In Defense of the Prophet (May the Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)


In Defense of the Prophet (May the Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)

Shaykh Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as-Sa`dee

Reference: Tayseer Al-Kareem Al-Rahman fee Tafseer Kalaam Al Mannaan (Tafseer Al-Sa’adi) [15: 95-99]

Category: Tafseer

Allah Subhaanahu Wata’ala said the meaning of which is:

{Truly! We have sufficed you against the scoffers. Who set up along with Allah another ilah (god), they will come to know. Indeed, We know that your breast is straitened at what they say. So glorify the praises of your Lord and be of those who prostrate themselves (to Him). And worship your Lord until there comes unto you the certainty (i.e. death).} [15: 95-99]

(In the previous verse) Allah orders his messenger not to pay any attention to them ( the disbelievers) or to anyone else and to remain steadfast upon the command of Allah as well as propagating this to everyone and not letting any interferer interfere and impede (his execution of) the command of Allah. (Allah also orders him) not to let the statements of the doubters impede him. {and turn away from Al-Mushrikun (polytheists, idolaters, and disbelievers,} i.e. Do not pay any attention to them and leave their blasphemy and insults while devoting yourself to your affairs. {Truly! We have sufficed you against the mockers.}

Those who mock and ridicule you and (also mock) that which you have come with (Islam), and this is a promise from Allah to His messenger that those who mock him will never harm him (and his message) in any way. It is also a promise (from Allah to His messenger) that Allah will suffice him against those who mock him with whatever he wishes from the different types of punishments, and Indeed Allah has done just that, for there has never been a person who manifested and publicized the mockery of the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and that which he had come with except that Allah destroyed such a person and killed him in the worst possible manner.

Then Allah mentioned their (evil) characteristic, and that is; just as they wrong and trouble you (with their statements of mockery), they are also wronging Allah by associating another ilah (false god) with him (in worship), although He is their Lord, Creator and Manager of their affairs. {they will come to know.} The consequence of their actions when they arrive at the resurrection (on the day of resurrection).

{Indeed, We know that your breast is straitened at what they say.} To you from their belying and mockery, and we are most capable of their eradication through punishment and (we are also capable of) hastening that which they deserve (from the punishment). However, Allah grants a respite (to the mockers lest they repent) but does not ignore or overlook (their mockery of the prophet if they fail to repent.)

So, you O Muhammad {Glorify the praises of your Lord and be of those who prostrate themselves (to Him).} i.e. Increase in the remembrance of Allah, and in his glorification, praise and (increase) in prayer, for indeed all of these (types of worship) will widen and relieve your breast (from their mockery) and will also aid you in your affairs.

{And worship your Lord until there comes unto you the certainty.} i.e. death – so continue at all times to come closer to Allah with different types of worship, and he (the prophet) may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him obeyed the commandments of his Lord and continued to persevere in worship until certainty came to him from his Lord, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.

Translator: Muhammad Ali Aideed Hassan, Abu Salma

Date Published: Monday, 17 September 2012

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