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Title: Lord of this family/house - Surah Quraysh
Post by: Soccer on September 29, 2021, 01:03:41 PM
Salam

One way to read "basmallah..." is that it's just a reminder and formality of the importance of God's Name. Another is to recite as part of the Quran and phrases that follows.

If we take the latter view, Surah Quraysh would take on a different meaning then being connected to the Surah before. That is most commentaries, take it to mean "for... (what happened in the previous Surah...) is for unity of Quraysh...."

But if we take it that it's an independent Surah, and that basmallah is part of the phrase, it can be saying

By the name of God the Compassionate (universally), the Compassionate (extensively) for the unity of Quraysh (the name of God) is their unity in their traveling in the winter and summer. So let them worship the Lord of this family/house. The one who fed them so they are not in hunger and gave them security from fear.


"this" can be referring to something said in the Surah as opposed to being linked to the story of Surah before and being seen as referring to the house as in the physical Kaba implicitly talked about (though not directly mentioned). In this case, the name of God and house can be interchangeable and it referring to the family of Mohammad (s).

And this would mean that unity occurs through name of God which Ahlulbayt (a) are the current ones holding that station among God's creation.

The other thing is that Quraysh is not really a name of tribe linked by blood but was a position that included many tribes and is a description of duty of guarding the Kaba. In this case, the true Quraysh Quran has described to be the God-fearing..."And no is it's protectors in reality but the guarding ones (mutaqeen ie. who fear God)...". This meaning that it's Mutaqeen can be seen in some Sufi interpretations like Tasfir Ibn Arabi.

In this case, the true protectors of Kaba are those Mutaqeen (God-fearing and guarding ones against God's wrath and displeasure) who are united by the name of God which is the true house/family, and the purpose of the Kaba is to come to the leader of the time just as people came to Ibrahim (a) who was the Imam of that time when Quran says "...their will come to you..." to Ibrahim (a).
Title: Re: Lord of this family/house - Surah Quraysh
Post by: Soccer on September 29, 2021, 01:16:57 PM
By the name of God the Compassionate (universally), the Compassionate (extensively) - for the unity of Quraysh: is their unity in their traveling in the winter and summer (ie. takes place by the name of God). So let them worship the Lord of this family/house. The one who fed them so they are not in hunger and gave them security from fear.