Posted by: mjaga | October 11, 2011

Mercy to the Worlds

Qur’aanic Verse 21.107:

21.107

Transliteration:

107. Wama arsalnaka illa rahmatan lilAAalameena

Translation:

107. And We have hot sent you but as a mercy to the worlds.36 

Study Note:

36. The 2nd person singular pronoun used here is obviously for the Prophet (peace on him). Now, why has he been described as a mercy for the worlds? As for the interpretation of ‘worlds’ (aalameen), please see study note 5 under Verse 1.2. We may therefore infer that the Prophet was sent as a mercy for every individual human life. In what sense was he a mercy? He was Allah’s mercy in the sense that he conveyed to us the Creator’s Own Manual (the Qur’aan) for right conduct of human life. Without this Manual, every man/woman would be just groping in the dark, not knowing what path to follow in this labyrinthine world. And how does one know that the Qur’aanic path is the right path? The distinguishing feature is: the Qur’aan contains no contradictions, and it is inimitable. It has stood this test for over 1400 years now.

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The above is an extract from Qur’aanic Studies Manzil IV, which will soon, inshaAllah, be published on Amazon Kindle. Manzil IMabzil II & Manzil III of the series are already published.

Mohammad Shafi


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