Christian Churches of God

No. Q107



Commentary on the Koran: Surah 107 “Small Kindnesses”

(Edition 1.5 20180602-20200512)


Al-Ma’un is an Early Beccan Surah which takes its name for the last verse.




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Commentary on the Koran: Surah 107 “Small Kindnesses”

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



As stated Al-Ma’un is an Early Beccan Surah which takes its name from the last verse.


It refers to false worshippers who are unkind to the needy and to orphans and do not heed their prayers but merely desire to be seen at worship much as they are today.




107.1. Hast thou observed him who belieth religion?

107.2. That is he who repelleth the orphan,

107.3. And urgeth not the feeding of the needy.

107.4. Ah, woe unto worshippers

107.5. Who are heedless of their prayer;

107.6. Who would be seen (at worship)

107.7. Yet refuse small kindnesses!


God cares and provides for His creation. If man says that he loves God then it is imperative on him to love his fellow human beings. If he breaches one of the commandments of God he is in violation of the entire Law (cf. The First and Second Great Commandments; cf. The Law of God  L1)).


Refer to:

1Timothy 5:8 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 38; James 1:27 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 30 (No. Q030) at ayat 30; Isaiah 29:13 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 63 (No. Q063) at ayat 1; Galatians 6:10 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 64 (No. Q064) at ayat 17; 1John 3:17 and Hebrews 13:16 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 65 (No. Q065) at ayat 7 and Matthew 25:41-46 in Commentary on the Koran: Surah 70 (No. Q070)  at ayat 21


Psalm 68:5 Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.


Exodus 22:22-24 You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. 23If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry, 24and my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.


Deuteronomy 10:18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.


Psalm 146:9 The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.


Isaiah 1:17 learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.


John 14:18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.


Titus 1:16 They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.


Matthew 23:27-28 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. 28So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.


Proverbs 14:31 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.