In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said:

فَٱعۡلَمۡ أَنَّهُ ۥ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهُ وَٱسۡتَغۡفِرۡ لِذَنۢبِكَ وَلِلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ وَٱلۡمُؤۡمِنَـٰتِ‌ۗ وَٱللَّهُ يَعۡلَمُ مُتَقَلَّبَكُمۡ وَمَثۡوَٮٰكُمۡ

So know [O Muhammad] that Laa ilaaha ill-Allah [none has the right to be worshipped but Allah], and ask forgiveness for your sin, and also for [the sin of] believing men and believing women. And Allah knows well your moving about, and your place of rest. [Surah Muhammad. Aayah 19]

[فَٱعۡلَمۡ أَنَّهُ ۥ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا ٱللَّ  – So know (O Muhammad) that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah]: Meaning: Be firm upon your knowledge that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah. [وَٱسۡتَغۡفِرۡ لِذَنۢبِكَ وَلِلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ وَٱلۡمُؤۡمِنَـٰتِ‌ۗ – and ask forgiveness for your sin, and also for (the sin of) believing men and believing women].

[وَٱللَّهُ يَعۡلَمُ مُتَقَلَّبَكُمۡ وَمَثۡوَٮٰكُمۡ  – And Allah knows well your moving about, and your place of rest]: Ibn Abbaas [radiyallaahu-anhumaa] said this means, ‘’Allaah knows your moving about in this worldly life and your place of rest in the afterlife.’’

Ikrimah [radiyallaahu-anhu] said that this mean, ‘’Allaah knows your moving from the loins of men [i.e. the sperm from your fathers] to the wombs of women [i.e. where the sperm is deposited in the wombs of your mothers], and your resting places in the graves’’.

Muqaatil [rahimahullaah] said that this means, ‘’Allaah knows your movements during the day and your resting places in the evening.’’

[An Excerpt From ‘Zaadul Maseer’ by Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullaah). slightly paraphrased]

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