Soora 103


[1] (In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)


The meaning


More explanation

[2] 1. [I swear] by the [past] time! a


[3] 2. Surely, man [who is a disbeliever] has lost [: concerning his eternal next lifeb.]


[4] 3. Save those who believe [in the messengers: the apostles], and work righteous [deeds], and exhort one another to the truth, and exhort one another to endurance. c


1 a It is a swear for the past; the word by is for the swearing.

God be glorified swore by the past ages in which He terminated the nations who disbelieved the messengers and were ungrateful to Gods bounties. It is a swear for threatening and warning, and the addressing is to the associaters.

The meaning: If you do not believe [in God alone] and do not believe My messenger, I will terminate you as did I terminate the past nations who disbelieved Our messengers.




2 b For he exchanged prosperity for chastisement and Paradise for Fire.




3 c For those have won about their lasting life, and they have not lost.



By God's help, the interpretation of the soora 103 of the Quran is completed;

So (praise be to God: Lord of the worlds.)


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