Tafsir of Surah Al-Mu'minun

Q 3: What is the explanation of Allah’s saying (meanings of which are translated as): And He protects (all), while against Whom there is no protector, (i.e. if Allâh saves anyone none can punish or harm him, and if Allâh punishes or harms anyone none can save him)

A: It means that Allah (Exalted be He) helps and relieves those who beseech His Help against any creature that intends to do them harm. On the other hand, if Allah wills to punish or afflicts anyone, none of His creatures can prevent, protect or save that person from the harm or punishment willed by Allah. In a similar Ayah Allah says (what means): And if Allâh touches you with harm, there is none who can remove it but He, and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can repel His Favour which He causes it to reach whomsoever of His slaves He wills. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.