Ta Ha

Question: Please tell me about the interpretation of the verses from Surat Ta-Ha, and what is the wisdom behind Allah swt addressing the Messenger of Allah pbuhap as Ta Ha in this surah?

In the name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful. {Ta, Ha. 2 We have not sent down to you the Qur’an that you be distressed. 3 But only as a reminder for those who fear. 4 A revelation from He who created the earth and highest heavens, 5 The Abundantly Merciful [who is] above the Throne established.} Surat Ta Ha (طه)i20:1-5.

May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you
Sent by Muhammad al-Shimmary, UAE

Answer: In the name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful
And praise is to Allah the Lord of the worlds
May the prayers and peace of Allah be upon Muhammad and his progeny, the Imams and the Mahdis.

These verses descended upon the Messenger pbuhap at a time when the Messenger Muhammad pbuhap was intently worshiping in gratitude toward Allah swt and because he knew that the true knowledge lies within the destruction of the “I” in consideration of Him swt, and this is a battle that does not end for as long as we exist. So he pbuhap was intense upon everything related to the “I” including his body pbuhap, such that he even spent a long part of the night praying the night prayer and making dua until he could not stand on his feet due to the fatigue and until his eyes became red due to lack of sleep, and most of the time, he would fall asleep for moments during his prostration, nevertheless he would blame himself and see himself as ungrateful to his Lord and see that he would consider his “I” in opposition to his Lord.

In this circumstance, these verses were sent down, and from them you know what Allah swt intended, as the word Taha is Tahir [pure] and you can read it that way in the Quran. And I believe that describing him pbuhap as pure is very suitable to his state pbuhap, as who is it that has done what was mentioned above? Who other than him deserves this name from Allah swt based upon the truth that he carries? Who deserves that Allah swt addresses him as pure other than Muhammad pbuhap who crushed and destroyed his “I” and exhausted his body until the end in worshiping his Lord, until Allah advised him and asked him to be lenient with his body by His saying, {Ta, Ha. 2 We have not sent down to you the Quran that you be distressed.}?

Ahmad al-Hassan
Shawal 1433 A.H

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