Lessons from Holy Qur'an





Verse – 7 of 286, section -1

Allah has sealed their hearts and

their hearing, and on their eyes

there is a covering. Theirs will

be an awful doom. 

Khatamallaahu ‘alaa quluu-

bihim wa ‘alaa sam-‘ihim.-

wa ‘alaaa ‘absaarihim gishaawah.

Wa lahum ‘azaabun ‘aziim




       Khatama-(Sealed) means the result which grows due to constantly refusal and opposition of the Truth. Purpose to seal anything is, nothing could enter and nothing could go out of it which has been sealed. For example if the heart has been sealed, then neither the Truth can enter into it and nor boldness can remain to declare the good as agreeable talk.

      Quluu-bihim-(Their hearts). Heart does not mean a piece of flesh here but it is the will-power which is centre of the wisdom, the sense and the intention.

      Sam-‘ihim-(Their hearing), “Sama” means power of hearing, aims their ears.

      ‘Absaarihim-(Their eyes). (Power of looking).

      Ghishaawatun-Covering (to cover, to hide). Hear it means covering of negligence over eyes which look signs of the Truth but still resist accepting the facts.

       It is a universal law in this world that whenever any power

does not bring into work or it is not activated, then at last it leaves

its function. Same law is about the powers of looking and

understanding, if they are kept un-functional constantly they will

leave the function of looking and understanding the Truth.

       Sealing the hearts, hearing and covering the eyes of any body by Allah begin, whenever any person intentionally adapts infidelity and persists on it. Every person is given the right nature by Allah and it includes use of thinking power on the signs/marks of God. But

whenever mankind misuses his considering powers and devises to

follow the Satan changing his side from the teachings of The

Messenger (Peace be upon Him), then he comes out of pity series

of The Prophets (peace be upon Them) and help of God leaves him.

Now he supposes the way of astray as the straight path.

      It is evident that as result of eating poison becomes cause of

death, just like this changing one’s side from the orders of God intentionally becomes cause of spiritual death. As we have learnt

earlier that life of mankind does not go to end after death but there

will be also a second life, which will be result of this life. Constantly disobeying in this life  will appear in the shape of a big agony as punishment.              



Transliteration in Roman Script, English Translation by Marmaduke Pickthall and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore & translated By Muhammad Sharif Fauji


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