Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Qur’an and Sayings of Muhammad are “The Light”

Lesson # 932 from the Noble Quran

Qur’an and Sayings of Muhammad are “The Light”

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

 Stage – 2, Verse – 157b of 206, Section – 19 of 24 (Part – 9)

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In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Then those who believe in Him, and honour Him, and help Him, and follow the Light which is sent down with Him; they are the successful.                       Fallaziina  ‘aamanuu  bihii  wa  ‘azza-ruuhu  wa  nasa-ruuhu  wattaba-‘un-Nuural-laziii  ‘unzila  ma-‘ahuuu,  ‘ulaaa-‘ika  humul-Muf-lihuun.     


‘Azza-ruuhu – (honored him), it is a past tense. Origin of this word is ta’-ziir, which has been derived from ‘azara. ‘Azara means “shelter, strength”. Ta’-ziir means “to make someone strong, to strengthen, to protect and support anyone by considering that he is great.  


‘An-Nuuru – (the Light), here it aims Divine Revelation, inspiration, in which, Holy Qur’an and the entire Sayings (‘Ahaadith) of the last Messenger of Allah Almighty; Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) are included.  


‘Al-Muf-lihuun – this word has come at various places in the Holy Qur’-an. Its origin is falaah, which means agriculture and its production. A word ‘aflaah has been derived from it also, which means “reaping advantage fully by cultivating; to get full production. Here it aims “to succeed”.


Summary of all previous things has been given in this part of the verse. At first, it was told: The essence of the Guidelines of God’s last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) is that He enjoins on the people that which is right and forbids them that which is wrong. And He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) makes lawful for them all fine, pure and advantageous things for eating and drinking, and prohibits for them only the foul i.e. impure, pernicious, filthy and stinking things; that use of those is unlawful. Which commands were burden, difficult, rigorous and like fetters in the earlier religions, He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) replaced them and made easy and simple as a relief for the people.


He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) did not command for these all concessions at His own, but this entire is by means of Divine Revelations because He personally does know neither reading and nor writing. Whatever He says, is taught by Allah Almighty. While situation is like this; that; whatever He says, is good, then what did the result come out?     


It has been commanded in this verse that this result comes out by bringing all together which has been described above, that; those people who will accept the Sayings of this Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and believe in it that He is true, they will protect Him, support Him, honor Him and help Him wholeheartedly. And they will act according to those Instructions which He has (taught Him by means of Divine Revelation). No doubt that the success will kiss their feet and they will gain victory in every field of life and the Hereafter.


It is found from this verse clearly that Islam is not partial of any particular group, sect or class. It is biased of its principles only. And it takes responsibility of success, salvation and victory in this world and the Hereafter for them who follow its instructions.


Accordingly, which, Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) was supplicating for His nation’s highest degree, bowed His head before this decision of Allah Almighty and instructed to the Children of Israel that they should act upon these principles and  cooperate with the Last Messenger of Allah Almighty, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him).


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)