Tafsir of Surah Al-`Ankabut

Q 2: Allah (Exalted be He) says in Surah Al-‘Ankabut (the meanings of which are translated as): ...but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spider’s house — if they but knew. What is the explanation of this? Please enlighten us, may Allah enlighten you and guide you.


A: This is part of an Ayah in which Allah (Exalted be He) sets forth an example for the Mushrikin (those who associate others with Allah in His Divinity or worship) who worship idols besides or instead of Allah, which they invoke, adhere to and beseech their help in distress. Allah (Exalted be He) clarifies that adherence to these frail idols is like holding on to a weak and feeble spider’s house, and that such idols will avail nothing to whoever seeks their support.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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