Surah Mu’min (23) 01/12/2015

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Surah 23 (The Believers)

Believers are mindful of their shortcomings

Verse 118

So say: “O my Lord! grant me Your forgiveness and mercy for You are the best of those who show mercy!”

The Surah closes in a wonderful way with us a nice supplication.   If we reflect upon why the Surah concludes with this supplication in particular, the answer is to be found in the Sura as an entirety which defines the true believers.  The believers, who have all of the traits mentioned in the Surah might err from time to time and are reminded of seeking Allah’s forgiveness and mercy continuously.   Consequently, there should be a final Ayah that leads one back to the way of Allah(SWT), asking for His forgiveness for the faults committed by a human who is by nature prone to mistakes.

Tomorrow we commence Sura Nur InshaAllah.

Salaams/ Peace

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