Surah an-Nahl (The Bee ) 16 : 53
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then to Him
you cry for help
1. Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems[ edit ]
He alone gives blessings and bestows grace: “Whatever blessing you have comes from God.” (Verse 53) It is also ingrained in human nature that whenever people experience hardship and difficulty, they turn to God, seeking His help. At such times, there is no room for the superstitions of idolatry or pagan beliefs. To Him alone people turn with their appeals to remove their hardship:
“Whenever harm befalls you, it is to Him that you cry out for help.” (Verse 53)
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7. Period of Revelation[ edit ]
The following internal evidence shows that this Surah was revealed during the last Makkan stage of Prophethood:
1. V. 41 clearly shows that persecution had forced some Muslims to emigrate to Abyssinia before the revelation of this Surah.
2. It is evident from v. 106 that at that time the persecution of the Muslims was at its height and a problem had arisen where Muslims under persecution were being forced to utter words of blasphemy.
3. V. 112-114 clearly refer to the end of a seven year famine that had struck Makkah some years after the beginning of Prophethood.