“But it is not except a reminder to the worlds.” [68:52]
Allah (swt) is the Most Wise, so why parables?
Allah (swt) is trying to explain something to us, He wants to make sure it is crystal clear. These examples, or parables, take concepts that can be abstract or unclear and provide us with a visual so that we can see them. Scholars say there are at least 40 parables in the Quran and they are used to illustrate various topics like disbelief, the dunya, the heart of a believer, spending in charity and others.
In Surah Al-Ankabut, Allah (swt) says to us:
“And these examples We present to the people, but none will understand them except those of knowledge.” [29:43]
We ask Allah (swt) to make us of those that do understand the examples He provides us and are able to reflect on them and learn from them. Ameen.