Seek towards Him a means

O you who have believed, fear Allah and seek the means [of nearness] to Him and strive in His cause that you may succeed.

[Qur’aan 5:35]

 

 

أخرج الطبري بسنده الحسن عن قتادة قوله: (وابتغوا إليه الوسيلة) أي: تقربوا إليه بطاعته والعمل بما يرضيه.

al-Tabari has narrated with an authentic chain from Qataadah that he said regarding the portion of this Verse which reads "and seek the means [of nearness] to Him" that it means: Near Him by means of obeying Him and doing deeds which please Him.

 

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الصحيح المسبور من التفسير بالمأثور

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