﴿6﴾ لَقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِيهِمْ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو اللهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الاخِرَ وَمَن يَتَوَلَّ فَإِنّ اللَه هُوَ الْغَنِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ
6. Certainly, there has been in them [Prophet
Abraham (as) and his followers] an excellent example for one who sets his
hopes in Allah and the Last Day. And whoever turns away, indeed Allah is
Needless, Worthy of all Praise.
It is certainly incumbent upon the believers to follow Abraham (as) and
his righteous deeds, if they set their hopes on Divine Mercy and attaining
to elevated states in the Hereafter. The reiteration of "excellent example"
reflects following Prophet Abraham (as) whose meritorious deeds and virtues
were mentioned in the preceding blessed Verses including his dislike of
Allah's enemies and expressing needfulness of the Absolute Needless,
reliance and setting one's hopes on Him, and invoking Him for forgiveness.
The blessed Verses closes by saying that whoever disobeys God Almighty and
befriends His enemies, has certainly incurred loss and God Almighty is
Needless of Him.