Interpretation of verse: {And it is We Who were the inheritors.} [Quran 28:58]
Fatwa No: 346552

  • Fatwa Date:20-2-2017 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 24, 1438
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Question

Assalaamu alaykum. I was wondering what "We inherited them" means in 28:58.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Allah says (what means): {And it is We Who were the inheritors.} [Quran 28:58] The meaning is that Allah inherits the dwellings after its people are destroyed as none of their relatives remained and no owner remained for them except Allah. Tafseer At-Tabari reads, “{And it is We Who were the inheritors.}: Allah says that the dwellings that He destroyed had no inheritor amongst them, and it returned as it were before they inhabited it; there is no owner for the dwellings except Allah, to Whom belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth.

Also, Fat-h Al-Qadeer, authored by Ash-Shawkaani reads, “And it is We [i.e. Allah] Who were the inheritors amongst them because they did not leave an inheritor who would inherit their homes and their wealth.

Allah knows best.

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