Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Nature Of The Enduring


BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)

Nature Of The Enduring 

Verse –156 of 286, Section – 19 (Part 2)


Who say, when a misfortune striketh them: Lo! We are Allah’s and lo! Unto Him we are returning.            

‘Al-laziina ‘izaaa ‘asaabat-hum-musiibatun, qaaluuu ‘innaa  lillaahi  wa  ‘innaaa ‘ilayhi  raaji-‘uun.





Musiibatun – (calamity, woe, trouble) its literal meanings are misery, distress, accident, chance. Once the Messenger of Allah Almighty (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) commanded that which thing a Muslim feels un-pleasant that is the musiibat for him. So it is known that this word has many vast and common meanings.  


We have studied in the verse before it that the Muslims will be tested by the God Almighty through different manners of difficulties, calamities, and troubles from time to time, the person who will keep perseverance and steadfastness he will succeed easily in these tests. So the future result of the steadfast will be better. The token of the patients has been mentioned in the today’s verse that the people who say at the time of musiibat, “Lo! We are Allah’s and lo! Unto Him we are returning”, they are included in the steadfast.


We have learnt three things in this verse:


1.   We all and our every thing is the property of the God Almighty. Nothing is our own including ourselves, our every thing, wife, children, wealth, property, native country, dynasty, body and soul. It is the cause of grief, sorrow, pain and desire of the human being that he supposes his beloved things as his own. When this thought will be expelled from the mind and considered that the God Almighty is the Master, Possessor and Owner of every thing then there will be no space for sorrow, sadness and displeasure. We have to repeat these words in each hard, difficult, trouble and calamity, “Ours is nothing here. Every thing is of the God Almighty and has to return towards Him”.


2.   Wishing the sorrows, troubles, pains and difficulties are how much heavy, all are temporary, mortal, transitory, coming and going. These all will end and soon we would have to attend the Court of Real Master Almighty, so why should we be afraid of them.


3.   These calamities and tests are not useless by chance. Their remuneration and reward shall be granted during the second life i.e. on the Doomsday. The person who bore them with steadfastness, remained firm on the Just and did not left the real cause, he shall be rewarded due to his fortitude.


A person how much will have strong faith on these fidelities, so much he will remain in contentment and quiet. We should bear in our minds these things well efficiently so that it may become print on our hearts. Although the relation of steadfastness is with the heart but due to saying these words with tongue, the tongue becomes companion of the heart and the person gets power and strength from it. It has been mentioned about the Messenger of God Almighty (glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) that He used to recite “‘innaa  lillaahi  wa  ‘innaaa ‘ilayhi  raaji-‘uun” (Lo! We are Allah’s and lo! Unto Him we are returning) in even light from the light difficulty, trouble or un-pleasant situation.       



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)