Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Portents for those who think

Quran Chptr 10-67 (Pt-11, Stg-3) (L–1303)درس قرآن

Portents for those who think

Surah YUUNUS – 10 (JONAH)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful


67.  He it is Who hath appointed for you the night that ye should rest therein and the day giving sight. Lo! Herein verily are portents for a folk that heed. 67.  Hu-wallazii  ja-‘ala  laku-mul-layla  li-taskunuu  fiihi  wan-na-haara  mub-siraa.  ‘Inna  fii  zaa-lika  la-‘Aayaatil-li-qaw-miny-yasma-‘uun.  




It was commanded in the previous verses that “how much universe exists in the heavens and in the earth; that all has been created by Allah Almighty and only He is Owner and Sovereign of it”. Human being thinks wrong if he considers that “these all things are of mine and I can treat them as I wish”. No! There is a system for the entire universe; from which nothing can move hither or thither. A great responsibility has been given to the mankind in this system.


After providing the human being some authority of possession, he has been placed in the centre of the universe, and a firm covenant has been taken from him that: You should never be careless from Allah Almighty and nor be deceived from yourself by observing some power into yourself that “I can take these all things in my possession as I wish”, otherwise you will be entangled badly in such circle, coming out from which will be by death only. But you will not find comfort even after death. As soon as you will die; these things will be changed into the form of a fire, snakes, scorpions and other noxious things. There is only one form of escaping from this misfortune that “one should not set up any relationship with any thing without the Command of Allah Almighty”. If He permits; then you should produce some interest into that thing; use of which is permitted, otherwise you should continue effort to please Allah Almighty; being apart from all things.


It is commanded that which apparent changes you observe in the daily circumstances of the life “you should think for a while that sometime; there is night while sometime day, sometime; there is darkness and sometime sunshine, why is it so and Who does perform it? It is obvious that it all is not without any cause. When the mankind meditated; he found its cause i.e. the entire universe has been turning round. Which part of the earth comes before the sun, the day is therein, whereas which part of the earth is on the opposite side of the sun, there is night. About this matter, there are many opinions, but which mankind surpassed the world of such opinions and believed that “this system has been established by Allah Almighty with His Divine Power and He has commanded that it is a portent for His cognizance”, he reached the field of True Knowledge, and got rid of all kinds of opinions and conjectures.


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/K3qeS_Zf3fY