Lessons from Holy Qur'an

For every nation; there is an appointed time

Quran Chptr 10-48 & 49 (Pt-11, Stg-3) (L–1288)درس قرآن

For every nation; there is an appointed time

Surah YUUNUS – 10 (JONAH)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful


48.  And they say: When will this promise be fulfilled, if ye are truthful?


49.  Say: I have no power to hurt or benefit myself, save that which Allah willeth. For every nation there is an appointed time. When their time cometh, then they cannot put it off an hour, nor hasten (it).

48.  Wa  yaquu-luuna  mataa  haazal-  wa’-du  ‘in  kuntum  saadi-qiin. 


49.  Qul-laaa  ‘amliku  linaf-sii  zarranw-wa  laa  naf-‘an  ‘illaa  maa  shaaa-‘Allaah.  Li-kulli  ‘ummatin  ‘ajal.  ‘Izaa  jaaa-‘a  ‘ajaluhum  falaa  yasta’-khiruuna  saa-‘atanw-wa  laa  yas-taqdi-muun.




It is commanded that these people are amorous in the intoxication of negligence. They feel that every thing is bad. If you advise them, they say: Go away, do not repeat your useless stories. We do not admit any kind of wrath. Bring the wrath just now if you are true, otherwise; don’t disturb us. We don’t care for such self-made matters.


Allah Almighty commands to His Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him): Reply them! I have been taking pains for causing to understand you and enduring miseries. If the wrath of Allah Almighty comes upon you, there is an advantage for Me that I shall be saved from these toils and live a peaceful life. You are infidels even then you are saved; so I have been suffering from troubles and I am harmed. If it were in my power, I would have finished your story by bringing wrath on you. But I cannot benefit even me own. Actual matter is that hurting or benefiting to you or Me is in the Hands of Allah Almighty only. He will decide about both of us. At this time you have been reaping advantage from the respite given by Him. If you did not adopt the way of His Guidance and continued opposing, then your self-demanded desire of wrath will be at last fulfilled; and you will suffer from the punishment of your wicked deeds. The work will be finalized according to that arrangement which Allah Almighty has fixed; not in accordance with your immediate demand; and which the mankind have accepted willingly, when their souls were quite pure and simple.



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) .



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