The Highlighted Quranic listing of the thirteenth Separa (Wa Ma Ubarri-U) is here. An attempt has been made to simplify the tracking of the desired information. At the outset, it is necessary to acknowledge innumerable sources used in the compilation of this effort. No attempt has been made to list the references individually; but sincere thanks are due to all, individually and collectively.
- The list of (Flags) below is a subject-wise identification
- Each (Flag) refers to the corresponding (verse or verses) and identifies (explanatory note) if any
- Quranic verses of this (Separa) are listed and marked in a conventional way
- For example (Yusuf-12: 55)) refers to the fifty-fifth verse of Surah Yusuf which is the Twelfth Surah of the Holy Quran
- Each verse commences and ends marked as (> “—–“: (number of the verse)
- >>> ” denotes the subject of the verse is continuing into the next verse
- All notes are numbered in parenthesis as (i), (ii), and so on
- All a reader needs to do is review the listed (Flags), choose the desired subject and proceed to the indicated (Ayat)
> ” I do not exculpate myself. Verily, the self (ever) urges evil, save that (self) on whom my Lord bestows (His) mercy. Verily my Lord is oft-forgiving, merciful” : (53)
> ” And the king said: Bring him to me. I will take him to my exclusive service. So when he had spoken to him, (the king) said: Verily today in our presence you are in a high rank, and trusted”: (54)
Flag 1: Allah’s Blessings: King’s trusted High-Rank appointment for Yusuf in the Empire of Egypt: (Yusuf-12: 53-54)
> ” He said: Set me over the treasuries of the land. Verily I am a (watchful) keeper, knowing” : (55)
Flag 2: Yusuf (Management Specialist by way of ilm-e-laduni): Command for seeking specialisation: (Yusuf-12: 55)
(i) Worldly specialization (commensurate with requirements of life of this world) is truly a compliance with Allah’s Way and must be construed as His command.
(ii) Yusuf’s acquisition of finance and management expertise directly from Allah (ilm-e-laduni) is the important aspect of this verse.
(iii) To say and/or accept that the holy Prophet was illiterate is spurious and embedded with malafide intentions.
(iv) The holy Prophets carried every kind of knowledge and expertise (ilm-e-laduni) passed on to him by Allah Himself.
(v) The holy Prophet’s declaration (I am the City of Knowledge and Ali is its Gate) is a tacit statement of his (ilm-e-laduni) in unequivocal terms.
> ” Thus did we establish Yusuf in the land, to take possession therein as, when, or where he pleased. We bestow Our mercy on whomsoever We will, and We do not waste the recompense of those who do good”: (56)
Flag 3: Allah’s Mercy & Recompense to those who do good: (Yusuf-12: 56-57)
(i) Yusuf the High Ranking Manager & Specialist of Treasuries and Watchful Keeper of the land in the Empire of Egypt: (Yusuf-12: 56-57).
> ” And certainly the recompense of the hereafter is better for those who believe and safeguard themselves against evil” : (57)
> ” And the brothers of Yusuf came and they entered his presence, and he knew them but they knew him not”: (58)
> ” And when he had furnished them with their provision, he said: Bring to me a brother of yours from your father. Do you not see that I give full measure and that I am the best of hosts?”: (59)
> ” But if you do not bring him to me, then there shall be no measure for you with me, nor shall you (even) come near me”: (60)
> ” They said: We will seek to get him from our father, and verily that we will do”: (61)
> ” He said to his servants: Put their goods (with which they had bartered corn) in their saddle-bags that they might find it when return to their family, in order that they may come back”: (62)
> ” So when they returned to their father, they said: O our father, (a further) measure has been denied to us; so send with us our brother that we may get (our) measure. Verily we will guard him well”: (63)
> ” He said: Can I trust you with him except as I trusted you with his brother aforetime? But Allah is the best of the guardians; and He is the most merciful of the merciful”: (64)
> ” And when they opened their belongings, they found their goods returned to them. They said: O father! What (more) can we desire? Here are our goods returned to us; and we will bring (more) corn for our family, and guard our brother, and we shall have the extra measure of a camel (load). This (that we have brought) is a small measure” : (65)
> ” (Yaqub) said: I will never send him with you until you give me a firm undertaking in the name of Allah that you will certainly bring him back to me unless you are surrounded. Then when they gave him their assurance, he said; Allah is the warden (witness and guardian) over what we have said”: (66)
> ” And he said: O my sons, do not enter by one gate, but enter different gates; and I cannot avail you aught Allah. Judgment belongs to Allah alone. Upon Him do I rely and upon Him the relying rely”: (67)
Flag 4: Judgement belongs to Allah alone: (Yusuf-12: 67)
> ” And when they entered as their father had enjoined, it did not avail them aught against (plan of Allah); but (it was) a desire in Yaqub’s soul which he satisfied; and verily, he was endued with knowledge, for We had taught him, but most people do not know”: (68)
> ” And when they went in before Yusuf, he lodged his (full) brother with himself, and said: Verily, I am your (own) brother, therefore do not grieve for what they have been doing”: (69)
> ” And when he had furnished them with their provision, he (a steward) put the drinking-cup in his brother’s saddle-bag. Then a crier cried: O men of the caravan, verily you are thieves”: (70)
> ” They said, turning to them: What is it that you miss”? (71)
> ” They said: We miss the king’s drinking-cup, and whosoever brings it shall have the load of a camel; and I vouch for it”: (72)
> ” They said: By Allah, You know we did not come to make mischief in the land , nor are we thieves”: (73)
> ” They said: What shall be the punishment for this, if you be liars?”: (74)
> ” They said: The punishment for it shall be that he in whose baggage it is found shall be held as punishment. Thus we punish the wrongdoers”? (75)
> ” Then he began (the search) with their sacks before the sack of his brother, then he produced it from his brother’s sack. Thus did We plan for Yusuf. He could not detain his brother under the law of the king unless Allah so willed. We raise to degrees (of wisdom) whom We please; and over every possessor of knowledge is the all-knowing (Lord)”: (76)
Flag 5: Intellect (Knowledge) is a possession of Allah alone and given as His Trust to whomsoever & as much as He wills: (Yusuf: 12: 76)
> ” They said: If he steals, indeed a brother of his stole before. But Yusuf kept this secret and did not disclose to them, and said (within himself): You are in an evil plight, and Allah knows best what you allege”: (77)
> ” They said: O exalted one! He has a very old father; so take one of us in his place. Verily we see you of those who do good”: (78)
> ” He said: Allah forbid that we should take any one other than him with whom we found our property; or else we will be unjust”: (79)
> ” So when they despaired of (persuading) him, they held a conference in private. The oldest of them said: Do you not know that your father took from you a (firm) covenant in Allah’s name, (and) how, before this, you failed in the case of Yusuf? So I will not leave this land until my father permits, or Allah decides for me; He is the best of all judges”: (80)
Flag 6: Allah best of Judges:The reluctant dissenter speaks again: (Yusuf-12: 80-82)
> ” Return to your father and say: O our father! Verily your son committed theft. We do not bear witness but to what we have known and we could not guard against the unseen”: (81)
> ” And enquire from (the people of) the township where we were, and (ask the men of) the caravan with whom we have come. And verify we are truthful”: (82)
> ” He said: No, you have yourselves contrived a story (suitable) for you; so (my course is) comely patience. Allah may bring them back to me, altogether. Verily He is all-knowing, all-wise”: (83)
> ” He turned away from them and said: Alas (my grief) for Yusuf! And his eyes turned white with grief and he held his anger and sorrow in check”: (84)
> ” They said: By Allah! You will not cease remembering Yusuf till you are on the verge of death, or until you die”: (85)
> ” He said: I only complain of my distress and grief to Allah, and I know from Allah what you do not know”: (86)
> ” O my sons, go and enquire about Yusuf and his brother, and do not despair of Allah’s mercy. Verily only they despair of Allah’s mercy who do not believe”: (87)
Flag 7: Only Disbelievers despair of Allah’s Mercy: (Yusuf-12: 87)
> ” Then, when they came (back) into his (Yusuf’s) presence, they said: O exalted one, distress has touched us and our family, and we have now brought but scanty capital; so give us full measure as alms bestowed. Verily Allah rewards those who give alms” : (88)
> ” Do you know what you did to Yusuf and his brother while you were ignorant”? (89)
Flag 8: Allah’s plan and Yusuf’s brothers: (Yusuf-12: 58-89)
> ” They said: Are you indeed Yusuf? He said: I am Yusuf and this is my brother. Allah has indeed been gracious to us. Verily he who safeguards himself against evil and endures, then verily Allah does not waste the reward of those who do good”: (90)
Flag 9: Doers of Good are always rewarded: (Yusuf-12: 90)
> ” They said: By Allah, verily Allah has preferred you above us, and we were indeed guilty”: (91)
> ” He said: There is no reproach on you today; may Allah forgive you; and He is the most merciful of merciful”: (92)
> ” Take my shirt and put it on my father’s face, he shall become a seer again, and come to me with all your family”: (93)
> ” And when the caravan departed (from Egypt) their father said (at home) : I get smell of Yusuf, if you do not think that I am doting”: (94)
> ” They said: By Allah, verily you are (still persisting) in your old delusion”: (95)
> ” Then, when the bearer of glad tidings came, he put it (the shirt) over his face, forthwith his eye-sight was restored. He said: did I not tell you? Verily I know from Allah what you do not know” : (96)
> ” They said: O our father, ask forgiveness for our sins , verily we are sinners”: (97)
> ” He said: Soon I will ask forgiveness for you from my Lord. Verily He is oft-forgiving, most merciful”: (98)
> ” And when they entered the presence of Yusuf, he lodged his parents with himself , and he said: Enter Egypt, if Allah wills, in security”: (99)
> ” And he raised his parents high on the throne, and they fell down before him in prostration. He said: O my father this is the interpretation of my dream of yore. Indeed my Lord has made it come true; and He was kind to me when He took me out of the prison and brought you (all here) from the desert after Shaytan has created discord between me and my brothers. Verily my Lord is benign to whomsoever He wills. Verily He is all-knowing, all-wise”: (100)
Flag 10: Eleven Stars, sun and the moon prostrate: The interpretation of Yusuf’s dream: (Yusuf-12: 90-100)
> ” O my Lord, You have given me dominion and taught me the interpretation of events (dreams). O Originator of the heavens and earth, You alone are my guardian in this world and the hereafter; let me die submitting to You (as a Muslim) and join me with the righteous”: (101)
Flag 11: Yusuf’s faith (Muslim) & his Submission to the Originator of the heavens and the earth: (Yusuf-12: 101)
> ” This is the tidings of the unseen which We reveal to you (O Muhammad). You were not present with them when they agreed on their course of action, while they were devising their plot”: (102)
> ” And most people do not believe howsoever you wish”: (103)
> ” Even though you do not ask any recompense for it, (it is ) nothing else than an admonition to the worlds”: (104)
> ” And how many a sign there is in the heavens and the earth they pass by, yet they turn away (their faces) from them”! (105)
> ” And most of them (not only) do not believe in Allah (but also they) associate others with Him”: (106)
> ” Do they then feel secure from coming of an overwhelming chastisement from Allah; or the sudden coming to them of the hour while they are unaware”? (107)
> ” Say (O Muhammad): This is my way, I do invite unto Allah, with clear insight, which I and he who follows me (possess). Glory be to Allah, I am not of the polytheists”: (108)
Flag 12: Who he follows me? (Yusuf-12: 108)
(i) ‘He who follows me’ above refers to Ali Ibn Abu Talib.
> ” And We did not send (messengers) before you, but men from (among) the people of the towns, to whom We sent Our revelations. Do they not travel in the land and see what has been the end of those before them? And certainly, the abode of the hereafter is best for those who safeguard themselves against evil. Do you not then understand”? (109)
> ” Till, when the messengers despaired and thought that they were indeed belied, then Our help came to them; and We delivered whomsoever We willed; and Our wrath not warded off from the guilty”: (110)
> ” Indeed there is a lesson in their narratives for men of understanding. It is not a forged tale but a confirmation of what went before it, and a detailed exposition of all things, and a guide and a mercy for those who believe”: (111)
Flag 13: Understand Allah’s Way (Sunnat) by contemplating on His Signs, Warnings, Admonitions, availing His Guidance & never being a bearer of (Shirk): (Yusuf-12: 102-111)
Surah Yusuf ends
Separa 13 (Wa Ma Ubarri-U) continues
> ” Alif, Lam, Mim, Ra. These are the verses of the book. Whatsoever has been sent down to you from your Lord is the truth; but most of the mankind do not believe”: (01)
> ” Allah is He who raised the heavens without any pillars, as you can see, then firmly established himself on the throne (of absolute authority), and subjected the sun and the moon (to His law); each runs (its course) to an appointed time. He regulates all affairs. He explains the signs (in detail), that haply you may be certain of the meeting with your Lord”: (02)
Flag 14: Allah’s Laws & Science: (Rad-13: 02)
(i) Knowledge-based understanding of Allah’s laws is nothing but Science.
(ii) While Allah’s Way (Sunnat) is absolute; scientific understanding of (Allah’s Laws) at any particular stage is partial leaving room for subsequent findings.
(iii) In scientific language, the compliance of (Allah’s Laws) by the sun and the moon is an example demonstrating His absolute control on all affairs with respect to the universe.
> ” And He it is Who spread out the earth and placed upon it firm mountains and (flowing) rivers, and of all fruits, He has made two of a pair (male and female). He causes the night to cover the day. Verily in this, there are signs for a people who reflect” : (03)
Flag 15: Existence of Opposites (Pairs): A scientific reality still not fully understood: (Rad-13: 03: Yasin-36: 36: Dhariyat-51:49: Rahman-55: 52)
(i) Energies functioning in the universe are working in pairs of opposite kinds.
(ii) Sex factor is applicable to mankind, animals, vegetables, etc whether manifest or hidden.
(iii) ‘Causing night to cover the day’ refers to functioning of solar system related concept.
> ” On the earth are tracts, side by side, and vineyards, and fields of corn and date-palm trees, with roots, joined together and with single roots, watered with the same water, yet We make some more excellent than the others in fruit. Verily in this, there are signs for those who understand”: (04)
Flag 16: Allah’s Creations & Gifts: Wonders of qualitative and quantitative distinctions in yields (Rad-13: 04)
(i) Invitation to mankind to think and contemplate on Allah’s creations. In particular, factors such as qualitative and quantitative distinctions amongst products emerging from the same basic source.
> ” And if you wonder, then wondrous is the saying: What! When we are dust, shall we then be certainly turned into a new creation? These are they who disbelieve in their Lord, and they will have collars (of servitude) around their necks; and they are the companions of the fire where they will abide forever: (05)
> ” And they ask you to hasten the evil (the chastisement) before the good, when exemplary punishments have indeed come to pass before them. And verily your Lord is the Lord of forgiveness unto people despite their injustice; and verily your Lord is severe in requital”: (06)
Flag 17: Allah: The Lord of Forgiveness: (Rad-13: 05- 06)
> ” And those who disbelieve say: Why is not a sign sent down to him (Muhammad) from his Lord? Verily you are a warner, and to every people there is a guide”: (07)
Flag 18: Messenger & the Guide: (Rad-13: 07):
(i) Quran treats the miracles as subordinate to the moral and spiritual evidence and signs demonstrated by the holy Prophet, who was sent as a warner.
(ii) For faithfuls, guide refers to Ali Ibna Abu Talib followed by Imams of Ahlul Bayt (Ahzab-33: 33)
> ” Allah knows what every female bears, and that which the wombs fall short (of completion) and that which they exceed. And everything with Him is measured”: (08)
> ” He is the knower of the unseen and the seen, the great, the highest high”: (09)
> ” He who conceals his speech among you is the same (to Him) as he who speaks out publicly, and he who hides himself by night, and he who goes about freely by day”: (10)
> ” For him are angels in succession, before him and behind him, who guard him by Allah’s command>>>”: (11)
>>> ” Verily Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change that which is within themselves>>>”: (11)
Flag 20: Individual and/or collectively (National) destiny is in your own hands: (Rad-13: 11)
(i) Khuda Ney Aaaj Tak Uss Qum Ki Halat Nahin Badli
(God had never changed the destiny of any nation)
Nay Hoo Jisko Khayal Khud Apni Halat Kay Badalney Ka
(that has no urge (or impulse) to change its own condition)
>>> ” and when Allah wills a punishment to any people there is no turning it back, nor is for them, besides Him, any protector”: (11)
> ” He it is who shows you the lightning (as a source of) fear and hope, and He raises the heavy clouds”: (12)
> ” The thunder sings His praise and the angels too, in awe of Him. He sends thunderbolts and smites whosoever He wills with them, yet they dispute concerning Allah, and He is mighty in prowess”: (13)
Flag 21: The Thunder & Lightning: Simultaneous source of Fear & Hope and a Glimpse of His all-Encompassing Expertise/Might: (Rad-13: 12-13)
> ” To Him alone is the true prayer; and those to whom they pray besides Him, do not answer them at all. (It is) nothing but like one who stretches his two hands towards water that it may reach his mouth, but it will never reach it. The prayer of the infidels does nothing but goes (far) astray”: (14)
Flag 22: Think! Can water reach itself to ones’ mouth only by stretching his hands? What matters is the worship directed to Allah alone: (Rad-13:14)
> ” And to Allah alone prostrate all those who are in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and (so do) their shadows in the morning and evening”: (15)
Flag 23: Sajdah (Prostrating) to Allah by each & every entity that exists (willingly or unwillingly) : (Rad-13: 15)
> ” Say (O Muhammad): Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth? Say: Allah! Say: Do you then take guardians besides Him, who neither own any profit nor harm even for themselves? Say: Are the blind and seeing are equal to one another? Or is darkness equal to light? Or have those whom they have made associates of Allah created (anything) like His creation, so that the creation seemed all alike to them (and they became confused)? Say: Allah alone is the creator of all things. He is One, the all-dominant almighty”: (16)
> ” He sends down water from the heaven, then the valleys flow (with water), each according to its measure, and the torrent bears (on its surface) swelling foam – from that which they melt in the fire in order to make ornaments or tools rises a scum like unto it – thus does Allah compare truth and falsehood. Then as for the scum, it disappears as rubbish, and as for that which is useful to man remains in the earth. Thus does Allah set forth parables”: (17)
Flag 24: Reasoning for Abstaining from Shirk (associating anything with Allah): Similitude with the metallurgical process : (Rad-13: 16-17)
> ” For those who respond to (the call of) of their Lord there is good; and (as for) those who do not respond to Him – even if they had all that there is in the earth, and as much more, (in vain) they would certainly offer it to ransom themselves with it – for them shall be a terrible reckoning, and their abode is hell – a wretched resting place”! (18)
Flag 25: The contrasting responses of believers/disbelievers & the corresponding end results: (Rad-13: 18)
> ” Is then he, who knows what has been sent down to you from your Lord is the truth, like him who is blind (ignorant)? They alone bear in mind who are endued with understanding”: (19)
Flag 26: Does he who knows ‘Truth form Allah’ like ignorant? (Rad-13: 19)
(i) ‘He, who knows’ refer to Ali Ibna Abu Talib.
> ” Those who fulfil their covenant with Allah and do not break their pledge”: (20)
> ” And those who keep together (enjoin) what Allah has commanded to be held together (enjoined) and fear their Lord and dread the terrible reckoning”: (21)
> ” And those who patiently persevere, seeking the pleasure of their Lord, and establish prayer, and spend of what We have given them, secretly and openly, and overcome evil with good. For them there is a (happy) attainment of the (eternal) abode >>>” (22)
>>> ” Gardens of perpetual bliss in which they will enter, along with the righteous among their parents, their spouses, and their offspring; and angels shall come to them from every portal”: (23)
> ” (Saying): Peace be on you for you patiently persevered. How excellent is the sequel of the eternal abode”: (24)
Flag 27: Those Who fulfil the Covenant with Allah: (Rad-13: 20-24)
(i) Included herein (Rad-13: 20) is the covenant made at Ghadir Khum (Maidah5: 03 ,07 & 67).
(ii) ‘Overcome evil with good’ (Rad-13: 22) implies doing good to those who have done evil to you. A few examples of desired options are reproduced below:
(iii) Forgiving the evil doer and aggressor.
(iv) Giving the rightful share to him who once deprived you of your legitimate rights.
(v) Accommodating him who has refused to cooperate with you.
(vi) Being polite to him who has been haughty with you.
(vii) Greet him who has abused you.
(viii) Seek forgiveness of Allah as soon as a sin is committed.
> ” And those who break the covenant (made) with Allah after it is pledged, and cut asunder what Allah has commanded to be joined, and make mischief in the land; theirs shall be the curse and theirs shall be the evil abode”: (25)
Flag 28: Curse on those who Break Covenant with Allah thereby heading for an Evil Abode: (Rad-13: 25)
(i) Covenants with Allah refer to (Maidah-5: 01,03,07 & 67)
> ” Allah increases the sustenance for whomsoever He wills, and straitens (it for whom He wills), and they rejoice in the life of this world whereas the life of this world is but a (passing) enjoyment as compared with the hereafter”: (26)
> ” And those who disbelieve say: Why is not a sign from his Lord sent down to him? Say: Verily Allah leaves, to stray, whomsoever He wills, and He guides to Himself whomsoever turns repentant to Him”: (27)
> ” (They are) those who believe and whose hearts find peace in the remembrance of Allah; verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find peace”: (28)
> ” Those who believe and do good, for them is bliss and a beautiful place of return”: (29)
Flag 29: Faith, tranquility & bliss of the hereafter as against disbelief and short-lived passing enjoyment of this world: (Rad-13: 26-29)
> ” Thus We have sent you (O Muhammad) amongst a people before whom many peoples have passed away, in order that you may recite to them what We have revealed to you, while they do not believe in ARRAHMAN (the beneficent Allah). Say: He is my Lord, there is no god but He; on Him do I rely, and to Him is my return”: (30)
> ” And if there was a Quran with which the mountains were moved, or the earth were cloven asunder, or the dead were made to speak (the disputants would not believe). Nay, but truly the command belongs to Allah altogether. Do not those who believe yet know that if Allah (so) willed, He would have certainly guided all mankind? And a disaster will not cease to strike those who disbelieve because of what they do, or it will alight near their abodes until the promise of Allah comes to pass. Verily Allah does not fail in His promise”: (31)
Flag 30: Command belongs to Allah alone: He never fails in His promise: (Rad-13: 31)
> ” Verily messengers before you were mocked at; but I gave respite to those who disbelieved, then I seized them, and then how severe was my requital”! (32)
> ” Is then He who stands (watch) over every soul for what it does (like he who knows nothing)? Yet they ascribe partners to Allah. Say (O Muhammad): Name them. Is it that you who inform Him of what He does not know on the earth, or is it (just) a show of words? Nay, but their contrivance is made to appear fair-seeming to those who disbelieve, and they are kept back from the right path; and whomsoever Allah leaves to stray, for him there is no guide”: (33)
> ” For them is a punishment in the life of this world, and surely the punishment of hereafter is far more severe, and they will have no one to save them from Allah”: (34)
> ” The likeness of the garden promised to those who safeguard themselves against evil is (of a garden): Rivers flow underneath it, its fruits are everlasting, and so is its shade.This is the reward of those who safeguard themselves against evil; and the end of disbelievers is the fire”: (35)
> ” Those to whom We have given the Book rejoice in what has been sent down to you, and of the clans are some who deny a part of it. Say: Verily, I am commanded that I should serve only Allah, and should not associate partners with Him. To Him I invite (you all), and to Him is my return”: (36)
> ” Thus We have sent it (Quran), as an authority in Arabic, and if you follow their (vain) desires after what has come to you of the knowledge, you will have no guardian or protector against Allah”: (37)
> ” And indeed We sent messengers before you, and We gave them wives and offspring, and it is not for any messenger to bring a sign (miracle) but by Allah’s permission; for every term there is a book”: (38)
Flag 31: Sending down the book is Allah’s Way: Message, Messenger, Disbelievers & the faithfuls: (Rad-3: 30-38)
(i) ‘For every term there is a book’ (Rad-13: 38): The ‘Term’ used inhere is analogous to the ‘Days of Allah’ (Ibrahim-14: 05).
(ii) ‘Days of Allah’ refers to any period in which a new development takes place.
(iii) The six day period of creation of the heavens & the earth is one such period.
> ” Allah effaces or confirms what He pleases, with Him is the mother (the source) of the book”: (39)
Flag 32: Kitabum Mobin: (Rad-13: 39-40)
(i) Allah’s Record Keeping: (Kitab-um-Mobin & Lawh Mahfuz): (Yunus-10: 61: Rad-13: 39& Yasin-36: 12)
> ” We will either show you part of what We have promised them or take your soul to ourselves, it is verily for you to convey the message, and for Us to call them to account”: (40)
> ” Do they not see Us coming into their land and reducing its frontiers? Allah pronounces a doom; and there is none to reverse His command. He is swift at reckoning”: (41)
Flag 33: Think & Understand Allah’s Way (Sunnat), His Warnings, Promises & Plans: (Rad-13: 30-41)
> ” Indeed those before them devised plots, but all planning is Allah’s. He knows what every soul earns. The disbelievers will soon know for whom will be the sequel of the eternal abode”: (42)
Flag 34: Allah: The best of Planners: (Rad-13: 30-42)
(i) References (Anfal-8 30: Imran-3: 54)
> ” Those who disbelieve say: You are not the messenger sent (by Allah). Say: (O Muhammad): Allah is sufficient as witness between me and you, and he who has the knowledge of the book”: (43)
Flag 35: Know he who has the Knowledge of the Book & is a Witness of Muhammad’s Prophet-hood? (Rad-13: 43)
(i) ‘He who has knowledge of the book’ refers to Ali Ibn Abu Talib.
Surah Ar Ra’d ends
Separa 13 (Wa Ma Ubarri-U) continues
> ” Alif, Lam, Ra. (This Quran is) a book We have revealed to you (O Muhammad) so that you may bring forth mankind from darkness unto light, by their Lord’s permission, to the way of mighty, the praiseworthy”: (01)
Flag 36: Reconfirmation of the fact the whole Quran was revealed to the holy Prophet in a complete book form: (Ibrahim-14: 01)
(i) Quran was neither edited nor arranged nor compiled by anyone after its revelation.
Flag 37: Allah’s messages conveyed in the language of messengers people: (Ibrahim-14: 02-04)
> ” Allah to whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth, and woe to disbelievers for the severe chastisement”: (02)
> ” Those who love the life of this world more than the hereafter, and obstruct the path of Allah, seeking to make it crooked – they are in great error, (and have wandered) far away ( from the right path)”: (03)
Flag 38: Allah’s all-encompassing ownership reiterated and disbelievers warned: (Ibrahim-14: 02-03)
> ” We did not send any messenger but with the language of his people so that he may clearly explain (Allah’s message) to them; then Allah leaves astray whom He wills and He guides whom He wills, and He is the almighty, all-wise”: (04)
Flag 39: All messengers were chosen from amongst their own people: (Ibrahim-14: 04)
(i) Allah’s messages always conveyed in the language of Messengers People without exception.
> ” We certainly sent Musa with our signs saying: Bring forth your people from darkness unto the light; and remind them of the days of Allah; verily in this are signs for every patient and grateful (person)”: (05)
Flag 40: What are ‘Days of Allah’? (Ibrahim-14: 05)
(i) ‘Days of Allah’ refers to any period in which a new development takes place.
(ii) The six day period of creation of the heavens & the earth is one such period.
(iii) Sending Musa to his people which started the process of Firawn’s downfall is yet another period:(Ibrahim-14:05)
> ” And (remember) when Musa said to his people: Remember the blessings of Allah upon you when he delivered you from the people of Firawn who afflicted upon you severe torment – slaying your sons and sparing your women – and in this was a great trial from your Lord”: (06)
> ” And (remember) when your Lord announced: If you be grateful (to Me) I will increase (My favours) for you, but if you be ungrateful, verily my chastisement is surely severe”: (07)
> ” Musa said: If you are ungrateful, you and whosoever in the earth altogether; verily Allah is self-sufficient and praise-worthy”: (08)
Flag 41: Being grateful: An assured way to seek increase in Allah’s favours: (Ibrahim-14: 06-08)
> ” Has there not come to you the news of those who were before you (like) the people of Nuh, Ad and Thamud; and those after them whom no one knows but Allah? Their messengers came to them with clear signs (miracles) but they thrust their hands up to their mouths, and they said: Verily we disbelieve (in the message) with which you have been sent, and verily we are in a disquieting doubt about that you call us to, and we are suspicious of it”: (09)
> ” Their messengers said: Is there any doubt about Allah, the originator of the heavens and earth? He calls you so that He may forgive you your sins and give you respite for a term appointed. They said: You are nothing but men like us; you seek to turn us away from what our fathers worshipped. (if you are true) then bring us some clear authority”: (10)
> ” Their messengers said to them: We surely are nothing but men like you, but Allah bestows His favour on whomsoever He wills from among His servants; and it is not (right) for us to bring any authority to you except by the permission of Allah; and the believers should put all their trust in Allah”: (11)
> ” And why should we not put all our trust in Allah when He has already guided us to our ways? We will surely patiently bear the hardships you inflict upon us. Those who put their trust should put all their trust in Allah”: (12)
> ” Those who disbelieved said to their messengers: We will surely drive you out of our land or else you come back to our religion. Their Lord revealed to them: We will surely destroy the unjust people”: (13)
> ” And certainly We will settle you in the land after them – this is for him who fears My presence and fears My wrath”: (14)
> ” (The messengers) sought help (from Allah) and every insolent tyrant was disappointed>>>”: (15)
>>> ” Beyond him is hell; and (in it) he shall be made to drink festering water”: (16)
> ” He shall gulp it but it will not be easy to swallow; death shall come to him from every side but he shall not die; and (still) beyond him is a harsh chastisement”: (17)
> ” The likeness of the deeds of those who disbelieve in their Lord is like ashes on which the wind blows hard on a stormy day, they shall have no power over anything that they have earned – this is straying far, far (from the right path)”: (18)
> ” Do you not see that Allah has created the heavens and earth with truth? If He so wills, He can take you away and bring a new creation (in your place)”: (19)
> ” And this is not at all difficult for Allah”: (20)
> ” They shall come forth unto Allah altogether; then the weak shall say to those who were arrogant: Verily we were your followers, so can you not avert from us chastisement of Allah in any way? They will say: If Allah has guided us, we too would have guided you. (Now) it is same for us whether we implore impatiently or bear (the consequences) patiently – there is no way of escape for us”: (21)
> ” When the matter will be decided Shaytan shall say: Verily Allah promised you a promise of truth, and I also promised you but failed to keep (my promise) to you, and I had no authority over you, however, I called you and you answered me; so do not blame me, but blame yourself. I cannot call you for help, neither can you call me for help. Verily, I disbelieved in your associating me with Allah aforetime. Surely the unjust shall have a painful chastisement”: (22)
> ” Those who believe and do good deeds will be admitted into the gardens (of paradise), beneath which rivers flow. They shall abide in it by the permission of their Lord; their greeting therein will be ‘Salam’ (peace)”: (23)
Flag 42: Allah’s Messengers and the Disbelievers: Doers of Good Deeds: (Ibrahim-14: 09-23)
> ” Do you not see how Allah sets forth a parable? A goodly word is like a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches are in heaven”: (24)
> ” It yields its fruit in every season by the permission of its Lord. And Allah sets forth parables for mankind so that they may reflect”: (25)
> ” The likeness of evil word is like an evil tree – it is uprooted from the earth’s surface, it has no stability”: (26)
> ” Allah strengthens those who believe with the confirmed word, in the life of this world and in hereafter; and Allah leaves the unjust to stray; Allah does what He wills”: (27)
Flag 43: Goodly & Evil Words: (Ibrahim-14: 24-27)
(i) Thought or deed or word of goodness which emanates from true understanding of Allah’s religion with ever increasing blessings leading to heaven.
(ii) An evil word is the opposite of goodly word both in terms of yield and consequences.
> ” Have you not seen those who have changed Allah’s blessings into ungratefulness and caused their people to settle in the abode of perdition”: (28)
> ” The hell! They shall enter it – it is surely an evil resting-place”: (29)
> ” And they set up partners for Allah so that they might lead people astray from His path. Say: Enjoy yourselves (in this worldly life)! Your final destination is surely the fire”: (30)
> ” Say (O Muhammad) to My servants who believe that they should establish prayer and spend (in charity) from what We have given them, secretly and openly before the day comes in which there shall be neither bargaining nor befriending”: (31)
Flag 44: Those who changed Allah’s blessing into ungratefulness and those who believed: (Ibrahim-14: 28-31)
> ” Allah is He who created the heavens and the earth, and sent down water from the sky from which He brought forth fruits as a sustenance for you. He made the ships subservient to you so that they may sail in the sea by His command. He made the rivers subservient to you”: (32)
> ” And He made the sun and the moon – constant in their courses – subservient to you, and He made the night and the day subservient to you”: (33)
> ” He gave you all that you asked Him. If you count Allah’s blessings you will never be able to number them. Indeed man is very unjust and very ungrateful”! (34)
Flag 45: Allah’s Uncountable Blessings & Ungrateful Mankind: (Ibrahim-14: 32-34)
> ” When Ibrahim said: My Lord! Make this city secure, and keep me and my sons away from worshipping idols”: (35)
Flag 46: Ibrahim’s submission for making the city (Kabbah) a sanctuary & hospitable location: (Ibrahim-14: 35 & 37)
> ” My Lord! Verily they have led many of the people astray; so whoever follows me, he is surely of me, and whoever disobeys me , then verily You are oft-forgiving, the merciful”: (36)
Flag 47: Only those who follow Ibrahim are of him! (Ibrahim-14: 36)
(i) Ibrahim makes it clear (Ibrahim-14: 36) as to whom he wants to be saved along with him (only those who follow him).
(ii) On the authority of Imam Sadiq: Ibrahim’s prayer refers to (the Ahlul Bayt) who have always been saved and who are from him.
> ” O Our Lord! I have settled some of my offspring in a barren valley near Your sacred house, in order, O Our Lord, that they may establish prayer, therefore make the hearts of some of the people yearn towards them, and provide them with fruits, so that they may give thanks”: (37)
Flag 48: Hajirah & Ismail in the Barren Land! See note (Ibrahim-14: 37)
(i) On the authority of Imam Baqir: (Ahlul Bayt) are referred to in Ibrahim’s prayer
> ” O Our Lord! Verily you know what we hide and what we make known. Nothing from the earth nor from the heaven is hidden from Allah”: (38)
> ” Praise be to Allah, who has given me Ismail and Ishaq in spite of my old age. Verily my Lord hears the prayer”: (39)
> ” O my Lord! Make me steadfast in prayer, and also (some) of my offspring. O our Lord, accept my prayer”: (40)
> ” O my Lord! Forgive me and my parents and believers on the day when the reckoning shall come to pass”: (41)
Flag 49: Ibrahim to Allah: (Ibrahim-14: 35-41)
(i) Ibrahim’s Gratitude, Submission for Forgiveness and Acceptance of Prayers: (Ibrahim-14: 38-41).
(ii) There shall always be an inheritor of Ibrahim’s creed among his descendents to defend and promote the religion of Allah.
(iii) Ibrahims pray for forgiveness to his real parents (not Azar) authenticates that they were believers.
> ” Do not (ever) think that Allah is heedless of what the unjust do. He only gives them a respite till a day when the eyes shall be staring aghast”: (42)
Flag 50: Allah to the Unjust: No Getting Away: (Ibrahim-14: 42)
> ” (As they come) running in fear, their heads upraised, their glaces never reverting on themselves, and their hearts will be empty” : (43)
> ” Warn the people of the day when the chastisement shall come upon them; then those who were unjust will say; O Our Lord ! Give us a respite a while more. We may answer Your call and follow the messenger. (Allah will say): What! Did you not swear aforetime that there shall be no end to your life?” : (44)
> ” And you dwelt in the abodes of those who were unjust to themselves, and it was made clear to you how We dealt with them.We made (them) examples for you” : (45)
> ” Verily they had devised their plots, but their plots were known to Allah, even though their devising were such that the mountains could be moved”: (46)
Flag 51: The Evil Planning & Plots versus The best of Planners (Allah): (Ibrahim-14: 46)
(i) References (Anfal-8 30: Imran-3: 54: Rad13: 42).
> ” Therefore do not think that Allah will fail in His promise to His messengers. Verily Allah is mighty, the Lord of retribution”: (47)
Flag 52: Consequences of Evil Doing! Doubt not for a Moment? (Ibrahim-14: 47):
> ” On the day when earth shall be changed into other than than the earth, and the heavens (likewise) and they shall come forth before Allah, the One, the vanquisher”: (48)
Flag 53: New Earth and New Skies on the day of resurrection: (Ibrahim-14: 48)
> ” And you will see the guilty (people) on that day bound together in chains”: (49)
> ” Their garments shall be (made) of pitch, and the fire shall cover their faces”: (50)
> ” So that Allah may recompense every soul for what it earned. Verily Allah is swift in reckoning”: (51)
Flag 54: The Mirror Image of Evil Doers on the ‘Day’: (Ibrahim-14: 42-51)
> ” This (Quran)is a clear message for mankind so that they may be warned by it. And so that they may know that He is one Allah, and that the man of understanding may take heed”: (52)