The two types of ‘with-ness’ of Allah: Tafsir al-Shinqitee

Tulayhah

Allah informs us in surah al-Nahl:

إِنَّ اللَّـهَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوا وَّالَّذِينَ هُم مُّحْسِنُونَ

Indeed, Allah is with those who have taqwa of Him and those who are doers of good. [16:128]

Commenting on this in his tafsir, Imam Muhammad al-Ameen al-Shinqitee wrote:

قوله تعالى : إن الله مع الذين اتقوا والذين هم محسنون ، ذكر – جل وعلا – في هذه الآية الكريمة : أنه مع عباده المتقين المحسنين ، وقد تقدم إيضاح معنى التقوى و الإحسان . ـ

Allah’s statement:

إِنَّ اللَّـهَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوا وَّالَّذِينَ هُم مُّحْسِنُونَ

Indeed, Allah is with those who have taqwa of Him and those who are doers of good.

He mentioned in this noble ayah that He is with His god-fearing and good-doing slaves, and the clarification of the meaning of taqwa and al-ihsaan has already preceded this.

وهذه المعية بعباده المؤمنين ، وهي بالإعانة والنصر والتوفيق . وكرر هذا…

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