Surah Fatir (The Creator ) 35 : 32
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We caused to inherit
We have chosen
(is he) who wrongs
(is he who is) moderate
(is he who is) foremost
in good deeds
1. Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems[ edit ]
Such is this book, and God has given it to the Muslim community as its heritage. He has chosen this community to be its heir, as He states in His book: “We have given this Book to such of Our servants as We choose.” The Muslim community should know from these words that it has been given a position of honour by God. It should also realize that the responsibility it shoulders as a result is of great importance. It is a responsibility which assigns duties that have to be fulfilled. Will the Muslim community listen and respond?
God has honoured the Muslim community. He has chosen it to be the heir to His message, and He has graced it with a favourable reward, even for those who do not perform well.
The group mentioned first, probably because it is the majority, are the ones who wrong their own souls,’ by doing more had things than good, and the second have a balance between the two, following ‘a middle course,’ while the third are "foremost in deeds of goodness," having a preponderance of these. However, God’s grace is bestowed on all three, leading them all to heaven where they experience the bliss described in the verses that follow.
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7. Period of Revelation[ edit ]
The internal evidence of the style shows that the period of the revelation of this Surah is probably the middle Makkan period when antagonism had grown quite strong so every sort of mischief was being adopted to frustrate the mission of the Prophet.