Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Acquiring knowledge

Quran Chptr 10-36 (Pt-11, Stg-3) (L–1278)درس قرآن

Acquiring knowledge

Surah YUUNUS – 10 (JONAH)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful


Second Section of this Chapter had begun from here that human being is seeker of goodness and makes haste to acquire it, and wants that he should be given reward of his every labor immediately, because he believes unintelligently that harvest of his every effort will be good certainly in his favor, whereas it can happen also that result of his labor and effort is dangerous and harmful for him. The fruit of haste is repentance. He hastens for his loss due to his guilelessness and does not know it.


It is understood by meditating in this verse that “why it is not necessary, if a person considers that his act is good so its result will also be good”. A mankind does not bring any kind of knowledge along with himself in this world. He has to learn all matters of his profit and loss after coming here. And these matters are taught to him by the people around him. But there are some such matters which are right whereas some are wrong.


That matter which is right and useful in all respect; and in which there is nothing wrong; can be known only from his Creator i.e. Allah Almighty and by means of True Prophets (peace be upon them) sent by Him. And by acting upon their Sayings, advice and guidance, every individual can acquire success and pleasure of both worlds, otherwise it will happen always by following own thoughts, traditions and customs that sometimes you will gain something and sometime you will lose manifolds than it.


Which work is done by the humankind by his own will and intention, certainly that is for attaining any such thing which may provide him pleasure and comfort. But he does not know that in fact which thing will provide him relief and which will be painful, and nor any mankind tells him “this is good and that is bad”. Only Allah Almighty knows or His Messenger (grace, blessings and peace be upon Him), whom He has caused to understand about Good and Evil by revealing Holy Qur’aan unto Him (grace, blessings and peace be upon Him).


Therefore, it is the first teaching of Holy Qur’aan “Turn towards Allah Almighty only and obey His Commandments, because there is goodness for you in it only. If you will see unto yourselves; you will lose your way, or if you will ask advice or opinion of any other save Holy Qur’aan and Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, blessings and peace be upon Him), he will not be able to tell you except; foundation of which is on; conjecture and guess, and result of that will be not any other but depravity.


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) . https://youtu.be/Xzx5fAikHSI


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