In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

Continuation of Chapter 42 Ash-Shura ( )
(The Counsel)



In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.
42:7
Thus have We sent by inspiration to thee an Arabic Qur'an: that thou mayest warn the Mother of Cities and all around her and warn (them) of the Day of Assembly of which there is no doubt: (when) some will be in the Garden and some in the Blazing Fire.
  • The point of the Qur-an being in Arabic is that it is plain and intelligible to the people through whom and among whom it was promulgated; see next clause.
  • The City of Makkah. See n. 913 to vi. 92. This is undoubtedly a Makkan verse. Even apart from the Qibla, Makkah is the centre of Islam, and "all around her" is the whole world.
  • The contrast is again emphasised, as explained in the Summary.

Jazak Allahu Khairin