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90:3 And (the mystic ties of) parent and child

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And (the mystic ties of) parent and child;-

A parent loves a child: ordinarily the father is
proud and the mother, in spite of her birth-pains,
experiences supreme joy when the child is born. But in
abnormal circumstances there may be misunderstanding,
even hatred between parent and child. So Makkah cast
out her most glorious son, but it was only for a time.
Makkah was sound at heart; only her power had been
usurped by an ignorant autocracy which passed away,
and Makkah was to receive back her glory at the hands
of the son whom she had rejected but whom she
welcomed back later. And Makkah retains for all time her
sacred character as the centre of Islam.


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 90 verse 3) Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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