016 - Soorah an-Nahl - (The Bees) - [Makkee]

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[016:065] And Allh sends down water (rain) from the sky, then He revives the earth therewith after its death. Verily, in this is a sign (clear proof) for a people who listen (obey Allh).

 

[016:066] And verily, in the cattle, there is a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies, from between excretions and blood, pure milk; palatable to the drinkers.

 

[016:067] And from the fruits of date palms and grapes, you derive strong drink and a goodly provision. Verily, therein is indeed a sign for a people who have wisdom.

 

[016:068] And your Lord inspired the bee, saying: "Take you habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect.

 

[016:069] "Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you)." There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for a people who think.

 

[016:070] And Allh has created you and then He will cause you to die; and of you there are some who are sent back to senility, so that they know nothing after having known (much). Truly, Allh is All-Knowing, All-Powerful.

 

[016:071] And Allh has preferred some of you to others in wealth and properties. Then, those who are preferred will by no means hand over their wealth and properties to those (slaves) whom their right hands possess, so that they may be equal with them in respect thereof. Do they then deny the Favour of Allh?

 

[016:072] And Allh has made for you Azwj (mates or wives) of your own kind, and has made for you, from your wives, sons and grandsons, and has bestowed on you good provision. Do they then believe in false deities and deny the Favour of Allh (by not worshipping Allh Alone).

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(V.16:71)

a) This example Allh has set forth for the polytheists (pagans) who associate false deities with Allh, that they would not agree to share their wealth and properties with their slaves, then how do they agree to share false deities with Allh in His worship?

b) Allh's Statement: "And Allh ..." (V.16:71). Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAllhu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-Allhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "Prophet Ibrhm (Abraham) ['alayhis-salm] emigrated with Srah and entered a village where there was a king from amongst the kings or a tyrant from amongst the tyrants. (The king) was told that Ibrhm (Abraham) had entered (the village) accompanied by a woman who was one of the most charming women. So, the king sent for Ibrhm (Abraham) and asked, 'O Ibrhm (Abraham)! Who is this lady accompanying you?' Ibrhm (Abraham) replied, 'She is my sister (i.e., in religion).' Then Ibrhm (Abraham) returned to her and said, 'Do not contradict my statement, for I have informed them that you are my sister. By Allh, there are no true believers on the earth except you and I.' Then Ibrhm (Abraham) sent her to the king. When the king got to her, she got up and performed ablution, offered Salt (prayer) and said, 'O Allh! If I have believed in You and Your Messenger, and have saved my private parts from everybody except my husband, then please do not let this disbeliever overpower me.' On that the king fell in a state of unconsiousness (or had an epileptic fit) and started moving his legs. Seeing the condition of the king, Srah said, 'O Allh! If he should die, the people will say that I have killed him.' The king regained his power, and proceeded towards her but she got up again and performed ablution, offered Salt (prayer) and said, 'O Allh! If I have believed in You and Your Messenger and have kept my private parts safe from all except my husband, then please do not let this disbeliever overpower me.' The king again fell in a state of unconsciousness (or had epileptic fit) and started moving his legs. On seeing that state of the king, Srah said, 'O Allh! If he should die, the people will say that I have killed him.' The king got either two or three attacks, and after recovering from the last attack he said, 'By Allh! You have sent a Satan to me. Take her to Ibrhm (Abraham) and give her Agar (Hagar).' So she came back to Ibrhm (Abraham) and said, 'Allh humiliated the disbeliever and gave us a slave-girl for service.' "

[Sahih Al-Bukhari, 3/2217 (O.P.420)]

 

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