And the Dawn as it breathes away the darkness;-
The slow “breathing out” of the darkness by the
Dawn, shows us, by beautiful imagery, that these
wonderful operations, of which people in their ignorance
are frightened if they have to do with darkness, are
really beneficent operations of Allah. They have nothing
to do with evil spirits, or witches, or magic. For three
questions were actually raised about the holy Prophet’s
Ministry by the ignorant.
• Did his wonderful works come from himself and
not from Allah?
• Was he possessed of an evil spirit? In other
words, was he mad? For that was the theory of
madness then current.
• Was he a soothsayer, or necromancer, or
magician? For he had virtues, powers and
eloquence, so extraordinary that they could not
Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 81 verse 18) Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (quran4u.com)