Fourth Lecture by Br. Khalil Jaffer about the exegesis of Surah Nuh (71), verses 12 - 23.
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
strengthen you by (providing) you wealth and children, and make gardens and streams for you. (12)
What is the matter with you that you are not afraid of the greatness of God (13)
who has created you in several stages? (14).
"Have you not seen that God has created the seven heavens one above the other (15)
and placed therein the moon as a light (16)
and the sun as a torch (17).
God made you grow from the earth. He will make you return to it and then take you out of it again (18).
God has spread out the earth (19)
for you, so that you may walk along its wide roads" (20).
Noah said, "Lord, they have disobeyed me and followed those whose wealth and children will only bring about destruction for them (21).
They have arrogantly plotted evil plans against me, (22)
and have said to each other, 'Do not give-up your idols. Do not renounce Wadd, Suwa`, Yaghuth, Ya`uq and Nasr (names of certain idols) (23).