Surah Ibrahim (Abraham ) 14 : 5
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with Our Signs
And remind them
of the days
surely (are) the signs
1. Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems[ edit ]
All days are indeed God’s days, but what is intended here is that he should remind them of the days when people, or a group of them, encounter a special situation, reflecting either God’s grace or punishment, as we will see when Moses carries out this order. He reminds them of some days they themselves had witnessed, and of others belonging to the time of the peoples of Noah, the ‘Ad, and Thamūd and other communities that followed them.
Some of these days occasioned adversity, making of them a sign requiring patience, while others were occasions when God’s grace was bestowed, and they invite gratitude. A person who qualifies as, ‘patient in adversity, deeply grateful [to God],’ is the one who recognises these signs and what lies behind them. He finds in them lessons to be learnt and reminders to be appreciated.
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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.