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Don’t forsake Allah’s help to seek help from others

The following verse from Surah Ankabut makes an analogy for those who forsake Allah’s help to seek help from others.


Allah says in the Quran:

The likeness of those who take Auliya (protectors and helpers) other than Allah is as the likeness of a spider, who builds (for itself) a house, but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spiders house; if they but knew. (Ankabut: 41)

Reflections from this verse –

  • Though those who take protectors other than Allah may think they are holding to something strong, but Allah likens their support to that of a spider’s web, which is very weak and frail.
  • This verse may also apply to Muslims who in their daily affairs give more credit to others than what Allah has called for. Muslims therefore should remember that they should never cease to depend upon Allah in their hearts and minds for all their affairs.
  • This verse also reflects the language of the Quran and how Allah clarifies a point in people’s minds by giving appropriate analogies.

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