Saturday, 16 May,

Ibrāhīm عليه السلام’s Description of Allah سبحانه و تعالى Part 2/10

Posted in (26) Tafsīr Sūraħ Ash-Shu‘rā’ tagged at 1:25 pm by Ibn Abi Ukhti

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

الحمد الله

And he continues,

وَالَّذِي هُوَ يُطْعِمُنِي وَيَسْقِينِ

“And it is He Who feeds me and gives me to drink.”[1]

Al-Ḥāfidh Ibn Kathīr رحمه الله comments,

“He is my Creator Who provides for me from that which He has made available in the heavens and on earth. He drives the clouds and causes water to fall with which He revives the earth and brings forth its fruits as provision for mankind. He sends down the water fresh and sweet so that many of those whom He has created, animals and men alike, may drink from it.”[2]

What we can learn from this ayah:

1)      In this ayah,  Ibrāhīm عليه السلام mentions things that he was thankful for to Allāh سبحانه و تعالى which are food and drink

2)      The love of Ibrāhīm عليه السلام had for Allāh سبحانه و تعالى. Ibrāhīm عليه السلام disassociated himself from his people (from who disbelieved) and father and even in this state of loneliness, he mentions the blessings he received from his Lord.

3)      His saying, “And it is He Who feeds me…” shows the close relationship between him and Allāh سبحانه و تعالى

4)      Ibrāhīm عليه السلام leaving the disbelieving people for the sake of Allāh سبحانه و تعالى.

And indeed Allāh سبحانه و تعالى knows best.


[1] Surat ash-Shu‘rā’, 26:78

[2] Tafsīr Ibn Kathīr

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