Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Our Lord is Hearer and Knower of everything

Lesson # 967 from the Noble Quran

Our Lord is Hearer and Knower of everything

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

 Stage – 2, Verses – 199 & 200 of 206, Section – 24 of 24 (Part  – 9)



In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

199.  Keep to forgiveness (O Muhammad), and enjoin kindness, and turn away from the ignorant.


200.  And if a slander from the devil afflict thee, then seek refuge in Allah. Lo! He is Hearer, Knower.                  

199.  Khuzil-‘afwa  wa’-mur  bil-‘urfi  wa  ‘a’-riz  ‘anil-jaahiliin.


200.  Wa  ‘immaa  yanzagannaka  minash-Shay-taani  nazgun-  fasta-‘iz  BIllaah.  ‘InnaHuu  Samii-‘un  ‘Aliim.         


‘Afwun – (forgiveness), we have discussed about this word in Surah Baqarah. It has many meanings, one of which is “endurance, patience”. Here it aims the same.


Yanzagannaka – {if someone (afflict you)}, the origin of this word is nazgun, which exists in the same verse after it. Nazgun means “to tamper with any tipped object, to stab any pointed thing”. Here it aims “devilish whim”.


It was described in the previous verses that some people are believers of Allah Almighty; even then they ascribe plurality to God Almighty in the birth of a child after its birth. Even that they name him like idolaters as Abdul Harith etc. Therefore, the human being has been informed about the evils of polytheism. It is true but speaking the truth before any mankind is just like involving oneself in quarrel with him. So, flaming by the idolaters was not a grand thing. Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) described them openly in a previous verse: Call upon your so-called partners (of God Almighty), then contrive against Me, spare Me not. They can never hurt Me because My Protecting Friend is Allah Almighty.


Being Protecting Friend, Allah Almighty guides His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) in this verse about the behavior which must be adopted in future.


It is commanded: O Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)! Keep to forgiveness, enjoin kindness and turn away from the ignorant. Speak the truth and carry on laying stress on the people to perform the works; good for the humanity. You should not respond to the opponents if they begin to treat You with rudeness and ignorance. You must tolerate the grief/pain which they tease.


If any time, Satan excites You that the people have been disgracing You. So, You should respond with abuse to their abuse and kick them if they give you a blow.


You should seek refuge in Allah Almighty immediately if; due to natural tendencies of humankind, you have any fear of affect of this whim, because He is Hearer and Knower. Do not respond their abusive conduct. Mind Your own business.


It is as much big useful advice that grandest social and political problems of the life can be solved with it. Whenever anyone gets chance; should enjoin for good works and speak the truth. Respond with patience and tolerance to the enemies when they provoke, and do not provide opportunity of dispute from own side. A Day of final Judgment will come and the Support of God Almighty will be with the Patient, if disbelievers do not accept it.

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)