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Then spread abroad a Message,

If we understand the reference to Prophets or
Messengers of Allah, or the verses of Revelation which
would be particularly appropriate for verses 5-6, we also
get a satisfactory solution of the Allegory.

  1. The Prophets have followed one another in a series:
    the verses of the Quran came, one after another as
    needed; in both cases it was for man’s spiritual
  2. they caused great disturbance in a spiritual decadent
    world; they pulled down evil institutions root and
    branch, and substituted new ones;
  3. they proclaimed their truths far and wide, without
    fear and without favour;
  4. through them were sorted out men of Faith and
    rebels against Allah’s Law; and
  5. they gave a Message, through which just men were
    justified through repentance, and evil men were
    warned of their sins.
    Some Commentators take one or other of these
    allegories, and some apply one allegory to a few of these
    verses, and another to another few.
    In my opinion the Allegory is wide enough to
    comprehend all the meanings which I have sketched. I
    wish a translation could do justice to those marvelously
    terse sentences in the original


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 77 verse 5) Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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