Conversations: Last two verses of Sura Baqarah & Sura Fatiha

Last two Ayahs of Sura Baqarah
Surah Fatiha

First Conversation (Between the Prophet (sm) & Allah SWT): Last two Ayahs of Sura Baqarah


During the Al Isra‘ wal Miraj,  The Prophet Muhammad (sm) finally reached the farthest lote-tree (sidrat al-muntaha).

As Prophet (sm) said, “and lo, there was a leaf on it which shaded one of the nations. I was as near to it as “The measure of two bows or closer still” (53:9).

Allah SWT then called out to me:

“The Messenger ˹firmly˺ believes in what has been revealed to him from his Lord”.

So I [Muhammad (sm)] said, responding on behalf of myself and my nation:

“and so do the believers. They ˹all˺ believe in Allah, His angels, His Books, and His messengers. ˹They proclaim,˺ “We make no distinction between any of His messengers.” And they say, “We hear and obey. ˹We seek˺ Your forgiveness, our Lord! And to You ˹alone˺ is the final return”.


Allah SWT then said:

“Allah does not burden any soul with more than it can bear. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned”.


I [Muhammad (sm)] said:  

“Our Lord! Do not punish us if we forget or make a mistake”.

So Allah SWT said: “I will not take you to task”.

I [Muhammad (sm)]  then said: 

“Our Lord! do not lay on us a burden as You didst lay on those before us”.

So Allah SWT said: “I will not overburden you”.

I [Muhammad (sm)]  said:

“Our Lord! Do not burden us with what we cannot bear. Pardon us, forgive us, and have mercy on us. You are our ˹only˺ Guardian. So grant us victory over the disbelieving people” .

So Allah SWT said: “I grant you that for you and your nation”.

The Messenger of Allah SWT  asked these things for his nation while he was the noblest of Allah’s visitors.

Source: Al-Mizan, An exesesis of the Quran, Allamah At-Tabatabai, Vol 25.


Second Conversation (Between Allah SWT & Believers):

Sura Fatiha


Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty said: I have divided prayer between myself and my servant into two halves, and my servant shall have what he has asked for.

 When the servant says 

‘all praise is due to Allah the Lord of the worlds,’

 Allah says: My servant has praised me.

 When he says 

‘the Gracious, the Merciful,’

 Allah says: My servant has exalted me.

 When he says 

 ‘the Master of the Day of Judgment,’

 Allah says: My servant has glorified me and my servant has submitted to me. 

 When he says 

‘you alone we worship, you alone we ask for help,’

 Allah says: This is between me and my servant, and my servant will have what he has asked for.

 When he says 

‘guide us to the straight path, the path of those whom you have favored, not those who went astray,’

 Allah says: “This is for my servant, and my servant will have what he has asked for.

Source: Sahih Muslim 395