Thursday, 3 May 2012

Go To Fir` awn!

“Go to Pharaoh (Fir’ awn), indeed he has rebelled. But speak to him mildly, that he might be reminded or fear (Allah).” Surah Ta-Ha v.43-44.

It is said that one of the later Caliphs was performing Tawaaf when a scholar reproached him harshly. The Caliph (Khalifa) protested, “Look! Neither am I worse than Fir` awn nor are you better than Musa (as). Allah (the Almighty and Exalted) said, ‘speak to him mildly.’”

Commentary taken from Tafsir Ishraq al-Ma’ani by Sayyid Iqbal Zaheer. Translation taken (with slight alterations) from Khan and Hilali’s Noble Qur’an.

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