Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God Gives Wisdom To Whom He Wills


God Gives Wisdom To Whom He Wills     

BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)

Verse –268 & 269   of  286, Section –37  (Part – 3)


  1. 268.  The devil promiseth you destitution and enjoineth on you lewdness. And Allah promiseth you forgiveness from Himself with bounty. And Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.

 269.  He giveth wisdom unto whom He will, and he unto whom wisdom is given, he truly hath received abundant good. And none remember except men of understanding.        

 268.  ‘Ash-Shay-taanu  ya- ‘idu- kumul-faqra  wa  ya’-murukum- bil-fahshaaa’.  Wallaahu  ya-‘idukum-magfiratam-minhu  wa  fazlaa.  Wallaahu  Waasi- ‘un  ‘Aliim.

269.  Yu’-til-Hikmata  many-yashaaa’.  Wa  many-yu’-tal-Hikmata  faqad  ‘uutiya  khayran-  kasiira.  Wa maa  yaz-zakkaru  ‘illaaa  ‘ulul-‘albaab.   





‘Al-Hikmata – (wisdom), ‘al-Hikmata also means sagacity, understanding, comprehension, knowledge and sense. Due to these meanings, philosophy and science also come for ‘al-Hikmata. Therefore, the word Hakiim will mean Philosopher. This word has been used in the Holy Qur’an at many places.


khayran-  kasiira – (abundant good, very much goodness, betterment, benefit and virtue), in this verse, to earn and spend the wealth in a correct manner, and acquire wisdom in this regard is called ‘abundant goodness.


This verse of Holy Qur’an informs the humankind about a devil’s temptation, which can become cause of prevention from spending in the Way of Allah Almighty (‘an-faaq fii Sabiil-Lillaah). In addition, it also tells its refutation and remedy. 


Love with wealth and property, inclination towards its collection and tendency towards its spending in a safe mode are weaknesses of the human being. Therefore, he can think that the entire wealth would finish due to spending for the Cause of Allah Almighty; nothing would remain saved with him. He would become poor. God Almighty stated to finish these thoughts and temptations that this teaching belongs to Satan (Devil), do not make room for Him in your heart.


Allah Almighty, the eternally Besought of all, is Most Compassionate and Bountiful. Which you have, He has given that entire and He will give in future too. So, do not frighten from poorness and hesitate from spending in His Way. Being pleased He will give you more and more.


God Almighty gives power to understand these kinds of matters and to find the underlying causes of the matters, to whom He wishes. The person, who has been bestowed with this wisdom, he is very fortunate, because it is His very great blessing and wealth.



Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif)

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