Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Call upon your Lord for help

Lesson # 858 from the Noble Quran

Call upon your Lord for help

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

Stage – 2, Verses –54b & 55 of 206, Section – 7 of 24 (Part – 8)

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 54b.  His verily is all creation and commandment. Blessed be Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.


55.  (O mankind!) call upon your Lord humbly and in secret. Lo! He loveth not the aggressors.      

54b.  ‘Alaa  lahul-Khalqu  wal-‘Amr.  TabaarakAllaahu  Rabbul-‘Aalamiin.


55.  ‘Ud-‘uu  Rabbakum  tazarru-‘anw-wa  khufyah.  ‘Innahuu  laa  yuhibbul-mu’-tadiin.        


When you recognized Allah Almighty after looking at the Heavens and the Earth etc. and His system of establishing everything properly, then now; you should hear: What are His attributes? It was commanded in the previous lesson that after creating the Heavens and the Earth, mounted Allah the Throne being their Commander and the King.


Allah Almighty is Unseen. Neither His Throne, which is called ‘Arsh, is visible to us, and nor we know the state of His sitting on It. But for causing to know us, He has described these matters in such form, as we see. Here, in the world, the king sits on the throne, which indicates that his order is enforced in his country. Just like this, the Order of Allah Almighty is enforced in the entire universe and the Throne of Sovereignty is in His control. The meaning of the words “mounted He the Throne”, mentioned in the previous verse, has been explained in this verse.


It is commanded that the rulers of this world rule over the ready-made things but you should bear in mind that Allah Almighty is He, Who has created the entire things with His Omnipotence without any kind of support or help of any other. Then who can command these entire things except Him?


God Almighty created the world, as well as, He established a system of administration into all kinds of creatures. Therefore, His Command is obeyed in every matter. Suppose! An engineer, who is at home in his job, draws a map of any heavy mills. He arranges all necessary machinery and parts, erects and fits everything at its proper place, details required skilled manpower for every job and guides them thoroughly; how to work. It is clear that his command will be obeyed at every step to run the mills, because except him nobody is fully aware of methods, machinery and management of manpower for the mills.


Similarly, Creator of the world, its Trainer, Organizer and Manager is That Lord of the Worlds, for Whom, every necessary thing is produced by His Own intention only. And He is, Whose name is Blessed. So, it is incumbent for the human being, who is a respectable laborer of these mills that he should call upon his Lord Almighty humbly and in secret, and ask Him only for help. He does not like aggressors and those who cross the limit of devotion, because while He is the sole Owner of everything, then how would it be useful to beg before any other.  


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)