Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The term of life appointed for you will be accomplished

Lesson # 726 From Holy Qur’aan

The term of life appointed for you will be accomplished

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

Verse – 60 of 165, Section – 7 of 20 (Part – 7)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

He it is Who gathereth you at night and knoweth that which ye commit by day. Then He raiseth you again to life therein, that the term appointed (for you) may be accomplished. Then afterward unto Him is your return. Then He will proclaim unto you what ye used to do.        Wa  Hu-wAllazii  yata-waf-faa  kum  bil-layli  wa  ya’-lamu  maa  jarahtum  binnahaari  summa  yab-‘asukum  fiihi  li-yuqzaaa  ‘ajalum-musammaa.  Summaa  ‘ilayHi  marji-‘ukum  summa  yunabbi-‘ukum  bimaa  kuntum  ta’-maluun.             

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The Extent of the Knowledge of Allaah Almighty was expressed in the previous verse, from which it was known that any human being has no power to frame laws, punish and command the people in the world but as much as Allaah Almighty bestows upon him in accordance with his extent. Even for making this authority useful, he stumbles everywhere.


Only Guidance of Allaah Almighty, which He has sent down through His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), can save him from destruction, otherwise he continues in close contact with digging an abyss of ruin only for himself being set apart from that Guidance. His tumbling down in that hole is beyond the question, if he does not catch the Guidance strongly.


The same subject has been admonished in this verse in such manner: the humankind should think! Where do his powers and abilities of working go, when he sleeps at night? At that time, neither can he think, nor work. It was discussed in the lesson of previous verse that the mankind is unable to know about his future.


It has been explained in this verse: Even he does not remember the work done by him last day, when he goes to sleep at night. Both things are known only by Allaah Almighty because neither slumber overtakes Him nor He needs a sleep. He is Attentive every time about every matter. Even that a human being has not control over himself that he may get up at his own after sleep. Only Allaah Almighty raises him, and until death likewise He will continue to raise the mankind in the morning and cause to sleep at night. After death, which should be considered as a long sleep, He will raise again on the Day of Resurrection and put before the human beings up their deeds, done by them during the life of this world. Let’s meditate a while in the abstract of this verse.

It is commanded: Allaah Almighty gathers your presence of mind from you at night when you go to sleep. Even you forget everything during sleep about that, which you commit by day time, but He knows your every commitment. Then He raises you again when the next day begins, so that you may complete your worldly life. At last the life is over and the mankind sleep in such a manner that he rises never. But Allaah Almighty will raise him again and put up before him his entire good and bad deeds and acts, which he performed and committed in his previous (worldly) life.


A wonderful map of human life has been drawn in this verse. Age of the mankind is surrounded in the time limit, in which he works in the day time and being tired, sleeps at night. He forgets his entire commitments of the day time. A time will come that he will sleep for a long time and never will rise again in this world. Then after a very long sleep, he will rise on a Day and his entire actions will come in front of him. And he will suffer the consequences of his all actions of the world and will remain living always.


Minhaa  khalaqNaa-kum. Wa fiihaa Nu-‘iidukum.   Wa minhaa Nukhrijukum  taaratan  ‘ukhraa” (From the (earth) did We create you. And into it shall We return you. And from it shall We bring you out once again): (The Quran 20:55).


 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)