Surah Ankabut (29) 10/02/2016


With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 29 (Ankabut – The Spider)

The Pathways to Allah (SWT)

Verse 69
And those who strive in Our (cause),- We will certainly guide them to Our Paths: For verily Allah is with those who do right.

Striving (making Jihad) is a very broad term encouraging servitude to Allah and encompasses all forms of actions be it dealing with ones own weaknesses, the support and help provided to others  and also standing up for truth, fair dealing and justice. A striking benefit of these noble actions are described here as guidance to “Our Paths”. This latter term is very broad highlighting  that Allah (SWT)’s doors of access are wide with many pathways to reach him. Each person has his/her own circumstances and talents/weaknesses and the pathway to reach closeness to Allah through due strving is a broad highway that is open to everyone.

See also Sura 17 Verse 84

Continues tomorrow