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Surah Tin

All Muslims know that the Holy Quran is the guidance book for all Muslims around the World. This great book contains 114 Surah, and Surah Tin is one of them. Surah Tin is the 95th Surah of the Holy Quran consisting of 8 Verses. Surah Tin was revealed in Mecca before the migration of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to Madinah.

The name of Surah Tin:

“Tin” is an Arabic word that refers to a type of fruit that is known in English as “the Fig”.

The message from Surah Tin:

Every word of the Holy Quran has its own meaning and has its own message, we will take Surah Tin is an example.

In this great Surah:

1. Allah Almighty emphasizes on the honor of Him to mankind, and that He has created them in the best form. 2. Allah Almighty will punish the unbelievers; as they left Faith. 3.ِAllah also excludes righteous servants to enter Paradise.  

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ

وَالتِّينِ وَالزَّيْتُونِ (1) وَطُورِ سِينِينَ (2) وَهَذَا الْبَلَدِ الْأَمِينِ (3) لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنْسَانَ فِي أَحْسَنِ تَقْوِيمٍ (4) ثُمَّ رَدَدْنَاهُ أَسْفَلَ سَافِلِينَ (5) إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ فَلَهُمْ أَجْرٌ غَيْرُ مَمْنُونٍ (6) فَمَا يُكَذِّبُكَ بَعْدُ بِالدِّينِ (7) أَلَيْسَ اللَّهُ بِأَحْكَمِ الْحَاكِمِينَ (8)

The transliteration of Surah Tin:

1. Wattini wazaytoon. 2. Watoori seneen. 3. Wahadha al baladi al Ameen. 4. Laqad khalaqna al ensana fe ahsani taqweem. 5. Thomma radadnaho asfala safleen. 6. Ella alladhina amano wa amilo assalihat, falahom agron ghair mamnoon. 7. Fama yokadhiboka ba’do beddin. 8. Alysa Allah beahkami Al Hakmeen.

The translation of Surah At Tin _Sahih international:

1. By the Fig, and the Olive. 2. And by the mount of Sinai. 3. By the secure city (it means Mecca). 4. We have created humankind in the best stature. 5. Then we have turned him to the lowest of the low. 6. Except for people who believe in Allah and do righteous deeds, for they will have a reward uninterrupted. 7. So, what makes you deny the recompense? 8. Isn’t Allah the most just of judges?!

Simple explanation of Surah Tin:

This Surah was named by this name; because the Fig is a sensitive fruit that spoils quickly and can’t be saved, that refers to human nature. Tur sineen that was mentioned in this Surah is a mountain that is present in Sinai upon which Allah Almighty talked to Musa (peace be upon Him). In this Surah Allah makes a comparison between Tin “the Fig” and Zaytoon “the Olive”, He described the mountain of Sinai as the Fig; as it is a blessed mountain upon which Allah spoke to Musa, Allah also revealed the Torah to Musa in the same place. By the time, this place has changed and people became disobedient to Allah (it looks like the Fig before and after spoilage). The secure city that is Makkah was and still good until the day of Judgement (it looks like the Olive that doesn’t spoil, and retains its shape and taste). Allah has created us in the best stature and standing upright, so we must be good servants, obey Him as it should be. Needless to say that, good deeds have rewards, and bad deeds have punishment, so people who believe in Allah will enter Jannah, while people who don’t believe in Him will be punished in the Fire. Allah has described the Fire many times in the Quran and Hadith, He said in Surah Al Baqarah:

بسم االله الرحمن الرحیم

فَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلُوا وَلَن تَفْعَلُوا فَاتَّقُوا النَّارَ الَّتِي وَقُودُهَا النَّاسُ وَالْحِجَارَةُ ۖ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْكَافِرِينَ

Which means that: fear the fire, that is fueled by people and stones, this was prepared for the disbelievers. We have to ask Allah to protect us from the Fire, and its torment.   See More: Surah Yaseen – the Heart of the Quran

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