Soora 106


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


The meaning


More explanation

[2] 1. For the composing a of the Quraish [tribe, there are reasons];


[Then God be glorified described the reasons for such unity and friendship, and He said:]

[3] 2. [The reason for] their composing is the [two trading] caravan-journeys in winter and in summer. b


[4] 3. So they should worship the Lord of this House [: the Ka'aba at Mecca.]


[5] 4. Who has fed them against hunger,


[6] 5. And has secured them, relieving them from all fear [from the enemy.]c


1 a It means the friendship and unity.


2 b It means: These two caravan-journeys for trading were the reason for the composing of the tribe of Quraish; for there was a caravan journey in summer to Levant for trading, and another caravan-journey in winter to Yemen for trading also; and by means of this, they gained their means of livelihood.

In addition, they were secure in Mecca, for they were the guardians of the House [of God] so that none may attack them.


5 c That was because Abraha terrified them when he came with his army to Mecca and intended to demolish the Kaaba, but God sent against them the birds: the black ravens to shoot them with stones, and He dispersed their host, and by this way the people of Mecca were relieved from fear, and none transgressed on them afterwards.


By God's help, the interpretation of the soora 106 of the Quran is completed;

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


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