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 Total Ayat 135
 
 Total Words 1334
 
  Root Words 334
 
Unique Root Words 14
Naming Convention of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 03/03/2016

Surah TaHa takes its name after the disjointed letters from the first Ayat.

It has 135 ayat.

 
 
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Central Theme [ edit ] Last edited: 01/02/2017
  • The Muslim have been advised to learn lessons from the life of Musa and his struggle against the Pharaoh of his time

This Surah begins by defining the purpose of the revelation of the Qur’an: “(O Muhammad) We have not sent down to you the Qur’an that you be distressed but only as a reminder for those who fear [God]. A revelation from He who created the earth and highest heavens.

After this introduction the Surah abruptly moves on to relate the story of Prophet Moses without any apparent relevancy and without even hinting at its applicability to the events of the period. However if we read between the lines we realise that the discourse is addressed very relevantly to the people of Makkah. But before we explain the hidden meaning of the discourse we must keep in view the fact that the Arabs in general acknowledged Moses as a Prophet of God. This was because they had been influenced by the large number of the Jews around them and by the neighbouring Christian kingdoms. Now let us state those things which are hidden between the lines of the story:

  1. God does not appoint a Prophet by celebrating the occasion in a formal ceremony to announce that such a person is being appointed as a Prophet. On the contrary, He bestows Prophethood in a confidential manner just as He did in the case of Prophet Moses. Therefore you should not consider it strange if Muhammad has suddenly been appointed as a Prophet, without any public proclamation.
  2. The fundamental principles presented by Prophet Muhammad, Monotheism (Tawhid) and the Hereafter are just the same as were taught to Prophet Moses.
  3. Prophet Muhammad has been made the envoy of the message to the people of Quraysh, just as Prophet Moses was entrusted with the mission to go to Pharaoh. These are the mysterious ways of God. He catches hold of a wayfarer of Midian on his way to Egypt and says Go and fight with the greatest tyrant of the time. He did not provide him with armies and provisions for this mission. The only thing He did was to appoint his brother as his assistant at his request.
  4. The people of Makkah are reminded that Pharaoh employed the same devices against Prophet Moses as they are employing against Prophet Muhammad; jest, objections, accusations and cruel persecutions. It should also be noted that God’s Prophet was victorious over Pharaoh who possessed large armies. Incidentally the Muslims have been comforted that they should not be afraid of fighting against the Quraysh despite the fearful odds, for victory is from God. At the same time the Muslims have been exhorted to follow the excellent example of the magicians of Egypt who converted and remained steadfast in their Faith, though Pharaoh threatened them with horrible vengeance.
  5. An incident from the story of the Israelites has been cited to show in what ridiculous manner the idolatry of false gods and goddesses starts and that the Prophets of God do not tolerate even the slightest tinge of this preposterous practice. Likewise Prophet Muhammad is following the former Prophets in opposing polytheism (Shirk) and idol worship.

Thus the story of Moses has been used to throw light on all those matters which were connected with the conflict between the Prophet and the Quraysh. Then at the end of the story the Quraysh have been briefly admonished, stating that the Qur’an has been sent down in their Arabic language for their own good. If they listen to it and follow its admonition, they will be doing so for their own good but if they reject it, they will be met with an evil end.”

After this the story of Prophet Adam has been narrated, as if to tell the Quraysh that they are following the way of Satan, whereas the right way for a man is to follow his father Adam. Adam was beguiled by Satan, but when he realised his error, he plainly confessed it and repented and again turned back to the service of God and won His favour. On the other hand, if a person follows Satan and sticks to his error stubbornly inspite of admonition, he only harms himself.

In the end, the Prophet and the Muslims have been advised not to be impatient in regard to the punishment to the disbelievers, since God has His Own plan concerning them. He does not seize them at once but gives them sufficient respite. Therefore you should not grow impatient but bear the persecutions with fortitude and go on conveying the Message.”

In this connection, great emphasis has been laid on prayer (salah) so that it may create in the believers the virtues of patience, forbearance, contentment, resignation to the will of God and self analysis, for these are greatly needed in the service of the message of truth.

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Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Connection between the beginning and the ending of the Surah [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
  • The reminder [dhikr] for those fear Allah -  إِلَّا تَذْكِرَةً لِّمَن يَخْشَىٰ "But only as a reminder for those who fear [Allah]." [20:3]
  • Turning away from His dhikr [reminder] will cause depression -  وَمَنْ أَعْرَضَ عَن ذِكْرِي فَإِنَّ لَهُ مَعِيشَةً ضَنكًا وَنَحْشُرُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ أَعْمَىٰ "And whoever turns away from My remembrance - indeed, he will have a depressed life, and We will gather him on the Day of Resurrection blind." [20:124]
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Connection of the Surah to the Surah before/after it [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
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Lessons/Guidance/Major-Issues/Reflections [ edit ] Last edited: 04/03/2016
  • The Qur'an is but a reminder for those who fear Allah.
  • In the Hereafter, the life of this world shall appear to be no more than a day or a part of a day.
  • Story of the Prophet Musa (pbuh) as a Rasool towards Fir'on and his chiefs.
  • Famous prayer of the Prophet Musa (pbuh) before starting his mission.
  • Dialogue between the Prophet Musa (pbuh) and Fir'on.
  • Confrontation of the Prophet Musa (pbuh) and Fir'on's magicians, who after witnessing the miracles accepted Islam.
  • A scene from the Day of Judgement.
  • The Qur'an is sent in the Arabic language for easy understanding, so read it and say: "O Rabb increase my knowledge."
  • The story of Adam's creation and Shaitan's temptations.
  • Those who do not read The Qur'an and follow its directions shall be raised to life as blind people on the Day of Resurrection.
  • Do not envy others their worldly riches.
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External Links [ edit ] Last edited: 01/10/2016
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