English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Qasas [The Narration]
Ayat 85. Verily, He Who has given you (O Muhammad SAWW (PBUH) the Qur’an (i.e. ordered you to act on its laws and to preach it to others) will surely bring you back to the Ma’ad (place of return, either to Makkah or to Paradise after your death, etc.). Say (O Muhammad SAWW (PBUH): "My Lord is Aware of him who brings guidance, and he who is in manifest error."
Tafseer of Surah Al-Qasas (The Narration) Ayat 85. Verily Allah ordained the Quran for thee, will bring thee back to the Place of your birth and city you love as captor. Oh Messenger of Allah SAWW Say to them: "My Lord knows best who it is that brings true guidance, and who is in manifest error." That is: order in His wisdom and mercy that the Quran should be revealed, containing guidance for conduct in this life and the next, and further ordered that it should be read out and taught and its principles observed in practice. It is because of this teaching and preaching that the Holy Prophet SAWW was persecuted, but as Allah sent the Quran, He will see that those who follow it will not eventually suffer, but be restored to happiness in the Place of Return, for which see next note. Place of Return: (1) a tide of Makkah; (2) the occasion when we shall be restored to the Presence of our Lord. It is said that this verse was revealed at Juhfa, on the road from Makkah to Madinah, a short distance from Makkah, on the Hijrah journey. The Prophet SAWW was sad at heart, and this was given as consolation to him. If this was the particular occasion, the general meaning would refer the Place of Return to the occasion of the Resurrection, when all true values will be restored, however they may be disturbed by the temporary interference of Evil in this life. Allah knows the true from the false, and if we are persecuted for our Faith and attacked or spoken ill of because we dare to do right, our surest refuge is an appeal to Allah rather than to men.