Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Revelations for those who have knowledge

Lesson # 841 from the Noble Quran

Revelations for those who have knowledge

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

Stage – 2, Verse – 32 of 206, Section – 4 of 24 (Part – 8)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 Say: Who hath forbidden the adornment of Allah which He hath brought forth for His bondmen, and the good things of food? Say: These things are for believers in the life of this world and shall be exclusively theirs on the Day of Resurrection. Thus do We detail Our Revelations for people who have knowledge.    Qul  man  harrama  ziina-tAllaahil-latii  ‘akhraja  li-‘ibaadiHii  wat-tayyi-baati  minarrizq.  Qul  hiya  lilla-ziina  ‘aamanuuu  fil-hayaatid-dunyaa  khaalisa-tany-Yawmal-Qiyaamah.  Kazaalika  Nufassilul-‘Aayaati  li-qawminy-ya’-lamuun. 

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It has been being described since previous verse and the verses prior to it that Allah Almighty has created the raiment for the human beings in the world, which is an ornament for them. Similarly, He created the things for food and drinking, so that they may reap advantage from them.


The mankind should use these things to fulfill their requirement. Complete detail regarding their being lawful or forbidden exists in the Revelations of Holy Qur-‘aan. The humankind has no right to restrain himself in the matters of wearing clothes, eating and drinking, and considering that leaving them is worship. The same matters have been admonished in some other way.  


Allah Almighty asked from those people, who used to go round Ka’-bah with nude bodies: Who told you that wearing adornment at the time of going round is forbidden? Allah Almighty has made the cloth ornament for the human beings, so that they should keep their body-parts of shame hidden.


 In like manner, entire pure and clean eatable things are lawful every time for food. God Almighty questions: Who did say! Fast from want during the days of Pilgrimage and consider it the condition for worship? The reality, which you should understand, is that, these things have been created by Allah Almighty and He has explained; how to use them. You should use them according to the way prescribed.


God Almighty has described clearly about those things which have been forbidden by Him. You should leave them. Moreover, whenever He has commanded to give up the use of even good things, for instance; during fasting, then it is incumbent that you should leave them also.


After that, Allah Almighty ordained His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) that He should cause to know the people also: These things i.e. raiment and food etc. have been created in the world for them only, who use these things in accordance with the Command of Allah Almighty, admitting that these are His grants.


Using them thereby, these things will be given to the Believers on the Day of Resurrection after making them cleaned and purified from disputes and errors, because during their stay in this world, they are subjected with some at least difficulty, trouble, pain, illness and quarrel etc. but in the Hereafter, they will be blessed after being empty from these entire badness and they will be able to use them with full independence.


Those people who do not believe in Allah Almighty, they will be given these things in the world along with big dispute, whereas, they would have no part of these things on the Judgment Day because it is a condition to get these good things on that Day, that the mankind should consider them a grant in the world from Allah Almighty and use them being thankful to Him.


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)