Quranic Inspiration 209

Quranic Inspiration 209

If you disbelieve – indeed, Allah is Free from need of you. And He does not approve for His servants disbelief. And if you are grateful, He approves it for you; and no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. Then to your Lord is your return, and He will inform you about what you used to do. Indeed, He is Knowing of that within the breasts.

Chapter 39 Az-Zumar : Verse 7

Explanatory Notes:

Allah hates Disbelief and is pleased with Gratitude

Allah tells us that He is Independent and has no need of anything in creation. This is like the Ayah in which Musa, peace be upon him, says:

(“If you disbelieve, you and all on earth together, then verily, Allah is Rich, Owner of all praise.”) (14:8). In Sahih Muslim, it says:

(“O My servants, if the first and the last of you, men and Jinn alike, were all to be as evil as the most evil man among you, that would not diminish from My sovereignty in the least.”)

(He likes not disbelief for His servants.) means, He does not like it and He does not enjoin it.

(And if you are grateful, He is pleased therewith for you.) means: He likes this for you and He will increase His favor upon you.

(No bearer of burdens shall bear the burden of another. ) means, no person can bear anything for another; each person will be asked about his own affairs.

(Then to your Lord is your return, and He will inform you what you used to do. Verily, He is the All-Knower of that which is in breasts.) means, nothing whatsoever is hidden from Him.

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