Tafsir Surah Kahf: Ayat 54

Bismillah.

And certainly We have explained in this Quran every kind of example, and man is most of all given to contention. (54)

Tasreef is to diversify and repeat. Tasreef is used for winds, because winds come from all directions and come again and again.  Allah has presented different way, styles, and every kind of example that is necessary for them so that man can understand. Allah ta’ala mentions parables, warnings, glad tidings to convey the message to mankind.

We learn from this that Allah ta’ala, out of His complete Mercy, has set forth everything we need in the Qur’an. He azza wa jal gave us many examples to explain the Deen so that we may comprehend it. In surah Kahf alone, we’ve covered more than one example of the life of this world and of the Qur’an.

Even though this is the case, Allah ta’ala says:

وَكَانَ الْإِنسَانُ أَكْثَرَ شَيْءٍ جَدَلًا and man is most of all given to contention. Jidaal is an argument in which two parties try to overcome each other. Jidaal is not an ordinary debate but it is a severe argument; none of the parties are willing to give up. If there is one thing mankind is good at, it is arguing.

Instead of understanding and taking a lesson, man argues concerning these ayaat. In surah Baqarah, the first example Allah ta’ala mentions is the mosquito and He ta’ala mentions the objection of those who hear this example, that why would Allah use a mosquito to strike a parable. The objective behind an example is to make the concept easier for understanding, and is not meant for dispute.

We can end arguments and disputes by remaining silent. The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam promised a house in the middle of Jannah for the person who leaves an argument even if they are in the right.

Complete Tafsir Surah Kahf here.

7 thoughts on “Tafsir Surah Kahf: Ayat 54

  1. As-Salaam U Alaikum Sis Amatul Wudud

    Is this your real name?I changed my name and had it Amatul Wudud~ because i really like it and the first time i saw it was on this blog of Abdul Mutakabbir ,in your postings.

    I would like to be friends with you for the Sake of Allah.

    So,add me ,insha Allah.

    Email add:
    (new id for Dawah )
    Islamicwomenindawah@yahoo.com

  2. asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

    Umay: I apologize to the readers who have been waiting for the completion of suratul Kahf. I had some time consuming matters come up but inshaAllah we will continue and finish this surah very soon.

    Amatul Wudud: no sis it’s not my real name🙂 Here is my email: amatulwadood@gmail.com

  3. Assalalmu Alaikum wr wb,

    Masha’Allah, very beneficial. I love this.

    Please finish this surah. I am so anxiously waiting just like other sisters.

    Jazak Allahu Khairan

    Wassalam

  4. Assalamualaikum!!there is some problem with your email..please send me it again or another id..as i really have to mail to sister

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