English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Ankabut [The Spider]
Ayat 42. Verily, Allah knows what things they invoke instead of Him. He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.
Ayat 43. And these similitude’s Allah put forward for mankind, but none will understand them except those who have knowledge (of Allah and His Signs, etc.).
Tafseer of Surah Al-Ankabut (The Spider) Ayat 42 & 43. Verily Allah doth know of (everything) whatever that they call upon besides Him: and He is Exalted (in power), Wise. The last verse told us that men, out of spiritual ignorance, build their hopes on flimsy unsubstantial things (like the spider’s web) which are broken by a thousand chance attacks of wind and weather or the actions of animals or men. If they cannot fully grasp their own good, they should seek His Light. To Him everything is known—men’s frailty, their false hopes, their questionable motives, the false gods whom they enthrone in their midst, the mischief done by the neglect of Truth, and the way out for those who have entangled themselves in the snares of Evil. He is All-Wise and is able to carry out all He wills, and they should turn to Him. 43. And such are the Parables We set forth for mankind, but only those understand them who have Knowledge. Parables seem simple things, but their profound meaning and application can only be understood by those who seek knowledge and by Allah’s grace attain it.