سُوۡرَةُ الکهف

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَنزَلَ عَلَىٰ عَبۡدِهِ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ وَلَمۡ يَجۡعَل لَّهُ ۥ عِوَجَاۜ (١)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Praise be to Allah Who hath revealed the Scripture unto His slave, and hath not placed therein any crookedness, (1)

Tafseer translated from Dr Farhat Hashmi:

To praise humans we say “madah” because all capabilities are made by Allah thus in the final analysis all “praise “ is for Allah, thus it is called Al Hamd which connotes respect, honor and love.

Allah Subhanawataala is purified from everything,

When humans praise humans (madah) respect is not always there.

Kamaal, azmat and tazeem is enveloped in “Alhamdollillah”

All praise is for Allah.

Alhamdollillah (Allah is His specific name, the others are attributes).

He Subhanawataala for whom is all praise who revealed his book on His slave (abd) This is a title of extreme honor when Prophet Muhammad pbuh is designated as the abd of Allah by Allah.

Three places Prophet Muhammad is given the title as abd: surah Baqara, Surah Bani Israel (ayah one) Surah Kahf, Allah Subhanawataala has honored him with his book and taking him to the far away mosque.

End tafseer

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