Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Investigation of the Mankind

Lesson # 863 from the Noble Quran

Investigation of the Mankind

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

Stage – 2, Verse –58 of 206, Section – 7 of 24 (Part – 8)



In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful


The Ways of recognizing and worshiping Allah Almighty have been described in this Section. First three verses draw attention of humankind toward those things which are over the earth and some of which are visible by the human eye, whereas some of them are hidden from human eye, where our ordinary eye does not work. The mankind has been trying to investigate them since long, and has discovered many such things, with which his sight may reach very far. These things which are over the earth are called Kaa-e-naatul Jaww (those all things which exist and are visible in between the heaven and the earth.


That was sufficient to confound the sense of human being which was visible with ordinary sight. Whereas, which can be seen easily now with binoculars and telescopes, that is not only astonishing but is horrible too. The Belief of sensible people increases continuously in Allah Almighty and His Omnipotence at the time of every new disclosure. And the confidence outdoes regarding this matter that really this Command of Holy Qur’an that: The study of those all things which exist and are visible in between the heaven and the earth; strengthens the Faith, is entirely correct. As these all things of the universe are sources of the Cognition of Allah Almighty at their own, but here, the main aim is to draw attention toward the administrative influence, which those things put on the earth. Since the dwelling place of the human being is the earth, so that thing which affects good on the earth, that is appearance of the Mercy of its Lord for it. By knowing them, perception regarding thanks giving to own Lord is produced, which persuades the human beings towards the obedience of their God (Almighty).


In the last two verses, those blessings have been mentioned which Allah Almighty has revealed for the benefit of His servants i.e. humankind specially on the earth and which can be understood easily by the human being with ordinary attention. When he will understand it, then it is sure that he will be thankful to his Lord, and this thanks giving is actual reason of his deliverance. These blessings have two aspects:

  • Apparent
  • Hidden

Apparent advantage is: Pleasant seasonal winds blow and bring the clouds besieging them from all around and where it needed, unite them. The water rains from those clouds. When that raining descends on the land, the dead earth revives. The greenness begins to appear and after a few days; luxuriant crops begin to bloom. Flowers and fruit begin to come on the plants and the trees and after a few days, enough stocks of grains, harvest and fruit are gathered. And the things for physical rest and facility of the human being are supplied. It rains due to useful effects of the things held between the heaven and the earth. From the process under discussion, the signs of life appear and from its production, the body of humankind, which has been created from the earth, develops.


Indication toward hidden aspect exists in this command that: Thus (like the earth) shall We bring forth the dead; that haply ye may remember.


Human being is collection of body and soul, and the soul is actual life. Bringing it to life needs: Angels, Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them) and the Scriptures of Allah Almighty. It uses to rain Guidance through Them. As good land gains advantage from the rain, similarly; good humankind reaps advantage from the rain of Guidance, whereas bad individual remains debarred like bad earth.


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)