With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 43 (Zukhruf – Golden adornments)
The hypocrisy of the rejecters
Verses 87-89 “If thou ask them, who created them, they will certainly say, Allah: How then are they deluded away (from the Truth)? (Allah has knowledge) of the (Prophet’s) cry, “O my Lord! Truly these are people who will not believe!” But turn away from them, and say “Peace!” But soon shall they know!”
The Surah concludes by exposing the hypocrisy of the rejecters. They acknowledge that a Higher Power has created the heavens and the earth and they enjoy the benefits arising out of all He has created but refuse to accept His scripture as guidance. Their reaction caused concern to the Prophet SAW but Allah SWT counsels the Prophet to wish upon them peace (as he was inspired to do with the ignorant who were pestering him (25:63)). By wishing upon them peace Allah assures them of their freedom of choice and informs us of the non confrontational method of da’wah. Allah further informs them that the consequences of their actions will soon become evident. Let us learn that in our zeal to spread Islam we will be confronted with similar attitudes and our reaction must be in accordance with the above guidelines being non confrontational and wishing peace even upon the detractors.
And that concludes Sura Zukhruf. Tomorrow we commence Sura Dukhan Insha Allah