Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Aim of telling old stories

Quran Chapter 11-49 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1382) – درس قرآن

Aim of telling old stories

Surah Huud (Hud) – 11


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

تِلْكَ مِنْ أَنۢبَآءِ ٱلْغَيْبِ نُوحِيهَآ إِلَيْكَ مَاكُنتَ تَعْلَمُهَآ أَنتَ وَلَا قَوْمُكَ مِن قَبْلِ هَٰذَا فَٱصْبِرْ إِنَّ ٱلْعَٰقِبَةَ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ (49)

49.  This is of the tidings of the Unseen which We inspire in thee (Muhammad). Thou thyself knowest it not, nor did thy folk (know it) before this. Then have patience, lo! The sequel is for those who ward off (evil). 49.  Tilka  min  ‘ambaaa-‘il-gay-bi  nuuhii-haaa  ‘ilayk.  Maa  kunta  ta’-lamu-haaa  ‘anta  wa  laa  qaw-muka  min-  qabli  haa-zaa.  Fasbir.  ‘Innal-‘Aaqi-bata  lil-Mutta-qiin.    




After causing to hear the story of Noah (peace be upon him), Allah Almighty addressed to His last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) in this verse that these are the happenings of the hundreds of years ago, which We (Allah Almighty) cause to hear you {Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)}. The human beings have forgotten them, so these incidents have been included in the “Unseen”.


Now there is no-one who knows them save Allah Almighty, and nobody can know as far as He does not disclose them. Only Allah Almighty is Who informed to His Prophets (peace be upon them) earlier by inspiring, so that they should cause to know their folks and the people should take it a warning for themselves.


In this verse, Allah Almighty says: We have inspired these old stories in you O Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and these are proof of your being a Messenger, because such a Mankind who is nourished in between the ignorant and gentile people, who neither acquired knowledge from any other human being and nor dwelled among those who have knowledge of previous Scriptures, how can He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) cause to hear about those occurrences in such full detail? If these people reflect in this matter carefully, then they will not remain in doubt that certainly; Allah Almighty has taught Him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) these all things and therefore, He {Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)} is Messenger of God Almighty.


It is known from this verse also that aim of causing to hear these old stories is not rejoicing or deception, but the object is that the people should be saved from those errors, in which ancient people were entangled and notwithstanding duly warned they did not understand.


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/wEEGMv0cdek

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