Posted by: Haroon Rashid | September 6, 2012

Quranic Verse – To every nation – He sent a Messenger; All of the Messengers called their people to worship Allah (Alone)

“And We have indeed sent a Messenger to every Ummah (community, nation) (saying): “Worship Allah (Alone), and shun the Taghut (all false deities). ” Then among them were some whom Allah guided, and among them were some who deserved to be left to stray. So travel through the land and see the end of those who denied (the truth)”

Surah An-Nahl (16:36)

Interpretation of the meaning (Tafsir Ibn Kathir):

To every nation – He sent a Messenger; All of the Messengers called their people to worship Allah (Alone):

And We have indeed sent a Messenger to every Ummah (community, nation)” – To every nation – that is, to every generation, to every community of people – He sent a Messenger.Allah continued sending Messengers to mankind with this Message, from the first incidence of Shirk that appeared among the Children of Adam, in the people to whom Nuh was sent – the first Messenger sent by Allah to the people of this earth – until He sent the final Messenger, Muhammad , whose call was addressed to both men and Jinn, in the east and in the west.

“Worship Allah (Alone), and shun the Taghut (all false deities).” – All of the Messengers called their people to worship Allah (Alone) as well as forbidding them from worshipping anything or anybody except for Him.

All of the Messengers brought the same Message, as Allah says:

“And We did not send any Messenger before you (O Muhammad) but We revealed to him (saying): None has the right to be worshipped but I (Allah), so worship Me (alone and none else).” (21:25)

“And ask (O Muhammad) those Messengers of Ours whom We sent before you: “Did We ever appointed to be worshipped besides the Most Gracious (Allah)” (43:45)

Then Allah informs us that He rebuked them with punishment in this world, after the Messengers issued their warning, thus He says:

“Then among them were some whom Allah guided, and among them were some who deserved to be left to stray. So travel through the land and see the end of those who denied (the truth).” – This means: ask about what happened to those who went against the Messengers and rejected the truth, see how:

“Allah destroyed them completely, and a similar (end awaits) the disbelievers.” (47:10) and,

“And indeed those before them belied (the Messengers of Allah), so then how terrible was My denial (punishment)” (67:18)

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