An Expression Of Divine Mercy

Maulana Abul Kalam AzadThe Tarjuman al-Qur’an1968

Repeatedly does the Qur’an emphasize that the delivery of Torah, the Bible and the Qur’an to man is an expression of divine mercy.

“And which (the Qur’an) is preceded by the Book of Moses, a guide and Mercy.”

Surah: Hud (Hud) – Chapter: 11 – Verse: 17

“O men! Now hath a warning come to you from your Lord, and a healing of what is in your breasts, and a guidance and a mercy to believers.

Say: through the grace of God and His mercy! And in this therefore let them rejoice: better is this than all ye amass.”

Surah: Yunus (Jonah) – Chapter: 10 – Verses: 57-58

“This is a clear proof for mankind, and a guidance and mercy to a people who are firm in faith.”

Surah: Al-Jathiyah (Kneeling) – Chapter: 45 – Verse: 20

“It is not enough for them that we have sent down to thee the Book to be recited to them? In this verily is a mercy and a reminder to those who believe.”

Surah: Al-Ankabut (The Spider) – Chapter: 29 – Verse: 51

Indeed on this basis, the Qur’an calls the Prophet of Islam as a Rahmat or mercy unto the whole world.

“We have not sent thee otherwise than as mercy unto all creatures.”

Surah: Al-Anbiya’ (The Prophets) – Chapter: 21 – Verse: 107