Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Hold the Scripture of God fast

Lesson # 921 from the Noble Quran

Hold the Scripture of God fast

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

 Stage – 2, Verses – 144 & 145 of 206, Section – 17 of 24 (Part – 9)

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

144.  He said: O Moses! I have preferred thee above mankind by My messages and by My speaking (unto thee). So hold that which I have given thee, and be among the thankful.


145.  And We wrote for him, upon the tablets, the lesson to be drawn from all things and the explanation of all things, then (bade him): Hold it fast; and command thy people (saying): Take the better (course made clear) therein. I shall show thee the abode of evil-livers.       

144.  Qaala  yaa-Muusaaa  ‘innis-tafay-tuka  ‘alan-naasi  bi-Risaa-laatii  wa  bi-Kalaamii  fakhuz  maaa  ‘aa-taytuka  wa  kum-minash-Shaakiriin.


145.  Wa  katabNaa  lahuu  fil-‘Alwaahi  min-  kulli  shay-‘immaw-‘izatanw-wa  tafsii-lal-likulli  shay’.  Fakhuz-haa  bi-quwwatinw-wa’-mur  qawmaka  ya’-khuzuu  bi-‘ahsanihaa.  Sa-‘uriikum  daaral-faa-siqiin.  


Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) was assured that it is impossible to see God Almighty in this world with these eyes because no hardest thing of the world can endure the manifestation of Allah Almighty without any curtain, then what to speak of the eye?


 Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) is being addressed in this verse that His work is of very high dignity and it is the proof of this preference that Allah Almighty has elevated his status. Therefore, He (peace be upon Him) should be thankful to Allah Almighty and perform His duty with great emphasis.


Dependence of the mankind’s magnificence in the world is on the nature of that work; for which; God Almighty has appointed him. Vision of Divine is not the matter of this world but of the Futurity (after this life).


It is commanded that Allah Almighty said to Moses (peace be upon Him): O Moses! You should be happy that I have selected you to deliver My Messages unto the human beings and that I talked with you personally and directly. So you should hold that; which I have given to you by My Grace and be thankful to Me for it.


After that, some tablets were given to Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him), upon which, the Commands and Guidance – how to act upon Them; were written (it aims Torah). So it is commanded: And We wrote for him {Moses (peace be upon Him)}, upon the tablets, the lesson to be drawn from all things and the explanation of all things (giving advice and lectures, persuading – how to avoid the matters of ignorance, difference between lawful and unlawful in detail, the laws regarding punishment for sinners and evildoers, how to worship and entire matters about the religion were mentioned upon those tablets), (these tablets were handed over to Moses and commanded): Act (your best with force) upon these Commands and say to your nation i.e. the Children of Israel from Me side that they should take better things from these Commands and follow them. That is to say; they should choose; not only the leaves and permissions; but those Commands also; acting upon which, there is a promise of more rewards.


The religion remains safe till that time until its better matters are preserved with effort. Then it is commanded by Allah Almighty: I shall show you the abode of those evil-doers who gripped up their loins to disobey My Commands.  


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)