Surah Al-Isra (The Night Journey ) 17 : 41
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We have explained
that they may take heed
it increases them
1. Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems[ edit ]
“We have certainly explained things in various ways in this Qur’ān, so that they may take it to heart, but it only increases their aversion.” (Verse 41)
The Qur’ān preaches the faith of God’s oneness, presenting it in a variety of ways, styles and methods, so that people may ‘take warning’. Indeed accepting the faith based on God’s oneness does not require more than a reminder and a reference to uncorrupted human nature. It only needs to reflect on the various signs presented in the universe. But they only grow in their aversion to this faith whenever they listen to the Qur’ān. They show that they are averse to the faith the Qur’ān preaches, and averse to the Qur’ān itself, lest it clearly show the fallacy of their erroneous beliefs based on myth and superstition.
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7. Period of Revelation[ edit ]
The very first verse indicates that this Surah was revealed on the occasion of the ascension (Mi’raj). According to the narrations (hadith) on the life of the Prophet, this event happened one year before migration (Hijrah). Thus this Surah was revealed in the last stage of Prophethood in Makkah.
8. Reasons for Revelation[ edit ]
The Prophet had been propagating Monotheism (Tawhid) for twelve years now. In spite of all the opposition, Islam had spread to every corner of Arabia and there was hardly a clan which had not been influenced by the invitation. In Makkah itself, the true Believers had formed themselves into a small community. A large number of the people from the Aws and Khazraj tribes (two influential clans of Madinah) had also now accepted Islam. Thus the time had come for the Muslims to emigrate from Makkah to Madinah, at behest of the Aws and Khazraj to establish an Islamic state.