Surah al-`Ankabut (The Spider ) 29 : 44
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and the earth
(is) surely a Sign
for the believers
1. Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems[ edit ]
This great truth, stated in full clarity, is then linked to the main truth apparent in the design of the universe. This follows the Qur’ānic method of linking all facts to that main truth. In perfect harmony with the rest of the sūrah, this verse enhances the real link between different realities and the main truth that lies behind the creation of the heavens and the earth. It is this truth that maintains the universe according to a fine and accurate system which never fails or allows inner conflict.
“Indeed, in this there is a sign for people who believe.” These are the believers whose hearts respond to the signs God has placed in all aspects of creation. These are clearly seen in the harmony apparent in the universe. All is part of a consistent system despite its seeming diversity. It is only believers who perceive these signs and appreciate them, because their eyes and hearts remain open.
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7. Period of Revelation[ edit ]
"Verses 56 to 60 clearly show that this Surah was sent down a little before the migration to Abyssinia, during the period of extreme persecution of the Muslims at Makkah. This is supported by the subject matter as well. The disbelievers were opposing Islam and the new Muslims were being subjected to severe torture and oppression. Such were the conditions when God sent down this Surah to strengthen and encourage the Muslims, as well as to admonish the hypocrites. The disbelievers of Makkah were also threatened not to invite a similar fate to the past nations that denied the truth." [Ref: Mawdudi]