Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Satan is for mankind an open foe

Quran Chapter 12 5 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1435) – درس قرآن

Satan is for mankind an open foe

Surah Yuusuf (Joseph) – 12

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)


(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)

 قَالَ يَٰبُنَىَّ لَا تَقْصُصْ رُءْيَاكَ عَلَىٰٓ إِخْوَتِكَ فَيَكِيدُوا۟ لَكَ كَيْدًا إِنَّ ٱلشَّيْطَٰنَ لِلْإِنسَٰنِ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ (5

5.  He said: O my dear son! Tell not thy brethren of thy vision, lest they plot a plot against thee. Lo! Satan is for man an open foe. 5.  Qaala  yaa-bu-nayya  laa  taq-sus  ru’-yaaka  ‘alaaa  ‘ikh-watika  fa-yakiiduu  laka  kaydaa.  ‘In-nash-Shay-taana  lil-‘insaani  ‘aduw-wum-mubiin.


Behold now! What more has been filled in this verse? It contains total fourteen words, but those words have been set in such order that a sensible person will begin to move his head up and down after hearing. The question is very clear and fluency of composition is very wonderful. Sketch of Prophet Jacob’s (peace be upon him) domestic life comes in front of eyes. His children and wives live altogether with peace and harmony. They do not trouble one another with or without reason. But Jacob (peace be upon him) feels due to presumptions that His more kindness for Joseph is not liked by elder brothers of Joseph (peace be upon him). Prophet Jacob (peace be upon him) considers that human passions are a door of devilish temptations and He knows that these temptations are very effective on youngsters during early age.


In such condition, Satan gets opportunity; he excites them to commit any such work which would be harmful for themselves or others in future. Therefore, after hearing the dream of Joseph (peace be upon him), He (Jacob – peace be upon him) gives an alarm to Him that “You should never repeat contents of your dream before any member of the family”.


We should learn from it that from which matter; there is threat of disturbance, we should never spread it among the people, but we should be quiet in such matter. Moreover, we should abstain from such things or amusements which may excite our desires. Dangerous passions are jealousy, violence, lust, greed and arrogance. Escaping from such things, which induce them, is a manner of fortunate people.


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/5giwerJ7ARU

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