Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Meditation in the story of Noah

Quran Chptr 10-71 (Pt-11, Stg-3) (L–1306)درس قرآن

Meditation in the story of Noah

Surah YUUNUS – 10 (JONAH)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful


71.  Recite unto them the story of Noah. When he told his people: O my people! If my sojourn (here) and my reminding you of Allah’s Revelations are an offence unto you, then in Allah have I put my trust, so decide upon your course of action you and your partners; let not your course of action be in doubt for you; then have it executed against me and give me no respite. (Part Three-Fourth) (Section 8)

71. Wat-lu  ‘alay-him  naba-‘a  Nuuh.  ‘Iz  qaala  li-qaw-mihii  yaa-Qawmi  ‘in  kaana  kabura  ‘alay-kum-maqaamii  wa  taz-kiirii  bi-‘Aayaa-Tillaahi  fa-‘alAllaahi  ta-wakkal-tu  fa-‘aj-mi-‘uuu  ‘amrakum  wa  shurakaaa-‘akum  summa  laa  yakun  ‘amrukum  ‘alay-kum  gumma-tan-  summaq-zuuu  ‘ilay-ya  wa  laa  tunzi-ruun.       




‘Aj-mi-‘uuu – (decide), it is a tense of command from the word ‘ajmaa’, which has come out from the word jama’. Jama’ means – to gather, to collect. ‘Ajmaa’ means – to determine, to bring the plan to end by meditating deeply that there is no weakness or vacuum in it now. Another meaning of this word is – gathering all partisans of own for a decision. Here; the above mentioned word has been used for both meanings.


Gumma-tan – (complication, doubt), this word has been derived from gam. Gam means such confusion, perplexity or doubt, due to which one feels affliction but cannot judge –why?


It is commanded: O Our Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)! Cause to hear them by reciting the story of Prophet Noah (peace be upon him). He (peace be upon him) used to admonish His nation by all means that they should believe in Allah Almighty and obey Him. When they did not carry out His (peace be upon him) instructions, then Noah (peace be upon him) said: Go, look at closely and make plans against Me; if you don’t like. Collect your entire false gods and give Me (peace be upon him) no respite. I also turn towards Allah Almighty.


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/kbt4vGDo6II