Interpretation of Sura Maryam (Mary) - Verse 48
48. " And I will withdraw from you and what you call on besides Allah, and I will call upon my Lord: may be I shall not remain unblessed in calling upon my Lord."
In this holy verse, Allah, the Exalted, states the words of Abraham (a.s.) as follows:
"And I will withdraw from you and what you call on besides Allah, and I will call upon my Lord: may be I shall not remain unblessed in calling upon my Lord."
This verse, in one side, indicates the courtesy of Abraham unto his uncle, 'A-zar, that when he said: "Be gone from me", Abraham accepted; and, on the other side, it defines his conclusiveness in his belief. Abraham impliedly says that his separation from him ('A-zar) is not for the reason that he has renounced his firm belief in Monotheism, but it is for the lack of preparation in 'A-zar unto accepting the truth.
However, Abraham announces that if he calls upon his Lord, He answers him, but how miserable they are that they call upon some more miserable ones than themselves who never answer their prayer, nor they even hear them.
Those young people who live among some deluded families, should follow the line of Abraham:
1. Invitation together with courtesy: "O my father."
2. Sympathy accompanied with logic: "Why do you worship".
3. Warning followed by prayer: "I fear… I will seek forgiveness for you". Greeting together with seeking forgiveness: "Peace be upon you. I will ask my Lord to forgive you …". And, at the end, separation: "I will withdraw from you…".
4. Among the last stages of 'forbidding from doing evils' there is breaking a communication: "And I will withdraw from you …". If we are not able to change the defective environment, at least, we must leave it.
5. One of the fundamental principals of the godly schools is repudiation from infidels, since repudiation is before mastership. At first, we must separate from infidelity, false deity, and corruption, then we may join the truth.
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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