The Explanation of Sūrah al-Furqān (25:44)

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  Imām Muḥammad al-Amīn al-Shanqītī

See the parable that Allāh sets for those who do not accept the truth.

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  As for those people, they do not submit and yield to their Lord and they don't even know the difference between His goodness towards them and Satan's evildoing, while he is their greatest enemy! They don't seek (their Lord's) reward that is the greatest of benefits and they don't protect themselves from (His) punishment which is the worst of harms and destruction! 


Muḥammad al-Amīn al-Shanqītī (d. 1393H), may Allāh have mercy on him, said in his tafsīr concerning this verse:

"They don't understand the truth with their intellects, they are nothing but the likes of cattle. They are like camels, cows and sheep with regards to their inability to hear the truth or comprehend it. Rather, they are more astray than cattle; in other words they are farther away than cattle in their understanding of the truth and its comprehension.

al-Zamakhsharī said (in his tafsīr):

'So if you say: How were they made to be more astray than the cattle?

I say: Because cattle submit and yield to their masters that feed them and attend to them. Cattle know those who do good to them and those who do not. They seek that which is beneficial for them and avoid that which is harmful for them. They find and are guided to their places of grazing and drink. As for those people, they do not submit and yield to their Lord and they don't even know the difference between His goodness towards them and Satan's evildoing while he is their greatest enemy! They don't seek (their Lord's) reward that is the greatest of benefits and they don't protect themselves from (His) punishment which is the worst of harms and destruction!...'"

Ash-Shanqeetee then continues by saying:

"If you have known what this verse is referring to then know that Allāh has explained it in more than one place (in the Qurʾān), like His saying in Sūrah al-Aʿarāf (8:179) and His saying in Sūrah al-Baqarah (2:171)."

That is the end of what he said concerning this issue and Allāh knows best.

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