Surah al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) 49 : 17
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They consider (it) a favor
they have accepted Islam
consider a favor
has conferred a favor
He has guided you
to the faith
1. Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems[ edit ]
What makes faith doubly powerful is that it operates along the same line that the universe follows in its deep and surface parts. Indeed, all the powers that work in the universe follow a direction set by faith. Thus, as they move along their way, believers meet these powers in their great march to give the truth its victory over falsehood, no matter how powerful the latter may appear.
God certainly tells the truth as He says: "They think that they have bestowed a favour upon you by having embraced Islam. Say: Do not count your embrace of lslam a favour to me. It is indeed God who bestows a favour upon you by showing you the way to faith, if you are men of truth." (Verse 17) Indeed faith is the supreme favour that can only be granted by God the Bounteous to whomever He knows to be deserving of it.
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7. Period of Revelation[ edit ]
This Surah is a collection of the commandments and instructions sent down on different occasions. Moreover, the hadith also show that most of these commandments were sent down during the final stage of the Prophet’s life at Madinah. For instance, the commentators of the Qur’an state that verse 4 was sent down concerning the Bani Tamim. This deputation had arrived in Madinah and started calling out to the Prophet from outside the apartments (hujurat) of his wives, and according to all biographical books on the Prophet’s life this deputation had visited Madinah in 9 A.H. Likewise, verse 6, a large number of the hadith confirm that it was sent down concerning Walid bin Uqbah whom the Prophet had sent to collect the financial obligation (Zakah) from the Bani al-Mustaliq, and it is known that he had become a Muslim on the conquest of Makkah.