Perseverance and Certainty

Today we will study Verse # 03 Chapter # 103 Surat Al Asr (Arabic – العصر‎‎).

اِلَّا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا وَعَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ ڏ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ

Except those who have faith, do good, and urge each other to the truth, and urge each other to perseverance.

By WordNo. of Instances
in The Holy Quran
Meaning  First Placement
in the Holy Quran
Last Placement
in the Holy Quran
اِلَّا662ExceptVerse # 09
Chapter # 02
Verse # 03
Chapter # 103
الَّذِيْنَ1466Those whoVerse # 06
Chapter # 01
Verse # 05
Chapter # 114
اٰمَنُوْا879BelieveVerse # 03
Chapter # 02
Verse # 04
Chapter # 106
وَعَمِلُوا360and they doVerse # 25
Chapter # 02
Verse # 03
Chapter # 103
الصّٰلِحٰتِ172Righteous deedsVerse # 11
Chapter # 02
Verse # 03
Chapter # 103
وَتَوَاصَوْا32And enjoinVerse # 132
Chapter # 02
Verse # 03
Chapter # 103
بِالْحَقِّ244For right causeVerse # 26
Chapter # 02
Verse # 03
Chapter # 103
وَتَوَاصَوْا32And enjoinVerse # 132
Chapter # 02
Verse # 03
Chapter # 103
بِالصَّبْرِ103through patience,
through perseverance
Verse # 45
Chapter # 02
Verse # 03
Chapter # 103

يُخٰدِعُوْنَ اللّٰهَ وَالَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا ۚ وَمَا يَخْدَعُوْنَ اِلَّآ اَنْفُسَھُمْ وَمَا يَشْعُرُوْنَ

The first placement of the root word اِلَّا is in Verse # 09 Chapter # 02 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is exposing those who seek to deceive Allah Subhan O Talah and believers. However, Allah Subhan O Talah is reaffirming their status by emphasizing that they only deceive themselves but they could not perceive it.

The last placement of the root word اِلَّا is in Verse # 03 Chapter # 103 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is adding an exception for those who do righteous deeds and show perseverance.


صِرَاطَ الَّذِيْنَ اَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِم

The first placement of the root word الَّذِيْنَ is in Verse # 06 Chapter # 01 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is announcing that those who do righteous deeds and show perseverance are on the path where Allah Subhan O Talah shower his favor and blessings.

الَّذِيْ يُوَسْوِسُ فِيْ صُدُوْرِ النَّاسِ

The last placement of the root word الَّذِيْنَ is in Verse # 05 Chapter # 114 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is describing that they overcome the whisper of evil forces. That’s why they are people of exception.


الَّذِيْنَ يُؤْمِنُوْنَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَ يُـقِيْمُوْنَ الصَّلٰوةَ وَ مِمَّا رَزَقْنٰھُمْ يُنْفِقُوْنَ

The first placement of the root word اٰمَنُوْا is in Verse # 03 Chapter # 02 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is characterizing the qualities of a believer ” Who believes in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them.”

The last placement of the root word اٰمَنُوْا is in Verse # 04 Chapter # 106 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is annunciating his reward once they will believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them.

الَّذِيْٓ اَطْعَمَهُمْ مِّنْ جُوْعٍ ڏ وَّاٰمَنَهُمْ مِّنْ خَوْفٍ

What is the reward Allah Subhan O Talah has fed them, [saving them] from hunger and made them safe, [saving them] from fear.


وَبَشِّرِ الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا وَعَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ اَنَّ لَھُمْ جَنّٰتٍ تَجْرِىْ مِنْ تَحْتِهَا الْاَنْهٰرُ ۭ كُلَّمَا رُزِقُوْا مِنْهَا مِنْ ثَمَـــرَةٍ رِّزْقًا ۙ قَالُوْا ھٰذَا الَّذِىْ رُزِقْنَا مِنْ قَبْلُ ۙ وَاُتُوْا بِهٖ مُتَشَابِهًا ۭ وَلَھُمْ فِيْهَآ اَزْوَاجٌ مُّطَهَّرَةٌ ڎ وَّھُمْ فِيْهَا خٰلِدُوْنَ

The first placement of the root word وَعَمِلُوا is in Verse # 25 Chapter # 02 in continuation of His reward package Allah Subhan O Talah is uncovering the good news for believers. Give good news [O Prophet] to those who believe and do good that they will have Gardens under which rivers flow. Whenever provided with fruit, they will say, “This is what we were given before,” for they will be served fruit that looks similar [but tastes different]. They will have pure spouses, and they will be there forever.

اِلَّا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا وَعَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ ڏ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ

The last placement of the root word وَعَمِلُوا is in Verse # 03 Chapter # 103 in which All Subhan O Talah is reaffirming the properties of those who perform good deeds.


وَاِذَا قِيْلَ لَھُمْ لَا تُفْسِدُوْا فِى الْاَ رْضِ ۙ قَالُوْٓا اِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُصْلِحُوْنَ

The first placement of the root word الصّٰلِحٰتِ is in Verse # 11 Chapter # 02 in which again Allah Subhan O Talah is contextualizing those who pretend that they are the peacemaker. “And when it is said to them, “Do not cause corruption on the earth,” they say, “We are but reformers.”

اِلَّا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا وَعَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ ڏ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ

The last placement of the root word الصّٰلِحٰتِ is in Verse # 03 Chapter # 103 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is highlighting those who are actually reformers . They do good deeds and practice perseverance.


وَوَصّٰى بِهَآ اِبْرٰھٖمُ بَنِيْهِ وَيَعْقُوْبُ ۭيٰبَنِىَّ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ اصْطَفٰى لَكُمُ الدِّيْنَ فَلَا تَمُوْتُنَّ اِلَّا وَاَنْتُمْ مُّسْلِمُوْنَ

The first placement of the root word وَتَوَاصَوْا is in Verse # 132 Chapter # 02 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is sharing the advice of Abraham and Jacob to his children. This was the advice of Abraham—as well as Jacob—to his children, [saying], indeed Allah has chosen for you this religion, so do not die except while you are Muslims.”

The last placement of the root word وَتَوَاصَوْا is in Verse # 03 Chapter # 103 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is highlighting that being a Muslim is the right cause.


اِنَّ اللّٰهَ لَا يَسْتَحْىٖٓ اَنْ يَّضْرِبَ مَثَلًا مَّا بَعُوْضَةً فَمَا فَوْقَهَا ۭ فَاَمَّا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا فَيَعْلَمُوْنَ اَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ مِنْ رَّبِّهِمْ ۚ وَاَمَّا الَّذِيْنَ كَفَرُوْا فَيَقُوْلُوْنَ مَاذَآ اَرَادَ اللّٰهُ بِهٰذَا مَثَلًا ۘ يُضِلُّ بِهٖ كَثِيْرًا ۙ وَّيَهْدِىْ بِهٖ كَثِيْرًا ۭ وَمَا يُضِلُّ بِهٖٓ اِلَّا الْفٰسِقِيْنَ

The first placement of the root word بِالْحَقِّ is in Verse # 26 Chapter # 02 which Allah Subhan O Talah is manifesting the properties of believers. Indeed, Allah is not timid to present an example – that of a mosquito or what is smaller than it. And those who have believed know that it is the truth from their Lord. But as for those who disbelieve, they say, “What did Allah intend by this as an example?” He misleads many thereby and guides many thereby. And He misleads not except the defiantly disobedient.

The last placement of the root word بِالْحَقِّ is in Verse # 03 Chapter # 103 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is exhibiting the fact that those who have faith believe whatever Allah Subhan O Talah created. They know that nothing is created without any purpose. Even though it’s the smallest creature “Mosquito”.


وَوَصّٰى بِهَآ اِبْرٰھٖمُ بَنِيْهِ وَيَعْقُوْبُ ۭيٰبَنِىَّ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ اصْطَفٰى لَكُمُ الدِّيْنَ فَلَا تَمُوْتُنَّ اِلَّا وَاَنْتُمْ مُّسْلِمُوْنَ

The first placement of the root word وَتَوَاصَوْا is in Verse # 132 Chapter # 02 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is sharing the advice of Abraham and Jacob to his children. This was the advice of Abraham—as well as Jacob—to his children, [saying], indeed Allah has chosen for you this religion, so do not die except while you are Muslims.”

The last placement of the root word وَتَوَاصَوْا is in Verse # 03 Chapter # 103 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is highlighting that being a Muslim is the right cause.


وَاسْتَعِيْنُوْا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلٰوةِ ۭ وَاِنَّهَا لَكَبِيْرَةٌ اِلَّا عَلَي الْخٰشِعِيْنَ

The first placement of the root word بِالصَّبْرِ is in Verse # 45 Chapter # 02 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is concluding that patience and prayer would be really difficult to practice except for those who the humble ones.

Those who are humble and submissive. Practicing patience and prayers would be love and joy for them. And in contrast, it would be really hard and difficult for those who pretend that they are believers however actually they are deceivers.


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