- At-Tabaree said, "Allaah, the Most High, says to His Prophet
Muhammad, sallallaahu ’alaihi wa salaam, ‘Those deniers
of the Resurrection ask you, O Muhammad, about the Last Hour, when the dead
will be raised from their graves, (they ask), ‘What is the tie of its
establishment and appearance?’’"
- As-Sa’dee said, "Meaning, the obstinate rejectors of the
Resurrection ask you, ‘When will the Last Hour come about?’ So
Allaah answered them with His saying:
Fee ma Anta min Dhikraahaa
Fee ma Anta min Dhikraahaa
- At-Tabaree said, "Allaah says to His Prophet, ‘What have you
to do with the Last Hour and seeking to know about that matter?’ And
it is mentioned that Allaah’s Messenger, sallallaahu ’alaihi
wa salaam, used to frequently mention the Last Hour, until this
aayah was sent down.
Ya’qoob ibn Ibraaheem narrated to me saying: Sufyaan ibn
’Uyaynah narrated to us: from az-Zuhree: from ’Urwah: from
’Aa‘ishah who said, "The Prophet, sallallaahu ’alaihi
wa sallaam, did not cease asking about the matter of the Last Hour, until
there was sent down:
Fee ma Anta min Dhikraahaa, Ilaa Rabbika Muntahaahaa
Mujaahid said regarding, ‘Fee ma Anta min
Dhikraahaa’, "The Last Hour."
- Al-Baghawee said, "’You have no share of the knowledge and
mention of that.’ Meaning, ‘You do not know it.’
- Ash-Shawkaanee said, "Meaning, you have no share of the knowledge
and mention of that, rather it is known only to Allaah, the One free from
all imperfections. And this is a rebuttal and rejection of the question of
the mushriks about that, meaning, ‘What share of that is there
for you – so that they should ask you about it when you do not know
- As-Sa’dee said, "Meaning, what benefit would there be for you
or them for it to be mentioned, and for you to know the time of its coming?
So there is no benefit in that. Therefore, since the peoples knowing when
the Last Hour is contains no benefit for them in their Religion or their
worldly life. Rather the benefit is in its being hidden from them. So that
is kept hidden from all of the creation, and He alone has knowledge of
Ilaa Rabbika Muntahaahaa
- At-Tabaree said, "He says, ‘Knowledge of it belongs to Him,
that is knowledge of the Last Hour is for Him, no one but Him knows the time
of its establishment.’"
- Ibn Katheer said, "Meaning, knowledge of it is not for you or for
anyone in the creation, rather its knowledge is with Allaah, the Mighty and
Majestic. So He alone knows its specific time. Therefore when Jibreel asked
Allaah’s Messenger, sallallaahu ’alaihi wa salaam, about
the time of the Last Hour he replied, "The one who is asked about it
does not know any better than the one asking."
Innamaa Anta Mundhiru May-Yakhshaahaa
- At-Tabaree said, "He, the Most High, says to Muhammad, ‘You
are juts My Messenger sent to warn of the Last Hour – (to warn) those
who fear Allaah’s punishment on that day for their sins. But you are
not given the task of knowing the time for its establishment. So leave that
which you have not been given as a task, and act upon that which you have
been commanded with, as regards warning those you have been ordered to
- Al-Baghawee said, "Meaning, Your warning will only benefit those
who fear it."
- Ibn Katheer said, "Meaning, I have only sent you to alert and warn
the people about Allaah’s punishment. So whoever fears Allaah, and
fears his having to stand in front of Him and what He has threatened, then
such a one will follow you and so be successful and succeed. But loss and
disaster will be for those who deny and oppose you,
- Ash-Shawkaanee said, "You are to warn those who fear establishment
of the Last Hour. That is you duty, and it is not a duty upon you that you
should inform of the time of the establishment of the Last Hour and so on,
from those things the knowledge of which Allaah has kept to Himself."
And He particularises the mention of the warning to those who fear since
they are the ones who benefit from the warning. Even though he was a warner
to every Muslim and kaafir."