Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Engagement in the works commanded by God

Quran Chptr 10-87 (Pt-11, Stg-3) (L–1317)درس قرآن

Engagement in the works commanded by God

Surah YUUNUS – 10 (JONAH)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful


87.  And We inspired Moses and his brother, (saying): Appoint houses for your people in Egypt and make your houses facing Qiblah, and establish worship. And give good news to the believers. 87.  Wa  ‘aw-hay-Naaa  ‘ilaa  Muusaa  wa  ‘akhii-hi  ‘an-  tabawwa-‘aa  li-Qawmi-kumaa  bi-Misraa  bu-yuutanw-waj-‘aluu  buyuuta-kum  Qibla-tanw-wa  ‘aqii-mus-Salaah.  Wa  bash-shiril-Mu’-miniin.    




The same Method of Organization was explained for the Children of Israel which can be of any nation; which believe in Allah Almighty. When this kind of nation is victim of others’ tyranny and oppression; it should choose this way.


In the previous verse, they were told that they should put their trust in Allah Almighty because it is biggest weapon of those who surrendered unto Him. Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) said: When you all will turn towards Allah Almighty, soul of union will be born among you. You should not ask any other but Him for help. Every individual should trust in Him only, hence all people will be engaged with the Grace of Allah Almighty in the same work for which He will command.


It is commanded: We revealed on Moses and Aaron (peace be upon them)! Build your houses collectively at one place in a part of Egypt and colonize there. Appoint your houses also as a place of worship, and establish worship congregationally, so that perception of alliance and amity into you become strong.


The sketch of best form of the organization has been drawn in this verse. During calamity, the people forget asking one another and every person suffers from own concern. It has been described in this verse that it is easy for the believers to be assembled. Belief is the best way of producing union and alliance. If all are believers, they should incline unto obeying commands of Allah Almighty, having trust in Him. As soon as, they will give ear to the Belief, their perception of helplessness and friendlessness will be removed. After that second thing is, establishing worship altogether (congregational). From it they can get collective power, which cannot be gotten by any other source.


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/rGeuXIb554w