Surah Ibrahim (Abraham ) 14 : 39
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All the Praise
(is) for Allah
the One Who
the old age
(of) the prayer
1. Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems[ edit ]
Abraham then mentions an aspect of grace which God has shown him, and he praises God for it and thanks Him, providing an example for all believers. They must not forget God’s grace, and they must always be thankful for it.
Giving a person children when he has attained to old age is felt more keenly, because children represent the extension of one’s life into another generation. This is a great feeling for an elderly person who begins to think life is approaching its end. The need to feel the continuity represented by children is thus instinctive. Hence, Abraham praises God and prays for more of God’s grace.
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7. Period of Revelation[ edit ]
It appears from the tone of this Surah that it belongs to a group of Surahs which were revealed during the last stages of the Makkan period. For instance ayah 13: “And those who disbelieved said to their messengers, “We will surely drive you out of our land, or you must return to our religion.” So their Lord inspired to them, “We will surely destroy the wrongdoers.” clearly indicates that the persecution of the Muslims was most intense at the time of the revelation of this Surah and that the people of Makkah were bent on expelling the Muslims, just like the disbelievers of the former Prophets.