Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Mercy of Allah is nigh unto the good

Lesson # 859 from the Noble Quran

The Mercy of Allah is nigh unto the good

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

Stage – 2, Verse –56 of 206, Section – 7 of 24 (Part – 8)



In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

 Work not confusion in the earth after the fair ordering (thereof) and call on Him in fear and hope. Lo! The mercy of Allah is nigh unto the good.       Wa  laa  tufsiduu  fil-‘arzi  ba’-da  ‘is-laahihaa  wad-‘uuhu  khawfanw-wa  tama-‘aa.  ‘Inna  RahmatAllaahi  qariibum-minal-Muhsi-niin.        


It was discussed in the previous lessons that this universe, which we see before us, it all has been created by Allah Almighty and His Command is obeyed by everything, which exists in it. He has appointed a proper way for every creature and that has been running under His control and in accordance with His Command.


The humankind should think too that he is a creature of Allah Almighty also and for him, the Creator has determined a Divine Law for living in the world. Other all things cannot leave that path and law, which Allah Almighty has fixed for them, but the human being has more appearance of the power of choice and intention than all other living beings.


Therefore, he should adopt the way by recognizing the Divine Law with careful consideration, and he can be driven back from that path also. This earth, on which the mankind has been dwelling, is running according to its prescribed Rules and Natural Law, and it will keep its footing until Allah Almighty desires to hold it.


There is one kind of existing only on the earth i.e. the Mankind, who can ruin or decorate its form for himself to some extent. If the mankind went according to that Law, which has been prescribed for him, then the condition of this earth would remain arranged. But if he violated this law, then he will mar the condition of the earth for himself.


The Devil, who is mortal woe of the human being, will try to repel him from the law by seducing, and his falling back from it will be cause of disturbance on the earth. In short, obeying the Commands of Allah Almighty is the fair ordering and violating the Divine Law is mischief on the earth, which means infringement.


Allah Almighty commands that it was the method of fair ordering of the earth that the human being should be caused to understand the correct path. So, that has been manifest very clearly upon him. Now it is his duty that he should follow the instructions mentioned in that law, which has been prescribed for him (i.e. guidance mentioned in Holy Quran), otherwise a disturbance will be excited on the earth and there will be harm in it for him. For him, it is the method of calling upon Allah Almighty that he should obey His Commands and follow the instructions prescribed for him in the Divine Law, and disobey Him never by coming into the deception of Satan.


The human being should fear displeasure and wrath of Allah Almighty, and be hopeful of His Mercy. Mankind should be known every time that the Mercy of Allah Almighty is nigh unto those people, who do good works in accord with the Divine Law and who do acts of Kindness with one another.


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)

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