- This is post #28 in our series on Tafseer of Juz ‘Amma (click the link to see all posts in this series). Tiyn and Zaytoon–the fig and the olive. Allah says, in Surah At-Teen: وَالتِّينِ وَالزَّيْتُونِ وَطُورِ سِينِينَ وَهَذَا الْبَلَدِ الْأَمِينِ Translation: By the fig and the olive. And [by] Mount SinaiAnd [by] this secure city [Makkah], … [Surah At-Tin, verses 1-3] Allah is testifying. Allah, the Lord of the Universe, wants us to take something extra-extra-super-specially-important.
Note: this is our 14th post in our series on Tafseer of Juz ‘Amma.
Allah says, in Surah ‘Asr:
إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ
إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ
“By Time. Indeed, mankind is at loss. Except for those who have believed, done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.” [Asr: 1-3]
Allah swears by time–which shows how enormous and noble this creation is. Time.
Imam Shafi said about this revelation that had it been the only revelation sent to mankind, it would have been enough. What motivated him to say this?