“So Flee to Allah”: Tafsir al-Sa’di

Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, says in surah al-Dhaariyat:

 فَفِرُّ‌وا إِلَى اللَّـهِ

So flee to Allah [51:50]

Sheikh ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sa’di said in his tafsir:

 وهو الفرار إليه أي: الفرار مما يكرهه الله ظاهرًا وباطنًا، إلى ما يحبه، ظاهرًا وباطنًا، فرار من الجهل إلى العلم، ومن الكفر إلى الإيمان، ومن المعصية إلى الطاعة، و من الغفلة إلى ذكر الله فمن استكمل هذه الأمور، فقد استكمل الدين كله وقد زال عنه المرهوب، وحصل له، نهاية المراد والمطلوب.ـ

Fleeing to Allah means: fleeing from what Allah dislikes in terms of both open deeds and hidden deeds to what is beloved to Him in terms of both open deeds and hidden deeds – fleeing from ignorance to knowledge, from al-kufr to al-eemaan, from disobedience to obedience, and from heedlessness to remembrance of Allah.

So whoever perfects these matters, then he has perfected his deen completely. And the fear has left him, so by this he achieves his intended aim and desired objective.

وسمى الله الرجوع إليه، فرارَا، لأن في الرجوع لغيره، أنواع المخاوف والمكاره، وفي الرجوع إليه، أنواع المحاب والأمن، [والسرور] والسعادة والفوز.

And Allah called returning to him “fleeing” because in returning to other than Him there is fear and aversion, and in returning to Him there are all types of love, trust, pleasure, happiness and success.

[Taysir al-Kareem al-Rahman pg 958]

See also: An Overview of Surah al-Dhariyat (51): Ibn Taymiyah

See also: I did not Create the Jinn and Mankind Except to Worship Me: Tafsir al-Sa’di

See also: Ibn al-Qayyim’s Model for Contemplating the Qur’an

3 thoughts on ““So Flee to Allah”: Tafsir al-Sa’di

  1. Pingback: An Overview of Surah al-Dhariyat (51): Ibn Taymiyah | Tulayhah

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