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The Parable of the Good Word – Tawheed!

13th of Jumada ath-Thaani

Suuratul Ibraheem Verses 24 and  25


أَلَمْ تَرَ كَيْفَ ضَرَبَ ٱللَّـهُ مَثَلًا كَلِمَةً طَيِّبَةً كَشَجَرَةٍ طَيِّبَةٍ أَصْلُهَا ثَابِتٌ وَفَرْعُهَا فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ ﴿٢٤

تُؤْتِىٓ أُكُلَهَا كُلَّ حِينٍۭ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهَا ۗ وَيَضْرِبُ ٱللَّـهُ ٱلْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ ﴿٢٥


24. See you not how Allah sets forth a parable? – A goodly word as a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches to the sky. 25. Giving its fruit at all times, by the Leave of its Lord and Allah sets forth parables for mankind in order that they may remember.


Tafsir Ibn Katheer Volume 5, Page 339

`Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that `Abdullah bin `Abbas commented that Allah’s statement,


﴿مَثَلاً كَلِمَةً طَيِّبَةً﴾

“a parable: a goodly word”,

Refers to testifying to La ilaha illallah, (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah) while,

﴿كَشَجَرةٍ طَيِّبَةٍ﴾

“as a goodly tree”,

Refers to the believer, and that,

﴿أَصْلُهَا ثَابِتٌ﴾

“whose root is firmly fixed”,

Indicates that La ilaha illallah, (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah) is firm in the believers’ heart,

﴿وَفَرْعُهَا فِى السَّمَآءِ﴾

“and its branches (reach) to the sky.”

With which the believer’s works are ascended to heaven. Similar is said by Ad-Dahhak, Sa’id bin Jubayr, `Ikrimah, Mujahid and several others. They stated that this parable describes the believer’s deeds, good statements and good actions. The believer is just like the beneficial date tree, always having good actions ascending at all times, by day and by night.

Allah said next,

﴿تُؤْتِى أُكُلَهَا كُلَّ حِينٍ﴾

“Giving its fruit at all times”

It is said that it means by day and by night. And they say that describes the believer as a tree that always has fruits during summer and winter, by night and by day. This is the parable of the believer whose good works ascend to heaven by day and by night and at all times,

﴿بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهَا﴾

“by the leave of its Lord”

Thus earning perfection and becoming beneficial, plentiful, pure and blessed,

﴿وَيَضْرِبُ اللَّهُ الأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ﴾

“and Allah sets forth parables for mankind in order that they may remember”.

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The Gift of FAITH!!!

12th of Rabi’ Al-Awwal

Suuratul Yuusuf Verse 38.

وَٱتَّبَعْتُ مِلَّةَ ءَابَآءِىٓ إِبْرَٰهِيمَ وَإِسْحَـٰقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ ۚ مَا كَانَ لَنَآ أَن نُّشْرِكَ بِٱللَّـهِ مِن شَىْءٍ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ مِن فَضْلِ ٱللَّـهِ عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَى ٱلنَّاسِ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ ٱلنَّاسِ لَا يَشْكُرُونَ ﴿٣٨

38. “And I have followed the religion of my fathers , – Ibrahim (Abraham), Ishaque (Isaac) and Ya’qub (Jacob), and never could we attribute any partners whatsoever to Allah. This is from the Grace of Allah to us and to mankind, but most men thank not (i.e. they neither believe in Allah, nor worship Him).

 O two companions of the prison! Are many different lords (gods) better or Allah, the One, the Irresistible?”


Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 5

Yusuf said that,

﴿وَاتَّبَعْتُ مِلَّةَ ءَابَآءِي إِبْرَهِيمَ وَإِسْحَـقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ﴾

“And I have followed the religion of my fathers, – Ibrahim, Ishaq and Ya`qub”

Yusuf said, `I have avoided the way of disbelief and polytheism, and followed the way of these honorable Messengers,’ may Allah’s peace and blessings be on them. This, indeed, is the way of he who seeks the path of guidance and follows the way of the Messengers, all the while shunning the path of deviation. It is he whose heart Allah will guide, teaching him what he did not know beforehand. It is he whom Allah will make an Imam who is imitated in the way of righteousness, and a caller to the path of goodness. Yusuf said next,

﴿مَا كَانَ لَنَآ أَن نُّشْرِكَ بِاللَّهِ مِن شَىْءٍ ذلِكَ مِن فَضْلِ اللَّهِ عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَى النَّاسِ﴾

“and never could we attribute any partners whatsoever to Allah. This is from the grace of Allah to us and to mankind”

This Tawhid -Monotheism-, affirming that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah alone without partners,

﴿مِن فَضْلِ اللَّهِ عَلَيْنَا﴾

“is from the grace of Allah to us”

He has revealed it to us and ordained it on us,

﴿وَعَلَى النَّاسِ﴾

“and to mankind”

to whom He has sent us as callers to Tawhid,

﴿وَلَـكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لاَ يَشْكُرُونَ﴾

“but most men thank not.”

They do not admit Allah’s favor and blessing of sending the Messengers to them. Prophet Yusuf went on calling his two prison companions to worship Allah alone, without partners, and to reject whatever is being worshipped instead of Him like the idols, which were worshipped by the people of the two men, Yusuf said,

﴿ءَأَرْبَابٌ مُّتَّفَرِّقُونَ خَيْرٌ أَمِ اللَّهُ الْوَاحِدُ الْقَهَّارُ﴾

“Are many different lords (gods) better or Allah, the One, the Irresistible”

To Whose grace and infinite kingdom everything and everyone has submitted. Prophet Yusuf explained to them next that it is because of their ignorance that they worship false deities and give them names, for these names were forged and are being transferred from one generation to the next generation.

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