The Meaning of al-Kawthar


The Meaning of al-Kawthar

{ إِنَّآ أَعْطَيْنَاكَ ٱلْكَوْثَرَ }

And from his narration on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas that he said about the interpretation of Allah’s saying (Lo! We have given thee Abundance): ‘(Lo! We have given thee Abundance) He says: We have given you, O Muhammad, abundant good and included in this abundant good is the Qur’an; it is also said that Abundance (al-Kawthar) refers to a river in Paradise which was given to Muhammad (pbuh);
 
{ فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَٱنْحَرْ }

(So pray unto thy Lord) in gratitude for that, (and sacrifice) face towards the Qiblah when immolating your sacrifice; it is also said this means: put your right hand on the left hand when in prayer; and it is also said this means: complete your bowing and prostration such that your upper part of the chest is plain; and it is also said that this means: pray to your Lord on the day of immolation and offer a sacrifice.
 
{ إِنَّ شَانِئَكَ هُوَ ٱلأَبْتَرُ }

(Lo! It is thy insulter) the one who despises you ((and not thou) who is without posterity) he will be without family, children, wealth or any goodness; he will not be mentioned after his death, i.e. al-‘As Ibn Wa’il al-Sahmi, while you will be mentioned with every good. This is because, when his son ‘Abdullah died, they said: “Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is without posterity”.’

Responses

  1. as salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatu Llah barak Allahu fikum for this article and this beautiful website ! See also this wonderful article in french about the Tafseer of Surat Al Kawthar by Al Qadi ‘Iyad and Abul Barakat An Nasafi : http://www.at-tawhid.net/article-tafsir-sourate-108—al-kawthar-al-qadi-iyad-et-abul-barakat-an-nasafi-103909507.html

    • Wa’alaikum Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh Sidi , MashahAllah your website is amazing also.

      JazakAllah Khair

  2. just fantastic


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