock) and they came out (of the cave)." [This Hadith indicates that one can only ask All‚h for help directly or through his performed good deeds. But to ask All‚h through dead or absent (prophets, saints, spirits, holy men, angels) is absolutely forbidden in Isl‚m and it is a kind of polytheism].

[Sahih Al-Bukh‚ri, 4/3465 (O.P.671)]

 

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