Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Giving thanks to the Creator

Quran Chapter 12  38 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1505) – درس قرآن

Giving thanks to the Creator

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.)

   وَٱتَّبَعْتُمِلَّةَ ءَابَآءِىٓ إِبْرَٰهِيمَ وَإِسْحَٰقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ مَا كَانَ لَنَآ أَن نُّشْرِكَ بِٱللَّهِ مِن شَىْءٍ ذَٰلِكَ مِن فَضْلِ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْنَا وَعَلَى ٱلنَّاسِ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ ٱلنَّاسِ لَايَشْكُرُونَ (38

38.  And I have followed the Religion of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. It beseems not (just) for us to attribute aught as partner to Allah. This is of the Bounty of Allah unto us (the seed of Abraham) and unto mankind, but most men give not thanks. 38.  Wattaba’-tu  Millata  ‘aabaaa-‘iii  ‘Ibraa-hiima  wa  ‘Is-haaqa  wa  Ya’-quub.  Maa  kaana  lanaaa  ‘an-nushrika  Billaahi  min-  shay’.  Zaalika  min-  faz-Lillaahi  ‘alay-naa  wa  ‘alannaasi  wa  laa-kinna  ‘aksa-rannaasi  laa  yash-kuruun.



Joseph (peace be upon him) said to those both prisoners: After forsaking the religion of those people who disbelieve in Allah Almighty and the Day of Resurrection, I have followed that Religion, which was being followed by my fathers {Jacob – father, Isaac – grand-father, and Abraham – great grand-father (peace be upon them)}. None of us is ready to believe that someone else is as equal to God Almighty, or to attribute aught as partner to Him. If we behold after meditating, this Belief of God’s Oneness, which has been made manifest by Messenger Abraham (peace be upon him), is a great Bounty of Allah Almighty unto us {who are seed of Abraham (peace be upon him)} and unto the entire human beings, but maximum people from us have been losing their way and wandering hither and thither due to ignorance. They do neither value the Favors of Allah Almighty and nor feel obliged of Him.


It is known from this explanation that every individual should learn the knowledge of useful matters in accord with own ability and means, and after acquiring knowledge, one should be prepared and try to do good for others with acquired knowledge at convenient situations and suitable places.


Known from it also that there is a particular way of living which is useful for the mankind in this world and which will keep him in comfort and ease even after death. That way is “I should believe that God Almighty is One in Himself and His Attributes. No one is supplier of the wants of mine save Him, and I should never disobey Him”.


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/pIXkgApdOXY

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