Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God is the most Merciful of those who show mercy

Quran Chapter 12  64 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1520) – درس قرآن

God is the most Merciful of those who show mercy

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 هَلْ ءَامَنُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ إِلَّا كَمَآ أَمِنتُكُمْعَلَىٰٓ أَخِيهِ مِن قَبْلُ فَٱللَّهُ خَيْرٌ حَٰفِظًا وَهُوَ أَرْحَمُ ٱلرَّٰحِمِينَ (64

64.  He said: Can I entrust him to you save as I entrusted his brother to you aforetime? So Allah is Better at Guarding, and He is the Most Merciful of those who show mercy. 64.  Qaala  hal  ‘aa-manukum  ‘alayhi  ‘illaa  kamaaa  ‘amin-tukum  ‘alaaa  ‘akhiihi  min-  qabl.  Fallaahu  Khayrun  Haafizaa.  Wa  Huwa  ‘Arhamur-Raahimiin.    



Prophet Jacob (peace be upon him) commands: I have been suffering requital of sending his Brother {Joseph (peace be upon him)} with you on the promise of your guarding so far, and have seen well the result of having trust in you. Do you expect again from me now that I shall send the brother of Joseph (peace be upon him) also entrusting to your conversation? As you could not save his Brother, how would you save him? I erred aforetime that I trusted in you and your strong promise of His safety. Now I have known well my error that only Allah Almighty is Better at guarding. You cannot be a good guard. We should never forget Him. He is the Best of Protectors, Who is Aware of His servants’ condition. He knows my condition also. Who can be more Merciful than Him? Mercy is in His Hand; Who is Omnipotent to remove calamity. Other all merciful are humble. By observing that someone is in distress, they can show their sympathy only and feel in their hearts pity on his condition. Moreover, no one can remove hearty grief of any other. It is in the Omnipotence of Allah Almighty only that He can remove grief and sorrow from the hearts of all, provide ease and comfort against restlessness, and change the pain in pleasure. So, only His protection can be useful because He beholds all hidden and open enemies and can repulse them immediately. You yourselves are helpless, how can you help others?


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).