Lessons from Holy Qur'an



F A A T I H A H – 1


Verse – 4 of 7, section -1

wa iyyaaka Nasta-‘iin      And Thee (alone) we ask for help



When the mankind admits that ALLAH (GOD) is his CREATOR, his BENEFICENT, his MASTER and agrees upon his devotion and humility, then now there is no way for him except that he should bear in mind about his needs every time. He should beg from ALLAH for success in each work, for safety in each woe and for completion of his each want.


ALLAH makes promise in HIS Holy Book “AL-QUR’AAN at many places that if the mankind remains obedient to The GOD whole heartedly, then ALLAH will not return him failed or mis-fortunate. HE completes all types of necessities of all the creatures in the entire universe. HE gives food to the hungry, restoration of health to the patient, looks after the Meeks and Orphans. HE bestows mercy with open hands day and night. But still deficiency does not come in HIS pity.


If all the residents of earth and skies ask for help for their needs, their hopes according to their individual manners and ALLAH completes their desires, still HIS treasures don’t become deficient as a needle dipped in the sea and let it got out. A person may be the richest out of us but he can’t spend lavishly as much. If he dares then his treasury will go to end in seconds and after all he will also become compelled to beg from ALLAH.


THEE (alone) we ask for help- It is demand of mankind’s poorness and helplessness that he should not beg for help from any person except ALLAH for his needs. He should search and ask HIS support in each painful trial because there is none remover of the difficulties except ALLAH.


It has come in The Sayings of The Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) that Once, The Messenger (Peace Be upon Him) said to His companions (ALLAH agreed upon them) “who is one of you, who promises that he will seldom beg from anyone”. All the companions

(ALLAH agreed upon them) promised, “We will never beg from anyone except ALLAH”. So they (ALLAH agreed upon them) never begged anything from anyone during their remaining life. Some of them did so, that if his whip fell down during riding on the horse or camel, he didn’t say anyone to pick it up and give him. But he came down and picked his whip.

It is the procedure of compliance of our honorable elders. We can succeed in this world and here-in-after, following them (ALLAH agreed upon them).


Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Altered Orders About Suckling


Altered Orders About Suckling

BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)

Verse – 233b    of  286, Section – 30 (Part – 2)


And on the (father’s) heir is incumbent the like of that (which was incumbent on the father). If they desire to wean the child by mutual consent and (after) consultation, it is no sin for them; and if ye wish to give your children out to nurse, it is no sin for you, provided that ye pay what is due from you in kindness. And observe your duty to Allah, and know that Allah is Seer of what ye do. Wa  ‘alal-waarisi  mislu  zaalik.  Fa-‘in  ‘araadaa  fisaalan  ‘an  taraazim-min-humaa  wa  tashaa-wurin-  falaa  junaaha ‘alayhi-maa.  Wa  ‘in  ‘arattum  ‘an- tas-tar-zi-‘uuu  ‘awlaadakum  falaa  junaaha  ‘alaykum  ‘izaa  sallamtum-maaa  ‘aataytum-  bil-ma’-ruuf.  Wattaqullaaha  wa’-lamuuu  ‘annallaaha  bimaa  ta’-maluuna  Basiir.  



‘al-waarisi – (heir), heir means that intimate relative who is lawful heir after the father.

mislu  zaalik – (incumbent) the like of that, it means that as incumbent (protection of rights) regarding the child’s mother is on the father, like this the incumbent is also on the nearest relative after the father.

It is father’s responsibility to bear the expenses for bringing up his child and when he dies, then it is the order that if the child is owner of wealth/property, then his expenditures will be taken from that wealth, and if he doesn’t have any wealth/property, then those persons who are out of his intimate rich relatives, and besides being intimate relatives they are also lawful heirs, then it is their duty to bear the child’s expenditures. Reason for assuming the charges of an innocent suckling child on others, is that the child has not virtue to bring him up himself. Another thing also appears from it that expenses for the lives of poor women, cripple men and minors are incumbent on their relatives.

After that it has also been instructed that if the parents want to wean the child by mutual consent and (after) consultation, then it is no sin for them. The mother has more right to bring the child up due to her kindness feelings. So the matters relating to the child have not been left on the opinion of only father. Then it has been cleared too that in some circumstances when it has become necessary to get suckled the child from any other woman, then it is no sin also, provided that she has been paid remuneration.

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’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif)