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Interpretation of Sura Maryam (Mary) - Verse 41

Abraham preaches Unity of Allah and exhorts his people to abstain from idol-worship

41. " And mention Abraham in the Book; verily he was a truthful man, a prophet."

Commentary

The Arabic term /siddiq/ is applied for both the person who verifies the truth very much, and the person whose all words and deeds are based upon truthfulness. Such a person acts according to what he says, and speaks according to what he acts.

This holy verse uncovers a part of the life of the hero of Monotheism, Abraham the Friend of God, and emphasizes that the invitation of this great prophet, as that of other Divine prophets, has begun from the point of Monotheism.

The verse implies that Abraham should be mentioned in this Book, the Qur'an, because he was a man of truth and an attester of the Divine teachings and commandments. He was a prophet of Allah, too. The verse says:

" And mention Abraham in the Book; verily he was a truthful man, a prophet."

In fact, this meaning is the most evident epithet of the godly prophets and the bringers of the Divine revelations that they do convey the command of Allah to the servants of God completely.

Adopted from the book : "The Light of the Holy Qur'an; Interpretation of Surah Maryam" by : "Sayyid Kamal Faghih Imani and a Group of Muslim Scholars"

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