Thursday, April 19, 2012

Commentary by Muhammad Asad: al-falaq

SAY: "I seek refuge with the Sustainer of the rising dawn (113:1)
قُلۡ اَعُوۡذُ بِرَبِّ الۡفَلَقِ

Commentary: The term al-falaq ("the light of dawn" or "the rising dawn") is often used tropically to describe "the emergence of the truth after [a period of] uncertainty" (Taj al-'Arus): hence, the appellation "Sustainer of the rising dawn" implies that God is the source of all cognition of truth, and that one's "seeking refuge" with Him is synonymous with striving after truth.

2 Comentários:

Safiyah said...

I love his commentaries! =)

SARAH said...

wow this is such an interesting post ! the Quran is so amazingly profound with these dual meanings. there is so much more depth from reading the commentary than just the english translation. I never knew the implied meaning of falak. thank you for sharing :)

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