The Way of the Criminals has been Evident
Just as Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala mentioned the clear signs that testify and direct to the path of guidance, He has made the path of criminals evident too. He says,
The word fassilu [فَصِّلُ] is from the root letters fa-saad-laam and it means “to separate or t set apart”. It means elaborating something in such detail that each point is distinct from the other. For example, sometimes we read a text that’s written in paragraph and there’s another text written in bullet points. Which one is clearer? Most people will find bullet points easier to read.
The word tastabina [تَسْتَبِينَ] is from the root letters ba-ya-noon and it means “apparent, manifest, clear, distinguished from another”.
Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala has explained everything that a responsible individual need to know in the affairs of life and religion. The path of the criminals who defy the Prophets is apparent and clear. This Ayah was also said to mean, so that you, O Muhammad [sallAllahu `alayhi wa sallam], are aware of the path of the criminals.
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