Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The inexpert wisdom

Quran Chptr 10-31 (Pt-11, Stg-3) (L–1273)درس قرآن

The inexpert wisdom

Surah YUUNUS – 10 (JONAH)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful


This verse explains that if human sense remained entangled in the circle of apparent causes, it did not fulfill its actual duty. Last degree of excellence of the human sense is that it should know Allah Almighty. If it remained below this level then such wisdom is still inexpert. The people who have an inexpert sense are able; on no account; that others may go forth on their established way, otherwise they will also remain deprived of obtaining human perfection like them.


It is obvious that sight of anyone does not rise up from outward material reasons in the world save chosen servants of Allah Almighty. But this distraction exists in the human nature that this apparent worldly life does not seem fit for human dignity. It is unavoidable that any other life for this purpose is necessary, in which he may fulfill his exalted and magnificent intentions without let or hindrance. A poet draws a map of human life of this world:

(Thousands of such desires; that  I  die  on  every  desire,

Many of my wishes were fulfilled but still those are many).

{Hazaaron khaahishen aysi keh har khahish pe dam niklay,

{Bahot niklay  meray  armaan  laekin  phir  bhi  kam  niklay}.


There is hesitation to say for such people as exact mankind who consider that only this world is everything. Childhood, full age, old age and then death, growing, blooming, fading and then falling, during this period, suffering, indisposition, pauperism, richness, disaster, weakness, so-called strength and so on, every condition has been proclaiming by beat of drum that the world is only the changes of fortune. If it is the whole universe of the human being then he is the most wretched animal, because other animals do here whatever they want to do. More than it; neither they wish and nor are ambitious.


But the humankind makes so much big plans that he did not start working so far according to his plan that his life time was over. He expired while his longings were in his breast. Found from it that it is demand of mankind’s greatness that he should control his desires, because field of the world is not sufficient to fulfill his wishes. He should know his Creator, abide by His prescribed Law and follow His Commandments, keep his duty unto Allah Almighty. He promises that the human being will be given one more life as retaliation of the first, which will never end, and his entire powers will remain intact with him always. He (human being) will be sent in the Gardens, where every individual will be able to fulfill his wishes without let and hindrance as his nature demands.


The existing sense is sufficient to cause to understand so much provided that; it has acquired the Light of Holy Qur’aan.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore and translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif. https://youtu.be/4ZhvYTmZNk4