Tafsir of surat al-Kafirun

دار نيـقـوسـيــا

TAFSIR

of

SURAT AL-KAFIRUN[1]

Abbreviations:

  1. swt (سبحانه و تعالى).
  2. saw (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
  3. as (عليه السلام).

Context:

  • The Meccan Arabs used to believe in Allah (swt) but had lost the significance of that name (hence making Him a dues otiosus).[2]
  • The Meccan Arabs knew of and acknowledged Allah (swt) and even claimed to be adhering to the original teaching of Ibrahim (as) but had incorporated Allah into a pantheon of deities (lesser ‘gods’ which were primarily al-Lat[3], al-`Uzza[4] and Manat[5]).
  • They even believed to be better guided than the Christians and Jews inhabiting Mecca and the surrounding localities who preached Jesus was the son of God whereas the Arabs believed that Angels and Jinn were His offspring. This was the paradox of their polytheism.
  • When the Messenger of Allah (saw) presented Islam to them…

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