Surah Azhab (33) 12/03/2016


With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 33 (Ahzaab– The Confederates)

*The role of the Prophet of Allah*

Verse 45 & 46
“O Prophet Truly We have sent thee as a Witness, a Bearer of Glad Tidings, and a Warner, And as one who invites to Allah’s (Grace) by His leave, and as a Lamp spreading Light.”

These two verses describe five roles that the Prophet (SAW) had to fulfill. With the guiding light of revelation, he was able to bring the jahili (ignorant) Arabs out of the darkness of their pagan beliefs to Islam. When calling to the way of Allah, he brought both warnings as well as good news. It is a lesson to us that we should not focus on the punishments and hell fire alone, nor solely on the mercy of Allah and paradise, but have a balance of both. This ensures that we don’t act out of fear, nor become too complacent in fulfilling our duties.

Cross reference  Surah 7 verse 157-
“Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (Scriptures)- in the Law and the Gospel- for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); he releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the Light which is sent down with him- it is they who will prosper.”

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…