Lessons from Holy Qur'an

A Guidance and Mercy for the people who believe

Lesson # 969 from the Noble Quran

A Guidance and Mercy for the people who believe

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

 Stage – 2, Verse – 203 of 206, Section – 24 of 24 (Part  – 9)



In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And when thou bringest not a verse for them they say: Why hast thou not chosen it? Say: I follow only that which is inspired in me from my Lord. This (Qur’an) is Insight from your Lord, and a Guidance and Mercy for a people that believe.                      Wa  ‘izaa  lam  ta’-tihim-  bi-‘Aayaatin  qaaluu  law  lajtabayta-haa.  Qul  ‘innamaaa  ‘attabi-‘u  maa  yuu-haaa  ‘i-layya  mir-Rabbii.  Haazaa  Basaaa-‘iru  mir-Rabbikum  wa  Hudanw-wa  Rahmatul-li-qaw-miny-yu’-minuun.        


‘Aayaatin – (here it aims – a verse of Holy Qur’an or any miracle).


‘Ijtabayta-haa – (you have chosen it), it is past tense, origin of which is ‘ijtabaaa’. ‘Ijtabaaa’ means “choosing a thing from a heap”. This word has been derived from jabyun, from which the word jabaayah has been made, which means – a thing, sum etc. liked by someone. Tax of agricultural land is called Jabaayah also, which is collected by the ruler from public according to his will.


Basaaa-‘iru – (insight, to strike, discrimination, perception), this word is plural of basiiratun, which means “internal sight”, it means also “which makes one to understand the way of wisdom”.


It is effect of being entangled in the matters and things of the world that a mankind becomes careless from the side of his Creator and does not believe in His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and Holy Qur’an etc. In such a manner, the infidels used to say the Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) a juggler and magician (Let us flee to God) and deride the verses of Holy Qur’an and Miracles. These are the brethren of the Devil and work according to his will. They do not use own sense.


It is commanded that such people are so much away from understanding the truth that they give an order to bring the verses and demand the miracles in accord with their will. When their demand is not fulfilled then they make a joke that God Almighty, in Whom; He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) has belief, has not as much power that He may fulfill according to the Messenger’s (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) request. And then; they used to produce a rudely view that “ultimate, you invent the Qur’an yourself (God forbid). Why do you not invent it when we demand and why do you not choose only those things from unusual matters which we like to see?


It is commanded: Say! You did not understand the actual matter. Neither am I a juggler and nor make up any story. I follow correctly only those Commands; which are inspired in Me from My Lord. I act upon those Revelations Myself and then put before you the same. Every verse is sufficient to open your eyes if you meditate. And if you follow them with pure belief, then these are Guidance and Mercy for the Believers and a standard-bearer of the success. These Commands will open the door of every useful matter and will not leave the obedient without making them triumphant in the both worlds.


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)