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(Notes) Tafsir Surah Anfal (2): Victory is only from Allah

TAFSIR SURAH ANFAL (2):

VICTORY IS ONLY FROM ALLAH


BY SHAIKH ABDULLAH AL FAISAL
17 June 2014
Notes typed by AT16 & AT19 | Qur’an posted by abuqasim9
Hadith posted by acceptruth | Edited by AT6


AYAH 9


إِذْ تَسْتَغِيثُونَ رَبَّكُمْ فَاسْتَجَابَ لَكُمْ أَنِّي مُمِدُّكُم بِأَلْفٍ مِّنَ الْمَلَائِكَةِ مُرْدِفِينَ ﴿٩﴾

(Remember) when you sought help of your Lord and He answered you (saying): "I will help you with a thousand of the angels each behind the other (following one another) in succession." (Al-Anfal 8:9)


- "Sought help" means the Prophet made a Dua.

- Allah (SWT) answered the Dua and sent down two battalions of angels, 500 angels were in one battalion and another 500 were in another battalion.

- One was led by Jibril and the other by Mikaeel.

- Allah (SWT) sent the best of His angels to participate in the battle of Badr

Hadhrat Ma’adh Bin Rifaa’a bin Rafe’ narrates on the authority of his father, that he said that Jibrai (Peace be upon him) came to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and said: How do you consider the People of Badr? The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: The best among the Muslims or He (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said something to this effect. Jibreel (May peace be upon him) said: In the same way, among the angels those angels are superior who participated in Badr. [Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No: 3992]

- When Allah (SWT) sent the best of angels to fight in Badr, it is to show the respect He has for His messenger, and the honour of the Ummah of Muhammad (SAWS).


AYAH 10


وَمَا جَعَلَهُ اللَّـهُ إِلَّا بُشْرَىٰ وَلِتَطْمَئِنَّ بِهِ قُلُوبُكُمْ ۚ وَمَا النَّصْرُ إِلَّا مِنْ عِندِ اللَّـهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ ﴿١٠﴾

Allah made it only as glad tidings, and that your hearts be at rest therewith. And there is no victory except from Allah. Verily, Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (Al-Anfal 8:10)


- The glad tiding in the above ayah is that Allah (SWT) informed Muhammad (SAWS) that the angels were coming before their arrival at the battlefield.

Their multitude will be put to flight, and they will show their backs. (Al-Qamar 54:45)

Narrated by Ibn Abbas On the day of the battle of Badr, the Prophet said, "O Allah! I appeal to You (to fulfill) Your Covenant and Promise. O Allah! If Your Will is that none should worship You (then give victory to the pagans)." Then Abu Bakr took hold of him by the hand and said, "This is sufficient for you." The Prophet came out saying, "Their multitude will be put to flight and they will show their backs." (54.45) [Sahih Al-Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 59, Number 289]

- Victory is only from Allah (SWT).

How often a small group overcame a mighty host by Allah's Leave?" And Allah is with As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.). (Al-Baqarah 2:249)

Truly Allah has given you victory on many battle fields, and on the Day of Hunain (battle) when you rejoiced at your great number but it availed you naught and the earth, vast as it is, was straitened for you, then you turned back in flight. (At-Tawbah 9:25)

And Allah has already made you victorious at Badr, when you were a weak little force. So fear Allah much [abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden and love Allah much, perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained] that you may be grateful. (Aali Imran 3:123)

- The pervious people were punished by Allah (SWT) with natural disasters.

- The people of Nuh (AS) were punished with a flood.

- The homosexuals of Sodom and Gomorra were punished by fire and brimstone (earthquake).

Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people, (At-Tawbah 9:14)

- The people of present are being punished by the blessed hands of the Muslims.


WHY DOES ALLAH (SWT) ALWAYS SAY IN THE QUR’AN THAT HE IS THE MIGHTY, THE WISE?

- Because might with no wisdom is a recipe for disaster.

- This is why America is self-destructing at this moment.

- America had might, but without wisdom.

- They opened too many warfronts.
           
- Hitler made the same mistake, opening too many war fronts.


- All the empires were destroyed when they picked fights with the Muslims (e.g. Romans, USSR, etc.)

- The Persian Empire was destroyed by Muslims as well.

- The Byzantine Empire was destroyed by a 19 year old, Muhammad al Fatih

- Until today a 19 year old has never made such an accomplishment.


AYAH 11


إِذْ يُغَشِّيكُمُ النُّعَاسَ أَمَنَةً مِّنْهُ وَيُنَزِّلُ عَلَيْكُم مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً لِّيُطَهِّرَكُم بِهِ وَيُذْهِبَ عَنكُمْ رِجْزَ الشَّيْطَانِ وَلِيَرْبِطَ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِكُمْ وَيُثَبِّتَ بِهِ الْأَقْدَامَ ﴿١١﴾

(Remember) when He covered you with a slumber as a security from Him, and He caused water (rain) to descend on you from the sky, to clean you thereby and to remove from you the Rijz (whispering, evil-suggestions, etc.) of Shaitan (Satan), and to strengthen your hearts, and make your feet firm thereby. (Al-Anfal 8:11)


- How can you face an army 3 times your size and you are able to sleep?
 
 On the day (of the battle) of Badr, when all the people went to sleep, I went up the hill to protect him.Narrated by 'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf [Sahih Al-Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 38, Number 498]

- Many American soldiers kill their families and themselves when they go back home because of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).


- The rain came and made the sand firm so the Muslims were able to march with ease.

- The rain didn’t fall on the side of the kuffar, so they maneuvered with difficulty.

- Iblees was whispering to the sahabas, so the rain came to remove the waswasa of Iblees from the sahabas.

- Iblees said to them, "You will be stranded with no water.”


AYAH 12


إِذْ يُوحِي رَبُّكَ إِلَى الْمَلَائِكَةِ أَنِّي مَعَكُمْ فَثَبِّتُوا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ۚ سَأُلْقِي فِي قُلُوبِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا الرُّعْبَ فَاضْرِبُوا فَوْقَ الْأَعْنَاقِ وَاضْرِبُوا مِنْهُمْ كُلَّ بَنَانٍ ﴿١٢﴾

(Remember) when your Lord inspired the angels, "Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes." (Al-Anfal 8:12)


- This is an instruction from Allah (SWT) to the angels.

- Smiting at their necks is very effective.

So, when you meet (in fight Jihad in Allah's Cause), those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity (i.e. free them without ransom), or ransom (according to what benefits Islam), until the war lays down its burden. Thus [you are ordered by Allah to continue in carrying out Jihad against the disbelievers till they embrace Islam (i.e. are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire) or at least come under your protection], but if it had been Allah's Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost, (Muhammad 47:4)

- The real test of ISIS is not Mosul or Tikrit; it is Baghdad because the battle will be Shia vs Sunni.

- The Shia were Zoroastrians; when they were conquered they hung on to Zoroastrianism.

- They are a cancer in the body of the Ummah which ISIS is surgically removing.

- Pakistan needs the same purge, because the Barelvis of Pakistan are Hindus.

We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they joined others in worship with Allah, for which He had sent no authority; their abode will be the Fire and how evil is the abode of the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong­doers). (Aali Imran 3:151)

- The above ayah alone gives hope to the Sunnis in Iraq.

- The Shias elevate their imams to the level of Allah (SWT).

SHIA HUJJAH: Imams are God (Jila-ul-Ayoun, Vol. No. 2, Page No. 85)

- The Shias cannot stand up to ISIS in Iraq because they are Muwahidoon.

- Shiites are mushrikun.


HOW THE SAHABAS WERE ABLE TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THOSE KILLED BY ANGELS AND THOSE KILLED BY HUMAN BEINGS

- Those killed by angels, had marks as if they were branded by fire.

Ar-Rabee‘ ibn Anas said, "In the aftermath of the battle of Badr, the people recognized those whom the angels had killed from those whom they killed, by the wounds over their necks, fingers and toes, because those parts had a mark as if they were branded by fire.'' [Al-Bayhaqi]

- Those killed by angels were easily distinguished.

- This is because they defied and disobeyed Allah SWT and His Messenger.


AYAH 13


ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ شَاقُّوا اللَّـهَ وَرَسُولَهُ ۚ وَمَن يُشَاقِقِ اللَّـهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَإِنَّ اللَّـهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ ﴿١٣﴾

This is because they defied and disobeyed Allah and His Messenger. And whoever defies and disobeys Allah and His Messenger, then verily, Allah is Severe in punishment. (Al-Anfal 8:13)


- Obedience to Allah (SWT) is unconditional.

- But obedience to the amir depends if the amir obeys Allah.


- One day the sahabas were with an amir, he told them to build a fire, and told them to jump in the fire.
- They disobeyed him. When they came back the prophet was told what happened.

- Had they obeyed the amir, they would have entered the hellfire.

Narrated By 'Ali: The Prophet sent an army unit (for some campaign) and appointed a man from the Ansar as its commander and ordered them (the soldiers) to obey him. (During the campaign) he became angry with them and said, "Didn't the Prophet order you to obey me?" They said, "Yes." He said, "I order you to collect wood and make a fire and then throw yourselves into it." So they collected wood and made a fire, but when they were about to throw themselves into, it they started looking at each other, and some of them said, "We followed the Prophet to escape from the fire. How should we enter it now?" So while they were in that state, the fire extinguished and their commander's anger abated. The event was mentioned to the Prophet and he said, "If they had entered it (the fire) they would never have come out of it, for obedience is required only in what is good." (See Hadith No. 629. Vol. 5) [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 9, Book 89, Hadith #259]

- There is no obedience to the creation when you are disobeying the Creator.

O you who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet (SAW), nor speak aloud to him in talk as you speak aloud to one another, lest your deeds may be rendered fruitless while you perceive not. (Al-Hujurat 49:2)

And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) gives you, take it, and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it), and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment. (Al-Hashr 59:7)

Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind) : "If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur'an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Aali Imran 3:31)

But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad SAW) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission. (An-Nisa 4:65)

With clear signs and Books (We sent the Messengers). And We have also sent down unto you (O Muhammad SAW) the reminder and the advice (the Qur'an), that you may explain clearly to men what is sent down to them, and that they may give thought. (An-Nahl 16:44)

He who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), has indeed obeyed Allah, but he who turns away, then we have not sent you (O Muhammad SAW) as a watcher over them. (An-Nisa 4:80)

It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error. (Al-Ahzab 33:36)

- The above ayaat are evidence that the obedience to Allah (SWT) and His Messenger have to be unconditional.


AYAH 14


ذَٰلِكُمْ فَذُوقُوهُ وَأَنَّ لِلْكَافِرِينَ عَذَابَ النَّارِ ﴿١٤﴾

This is the torment, so taste it, and surely for the disbelievers is the torment of the Fire. (Al-Anfal 8:14)


- If a Kafir should enter the fire he will abide there forever.

- Should a Muslim enter the hellfire, he will come out with the intercession of Muhammad (SAWS).


AYAH 15


يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا لَقِيتُمُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا زَحْفًا فَلَا تُوَلُّوهُمُ الْأَدْبَارَ ﴿١٥﴾

O you who believe! When you meet those who disbelieve, in a battle-field, never turn your backs to them. (Al-Anfal 8:15)


AYAH 16


وَمَن يُوَلِّهِمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ دُبُرَهُ إِلَّا مُتَحَرِّفًا لِّقِتَالٍ أَوْ مُتَحَيِّزًا إِلَىٰ فِئَةٍ فَقَدْ بَاءَ بِغَضَبٍ مِّنَ اللَّـهِ وَمَأْوَاهُ جَهَنَّمُ ۖ وَبِئْسَ الْمَصِيرُ ﴿١٦﴾

And whoever turns his back to them on such a day - unless it be a stratagem of war, or to retreat to a troop (of his own), - he indeed has drawn upon himself wrath from Allah. And his abode is Hell, and worst indeed is that destination! (Al-Anfal 8:16)


- To attack with a small force, then retreat to go forth with a bigger force, is a strategy

- But to turn your back from the enemy is not permissible

- To run away from the battlefield because of cowardice, is one of the seven major sins

Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet (SAW), said, "Avoid the seven fatal sins." They said, "Messenger of Allah, what are they?" He said, "Associating with Allah, sorcery, killing a soul which Allah has forbidden, except by legal right, consuming usury, consuming the property of an orphan, fleeing on the day of battle and slandering unthinking chaste believing women." [al-Bukhari (2766) and Muslim (89)]


AYAH 17


فَلَمْ تَقْتُلُوهُمْ وَلَـٰكِنَّ اللَّـهَ قَتَلَهُمْ ۚ وَمَا رَمَيْتَ إِذْ رَمَيْتَ وَلَـٰكِنَّ اللَّـهَ رَمَىٰ ۚ وَلِيُبْلِيَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ مِنْهُ بَلَاءً حَسَنًا ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ ﴿١٧﴾

You killed them not, but Allah killed them. And you (Muhammad SAW) threw not when you did throw but Allah threw, that He might test the believers by a fair trial from Him. Verily, Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower. (Al-Anfal 8:17)


- Before the battle of Badr started and the two armies came face to face, 300 muslims had to face 1000 Kuffar.

- The Prophet (SAWS) threw sand in the sky, the sand went into the eyes of 1000 Kuffar who came to fight the muslims.

- This is one of the miracles of Muhammad (SAWS).

- The above mentioned ayah, is used by the scholars to say that our actions are created by Allah (SWT)

"While Allah has created you and what you make!" (As-Saffat 37:96)

- The tafsir is that the throwing of the sand came from Muhammad, but where it reached came from Allah (SWT).


AYAH 18


ذَٰلِكُمْ وَأَنَّ اللَّـهَ مُوهِنُ كَيْدِ الْكَافِرِينَ ﴿١٨﴾

This (is the fact) and surely, Allah weakens the deceitful plots of the disbelievers. (Al-Anfal 8:18)


Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Taghut (Satan, etc.). So fight you against the friends of Shaitan (Satan); Ever feeble indeed is the plot of Shaitan (Satan). (An-Nisa 4:76)

- Kafirs don’t use their aql, they think with their bellies and private parts.

- They spent a trillion dollars, lost 4,500 soldiers in Iraq and 30,000 were injured losing their feet or hands to spread democracy, only for ISIS to take over after.

- The plot of the shaitan and his followers is ever weak.

Verily, those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder (men) from the Path of Allah, and so will they continue to spend it; but in the end it will become an anguish for them. Then they will be overcomed. And those who disbelieve will be gathered unto Hell. (Al-Anfal 8:36)

- The Shiites believe the Qur’an is corrupted

SHIA HUJJAH: The present Quran is in an altered, corrupted and distorted form.. (Fatuhat-e-Shia, p. 129)

- They believe Aisha committed Zina, and that Mahdi will take her out of her grave and punish her.

SHIA HUJJAH: The Shia believe that at the time of Mahdi’s return Imam Mahdi will resurrect Aisha (Prophet Mohammad’s wife) and execute the law of Hudud on her, for committing Zina (adultery) during her marriage. (Al-Anwar Al-Numaniyah, vol. 1, p. 161, Tafsir al-Shafi, vol. 2, p. 108, Haq al-Yaqeen, vol. 2, p. 256, Hayat al-Qulub, vol. 2, p. 611)

SHIA HUJJAH: “Allah often lies and does mistakes” [Usool-al-Kafi, page 328, Yacoob Kulayni, Vol. 1]

- They believe Allah (SWT) is a "liar" that makes mistakes; that is their ideology.

SHIAH HUJJAH: And "Bad'ah" ALLAH tells a lie. (Asool Kaafi, Vol. No.1, Page No. 14)

- A shia is a worse Kafir than a Christian and Jew put together

SHIA HUJJAH: The spiritual status of the imam is the universal divine vice-gerency that is sometimes mentioned by the imams (peace be upon them). It is a vice-gerency pertaining to the whole of creation, by virtue of which all the atoms in the universe humble themselves before the holder of authority (imams). It is one of the essential beliefs of our Shia school that no one can attain the spiritual status of the imams, not even the cherubim or the prophets. Imam Khomeini, Islam and Revolution: Writings and Declarations of Imam Khomeini, (Berkeley: Mizaan Press, 1981)

SHIA HUJJAH: "Certainly the Imam has a dignified station, a lofty rank, a creational caliphate, and a sovereignty and mastery over all the atoms of creation. It is definitely a basic belief in our school of thought, that our Imams occupy a station unattainable by either an angel or a major Prophet. [Khomeini: "Al-Hukumah Al-Islamiyyah" Page 52]

Ibn Hazm — "Shia are not even Muslims", when Christians debating him brought a Shia book as reference.See al-Millal wa al-Nahl الفصل في الملل والنحل 2/213

- Most mistakes are made with the wrong Qiyaas.

- Qiyaas means analogy.

- For them to compare the people of Northern Ireland to the Iraqis, demonstrates wrong qiyaas.

Shall We then treat the (submitting) Muslims like the Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists and disbelievers, etc.)?What is the matter with you? How judge you? (Al-Qalam 68:35-36)

- The Americans compared the people of Iraq to those of Vietnam and Ireland.

- Clinton did not put ground troops in Bosnia and Kosovo, he used airstrikes.

- The scenario of Iraq will repeat in Afghanistan

- It’s a double disgrace, double humiliation.


AYAH 19


إِن تَسْتَفْتِحُوا فَقَدْ جَاءَكُمُ الْفَتْحُ ۖ وَإِن تَنتَهُوا فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ ۖ وَإِن تَعُودُوا نَعُدْ وَلَن تُغْنِيَ عَنكُمْ فِئَتُكُمْ شَيْئًا وَلَوْ كَثُرَتْ وَأَنَّ اللَّـهَ مَعَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ﴿١٩﴾

(O disbelievers) if you ask for a judgement, now has the judgement come unto you and if you cease (to do wrong), it will be better for you, and if you return (to the attack), so shall We return, and your forces will be of no avail to you, however numerous it be, and verily, Allah is with the believers. (Al-Anfal 8:19)


- One of the worst Kufar, Abu Jahal made a Dua before the battle started.

- His dua was, "Oh Allah whichever of the 2 camps (pagans or Muslims) sever the relationship of the womb and brought us what is not familiar, then destroy them."

- Allah (SWT) answered the Dua of Abu Jahal and gave the victory to Muhammad (SAWS).


- Muhammad did not bring something which is unfamiliar.

- Abraham taught tauheed, as did Muhammad.

Imam Ahmad recorded that `Abdullah bin Tha`labah said, "Abu Jahl asked for (Allah's judgment) when he said upon facing the Muslims, `O Allah! Those among us who severed the relations of the womb and brought forth what we do not recognize, then destroy him this day.''' This was also recorded by An-Nasa'i in the Book of Tafsir (of his Sunan) and Al-Hakim in his Mustadrak, and he said, "It is Sahih according to the criteria of the Two Shaykhs, and they did not record it. ''. Similar statements were reported from Ibn `Abbas, Mujahid, Ad-Dahhak, Qatadah, Yazid bin Ruwman and several others. As-Suddi commented, "Before the idolators left Makkah for Badr, they clung to the curtains covering the Ka`bah and supplicated to Allah for victory, `O Allah! Give victory to the exalted among the two armies, the most honored among the two groups, and the most righteous among the two tribes.'


AYAH 20


يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّـهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَلَا تَوَلَّوْا عَنْهُ وَأَنتُمْ تَسْمَعُونَ ﴿٢٠﴾

O you who believe! Obey Allah and His Messenger, and turn not away from him (i.e. Messenger Muhammad SAW) while you are hearing. (Al-Anfal 8:20)


- Obedience to Muhammad is a religious duty and it is Ibada (worship).

He who obeys the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), has indeed obeyed Allah, but he who turns away, then we have not sent you (O Muhammad SAW) as a watcher over them. (An-Nisa 4:80)

But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith, until they make you (O Muhammad SAW) judge in all disputes between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission. (An-Nisa 4:65)


AYAH 21


وَلَا تَكُونُوا كَالَّذِينَ قَالُوا سَمِعْنَا وَهُمْ لَا يَسْمَعُونَ ﴿٢١﴾

And be not like those who say: "We have heard," but they hear not. (Al-Anfal 8:21)


- All the commentators of the Qur’an said Allah is talking about the hypocrites in this ayah.

- They pretend to be listening to Muhammad (SAWS) but they are not listening.

- Why were they not listening? Because it is not their interest

And among them are some who listen to you (O Muhammad SAW) till, when they go out from you, they say to those who have received knowledge: "What has he said just now? Such are men whose hearts Allah has sealed, and they follow their lusts (evil desires). (Muhammad 47:16)

- Islam is not their interest. Their interest is dunya.

- This ayah tells you that there are people who do not believe who sit in the company of Muhammad (SAWS).


AYAH 22


إِنَّ شَرَّ الدَّوَابِّ عِندَ اللَّـهِ الصُّمُّ الْبُكْمُ الَّذِينَ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ ﴿٢٢﴾

Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allah are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers). (Al-Anfal 8:22)


- In the above ayah Allah is putting a curse on the people who do not use their brain.

- The Christians want you to believe in their ideology without understanding it - it's not possible to understand it, but they want you to believe it.

- Your Aql tells you right from wrong.


- The worst of moving creatures in the sight of Allah, are the disbelievers.

- Clinton only lied about his affair.

- Bush lied causing millions to die.


- They brought Charles Taylor to The Hague and other African dictators.

- Criminals like Tony Blair are not targeted because they are white.

- They also sought to try Omar Bashir, president of Sudan.


AYAH 23


وَلَوْ عَلِمَ اللَّـهُ فِيهِمْ خَيْرًا لَّأَسْمَعَهُمْ ۖ وَلَوْ أَسْمَعَهُمْ لَتَوَلَّوا وَّهُم مُّعْرِضُونَ ﴿٢٣﴾

Had Allah known of any good in them, He would indeed have made them listen, and even if He had made them listen, they would but have turned away, averse (to the truth). (Al-Anfal 8:23)


- Some people have no good in them


When it is said to them: "Follow what Allah has sent down." They say: "Nay! We shall follow what we found our fathers following." (Would they do that!) Even though their fathers did not understand anything nor were they guided? (Al-Baqarah 2:170)