Christian Churches of God

No. Q106



Commentary on the Koran: Surah 106 “The Qureysh”


(Edition 1.5 20180601-20201229)



The text is a Very Early Beccan Surah to remind the Qureysh that they should be thankful to the Lord God for their protection.


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Commentary on the Koran: Surah 106 “The Qureysh”

Pickthall Translation: Bible Quotes are from the English Standard Version unless otherwise noted.



Ash-Shita “Winter” is also a name for text (cf. verse 2) for dealing with the Qureysh.


The tribe of Qureysh had protection provided to them from their enemies in their journeys to Syria in the summer and to Yemen in winter, to carry on their trade. Their trading activities brought the daily necessaries of life and other merchandise to the inhabitants of Becca. So they were well fed and they had safety from fear. Here they are being reminded to be thankful for their benefits and their safety.




106.1. For the taming of Qureysh.

106.2. For their taming (We cause) the caravans to set forth in winter and summer.

106.3. So let them worship the Lord of this House,

106.4. Who hath fed them against hunger and hath made them safe from fear.


Refer to:

Micah 6:8 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 22 (No. Q022) at ayat 54; Romans 12:1-2 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 32 (No. Q032) at ayat 16 and Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 33 (No. Q033 at ayat 2.


Psalm 103:2-4  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, 3who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, 4who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,


Psalm 116:12-14 What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits to me? 13I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD, 14I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.


Psalm 121:7-8 The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. 8The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.


Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.


Psalm 34:9-10 Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! 10The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.


Proverbs 10:3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.


Proverbs 13:25 The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.