A Warning to the Family of Fir’awn: Sheikh Saalih Aal al-Sheikh

The following points of benefit were taken from the social media pages of sheikh Saalih Aal al-Sheikh:

قال تعالى:”ولقد جاء ءال فرعون النذر” والآل ترجع إلى من تبع الرجل في دينه، وآل فرعون من كان على ملة فرعون وعلى دينه.ـ

Allah said:

وَلَقَدْ جَاءَ آلَ فِرْعَوْنَ النُّذُرُ

And a warning certainly came to the Aal Fir’awn [54:41]

and word aal [literally “family/relatives”] refers to whoever follows a person in terms of his religion. So the Aal Fir’awn are whoever was upon the religion and way of life of Fir’awn.

قال تعالى:”ولقد جاء ءال فرعون النذر” لم يذكر البشارة لأنَّ القوم ما هم عليه من الشرك والكفر يستلزم الإنذار والتخويف.ـ

Allah said:

وَلَقَدْ جَاءَ آلَ فِرْعَوْنَ النُّذُرُ

And a warning certainly came to the Aal Fir’awn [54:41]

Allah did not make any mention of glad-tidings in this instance because the shirk and kufr that the people were practicing entails the need to warn and create a fear of punishment in them.

عرض البشائر دون النذر، لا يوافق منهج الأنبياء، بل كان يخوفون من خالف طريق الرسل، ويبشرون من قبل الرسالة.ـ

Offering glad tidings without any accompanying warning is not in conformity with the way of the Prophets. Rather, they used to incite fear in those who opposed the way of the messengers and offer glad tidings to those who accepted the message.

[As found on the official Twitter account of Sheikh Saalih Aal al-Sheikh here, here and here]

See also: The Story of the Town by the Sea: Tafsir al-Sa’di

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