30. Glorify the name of thy Lord, the Great

[56:75] So glorify the name of thy Lord, the Great.

[87:2] Glorify the name of thy Lord, the Most High,

Explanation: The Divine attribute Rabb (Lord Who make things grow and develop by stages) disposes of the objection: Why was the perfect Law not revealed in the beginning of creation? The word implies that perfect Law should have been revealed when man’s intellect and reason had attained their fullest development which could and did take place after a long and gradual process of evolution.

[56:97] So glorify the name of thy Lord, the Great.

Explanation: The main topic of the Surah Waqiah was the provision which God has made in the form of food, water and fire for the sustenance of physical life. The description of these manifold and multifarious Divine blessings ended with an exhortation to man to glorify the name of his Lord Who has created all these things for his use (verse 75). But life on earth is not the aim and object of man’s creation. It is only a prelude to, and a preparation for, a much higher and nobler life without end. For the achievement of the object of that life, God raised His messengers and sent down Revelation, so that man should make preparation for the day of his death. In after-life man shall have to render an account of his deeds. So, for this great favour he should glorify the name of his Lord, the Great.

[69:53] So glorify the name of thy Lord, the Great.

Explanation: That the Quran is God’s revealed Word is certain truth which no honest man can deny. So glory be to the Lord Who revealed it.

[20:131] Bear patiently then what they say, and glorify thy Lord with His praise before the rising of the sun and before its setting; and glorify Him in the hours of the night and at the sides of the day, that thou mayest find true happiness.

Explanation: The glorification of God at the hours mentioned in the verse may signify the hours of the five daily Prayers; the words, before the rising of the sun, signifying the Morning (Fajr) Prayer; and the words, before its setting, the Late-afternoon (Asr) Prayer; and the expression, and glorify Him in the hours of the night, signifying the Evening Prayer (Maghrib) and Night Prayer (Isha), while the words, parts of the day, Signifying the Afternoon (Zuhr) Prayer.

[33:43] And glorify Him morning and evening.

[40:56] So have patience. Surely the promise of Allah is true. And ask forgiveness for thy frailty, and glorify thy Lord with His praise in the evening and in the morning.

[3:42] He said, ‘My Lord, appoint a token for me.’ He replied, ‘Thy token shall be that thou shalt not speak to men for three days except by signs. And remember thy Lord much and glorify Him in the evening and in the early morning.’

[41:39] But if they turn away with disdain they do it to their own detriment, while those who are with thy Lord glorify Him night and day, and they are never wearied.

 

Thanks to Amjad Tariq for this collection.

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