Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God bestows His Mercy on whom He wills

Quran Chapter 12  56 & 57 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1515) – درس قرآن

God bestows His Mercy on whom He wills

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.)

 وَكَذَٰلِكَ مَكَّنَّا لِيُوسُفَ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ يَتَبَوَّأُ مِنْهَا حَيْثُ يَشَآءُ نُصِيبُ بِرَحْمَتِنَا مَن نَّشَآءُ وَلَا نُضِيعُ أَجْرَ ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ (56

 وَلَأَجْرُ ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ خَيْرٌلِّلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَكَانُوا۟ يَتَّقُونَ (57

56.  Thus gave We power to Joseph in the land. He was the owner of it, so that might settle therein where he wished. We bestow Our Mercy on whom We will and We lose not the reward of the good.


57.  And the reward of the Hereafter is better, for those who believe and ward off (evil).

56.  Wa  kazaalika  makkan-Naa  li-Yuusufa  fil-‘arz.  Yata-baw-wa-‘u  min-haa  haysu  yashaaa’.  Nusiibu  bi-Rah-mati-Naa  man-Nashaaa-‘u  wa  laa  Nuzii-‘u  ‘ajral-Muh-siniin.


57.  Wa  la-‘ajrul- ‘Aakhirati  khayrul-lillaziina  ‘aamanuu  wa  kaanuu  yattaquun.         




We have seen that how Joseph (peace be upon him) accepted to be a manger of the country’s treasury. Later, with the process of time, all ministries of the government were given under His control. It has been commanded in this verse that after causing Him to pass through these entire circumstances, Allah Almighty desired to appoint Him ruler of Egypt and by means of Him, the Children of Israel should be brought there and inhabit them in Egypt. Therefore, these all happenings were for the same purpose.


So, it was the result that at that time, Joseph (peace be upon him) had full power over the kingdom of Egypt. The actual king was for the mere name of a king. Every matter was being commanded by Joseph (peace be upon him) only.


Allah Almighty commands: We exalt the person with Our Mercy whom We will. Verily, We bestow reward of good deeds to every righteous. The individual who passes his life according to Our prescribed Law, is certainly bestowed with full remuneration. He lives prosperous in the world without any confusion. And which dignity any individual deserves, acquires it. Besides this, he will also be given good reward after death on the Day of Resurrection, because the entire Believers and Abstemious people will find the fruit of their good deeds there.


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).

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