UMMAH: Surah HUD 11:8

Ummat e Muslimah in tawaf

Ummat e Muslimah in tawaf

Surah Hud 11:8

وَلَن أَخَّرنَا عَنہُمُ ٱلعَذَابَ إِلَى أُمَّةٍ مَّعدُودَةٍ لَّيَقُولُنَّ مَا يَحبِسُهُ  أَلَا يَومَ يَأتِيهِم لَيسَ مَصرُوفًا عَنہُم وَحَاقَ بِہِم مَّا كَانُواْ بِهِ يَستَہزِءُونَ

YusufAli’s English translation:

If We delay the Penalty for them for a definite term, they are sure to say “What keeps it back?” Ah! on the day it (actually) reaches them, nothing will turn it away from them, and they will be completely encircled by that which they used to mock at! (8)

Ummah is used to define many concepts: (Translated from the tafseer of Dr. Farhat Hashmi)

The word Ummah comes from Um which means mother (children of the same mother, though not literally)
1.    a group who shares the same ideology,.
2.    A Jamaat (a group of similar minded people, birds or animals) eg. Ummah e  muslimah.
3.    It is also used for a person with many qualities eg. Ibrahim (AS) (kana ummatan)
4.    People from a certain era.
5.    A prescribed term (used in this ayah)
6.    A Millat or Deen

End tafseer

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