Explanation of 17:111

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English Translation of Al-Quran [17].Surah Al-Isra’ [The Journey By Night] also known as Surah Bani Israel [The Children of Israel] Ayat 111. And say: "All the praises and thanks be to Allah, Who has not begotten a son (nor an offspring), and Who has no partner in (His) Dominion, nor He is low to have a Wali (helper, protector or supporter). And magnify Him with all the magnificence, [ Allahu-Akbar (Allah is the Most Great)]." [Tafseer] A first step towards the understanding of Allah’s attributes is to clear our mind from superstitions, such as that Allah begot a son, or that He has partners, or that He is dependent upon other beings to protect Him from harm and humiliation. We must realise that He is the One and Peerless. His greatness and glory are above anything we can conceive: but using our highest spiritual ideas, we must declare forth His greatness and glory. The Surah began with singing the glory and praises of Allah: it ends in the same note, concluding the argument. The next Surah takes up the same theme from another point of view, and opens with the same note, "Praise be to Allah". (R). This last Ayat of Surah Surah, Surah Al-Isra’ [The Journey By Night], 17th Surah of Al-Qur’an, this surah contained 111 ayats. (from tomorrow 18th Surah, Surah Al-‘Kahf [The Cave] also will start Insha Allah).