In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful,
“أُفٍّ لَّكُمْ وَلِمَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ”
“Uuf to you and that which you worship instead of Allah.Then will you not reason.”
Dear reader, God,Allah our Lord Exalted Most High chose this man as His intimate friend,
“…And Allah took Abraham as an intimate friend.”(Its the end part of the verse)
Here we have a man who God has told us He took as an intimate friend.He is a man who has been set forth as an excellent example for us humans;a man whose Islam we should emulate;a pious Prophet who God has praised in the Quran and named an entire chapter of the Quran after him.He is from among the 5 prophets of determination(the other 4 being Muhammad,Jesus,Moses and Noah upon whom be peace)He submitted to Allah in the most excellent way and thus he became one of those whom God bestowed His favor upon in this world and the next.
In this verse Abraham addresses his people as a youth.He stands up to their falsehood and challenges them boldly.He cannot hide his disgust as he says”uuf” to them and their false gods.
Islamically in the shariah of the followers of Muhammad upon whom be peace(you and I being from the nation he was sent to) we are not allowed to insult the false deities that others worship instead of Allah.However,in this case an exception was made and Allah knows best why I cannot comment on that.It must be noted that ‘uuf’ in and of itself is not an insult as much as it is an expression of disgust.
Polytheism is an insult to ones’ intellect.How can you worship and enslave yourself to that which you make with your own hands?Yet the satan has been successful at misleading many.They numb their sense of reason due to loyalty to their ancestors.How will their ancestors help them on the day of judgement?In actual fact they will not and they will deny association with them.
In this verse Abraham upon whom be peace clearly shows his hatred for polytheism.We should hate it.Why?Because we are denying God His right.Now let us be clear that Allah is NOT in need of our worship.If all that exists from angels to jinn to animals and plants were to perish Allah would still remain Allah.Nothing would change.However despite that out of His wisdom He created us and jinn and made it so that our purpose is to worship Him alone.
Why waste time worshiping that which can neither benefit you nor harm you?God is angry at such people.In fact polytheists who die unrepentant are doomed to the hell fire.
Countless thesis can be written on why Allah alone deserves our worship and why polytheism is false & despicable but it has been summed up succinctly in these verse as with many other verses of the Quran.The sound mind rejects polytheism and most of those who are engaged in it only do so due to ancestral unity.It is illogical,unreasonable and simply a false ideology.For those who use their God given intellect polytheism(shirk) is repulsive.
These words may seem harsh but as is said the truth hurts.Get hurt now.Then reason and realize the truth of Monotheism embrace Islam,be steadfast upon it till death and by the permission of Allah eternal bliss awaits you.Seek refuge in Allah from polytheism,ask for His help & guidance and He will help and guide you.
Abraham asked his people,”Then will you not reason?”This same question still applies to all those engaged in polytheism:
“Then will you not reason?”
“O Allah, I seek refuge in You lest I should commit shirk with You knowingly and I seek Your forgiveness for what I do unknowingly.”
(Hisnul Muslim chapter 92)
Know your Lord is Forgiving & Merciful and He loves those who repent before death catches up with them.
Praise is due to Allah the One and Only true Deity worthy of worship yesterday,today and forever.
and Allah knows best.
Asalaam aleykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. (May the peace and Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you.)