Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God Almighty is Higher than our thoughts

Lesson # 756 From the Noble Quran

God Almighty is Higher than our thoughts

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

Verses –99 & 100 of 165, Section – 12 of 20 (Part – 7)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

99.  And He it is Who sendeth down water from the sky, and therewith We bring forth buds of every kind; We bring forth the green blade from which We bring forth the thick-clustered grain; and from the date-palm, from the pollen thereof, spring pendant bunches; and (We bring forth) gardens of grapes, and the olive and the pomegranate, alike and unlike. Look upon the fruit thereof, when they bear fruit, and upon its ripening. Lo! Herein verily are portents for a people who believe.


100.  And they ascribe as partners unto Allah the jinn, although He did create them, and impute falsely, without knowledge, sons and daughters unto Him. Glorified be He and High Exalted above (all) that they ascribe (unto Him).  

99.  Wa  Huwal-laziii  ‘anzala  minas-samaaa-‘i  maaa-‘aa.  Fa-‘akh-rajNaa  bihii  nabaata  kulli  shay-‘in-  fa-‘akh-rajNaa  minhu  khaziran-Nukhriju  minhu  habbam-mutaraa-kibaa.  Wa  minannakhli  min  tal-‘ihaa  qin-waanun  daaniyatunw-wa  jannaatim-min  ‘a’-naabinw-waz-zaytuuna  war-rummaana  mush-tabi-hanw-wa  gayra  muta-shaabih.  ‘Unzuruuu  ‘ilaa  samarihiii  ‘izaaa  ‘asmara  wa  yan-‘ih.  ‘Inna  fii  zaalikum  la-‘Aayaatil-liqawminy-yu’-minuun.


100.  Wa  ja-‘aluu  LIllaahi  shura-kaaa-‘al-jinna  wa  khala-qahum  wa  kharaquu  lahuu  baniina  wa  banaatim-  bigayri  ‘ilm.  SubhaanaHuu  wa  Ta-‘aalaa  ‘ammaa  yasifuun.

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Some more portents have been described in this verse. The human being can know Allah Almighty by thinking deeply into them. Humankind has been accustomed to eat fruit, vegetables and grains etc. grown from the earth but thinks never: How these things were grown and Who created them?


It has been mentioned in this verse that there is no human intervention in the processing period with effect from sowing the seed until ripening the harvest and bearing the fruit. So, the mankind should think: Who does it entire? Allah Almighty sends down the rain, due to which the seed and the sapling takes root in the earth and collects into itself necessary things from its surroundings. Then lush green fields begin to bloom. The plants and trees of the grapes, the olive and the pomegranate become productive and fruitful. The bunches grow in the date trees and then we see the dates everywhere up and down. Sometimes these uncountable fruit have same color, shape and taste but sometimes are different from one another. This all is done by Allah only. You cannot interfere in it.  


Allah Almighty has described such portents of His Cognizance in this verse which belong to the earth, fruit and growing the grains. Allah Almighty sends down the rain, which cannot be sent by any other, and due to which the vegetables, the green trees and plants are produced.


It is commanded: You looked upon the condition of plants and trees of grains and fruit thereof, when they bear fruit and grain, and upon their ripening. Then you gather breaking them and eat. As human being is helpless in producing the grains and fruit, likewise he cannot interfere in the process of their ripening. It is also in the Divine Power of Allah Almighty only.


It is great, if you think, because if the fruit and grain are un-ripened, those are useless for the human being. Look at these people! They ascribe themselves the Angels, the jinn etc. as partners unto Allah Almighty, giving up such Greatest Merciful and Protector, whereas these entire are His creature, and He created them with His own Omnipotence, without any kind of help from any other.


Some people say: The Angels, the Mankind or the Jinn etc. are sons and daughters unto Allah Almighty. It all is their ignorance and they impute falsely. Glorified be Allah and High Exalted above all that they ascribe unto Him. They should try to understand Him correctly by observing these portents.   


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)