Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Gardens of Eden

Lesson # 1110 from Holy Qur-’aan

The Gardens of Eden

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)

Stage – 2, Verse – 72 of 129, Section – 9 of 16 (Part – 10)


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful


72.  Allah promiseth to the believers, men and women, Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide for ever-blessed dwellings in Gardens of Eden. And – greater (far)! – acceptance from Allah. That is supreme triumph. 72.  Wa-‘adAllaahul-Mu’-miniina  wal-Mu’-minaati  Jannaatin-  tajrii  min  tahti-hal-‘anhaaru  khaali-diina  fiihaa  wa  masaa-kina  tayyi-baatan-  fii  jannaati  ‘Adn.  Wa  Riz-waanummi-nAllaahi  ‘akbar.  Zaalika  huwal-faw-zul-‘aziim.    




‘Adnin – (dwelling place, abode), Eden is the place, house, lodging or room, which is someone’s own permanent abode or residence, not any hotel, inn or temporary staying or dwelling place. A mankind feels pleasure at such time when the place of rest and ease is; of one’s own. Otherwise, none can get comfort or pleasure for ever in hotels and inns.


It is commanded that the true Believers of God Almighty (men and women) have determined strongly that they will dwell in the world according to the Commands of Allah Almighty and Sayings of His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), and made up their minds that they will never commit any such work, which is not allowed in accordance with the Divine’s Law.


They have intended: We shall help one another mutually in good works, enjoin the right, forbid the wrong, establish the worship of Allah Almighty timely and according to prescribed manners, pay regularly the poor-due (Zakaat) for supporting the poor and needy people, and we shall remain ready every time to sacrifice our wealth and lives to abide by the Commands of God Almighty and His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam).


It is obvious that for acting upon this program, they would have to give up many worldly amusements, recreations and long runs, from which there is no good result but only waste of time. Moreover, those are so much attractive things that many people of good sense are allured.


Remuneration for Believers against all these things will be that they will be provided luxuriant, shady and fresh-blooming Gardens for ever, which will never be ceased from them, and in those Gardens, there will be permanent abode for them, not temporarily. For their dwelling, there will be clean and neat rooms and palaces, and the biggest prize for them will be that Allah Almighty will assure them: I am pleased with you and I am happy.


There is no prosperity and success above this. And it is the remuneration of believing without wrangling and get ready in all sorts for obeying the Commands of God Almighty and His Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), which is easy to say but performing is as much difficult that there is no difficult work in the world than it, if the heart is not truly fond of it.


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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)

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