Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The verbal supplication is not accepted many times

Lesson # 689 From Holy Qur’aan

The verbal supplication is not accepted many times

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2

Verses – 14b & 15 of 165, Section – 2 of 20 (Part – 7)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

14b.  Say: I am ordered to be the first to surrender (unto Him), and be not Thou (O Muhammad) of the idolaters.


15.  Say: I fear, if I disobey my Lord, the retribution of an Awful Day.                         

14b.  Qul  ‘inniii  ‘umirtu  ‘an-  ‘akuuna  ‘awwala  man  ‘aslama  wa  laa  takuunanna  minal-mush-rikiin.


15.  Qul  ‘inniii  ‘akhaafu  ‘in  ‘a-saytu  Rabbii  ‘azaaba  Yawmin  ‘Aziim.         



Allaah Almighty is Owner of the earth, the heavens and everything among them, and is Learned, Well-Informed and Protector of all things, so He looks after all of them. Everything is indigent of Him. Only He is, Who fulfills all requisites of the entire creatures. He has made incumbent upon Himself to be Merciful for all and bestow them according to everyone’s talents, whosoever begs anything from Him.


In fact, everything uses to produce its proficiency and capacity before Him every time at every place and Allaah Almighty listens to its secret request and knows that, which anything is deserved by whom?


Here, it should be comprehended that everything remains engaged in supplication every time, but this supplication is not verbal. Moreover, it is at present i.e. its state desires any new thing at every time. Sometimes, the thing doesn’t know its condition itself, but Allaah Almighty knows: what the condition of that thing desires at the spot. This supplication of the tongue of that present time is accepted every moment. But the person or thing, which supplicates by its tongue, demands sometimes such a thing, which its condition does not desire because it does not know itself wholly. It is the reason that the verbal supplication is not accepted many times. Hence Allaah Almighty is called The Hearer and The Knower. Can any other be chosen as Helper, leaving such Allaah Almighty, Who accedes to the wishes of all, but does not have any desire Himself?


It is commanded in this verse that “My wisdom is telling me as well as it is also an Order of Allaah Almighty that everything should bow only in front of Him. Therefore, first of all, I bow before Him in accord with His Command. Allaah Almighty has said to me, “Bow before Allaah Almighty leaving all things and never believe in any so called partner to Him, so that other people also begin to bow, observing You (O Muhammad). If I disobey My Lord Almighty, then certainly I will suffer the retribution of a Dreadful Day i.e. the Day of Resurrection. I fear very much from that Day.”


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)