Sunday 7 February 2021

Allah is sufficient for me; there is no god but He

Today in our series of posts on Selected Verses from Qur'an, we are sharing a very powerful verse from Surah 9. At Tauba, which was though addressed to the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ when he felt distressed at the hands of the infidels of Makkah who refused to listen to the Divine Commandments and told to have unflinching faith in Allah for there is no god but He and that he should put his trust in Allah alone for Allah is the Lord with the Mighty Throne.

But this verse is equally applicable for tall the believers who should be rest assured that ALLAH alone is sufficient for them and that they do not need any worldly deities for there s no god but He. This verse also dispels many a misconception that prevail in Christianity which say God is three and that Jesus is also God. Interestingly, no where in the Bible has Jesus claimed to be a God and has always addressed him as servant of one true God.

فَاِنۡ تَوَلَّوۡا فَقُلۡ حَسۡبِىَ اللّٰهُ ۖ  لَاۤ اِلٰهَ اِلَّا هُوَ ؕ عَلَيۡهِ تَوَكَّلۡتُ​ ؕ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الۡعَرۡشِ الۡعَظِيۡمِ  

(9:129) Yet, if they should turn away, then tell them: "Allah is sufficient for me; there is no god but He. In Him I have put my trust. He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne."

Ibn Kathir, one of the trusted exegetes of the Qur'an explains this verse as under:
(" فَإِن تَوَلَّوْاْ " But if they turn away), from the glorious, pure, perfect and encompassing Law that you -- O Muhammad -- brought them,

(" قُلْ حَسْبِىَ اللَّهُ لا إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ " then say: "Allah is sufficient for me. There is no God but He,) Allah is sufficient for me, there is no deity worthy of worship except Him, and in Him I put my trust. 

Similarly, Allah said,
رَّبُّ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ فَاتَّخِذْهُ وَكِيلاً 
((He alone is) the Lord of the east and the west; there is no God but He. So take Him alone as a guardian.) [73:9]
(" وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ " and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne) He is the King and Creator of all things, and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne (`Arsh), which is above all creation; all that is in and between the heavens and earths is under the Throne (`Arsh) and subservient to Allah's power. His knowledge encompasses all things, and His decision will certainly come to pass over all matters. He is the guardian of all things. Imam Ahmad recorded that Ibn `Abbas said that Ubayy bin Ka`b said, "The last Ayah revealed from the Qur'an was this Ayah,

Yusuf Ali Translation: But if the Message is rejected, he still proclaims the burning Faith of his heart, which is unquenchable. Allah is sufficient to all. To trust Him is to find the accomplishment of all spiritual desire. His grandeur is figured by a lofty Throne, supreme in glory! Thus have we been led, through a notable incident in Al-Mustafa's earthly career, to truths of the highest spiritual import.

This verse should serve as an eye opener for those Muslims who have weak faith and turn to worldly deities for fulfillment of their needs. Once Allah Himself reassures His servants that it is He alone Who is sufficient for them, provided they put their trust in Him. Allah listens to His faithfuls who do their best and leave rest to Allah for Allah alone knows what is good or bad for His trusted believers and followers.

May Allah help us understand Qur'ān and help us to act upon the commandments of Allah contained therein. Aameen.

For more Selected Verses, please refer to our reference page: Selected Verses from the Qur'anYou may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.
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Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully.

An effort has been made to gather explanation / exegesis of the surahs of the Qur'ān from authentic sources and then present a least possible condensed explanation of the surah. In that:
  • The plain translation has been taken from the Qur'ān officially published by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [1]
  • The exegesis of the chapters of the Quran is mainly based on the "Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Qur'an" by one of the most enlightened scholars of the Muslim World Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi. [2]  
In order to augment and add more explanation as already provided by [2], additional input has been interjected from following sources: 
  • Towards Understanding the Quran
  • Tafsir Ibn Khatir
  • Muhammad Asad Translation
  • Javed Ahmad Ghamidi / Al Mawrid
  • Al-Quran, Yusuf Ali Translation
  • Verse by Verse Qur'an Study Circle
In addition the references of  other sources which have been explored have also been given above. Those desirous of detailed explanations and tafsir (exegesis), may refer to these sites.

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