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20:114 Knowledge is Incomplete

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High above all is Allah, the King, the Truth! Be not in haste with the Qur’an before its revelation to thee is completed, but say, “O my Lord! advance me in knowledge.”

Allah is above every human event or desire. His
purpose is universal. But He is the Truth, the absolute
Truth; and His kingdom is the true kingdom, that can
carry out its will.
That Truth unfolds itself gradually, as it did in the
gradual revelation of the Quran to the holy Prophet. But
even after it was completed in a volume, its true
meaning and purpose only gradually unfold themselves
to any given individual or nation. No one should be
impatient about it.
On the contrary, we should always pray for increase in
our own knowledge, which can never at any given
moment be complete.


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 20 verse 114)Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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