Interpretation of Sura an-Nur - Verse 64
Adopted from the book: "The Light of the Holy Qur'an - Interpretation of Sura an-Nur" by: "Sayyid Kamal Faghih Imani & a Group of Muslim Scholars"
64. "Beware! verily unto Allah belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. He does know what state you are upon; and (He knows) the Day when they shall be returned unto Him, then He will inform them of what they did; and Allah is Knower of all things."
Allah is surely the owner of all things and is aware of all intentions and thoughts; therefore, belief in Allah's awareness of man's deeds and thoughts prevents man from doing wrong actions.
In this noble verse a delicate and meaningful reference is made to the issue of Origin and Resurrection that is the motivation of obeying all divine orders. It, in fact guarantees the execution of all His orders and prohibitions, including those important ones that are mentioned throughout this Sura. The verse says:
"Beware! verily unto Allah belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth...."
He is the Lord Whose knowledge covers the entire world and, the verse continues saying:
"... He does know what state you are upon; ..."
All your deeds, your approach, your intention and opinion are known to Him.
All these matters are recorded on the page of knowledge. The verse says:
"... and (He knows) the Day when they shall be returned unto Him, then He will inform them of what they did; and Allah is Knower of all things."
It is worthy noting that emphasis is thrice put on Allah's awareness of men's deeds and this is for the sake that when man feels that someone is watching him ceaselessly, and nothing out of all his concealed and manifest things is hidden from him, this belief and opinion has got a very extraordinarily effect on him and it guarantees man to control him against these sins and deviations.
Oh Allah! May illuminate the lamp (Misbah) of our heart with the light of knowledge and faith and strengthen the niche (Mishkat) of our entity for protecting faith in us so that we may pave the straight path of Your prophets for the sake of Your consent and to be saved from any deviation under the aegis of Your favour as the extension of 'La Sharqiyyah Wa La Qarbiyyah' !
Oh Allah! May illuminate our eyes with the light of modesty, our heart with the light of cognition, our soul with the light of piety, and all our entity with the light of guidance and do save us from wandering around, ignorance, being entangled in the claws of Satan's temptations!
Oh Allah! May fortify fundaments of government of Islamic justice for executing Your prescribed punishments and protect our society from being immodest and indecent; and verily You are All-Powerful over everything.
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