Posted by: Haroon Rashid | June 15, 2012

Quranic Verse – The Prayer of Ibrahim (Abraham – peace be upon him) for Himself

The Prayer of Ibrahim (Abraham - peace be upon him) for Himself

Rab-bi hab lee Huk-maNw-wa ‘al-Hiq-nee bis-Šaa-li-Heen;”

My Lord! Bestow Hukm on me, and join me with the righteous.”

Surah Ash -Shu’ara (26:83)

Interpretation of the meaning (Tafsir Ibn Kathir):

The Prayer of Ibrahim for Himself:

Here Ibrahim, upon him be peace, asks his Lord to give him “Hukm” –  knowledge. “and join me with the righteous.” – means, `make me one of the righteous in this world and the Hereafter.’

This is like the words the Prophet said three times when he was dying: “O Allah, with the Exalted Companion (of Paradise)”

In the next Ayahs :

The Prayer of Ibrahim (Abraham - peace be upon him) for Himself (continued)

Waj-`al-lee li-saa-na Sid-qiN-fil-‘aa-khi-reen” “And grant me an honorable mention in later generations.” meaning, `cause me to be remembered in a good manner after my death, so that I will be spoken of and taken as a good example.’

Waj-`al-nee miNw-wa-ra-Sa-ti Jan-na-tin-Na-`eem.” “And make me one of the inheritors of the Paradise of Delight.” meaning,  `bless me in this world with honorable mention after I am gone, and in the Hereafter by making me one of the inheritors of the Paradise of Delight.

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