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  • Writer's pictureAnees Bhayat

Understanding Qur’ānic Examples

The opening ayahs of Surat Al-Ankabut (The Spider)

One of the pious predecessors once said:

“When I hear an example from the Qur’ān and do not understand it, I lament over myself, because Allāh says, ‘We cite these examples for people, but no one understands them except the knowledgeable ones[1].’[2]"

This is a reality check for those of us who think of themselves to be knowledgeable in regard to the Qur’ān and other aspects of Dīn.

May All

h grant us true knowledge, and embed it into our hearts

[1] (29:43)

[2] ذكر ابن كثير قال: قال بعض السلف: ’إذا سمعت المثل في القرآن فلم أفهمه بكيت على نفسي؛ لأن الله تعالى يقول: وَتِلْكَ الأمْثَالُ نَضْرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ وَمَا يَعْقِلُهَا إِلا الْعَالِمُونَ‘

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