In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

Continuation of Chapter 17 Al-Israa ( )
(The Journey by Night)



In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.
17:45
When thou dost recite the Qur'an We put between thee and those who believe not in the Hereafter a veil invisible:
  • Veil invisible: Some Commentators understand mastur here as equivalent to satir: a veil that makes invisible, a thick or dark veil. But I think that the meaning of mastur (in the passive voice) as "hidden or invisible" is more consonant with the whole passage. If all nature, external and within ourselves, declares Allah's glory, those unfortunate who cut themselves off from their better nature are isolated from the true servants of Allah and the revelation of Allah, because (1) they are unfit for being in their company, and (2) because the servants of Allah and the revelation of Allah must be protected from the pain which blasphemy or rebellion must cause to their unsullied nature. The veil is none the less real even though it is invisible.

Jazak Allahu Khairin