Sunday, February 6, 2011

19: 46

أعوذبِاللَّـهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ 
[I Seek refuge in ALLAH from Shaitan - the accursed one]
 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 


قَالَ أَرَاغِبٌ أَنتَ عَنْ آلِهَتِي يَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ ۖ لَئِن لَّمْ تَنتَهِ لَأَرْجُمَنَّكَ ۖ وَاهْجُرْنِي مَلِيًّا
Qāla 'Arāghibun 'Anta `An 'Ālihatī Yā 'Ibrāhīmu La'in Lam Tantahi La'arjumannaka Wa Ahjurnī Malīyāan
He (the father) said: "Do you reject my gods, O Ibrahim (Abraham)? If you stop not (this), I will indeed stone you. So get away from me safely (before I punish you)."

[19 : 46]


Allah, the Exalted, informs of the reply of Ibrahim's father to his son, Ibrahim, in reference to what he was calling him to. 

He said,
(Do you revile my gods, O Ibrahim) 

This means, "If you do not want to worship them (the idols) and you are not pleased with them, then at least stop cursing, abusing, and reviling them. For verily, if you do not cease, I will punish you, curse you and revile you.'' 

This is the meaning of his statement;
Ibn `Abbas, As-Suddi, Ibn Jurayj, Ad-Dahhak and others said this. 

Concerning His statement,
(So get away from me Maliyan.) Mujahid, `Ikrimah, Sa`id bin Jubayr and Mujahid bin Ishaq all said, "Maliyan means forever.'' 
Al-Hasan Al-Basri said, "For a long time.'' 
As-Suddi said,
(So get away from me safely Maliyan. ) "This means forever.'' 

Ali bin Abi Talhah and Al-`Awfi both reported that Ibn `Abbas said,
(So get away from me safely Maliyan.) 
"This means to go away in peace and safety before you are afflicted with a punishment from me.'' 
Ad-Dahhak, Qatadah, `Atiyah Al-Jadali, Malik and others said the same. This is also the view preferred by Ibn Jarir.


  • This is a clear example of the fact that Allah (SWT) can make a pious child born to a sinful parent as well.
  • The father of the greatest prophet of Allah (ibrahim AS) was a polytheist who threatened to punish his own son calling him to the right path.
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