33. Fear Allah & Worship Allah only

Surah No. 50,Qaaf, Ayet No.33 to 35 

مَنۡ خَشِىَ الرَّحۡمٰنَ بِالۡغَيۡبِ وَجَآءَ بِقَلۡبٍ مُّنِيۡبِۙ‏ ﴿﴾  اۨدۡخُلُوۡهَا بِسَلٰمٍ‌ؕ ذٰلِكَ يَوۡمُ الۡخُلُوۡدِ‏ ﴿﴾  لَهُمۡ مَّا يَشَآءُوۡنَ فِيۡهَا وَلَدَيۡنَا مَزِيۡدٌ‏ ﴿﴾

Translation :

Who feared the Merciful (Allah) though He is beyond the reach and is Unseen, and who came with repentant heart

Enter this Paradise in peace.”44 That will be the Day of Eternity.

Therein they shall get whatever they desire; and there is even more with Us.

Surah No. 2, Al Baqr, Ayat No. 40

وَآمِنُواْ بِمَا أَنزَلْتُ مُصَدِّقاً لِّمَا مَعَكُمْ وَلاَ تَكُونُواْ أَوَّلَ كَافِرٍ بِهِ وَلاَ تَشْتَرُواْ بِآيَاتِي ثَمَناً

o قَلِيلاً وَإِيَّايَ فَاتَّقُونِ

Translation :

O Chirdren of Israil  Remember my favours which I bestowed upon you ; and fulfill  that covenant that you have made with Me ; I too shall fulfill My covenant which I have made with you ; and fear none but Me.

Surah No. 3, Aale Imran, Ayat No. 102

o يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلاَ تَمُوتُنَّ إِلاَّ وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ

Translation :

O you who believe ! fear Allah as He should rightly be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam (as a Muslim).

Surah No. 65, At Talaaq, Ayat No. 5

o ذَلِكَ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ أَنزَلَهُإِلَيْكُمْ وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يُكَفِّرْ عَنْهُ سَيِّئَاتِهِ وَيُعْظِمْ لَهُأَجْرًا

Translation :

That is the Command of Allah which He has sent down to you: And if anyone fears Allah, He will remove his misdeeds from him, and will enlarge His reward.

Surah No. 8, Al Anfaal, Ayat No. 2

إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ اللّهُ وَجِلَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَإِذَا تُلِيَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُهُ زَادَتْهُمْ إِيمَانًا

o وَعَلَى رَبِّهِمْ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ

Translation :

The Believers are only those, when name of Allah is mentioned they feel tremor in their hearts, and when they hear His revelation, they find their faith strengthened, and they put (all) their trust in their Lord alone.

Surah No. 2, Al Baqr, Ayat No. 21

o يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اعْبُدُواْ رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ

Translation :

O mankind worship only your sustainer, Who has Created you and all those people before you, so that you become righteous.

Surah No. 16, An Nahl, Ayat No. 49

وَلِلّهِ يَسْجُدُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مِن دَآبَّةٍ وَالْمَلآئِكَةُ وَهُمْ لاَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ

Translation :

To Allah prostrate all that, which are in the heavens and on earth, whether moving (living) creatures or the angels: and they are not arrogant (before their Lord)

Surah No. 94, Al Inshirah, Ayat No. 7 & 8

o وَإِلَى رَبِّكَ فَارْغَبْ o فَإِذَا فَرَغْتَ فَانصَبْ

Translation :

So when you have finished (your occupation), devote yourslef for Allah's worship. And to your Lord turn all your attention.

Surah No. 27, An Namal, Ayat No. 1 to 3


o هُدًى وَبُشْرَى لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ o تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْقُرْآنِ وَكِتَابٍ مُّبِينٍ

الَّذِينَ يُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَيُؤْتُونَ الزَّكَاةَ وَهُم بِالْآخِرَةِ هُمْ يُوقِنُونَ

Translation :

These are the Verses of the Qur'an, and a Book (that makes things) clear; A guide and glad tidings for the believers [who believe in the Oneness of Allah]. Those who perform Salat and give Zakat and they believe with certainty in the Hereafter.

Surah No. 109, Al Kafirun, Ayats No. 1 to 6

وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ لَا أَعْبُدُ مَا تَعْبُدُونَ قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا الْكَافِرُونَ

oلَكُمْ دِينُكُمْ وَلِيَ دِينِ وَلَا أَنتُمْ عَابِدُونَ مَا أَعْبُدُ وَلَا أَنَا عَابِدٌ مَّا عَبَدتُّمْ

Translation :

Say : O disbelievers in Faith ! I do not worship that which you worship, Nor you will worship that which I worship. And I will not worship that which you are worshipping, Nor you will worship that which I worship.To you be your religion, and to me my religion.


This surah was revealed in Mecca when people were in the process of accepting Islam. When the Quraish of Mecca became aware of this change they were much frustrated and somehow they wanted to stop this movement. Therefore they thought to make some kind of offers to the Prophet like : Offering so much of wealth to him so that he could  become the richest man of Mecca. Another offer was of a woman of his liking with a condition, he should stop rejecting their Gods but worshipping them for one year and in return they will also worship Allah in next year.

Then, this surah was revealed, in which Allah has commanded the Prophet to convey to the disbelievers that for them their religion and for the believers their own. The believers worship only Allah and it was communicated to the disbelievers that if they do not want to worship Allah then it is upto them. For believers it was said that it is a must for them to worship Allah Only and must be careful not to worship those who are worshipped by the disbelievers.

The prophet Mohammad (saws) had a great importance of this surah and at most of the occassions he was reciting this surah in first rakat and surat Ikhlas in second rakat of sunnat salat of Fajr and Maghrib.

The Prophet (saws) has also guided the followers to recite this surah before going to bed in the night.

[ Ref : Tafhimul Quran Vol 6 ,tafsir of surah Al Kafirun ]