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   Quran /17- AL-’ISRÂ’ The Night Journey Revealed at Makkah /


The sûrah starts by glorifying Allâh. Then it mentions the Night Journey and the mission of Mûsâ (Moses) and how the Children of Isrâ’îl received it. The sûrah refers to the status of the Qur’ân as a guide to the truth, to the cosmic signs of day and night, and to how people will be judged on the Day of Resurrection according to what they did in this life. Allâh shows the reasons behind the corruption of nations, the position of people as regards their endeavors, and the results of their deeds in the hereafter. The following verses ordain holding one’s parents in esteem, show the attitude of people toward their riches, and give ten commandments to build a righteous society. The sûrah then refutes the false claims of the polytheists as regards angels and shows that such claims are baseless. Allâh then speaks of the glorification He deserves and of the polytheists’ denial. Allâh gives commandments to the believers and shows His treatment with disbelievers in this world and in the hereafter. Then Allâh speaks of the creation of man and Satan. Again Allâh warns the polytheists. He then deals with human dignity and reminds of the torment on the Day of Resurrection. Then He mentions the attempts of the polytheists to make the Prophet abandon his mission and how Allâh provided him with the ability to overcome these attempts. Then Allâh gives several guiding commandments to the Prophet as well as supplications with which to invoke Allâh. The sûrah then again refers to the status of the Qur’ân, and it deals with the spirit (ruh) and its secrets. Allâh mentions the inimitable nature of the Qur’ân and the inability of jinn and humans to produce anything similar to it. He shows the attitude of people toward the Qur’ân and His ability to bring about other verses. Finally, Allâh shows that the Qur’ân includes the truth. He shows the position of the true believers and that they should always thank Allâh and praise Him. In the Name of Allâh, The All-Merciful, The Ever-Merciful

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