Category Archives: Surat-Hud

Surat-Hud 2-12 v. 1-12


V. 1-12

Surat- Hud is different than Surat-Yunus, it is a very focused Surah. It is named for the Prophet Hud (AS) who came after Nuh (AS) and was sent to his people ‘Ad. ‘Ad was a powerful civilization militarily, and they were advanced for their time, but they were confused about Allah (SWT) and didn’t know who to worship. Allah (SWT) uses the word brother to describe Hud (AS), to say Hud was sent to his brothers ‘Ad. Allah (SWT) uses the word brother to show the love and caring the Prophet had for his people. read more

Surat-Hud 2-19 V. 12-22


V. 12-22

Really Surat-Hud, should be called the Surah that has the story of Hud being narrated, this is the same for other surahs, like Surat-Yusuf, or Yunus, (AS). This surah has more than the story of Hud (AS), but his story gives us the  focus of the surah. The theme is found in verse 88 when Shu’aib says to his people “Oh my people tell me if I have clear evidence and sustenance from my Lord, should I mix it with the unlawful things, If I did I would be a wrongdoer, I only desire reform to the best of my power and my guidance cannot come except from Allah, in Allah I put my trust, and to Him I repent.” read more

Surat-Hud 2-26 v. 17-27


V. 17-27

The theme of this Surah is IslaH, -the objective of Prophets in reforming, empowering, and guiding their nations. This surah presents us models of IslaH, we see examples in the stories of Nuh, and Musa (AS), but the detailed model is in the story of Shu’aib (AS).

If we want to classify ourselves as Da’iyah or a reformer of the Ummah, we have to study the examples of these Prophets (AS). Before we can start we must be aware of the conditions of the people we are trying to reform this is what we learn from v. 17-25. read more

Surat-Hud 3-4 v. 17-31


V. 17-31

V. 17-24- Can they be like those who have clear revelations from their Rabb and to whom a witness from Himself recites it, and they have the Book of Musa before them-a guidance and a blessing? Such people will believe in this, but those groups who do not believe shall have their promised place in the Hellfire. So, do not be in any doubt about it; it is the Truth from your Rabb, even though many people do not believe so.” “Who can be more wrong than the one who forges a lie against Allah? Such people will be brought before their Rabb and the witnesses will say: “These are the ones who lied against their Rabb” Beware! The curse of Allah is on these wrongdoers who hinder others from the path of Allah and seek to make it crooked, and who deny the hereafter. They cannot frustrate Allah on earth and there is none to protect them besides Allah. Their punishment shall be doubled, for they could neither hear (the Truth) nor see (the Truth). They are the ones who have lost their own souls, and the falsehood they invented have left them in the lurch. No doubt they will be the greatest losers in the Hereafter. As for those who believe and do good deeds and humble themselves before their Rabb, they will be the residents of paradise to live therein forever. The example of these two groups is like one person who is blind and deaf, and one person who can see and hear. Are they equal when compared? Will you not learn a lesson from this example? read more

Surat-Hud 3-11 V. 25-44


V. 25-44

We are in the Story of Nuh (AS) and we have gone over two phases of his story:

  1. Assessment of his nation
  2. Delivery of the Message

We must follow this example of Nuh (AS) if we want to reform the people. First we have to find the starting point. Just like if we wish to enter a building, we have to find the entrance. If we find the entrance when dealing with the people we will be more likely to be effective in reaching our goal. The next lesson is to focus on the root of the problem. The root of our problems in the world is mankind. If the people are reformed then the rest of life will follow. Where do we start with human beings since they are so diverse? Nuh (AS) started with the number one priority, telling them to worship none but Allah (SWT). When human beings realize that Allah (SWT) alone is the only one worthy of worship this will lead to a chain reaction that will reform the entire society. read more

Surat-Hud 3-18 V. 42-60


V. 42-60

The theme of Surat- Hud is reformation. When we say reformation it is the reformation of nations, not the religion. Only Allah (SWT) is qualified to reform the religion, and Islam we know because Allah (SWT) said, is perfect. Those who call for reform of Islam are either insincere with ulterior motives, or ignorant. This idea of reforming religions come from the Christians who had the Protestant reformation after the renaissance, since this appeared to make life better in Europe, people think the same is needed for all religions, but this is not the case for Islam. The Deen of Allah (SWT) never changed, only the way of applying the Deen changed in the past, but when changes in application were needed Allah (SWT) sent Messengers to do so. read more

Surat-Hud 3-25 V. 58-76


V. 58-76

V. 58-60- “When Our Judgment came to pass, We (Allah) saved Hud and those who believed with him through a special grace from Us-We did save them from a horrifying scourge. Such were the people of ‘Ad. They denied the revelations of their Rabb, and disobeyed His Rasool, and followed the command of every stubborn oppressor. They were followed by a curse in this world and cursed they will be on the Day of Resurrection. Beware! ‘Ad denied their Rabb. Beware! Gone are the people of ‘Ad, the people of Hud.” read more

Surat-Hud 4-1 V. 74-83


V. 74-83

V. 74- 76- “When the fear of Ibraheem was gone as the good news came to him, he began to plead with Us for the people of Lut. Indeed Ibraheem was forbearing, used to invoke Allah with humility and repentant. (The angels) said: “Oh Ibraheem! Leave this topic. The decree of your Rabb has already been issued, now there must come to them a punishment that cannot be averted!”

Surat-Hud 4-8 V. 84-93


V. 84-93

Today we are getting to the core of the stories of these Prophets (AS), the core of the theme of the Surah, IslaH-Reforming nations. The core of this is found in the story of Shu’aib (AS). This story is narrated mainly in two surahs, in Surat-Al-Arraf, and in Surat Hud. We will look at both surahs to help gather the complete method the Prophets (AS) used to reform their nations. This knowledge is definitely needed in our times and in all times.

Surat- Hud 4-22 V. 84-95, 112


V. 84-95, 112

The story of Shu’aib has been presented in this story in detail to summarize the techniques or methods used by prophets to reform their nations. The people of Midyan were destroyed with a harsh punishment due to their reaction to Shu’aib, they said they would compel Shu’aib (AS) to return to their deen, or they would kill him, or they would expel him. Midyan’s punishment was a combination of previous punishments sent to other nations, their punishment was the harshest because after getting the Message so eloquently the people not only rejected the Message, but they threatened and planned to carry out their threat against Shu’aib (AS). read more