021 - Soorah al-Anbiyaa. - (The Prophets) - [Makkee]

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[021:091] And she who guarded her chastity [Virgin Maryam (Mary)], We breathed into (the sleeves of) her (shirt or garment) through Our Rūh [Jibrāīl (Gabriel)], and We made her and her son ['Īsā (Jesus)] a sign for Al-'Ālamīn (mankind and jinn).

 

[021:092] Truly, this, your Ummah [Sharī'ah or religion (Islāmic Monotheism)] is one religion, and I am your Lord, therefore worship Me (Alone). (Tafsīr Ibn Kathīr)

 

[021:093] But they have broken up and differed as regards their religion among themselves. (And) they all shall return to Us.

 

[021:094] So, whoever does righteous good deeds while he is a believer (in the Oneness of Allāh – Islāmic Monotheism), his efforts will not be rejected. Verily, We record it for him (in his Book of deeds).

 

[021:095] And a ban is laid on every town (population) which We have destroyed that they shall not return (to this world again, nor repent to Us).

 

[021:096] Until, when Ya'jūj and Ma'jūj (Gog and Magog people) are let loose (from their barrier), and they swoop down from every mound.

 

[021:097] And the true promise (Day of Resurrection) shall draw near (of fulfillment). Then (when mankind is resurrected from the graves), you shall see the eyes of the disbelievers fixedly staring in horror. (They will say:) "Woe to us! We were indeed heedless of this – nay, but we were Zālimūn (polytheists and wrong doers)."

 

[021:098] Certainly you (disbelievers) and that which you are worshipping now besides Allāh, are (but) fuel for Hell! (Surely) you will enter it.

 

[021:099] Had these (idols) been ālihah (gods), they would not have entered there (Hell), and all of them will abide therein forever.

 

[021:100] Therein they will be breathing out with deep sighs and roaring and therein they will hear not.

 

[021:101] Verily, those for whom the good has preceded from Us, they will be removed far therefrom (Hell) [e.g. 'Īsā (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary); 'Uzair (Ezra)].

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(V.21:91) It is said that Jibrāīl (Gabriel) had merely breathed in the sleeve of Maryam's (Mary) shirt and thus she conceived.

 

(V.21:94) See the footnote of (V.9:121).

 

(V.21:96) See the footnote of (V.18:94).

 

(V.21:98) When the following Statement of Allāh [Subhānahu wa Ta'āla] was revealed: "Certainly you (disbelievers) and that which you are worshipping now besides Allāh, are (but) fuel for Hell! (Surely) you will enter it."

The Quraish pagans were delighted and said: "We are pleased to be with our gods in the Hell-fire, as the idols will be with the idolaters (in the Hell-fire), and therefore 'Isā (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary) will be with his worshippers (i.e. in the Hell-fire) and so on.

So (to clear the misunderstanding) Allāh [Subhānahu wa Ta'āla] revealed the following Verse (to deny and reject their claim): "Verily, those for whom the good has preceded from Us, they will be removed far therefrom (Hell). [e.g. 'Isā (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary); 'Uzair (Ezra)]." (V. 21:101)

 

(V.21:100) Ibn Mas'ūd [radhi-yAllāhu 'anhu] recited this Verse and then said: "When those (who are destined to remain in the Hell-fire forever) will be thrown in the Hell-fire, each of them will be put in a separate Tabūt (box) of Fire, so that he will not see anyone punished in the Hell-fire except himself." Then Ibn Mas'ūd recited this Verse (21:100). (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Tabari and Qurtubī)

 

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