Islamic Peace: Meaning of Surah Al-Kafirun ~ Hi all readers! Surah al-Kafirun is one of the suras in the Quran. In general, the surah explains the divinity. The concept of God in Islam is different from the concept of God in other religions. Thus, the God that must be worshiped by Muslims is different from God that must be worshiped by non-Muslims. But there are many things we must know about this surah. That’s why I wrote this article. So, if you want to know about it, then you should read this article to the end.
I need to explain before, that in Surah al-Kafirun there are six verses, twenty-six sentences and seventy-four letters. The contents of Surah al-Kafirun are as follows;
قُلۡ يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلۡكَٰفِرُونَ ١ لَآ أَعۡبُدُ مَا تَعۡبُدُونَ ٢ وَلَآ أَنتُمۡ عَٰبِدُونَ مَآ أَعۡبُدُ ٣ وَلَآ أَنَا۠ عَابِدٞ مَّا عَبَدتُّمۡ ٤ وَلَآ أَنتُمۡ عَٰبِدُونَ مَآ أَعۡبُدُ ٥ لَكُمۡ دِينُكُمۡ وَلِيَ دِينِ ٦
Say, “O disbelievers  I don’t worship what you worship  Nor are you worshipers of what I worship  Nor will I be worshipers of what you worship  Nor will you be worshipers of what I worship  For you is your religion, and for me is my religion . ” (Al-Kafirun ; 1-6).
(قُلۡ) The point is, “Say, O Allah’s most noble Messenger!” What is meant by Allah’s most noble messenger is the Prophet Muhammad.
(يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلۡكَٰفِرُونَ) It is reported that Walid bin Mughirah, Ash bin Wail, Aswad bin Abdul Muttallib, and Umaiyah bin Khalaf once said to the Prophet Muhammad, “O Muhammad! Come over So that we worship your Lord for some time and you worship our gods for some time, so that peace can be established between us and you, and that our hostility may disappear. If your case is good, then we will partake of it, and if our case is good, then you will take part of it. ” After that Allah sent down Surah al-Kafirun. Thus, the incident was the cause of the fall of this surah.
(لَآ أَعۡبُدُ مَا تَعۡبُدُونَ) The point is, “That I will not worship the idols that you worship.”
(وَلَآ أَنتُمۡ عَٰبِدُونَ مَآ أَعۡبُدُ) The point is, “That you also will not worship the God I worship).
(وَلَآ أَنَا۠ عَابِدٞ مَّا عَبَدتُّمۡ) The point is, “That in the past I never worshiped the idols that you worshiped. So, how can I worship it all at this time. “
(وَلَآ أَنتُمۡ عَٰبِدُونَ مَآ أَعۡبُدُ) The point is, “That you will never worship the God I worship.”
(لَكُمۡ دِينُكُمۡ) The point is, “That you have your religious teachings and you worship your god as taught by my religion.”
(وَلِيَ دِينِ) The point is, “That I have the teachings of my religion and I worship my God as taught by my religion.”
All Readers! That is a brief explanation of the meaning of surah al-Kafirun. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you in the next article!