A Parable from the Qur’an | A Spider’s House

Allah (SWT) said in the Quran: 29:41


” The likeness of those who take (false deities as) أولياء ( protectors, helpers) other than Allâh is as  the likeness of a spider who builds (for itself) a house; but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spider’s house – if they but knew.”

Shaikh Abdur Rahmaan as – Sa’dee said:

” This is a parable given by Allah for those who worship others along with him, desiring by that to elevate, strengthen and benefit themselves.  So it is made clear that the matter is contrary to their wishes. Rather the example of such a person is like that of the spider which takes a house to protect it from heat, and cold, and harm.

وإن أوهن البيوت

“…but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses…”

The weakest and feeblest of them.

لبيت العنكبوت

“…is the spider’s house…”

So the spider’s is a weak animal, and its house is from the weakest of houses. So adopting it only increases it in weakness. Likewise, those who seek to take from every aspect, and when they take others besides Allah to strengthen and aid them then this only adds to their weakness and incapacity.

The lessons I learned from this parable:

Is that we should always put our trust in Allah and ask him for help in our daily lives.  And also those who are weak always put their trust in Allah because he is the one who created us and deserves worship.

Please comment down below what you learned from this parable.

Salaam!!! 😀


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