Soora 109

 

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

 

The meaning

 

More explanation

[This soora was revealed concerning a group of Quraish tribesmen including: Harith son of Qais Al-Sahmi, Al-As son of Abu Wail, Walid son of Mughira, Aswad son of Abd Yaghooth Al-Zuhri, Aswad son of Muttalib son of Asad and Umayya son of Khalaf; they said:

Mohammed, come and follow our religion, and we shall follow your religion and share with you in our affair: so you will worship our gods one year and we shall worship your god one year.

Therefore, if that which you have brought is better than what we have, we will share with you in it and we shall have the advantage;

and if that which we have is better than what you have, you will then share with us in our affair and you have the advantage!

He salam to him said: I seek refuge in God: I will not associate with Him anyone else!

They said: Then pray like our prayers, and we shall follow you.

He said: I will wait for what God will reveal to me concerning this.

Therefore, this soora was revealed to him:]

 

[2] 1. [O Mohammed] say: "O unbelievers!"

 

[3] 2. I will never worship [the idols] that you worship [together with God.] a

 

[4] 3. Nor do you worship as do I worship. b

 

[5] 4. Nor will I worship like your worship.

 

[6] 5. Nor are you going to worship like my worship. c

 

[7] 6. To you, is [the punishment of] your religion, and to me is [the reward of] my religion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 a i.e. I will not associate your idols with God in the worship.

 

 

3 b i.e. nor do you worship like my worship.

 

 

 

5 c i.e. nor will you agree to pray like my prayers.

 

By God's help, the interpretation of the soora 109 of the Quran is completed;

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

 

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