The Parable of the Good Tree: Tafsir of Quran 14:24-27 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani looks at a classical commentary on verses 24-27 of Sura Ibrahim. He explains different opinions on which is the “good word” and the “good tree” and how the metaphor relates to the believer. He also offers basic advice on how to improve one’s connection to the Quran’s meanings. The verses are: “Do you not see how God makes comparisons? A good word is like a good tree whose root is firm and whose branches are high in the sky, yielding constant fruit by its Lord’s leave–God makes such comparisons for people so that they may reflect–but an evil word is like a rotten tree, uprooted from the surface of the earth, with no power to endure. God will give firmness to those who believe in the firmly rooted word, both in this world and the Hereafter, but the evildoers He leaves to stray: God does whatever He will.”

 

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