Surah al-Anbiya' (The Prophets ) 21 : 48

وَلَقَدْ ءَاتَيْنَا مُوسَىٰ وَهَٰرُونَ ٱلْفُرْقَانَ وَضِيَآءً وَذِكْرًا لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ

Translations

 
 Muhsin Khan
 Pickthall
 Yusuf Ali
Quran Project
And We had already given Moses and Aaron the criterion and an illumination and a reminder for the righteous

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Explanatory Note

We saw earlier in the sūrah how the Arab unbelievers used to ridicule God’s Messenger (peace be upon him) on account of his being human. They also denied God’s revelations, describing them as sorcery, poetry or mere fabrication. Now the sūrah shows that sending human messengers is a consistent norm, and it proceeds to give examples of such. Furthermore, the fact that God bestows books on His messengers is not a strange occurrence. For Moses and Aaron were also given a book by Him. Their book is here called ‘al-Furqān’, which is the same description given to the Qur’ān. Thus, unity can be seen even in the names of these revealed books. All such books are revealed by God so as to serve as a standard distinguishing right from wrong, truth from falsehood, guidance from deviation. They also make clear the difference between ways of life. As such, each is a criterion for judgement. This is the quality which applies to both the Torah and the Qur’ān.

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7. Period of Revelation

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According to  Ibn Attiyah and Qurtubi there is consensus on this Surah being a Makki Surah -

"Both the subject matter and the style of the Surah indicate that it was sent down in the third stage of the life of the Prophet at Makkah" [Ref: Mawdudi]

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