Chapter

The Bee

in The Qur'an

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780192831934
Published online November 2007 |

Series: Oxford World's Classics

 The Bee

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A Meccan sura. It takes its title from the bee (verses 689) inspired in its remarkable way by God. This is just one of the numerous examples given in this sura of God's grace and the many things man should be grateful for. The sura condemns the idolaters who attribute God's bounty to other powers and worship false deities. Abraham is given at the end as an example for the Muslim community to follow. Until verse 88, the sura is directed at the poly theists; from verse go onwards it teaches the Muslims in various ways. verse 89 connects the two parts by naming the Prophet as witness to the believers and disbelievers of his community.

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Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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