Verse. 131

٢ - ٱلْبَقَرَة

2 - Al-Baqara

وَاِذِ ابْتَلٰۗى اِبْرٰہٖمَ رَبُّہٗ بِكَلِمٰتٍ فَاَتَـمَّہُنَّ۝۰ۭ قَالَ اِنِّىْ جَاعِلُكَ لِلنَّاسِ اِمَامًا۝۰ۭ قَالَ وَمِنْ ذُرِّيَّتِىْ۝۰ۭ قَالَ لَا يَنَالُ عَہْدِي الظّٰلِــمِيْنَ۝۱۲۴
Waithi ibtala ibraheema rabbuhu bikalimatin faatammahunna qala innee jaAAiluka lilnnasi imaman qala wamin thurriyyatee qala la yanalu AAahdee alththalimeena


Ahmed Ali

Remember, when his Lord tried Abraham by a number of commands which he fulfilled, God said to him: "I will make you a leader among men." And when Abraham asked: "From my progeny too?" the Lord said: "My pledge does not include transgressors."



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : allah then mentioned his favour upon abraham, his close friend, saying: (and when his lord tried abraham with some words) he commanded him to fulfil ten traits: five in relation to his head and five to his body, (and he fulfilled them) he complied. it is also said that (and when his lord tried abraham with some words) means: with every single word he prayed to allah, (he said) to him: (lo! i have appointed you a leader for mankind) a vicegerent that people may emulate you. (he) abraham (said: and of my offspring) make of my offspring vicegerents that people would emulate? (he) allah (said: my covenant) with you and my promise to you and the honour and mercy i bestowed upon you (includeth not wrong-doers) from among your offspring; it is also said that this means: my covenant will not include the wrong-doers in the hereafter but it will include them in this life.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : and, mention, when his lord tested, tried, abraham (ibrāhīm: also read ibrāhām) with certain words, with certain commands and prohibitions with which he charged him: it is said that these included the rituals of the pilgrimage, the rinsing of the mouth, snuffing up water into the nostrils [to clean them], cleaning of the teeth, trimming facial hair, combing of the hair, trimming the fingernails, shaving armpit and pubic hair, circumcision and washing one’s private parts after elimination; and he fulfilled them, he performed them thoroughly; he, god, exalted, said, to him: ‘i make you a leader, an exemplar in religion, for the people.’ said he, ‘and of my seed?’, my progeny, make leaders [from among them]; he said, ‘my covenant, of leadership, shall not reach the evildoers’, the disbelievers from among them: this indicates that [the covenant] will reach only those who are not evildoers.