العنكبوت
29. Al-Ankabut
Laba-laba
The Spider
العنكبوت BAHASA
العنكبوت ENGLISH
Surat al-‘Ankabūt (Arabic: سورة العنكبوت‎, "The Spider") is the 29th sura of the Qur'an with 69 verses. It is a Meccan surah due to the introduction concerning the persecution of the Muslims. The early Muslims were persecuted in Mecca, where Muhammed was not a head of state and not persecuted in Medina, where he was a head of state and had some protection. The surah states that Nuh, Ibrahim, Lut, Shuaib, Hud, Saleh, Musa and Muhammad all were prophets of God. All of them endured hardships. For example, Noah was ridiculed often and Abraham was thrown into the fire. But God destroyed their people who transgressed. As it says in verse 40, So each We punished for his sin; of them was he on whom We sent down a violent storm, and of them was he whom the rumbling overtook, and of them was he whom We made to be swallowed up by the earth, and of them was he whom We drowned; and it did not beseem Allah that He should be unjust to them, but they were unjust to their own souls.
Surah Al-'Ankabut (bahasa Arab:العنكبوت) adalah surah ke-29 dalam al-Qur'an. Surah ini terdiri atas 69 ayat serta termasuk golongan surah-surrah Makkiyah. Dinamai Al-'Ankabut berhubung terdapatnya kata Al- 'Ankabut yang berarti Laba-Laba pada ayat 41 surah ini, di mana Allah mengumpamakan para penyembah berhala-berhala itu dengan laba-laba yang percaya kepada kekuatan rumahnya sebagai tempat ia berlindung dan tempat ia menjerat mangsanya, padahal kalau dihembus angin atau ditimpa oleh suatu barang yang kecil saja, rumah itu akan hancur. Begitu pula halnya dengan kaum musyrikin yang percaya kepada kekuatan sembahan-sembahan mereka sebagai tempat berlindung dan tempat meminta sesuatu yang mereka ingini, padahal sembahan-sembahan mereka itu tidak mampu sedikit juga menolong mereka dari azab Allah waktu di dunia, seperti yang terjadi pada kaum Nuh, kaum Ibrahim, kaum Luth, kaum Syu'aib, kaum Saleh, dan lain-lain. Apalagi menghadapi azab Allah di akhirat nanti, sembahan-sembahan mereka itu lebih tidak mampu menghindarkan dan melindungi mereka.