Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Diin and Millat are two names of the Law

Quran Chapter 12  37 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1504) – درس قرآن

Diin and Millat are two names of the Law

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 لَا يَأْتِيكُمَا طَعَامٌ تُرْزَقَانِهِۦٓإِلَّا نَبَّأْتُكُمَا بِتَأْوِيلِهِۦ قَبْلَ أَن يَأْتِيَكُمَا ذَٰلِكُمَا مِمَّا عَلَّمَنِى رَبِّىٓ إِنِّى تَرَكْتُ مِلَّةَ قَوْمٍ لَّا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَهُم بِٱلْءَاخِرَةِ هُمْ كَٰفِرُونَ (37

37.  He said: The food which ye are given (daily) shall not come unto you but I shall tell you the interpretation ere it cometh unto you. This is of that which my Lord hath taught me. Lo! I have forsaken the religion of folk who believe not in Allah and are disbelievers in the Hereafter. 37.  Qaala  laa  ya’-tii-kumaa  ta-‘aamun-  turza-qaani-hiii  ‘illaa  nabba’-tukumaa  bita’-wiilihii  qabla  ‘any-ya’-tiya-kumaa.  Zaali-kumaa  mimmaa  ‘alla-manii  Rabbii.  ‘Innii  taraktu  millata  qawmil-laa  yu’-mi-nuuna  Billaahi  wa  hum-  bil-‘Aakhi-rati  hum  kaafi-ruun. 




Millata – (Religion), Diin and Millat are two names of the Law. Practical wing of the Law is called “Religion”, and by saving in offices duly in written form; the same Religion becomes Millat.


Spiritual promotion of Prophet Joseph (peace be upon him) was completed during the solitude of confinement, and the prisoners and their guards (all of them) were impressive from Him (peace be upon him). He had fixed the time of interpretation regarding dreams of both prisoners that they would be informed before coming of the food. And considering the available time suitable, He (peace be upon him) began to preach them about “Oneness of God Almighty” that the knowledge which He possessed (interpretation of dreams), was taught Him (peace be upon him) by His Lord. He said: my Lord and the Lord of all of us; is He Who created every thing. He supports the entire animate beings. And all human beings will be reproduced before Him after death on a Day (the Day of Resurrection). I have chosen the same Path and forsaken the religion and path of those, who do neither believe in Allah Almighty and nor have faith in the Hereafter. Before telling you the interpretation of your dreams, I wish to tell you the commandments of this Religion. I do not know “whether you will get an opportunity of hearing these commandments again or otherwise”.


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/Bs1cm_2gqT4

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