Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Makkah – A Region Of Security


BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)

Makkah – A Region Of Security


Verse –126 of 286, Section – 15


And when Abraham prayed: My Lord! Make this a region of security and bestow upon its people fruits, such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day. He answered: And as for him who disbelieveth, I shall leave him in contentment for a while, then I shall compel him to the doom of Fire—a hapless journey’s end!   

Wa ‘iz qaala ‘Ibraahiimu Rabbij-‘al haazaa Baladan ‘Aaminanw – warzuq ‘ahlahuu minas-samaraati man ‘aamana minhum, billaahi wal-Yawmil- ‘Aakhir.  Qaala wa man-kafara fa-‘umatti-‘uhuu qaliilan- summa ‘aztarruhuuu  ‘ilaa  ‘azaabin-Naar. Wa bi’-sal-masiir.




Qaliilan – (for a while, a few days) it is meant the life of this world. Because comparing to the Doomsday the life of this world is like ‘for a while’.


Fa-‘umatti-‘uhuu – (I shall leave him in contentment, I shall do well to him also) this word is derived from Mataa’, that means Goods, valuables.


While the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) completed the construction work of the Temple of Makkah, Ka’ba then He (peace be upon Him) prayed from God Almighty as under:


  • Make this (Building, Its City and Its Surroundings) a Region of Security


  • Bestow upon its people fruits, such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day.


His both the prayers were approved. So the Building of Ka’ba and its all surrounding area which has been included in Haram, killing any person or hunting any living creature is totally prohibited. Before Islam the killers and criminals used to take shelter between the walls of Khana Ka’ba. Although all the land is stony and sandy but fresh and dry fruit, vegetables and grains are available here each time abundantly.


The Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) was told that the cruel and evildoers will be disappointed from the rank of Leadership. He (peace be upon Him) remembered this order and at the time of prayer for bestowing grains and fruit, prayed only for the Believers. The God Almighty commanded, “Religious Leadership is specified only for the Believers and the Obedient. However the disbelievers and Infidels will also be not forfeited from worldly lives. But they will get these things for a short period only during their lifetime. After death on the Day of Resurrection they will be thrown into the Hell-Fire as punishment of their disobedience, which is very bad abode.    



Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif) (http://hltsharif.blogspot.com) (muhammadsharif276@gmail.com