Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God quickens and gives death

Lesson # 933 from the Noble Quran

God quickens and gives death

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

 Stage – 2, Verses – 158 & 159 of 206, Section – 20 of 24 (Part – 9)



In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

158.  Say (O Muhammad): O mankind! Lo! I am the Messenger of Allah to you all – (the Messenger of) Him unto Whom belongeth the Sovereignty of the havens and the earth. There is no God save Him. He quickeneth and He giveth death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Prophet Who can neither read nor write, Who believeth in Allah and in His Words, and follow Him that haply ye may be led aright.


159.  And of Moses’ folk there is a community who lead with truth and establish justice therewith.                       

158.  Qul  yaaa-‘ayyu-han-naasu  ‘innii  RasuulUllaahi  ‘ilay-kum  jamii-  ‘anil-lazii  laHuu  mulkus-samaa-waati  wal-‘arz.  Laaa  ‘ilaaha  ‘illaa  Huwa  yuh-yii  wa  umiiit.  Fa-‘aaminuu  Billaahi  wa  Rasuulihin-Nabiyyil-‘Ummiyyillazii  yu’-minu  BIllaahi  wa  KalimaatiHii  wattabi-‘uuHu  la-‘allakum  tahtaduun.


159.  Wa  min-  qawmi  Muusaaa  ‘ummatuny-yahduuna  bil-haqqi  wa  bihii  ya’-diluun.    


The Messenger of Allah Almighty has been commanded in this verse that He should say to the people: I am the Messenger of Allah Almighty; Whose obedience has been ordered. Allah Almighty has sent Me by giving His Message toward His entire sensible creatures that I should convey them.


Sovereignty of Allah Almighty has been spread over all heavens and the earth. Adoration of any other than Allah Almighty is an utterly unreasonable act. He Alone is the God of all. In His hand is quickening/making alive and giving death. Therefore, the human beings should have full belief that only Allah Almighty is their Worshiped, God and the Deity.


Allah Almighty has chosen Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) as His Messenger and sent towards the mankind. He (God) has caused to know Him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) the path of improvement by means of Divine Revelation for the guidance of humankind.


First duty of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) is that He has perfect belief in Allah Almighty Himself and believes that Divine Revelation of Allah Almighty, His Scriptures, sent before Him and Qur’an, Which has been revealed on Him, all are aright.


We, all human beings should follow the Sayings of God’s Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). It is the only way that we can find the Guidance by this means.


After that, it is commanded that certainly some such people exist is the Jews who like the Truth and guide others to go on the Straight Path and establish justice. It aims AbdUllah bin Salaam etc. who was Jew but embraced Islam. Moreover, those all Jews are included in it, who choose true teachings of Islam giving up religious persecution until the Day of Resurrection.


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)