With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Lessons from Saba
Sura 34 verse 15 – 17
There was for Saba, aforetime, a Sign in their home land two Gardens to the right and to the left. Eat of the Sustenance (provided) by your Lord, and be grateful to Him: a territory fair and happy, and a Lord Oft-Forgiving. But they turned away (from Allah), and We sent against them the flood (released) from the Dams, and We converted their two garden (rows) into: gardens producing bitter fruit, and tamarisks, and some few (stunted) Lote trees. That was the Requital we gave them because they ungratefully rejected Faith: and never do We give (such) requital except to such as are ungrateful rejecters.
The Sura takes its name from these verses. The people of Saba were blessed with many benefits but were ungrateful and and suffered a destructive punishment as a result. The term kuffar used here has two linked meanings – ungrateful and rejection. The latter is linked to the rejection or denial of Allah and His favours.
Continues tomorrow …
Salaams / Peace