Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Producing own expert services is a trust too

Quran Chapter 12  54 & 55 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1514) – درس قرآن

Producing own expert services is a trust too

Surah Yuusuf (Joseph) – 12

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

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

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

 وَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱئْتُونِى بِهِۦٓأَسْتَخْلِصْهُ لِنَفْسِى فَلَمَّا كَلَّمَهُۥ قَالَ إِنَّكَ ٱلْيَوْمَ لَدَيْنَا مَكِينٌ أَمِينٌ (54

  قَالَ ٱجْعَلْنِى عَلَىٰ خَزَآئِنِ ٱلْأَرْضِ إِنِّى حَفِيظٌ عَلِيمٌ (55

54.  And the king said: Bring him unto me that I may attach him to my person. Then when he had talked with him he said: Lo! Thou art today in our presence honourable and trusted.

 

55.  He said: Set me over the storehouses of the land. Lo! I am a skilled custodian.

54.  Wa  qaalal-maliku’-tuunii  bihiii  ‘astakh-lis-hu  linaf-sii.  Falammaa  kallamahuu  qaala  ‘innakal-yawma  laday-naa  makii-nun  ‘amiin.

 

55.  Qaalaj-‘alnii  ‘alaa  khazaaa-‘inil-‘arz.  ‘Innii  hafeezun  ‘aliim.        

 

Commentary

 

‘Astakh-lis-hu – {I set him free (from all others)}, this word is from ‘istikhlaas, which has been derived from khaluus. Khaluus means “to be without adulteration”. ‘Istikhlaas means “to separate by detaching from entire other people”. It aims: I shall attach him to my person.

 

The king sent the messenger again and ordered: You should bring Joseph (peace be upon him) unto me. I shall keep Him in my service. No other will have any relation with Him (peace be upon him).

 

When Joseph (peace be upon him) met the king, he said: With effect from today, You are from our chosen persons. Joseph (peace be upon him) said: Appoint Me a Finance Minister of your country. I know well the matters relating to Revenue. And in the present situation, there is no more expert than Me who may manage the Revenue and preserve the food for forthcoming circumstances because for this purpose there is a dire need of an aware and honest person.

 

Joseph (peace be upon him) considered it a part of Trust and Honesty also that He should produce His services Himself for the welfare of the public. It is learnt from the discussion by Joseph (peace be upon him) that every individual can manifest his special ability for the benefit of the common people, but not for own advantage or personal pomp and show.

 

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).

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Conversation of Joseph

Quran Chapter 12  53 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1513) – درس قرآن

Conversation of Joseph

Surah Yuusuf (Joseph) – 12

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

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

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

 وَمَآ أُبَرِّئُ نَفْسِىٓ إِنَّ ٱلنَّفْسَ لَأَمَّارَةٌۢ بِٱلسُّوٓءِ إِلَّا مَا رَحِمَ رَبِّىٓ إِنَّ رَبِّى غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ (53

53.  And I do not exculpate myself. Lo! The (man’s) self enjoineth unto evil, save that whereon my Lord hath mercy. Lo! My Lord is Forgiving, Merciful. 53.  WA  MAAA  ‘UBARRI-‘U  NAFSII.  ‘Innan-nafsa  la-‘am-maaratum-  bis-suuu-‘i  ‘illaa  maa  rahima  Rabbii.  ‘Inna  Rabbii  Gafuurur-Rahiim.    

 

Commentary

 

‘UBARRI-‘U – (I exculpate), this word is from tabri-‘atun, origin of which is bar-‘un. Bar-‘un means goodness and good health. Tabri-‘atun means “to clear from charge of fault or crime, to admit that the accused is faultless”.

 

‘Am-maaratun – (such stubborn, who enjoins unto evil), it is from the word ‘amar. ‘Amar means “Command”.

 

Chosen servants of God Almighty are not proud of being pious, but they consider that piety is by the Divine guidance. If they are saved from evil deeds, they do not give themselves airs that they are good, so they are superior to others.

 

It is known from the sayings of grand people: If someone glories in doing good works and after performing, he wishes that the people should respect him due to his good works and consider that he is a great and of good disposition, then his all virtues are wasted. It has been admitted in the Principles of the Religion that ostentation, wish of renown, hope of praise and behaving with boastfulness – eat up the good deed as the fire reduces the firewood to ashes.

 

Particular servants of Allah Almighty do neither see any reason of their praise in it that they are abstinent and nor they demand their superiority over others due to any such reason.

 

Joseph (peace be upon him) said: I do not exculpate myself. It was mercy and kindness of Allah Almighty upon me that I was saved from the great sin, otherwise inordinate appetite would have drowned me. Allah Almighty keeps sight of forgiveness and mercy upon His servants who are meek in temperament.

 

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).

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Wife of ruler said: Now the truth is out

Quran Chapter 12  51b & 52 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1512) – درس قرآن

Wife of ruler said: Now the truth is out

Surah Yuusuf (Joseph) – 12

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

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

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

  قُلْنَ حَٰشَ لِلَّهِ مَا عَلِمْنَا عَلَيْهِ مِنسُوٓءٍ قَالَتِ ٱمْرَأَتُ ٱلْعَزِيزِ ٱلْـَٰٔنَ حَصْحَصَ ٱلْحَقُّ أَنَا۠ رَٰوَدتُّهُۥ عَن نَّفْسِهِۦ وَإِنَّهُۥ لَمِنَ ٱلصَّٰدِقِينَ (51   b)

 ذَٰلِكَ لِيَعْلَمَ أَنِّى لَمْ أَخُنْهُ بِٱلْغَيْبِ وَأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَايَهْدِى كَيْدَ ٱلْخَآئِنِينَ (52

51b.  They answered: Allah Blameless! We know no evil of him. Said the wife of the ruler: Now the truth is out. I asked of him an evil act, and he is surely of the truthful.

 

52.  (Then Joseph said: I asked for) this, that he (my lord) may know that I betrayed him not in secret, and surely Allah does not allow the deceivers to succeed in their deception.

51b.  Qulna  Haasha  Lillaahi  maa  ‘alim-naa  ‘alayhi  min  suuu’.  Qaala-timra-‘atul-’Aziizil-‘aana  has-hasal-haqq.  ‘Anaa  raa-wattuhuu  ‘an-naf-sihii  wa  ‘innahuu  laminas-Saadiqiin.

 

52.  Zaalika  li-ya’-lama  ‘annii  lam  ‘akhun-hu  bil-gaybi  wa  ‘annAllaaha  laa  yahdii  kay-dal-khaaa-‘iniin.    

 

Commentary

 

Before the king, those women who were present, were those entire including the wife of the ruler of Egypt, in front of whom, Joseph (peace be upon him) was brought up. Summary of the question was that: Did you find Joseph (peace be upon him) abstinent or saw him immoral. Those all women replied collectively and forthwith: By God! We did not find any evil into him. Then wife of the ruler said: At last the truth has become public. I accept in this houseful court of the king in my particular matter that Satan misled me that I should make me inclined to Joseph (peace be upon him). He is certainly truthful in the claim of His innocence.

 

In the prison, Joseph (peace be upon him) would have taken a sigh of satisfaction after hearing above mentioned conversation of the women. He caused to say by someone in the court: I did all this for the purpose that I may assure perfectly to my lord (the ruler of Egypt) that I did never committed any such work behind him at his home, by which he have his reputation sullied. Allah Almighty does not allow the deceivers to succeed in their deception.

 

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).

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

My Lord knows the guile of the women

Quran Chapter 12  50 & 51a (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1511) – درس قرآن

My Lord knows the guile of the women

Surah Yuusuf (Joseph) – 12

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

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

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

 وَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱئْتُونِى بِهِۦ فَلَمَّا جَآءَهُ ٱلرَّسُولُ قَالَ ٱرْجِعْ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ فَسْـَٔلْهُ مَابَالُ ٱلنِّسْوَةِ ٱلَّٰتِى قَطَّعْنَ أَيْدِيَهُنَّ إِنَّ رَبِّى بِكَيْدِهِنَّ عَلِيمٌ 50

  قَالَ مَا خَطْبُكُنَّ إِذْ رَٰوَدتُّنَّ يُوسُفَ عَن نَّفْسِهِۦ (51   b)

50.  And the king said: Bring him unto me. So when the messenger came unto him, he (Joseph) said: Return unto thy lord and ask him what was the case of the women who cut their hands. Lo! My Lord knoweth their guile.

 

51a.  He (the king) (then sent for those women and) said: What happened when ye asked an evil act of Joseph?

50.  Wa  qaalal-maliku’-tuunii  bih.  Falammaa  jaaa-‘a-hur-rasuulu  qaalarji’  ‘ilaa  rabbi-ka  fas-‘alhu  maa  baalun-niswatil-laatii  qatta’-na  ‘aydi-yahunn.  ‘Inna  Rabbii  bi-kay-di-hinna  ‘Aliim.

 

51a.  Qaala  maa  khat-bukunna  ‘iz  raa-wattunna  Yuusufa  ‘an-nafsih.

 

Commentary

 

When the cup-bearer of the king (released fellow-prisoner of Joseph) returned unto the king and described the interpretation of his dream, which was explained by Joseph (peace be upon him), he was astonished by observing His wisdom. At once; he ordered: Bring Him unto me.

 

Joseph (peace be upon him) had passed many years in the prison. It was a demand of such situation that He would have broken into a passion with pleasure and moved with the messenger, but His (peace be upon him) prudence did not permit Him to make haste. He thought: A false charge was liable to come upon Me. How can I show My face to the people with that accusation?

 

He (Joseph) (peace be upon him) said to the messenger of the king: You should go back to the king and say that he should, at first (for proving My innocence), call those women who cut their hands and on the basis of their opinion, I was found guilty and imprisoned. And the king should ask the women to speak the truth about that happening, so that the actual occurrence is disclosed before the people. Allah Almighty is my Lord Who is already Aware of their guile.

 

The king considered it suitable that this matter should be cleared immediately. Therefore, he sent for those women. When they reached, he asked from them in such a way as he is actually aware of that entire happening; but he is desirous to know only “Did you ask an evil act of Joseph; thinking that He is an evildoer 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).

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

How to save the corn for long duration

Quran Chapter 12  46 to 49 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1510) – درس قرآن

How to save the corn for long duration

Surah Yuusuf (Joseph) – 12

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

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

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

يُوسُفُ أَيُّهَاٱلصِّدِّيقُ أَفْتِنَا فِى سَبْعِ بَقَرَٰتٍ سِمَانٍ يَأْكُلُهُنَّ سَبْعٌ عِجَافٌ وَسَبْعِ سُنۢبُلَٰتٍ خُضْرٍ وَأُخَرَ يَابِسَٰتٍ لَّعَلِّىٓ أَرْجِعُ إِلَى ٱلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ (46

قَالَتَزْرَعُونَ سَبْعَ سِنِينَ دَأَبًا فَمَا حَصَدتُّمْ فَذَرُوهُ فِى سُنۢبُلِهِۦٓ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا مِّمَّا تَأْكُلُونَ (47

ثُمَّ يَأْتِى مِنۢ بَعْدِ ذَٰلِكَ سَبْعٌ شِدَادٌ يَأْكُلْنَ مَا قَدَّمْتُمْ لَهُنَّ إِلَّاقَلِيلًا مِّمَّا تُحْصِنُونَ (48

ثُمَّ يَأْتِى مِنۢ بَعْدِ ذَٰلِكَ عَامٌ فِيهِ يُغَاثُ ٱلنَّاسُ وَفِيهِ يَعْصِرُونَ (49

46.  (And when he came to Joseph in the prison, he exclaimed): Joseph! O thou truthful one! Expound for us the seven fat cows being devoured by seven lean cows and the seven green ears of corn and other (seven) dry, that I may return unto the people, so that they may know.

 

47.  He said: Ye shall sow seven years as usual, but that which ye reap, leave it in the ear, all save a little which ye eat.

 

48.  Then after that will come seven hard years which will devour all that ye have prepared for them, save a little of that which ye have stored.

 

49.  Then, after that, will come a year when the people will have plenteous crops and when they will press (wine and oil).

46.  Yuusufu  ‘ayyu-has-Siddiqu  ‘aftinaa  fii  sab-‘i  baqa-raatin  simaa-niny-ya’-kulu-hunna  sab-‘un  ‘ijaafunw-wa  sab-‘i  sumbu-laatin  khuzrinw-wa  ‘ukhara  yaa-bisaatil-la-‘alliii  ‘arji-‘u  ‘ilan-naasi  la-‘allahum  ya’-lamuun.

 

47.  Qaala  tazra-‘uuna  sab-‘a  siniina  da-‘abaa.  Famaa  hasat-tum  fazaruuhu  fii  sumbu-lihiii  ‘illaa  qaliilam-mim-maa  ta’-ku-luun.

 

48.  summa  ya’-tii  mim-  ba’-di  zaalika  sab-‘un  shidaa-duny-ya’-kulna  maa  qaddam-tum  lahunna  ‘illaa  qaliilam-mim-maa  tuh-sinuun.

 

49.  Summa  ya’-tii  mim-  ba’-di  zaalika  ‘aamun-  fiihi  yugaa-sun-naasu  wa  fiihi  ya’-siruun.   

 

Commentary

 

Tuh-sinuun – (you will store) its origin is ‘ihsaan, which has been derived from the word hisn. Hisn means “Fort”. ‘Ihsaan means “to store in the fortress, to keep saved”.

 

Yugaasu – (it will be rained), origin of this word is ‘agaasatun, which has come out from the word gaysa. Gaysa means “rain”. ‘Agaasah means “to rain”.

 

The courier came to prison and visited Joseph (peace be upon him). He described Him (peace be upon him) the dream of the King and asked for its actual interpretation, so that the King may obtain deliverance from his confusion.

 

Joseph (peace be upon him) said: Seven fat cows and seven green ears of corn are signs of prosperity for seven years. But seven lean cows and seven dry ears of corn are signs of seven dry years. It meant that after seven years from now, severe famine will occur for seven years, in which the entire acquired grain will be finished save a little quantity for sowing.

 

He (peace be upon him) described interpretation of the dream as well as explained about suitable remedial measures against the famine too, that from the production of seven years, they should use the quantity of the grain which is necessary, but remaining entire corn should be kept in its ears so that, it may be saved from the insects etc. and used during the period of famine. After the seven dry years, the prosperity will come again.

 

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).

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

We are not skilled in interpretation of dreams

Quran Chapter 12  43 to 45 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1509) – درس قرآن

We are not skilled in interpretation of dreams

Surah Yuusuf (Joseph) – 12

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

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

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

 وَقَالَ ٱلْمَلِكُ إِنِّىٓ أَرَىٰ سَبْعَبَقَرَٰتٍ سِمَانٍ يَأْكُلُهُنَّ سَبْعٌ عِجَافٌ وَسَبْعَ سُنۢبُلَٰتٍ خُضْرٍ وَأُخَرَ يَابِسَٰتٍ يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلَأُ أَفْتُونِى فِى رُءْيَٰىَ إِن كُنتُمْ لِلرُّءْيَا تَعْبُرُونَ (43

  قَالُوٓا۟ أَضْغَٰثُأَحْلَٰمٍ وَمَا نَحْنُ بِتَأْوِيلِ ٱلْأَحْلَٰمِ بِعَٰلِمِينَ (44

 وَقَالَ ٱلَّذِى نَجَا مِنْهُمَا وَٱدَّكَرَ بَعْدَ أُمَّةٍ أَنَا۠ أُنَبِّئُكُم بِتَأْوِيلِهِۦ فَأَرْسِلُونِ (45

43.  And the king said: Lo! I saw (in a dream) seven fat cows being devoured by seven lean cows, and seven green ears of corn and other (seven) dry. O notables! Expound for me my vision, if ye can interpret dreams.

 

44.  They answered: Jumbled dreams! And we are not skilled in the interpretation of dreams.

 

45.  And he of the two who was released, and (now) at length remembered, said: I am going to announce unto you the interpretation, therefore send me forth.

(Section 6)

43.  Wa  qaalal-maliku  ‘inniii  ‘araa  sab-‘a  baqaraatin  simaa-ninyya’-kuluhunna  sab-‘un  ‘ijaafunw-wa  sab-‘a  sumbu-laa-tin  khuzrinw-wa  ‘ukhara  yaa-bisaat.  Yaaa-‘ayyuhal-mala-‘u  ‘af-tuunii  fii  ru’-yaaya  ‘in  kuntum  lir-ru’-yaa  ta’-buruun.

 

44.  Qaaluuu  ‘az-gaasu  ‘ahlaam.  Wa  maa  nahnu  bi-ta’-wiilil-‘ahlaami  bi-‘aalimiin.

 

45.  Wa  qaalal-lazii  najaa  min-humaa  wadda-kara  ba’-da  ‘um-matin  ‘anaa  ‘unabbi-‘ukum-  bi-ta’-wiilihii  fa-‘arsi-luun.

 

Commentary

 

‘Az-gaasu – (bundles, imaginary, jumbled), this word is plural of zig-sun, which means a bundle – two things which are fastened in one bundle wildly.

 

‘Ahlaam – (dreams, phantasms), it is plural of hul-mun. Hulmun means “a jumbled dream” which is in fact “an imaginary thought”.

 

At last, the time of freedom in respect of Joseph (peace be upon him) came up. The King of Egypt, named Ryan bin Al-Waliid saw in his dream that seven fat cows were being devoured by seven lean cows, and seven dry spikes; rolled over seven green ears; had been drying them.

 

The King asked interpretation of his dream from notable persons of his court. They requested: our lord! It is not a dream but jumbled phantasms. Meanwhile, fellow prisoner of Joseph (peace be upon him), who was released and then; he was a cup-bearer of the King and was on duty in the court, remembered about Joseph (peace be upon him). He said: Let me go! I bring the interpretation of this dream very soon.

 

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).

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Mention me in the presence of thy lord

Quran Chapter 12  41 & 42 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1508) – درس قرآن

Mention me in the presence of thy lord

Surah Yuusuf (Joseph) – 12

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

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

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

يَٰصَىٰحِبَىِ ٱلسِّجْنِ أَمَّآ أَحَدُكُمَا فَيَسْقِى رَبَّهُۥ خَمْرًا وَأَمَّا ٱلْءَاخَرُ فَيُصْلَبُ فَتَأْكُلُ ٱلطَّيْرُ مِن رَّأْسِهِۦ قُضِىَ ٱلْأَمْرُ ٱلَّذِى فِيهِ تَسْتَفْتِيَانِ  (41

وَقَالَ لِلَّذِى ظَنَّ أَنَّهُۥ نَاجٍ مِّنْهُمَا ٱذْكُرْنِى عِندَ رَبِّكَ فَأَنسَىٰهُ ٱلشَّيْطَٰنُ ذِكْرَ رَبِّهِۦ فَلَبِثَ فِى ٱلسِّجْنِ بِضْعَ سِنِينَ (42

41.  O my two fellow-prisoners! As for one of you, he will pour out wine for his lord to drink; and as for the other, he will be crucified so that the birds will eat from his head. Thus is the case judged concerning which ye did inquire.

 

42.  And he said unto him of the twain whom he knew would be released: Mention me in the presence of thy lord, but Satan caused him to forget to mention it to his lord, so he (Joseph) stayed in prison for some years.

41.  Yaa-saahiba-yissijni  ‘am-maaa  ‘ahadu-kumaa  fa-yasqii  rabbahuu  khamraa.  Wa  ‘am-mal-‘Aakharu  fa-yuslabu  fata’-kulut-tayru  mir-ra’-sih.  Quzi-yal-‘amrul-lazii  fiihi  tastaf-ti-yaan.

 

42.  Wa  qaala  lillazii  zanna  ‘annahuu  naajim-minhumaz-kurnii  ‘inda  rabbik.  Fa-‘ansaa-hush-Shay-taanu  zikra  rabbi-hii  falabisa  fis-sijni  biz-‘a  siniin.  

 

Commentary

 

Prophet Joseph (peace be upon him) described to both prisoners about interpretation of their dreams separately and said: One of you will pour out wine again for his lord to drink, and the other will be crucified and the birds will eat from his head. These both commandments have been prescribed for both of you, which will be certainly as I explained.

 

Then He {Joseph (peace be upon him)} addressed to the prisoner whom He said that he would pour wine again for his lord to drink and knew that he would be released: Mention me too in the presence of your lord.

 

Eventually the same happened as it was explained by Joseph (peace be upon him). Cup-bearer of the king was released from the prison and re-appointed on his ex duty. He forgot previous stories. It is a fatal attack of Satan that he causes to be careless from performing good works by ensnaring the mankind in worldly matters.

 

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).

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Adoring any other thing in stead of God

Quran Chapter 12  39 & 40 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1507) – درس قرآن

Adoring any other thing in stead of God

Surah Yuusuf (Joseph) – 12

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

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

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

Attention of the human being can turn unto Allah Almighty by means of His one very clear Epithet, so Joseph (peace be upon him) mentioned at first about that Attribute. The mankind, if there is no disorder or disturbance, occurred in his sense and understanding, certainly feels thankful of other person. Moreover, the person who looks after his all matters and provides him comfort and all things which he needs, he becomes his admirer and says: He is my beneficent and lord. He obeys his every commandment, respects and honors him.

 

It is obvious that every thing of the world is for the advantage of the human being. Sun, moon, air, water, his close relatives as father, mother, brother and sister etc. all please him. He begins to consider that these all provide him every thing, therefore, he inclines towards them also, and fears them too by thinking that they are more powerful than him, being in anger, they can strike him with the open hand. Therefore he praises them falsely with his tongue, accepts their greatness and love heartily, and admits that they are his lords.

 

Joseph (peace be upon him) draws their attention unto the same that: these all things are useful for you. If you will say that those are your lords and you will begin to worship them, then; think for a while, how much lords would you have for adoring? Due to ignorance, every individual has chosen any thing from the above as his lord according to own preference. If a man adores the sun, other worships the moon and there are some people who adore stars, some worship their elders and forefathers. Therefore, they all have made their separate gods individually.

 

Is it not better that; having faith about all of the above that those entire are in subjection to One, Alone, Omnipotent, Almighty and Merciful God, Lord of every creature, and He Alone should be adored? The people, who believe in others as their gods, make-believe of the attributes of lord into them themselves. You and your forefathers have fabricated their great names. The Creator of the world has not kept any sign in it, from which, it may be proved that they have attributes of a god. On the contrary, neither they have any power and nor are able to do some thing at their own. Even those do not possess power of looking or hearing. Therefore, you should hear that whatsoever I say, meditate in it and understand. Behold! Sovereignty is only of Allah Almighty. He looks every thing and hears of every animate being. Decision of every matter rests with Him only which is last and final.

 

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).

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Decision rests with Allah only

Quran Chapter 12  39 & 40 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1506) – درس قرآن

The Decision rests with Allah only

Surah Yuusuf (Joseph) – 12

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

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

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

 يَٰصَىٰحِبَىِ ٱلسِّجْنِ ءَأَرْبَابٌ مُّتَفَرِّقُونَ خَيْرٌ أَمِ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْوَٰحِدُ ٱلْقَهَّارُ (39

  مَا تَعْبُدُونَ مِن دُونِهِۦٓ إِلَّآ أَسْمَآءً سَمَّيْتُمُوهَآ أَنتُمْوَءَابَآؤُكُم مَّآ أَنزَلَ ٱللَّهُ بِهَا مِن سُلْطَٰنٍ إِنِ ٱلْحُكْمُ إِلَّا لِلَّهِ أَمَرَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوٓا۟ إِلَّآ إِيَّاهُ ذَٰلِكَ ٱلدِّينُ ٱلْقَيِّمُ وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ ٱلنَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ (40

39.  O my two fellow prisoners! Are divers lords better, or Allah the One, Almighty?

 

40.  Those whom ye worship beside Him are but only names which ye have named, ye and your fathers. Allah hath revealed no sanction for them. The decision rests with Allah only. He it is Who hath commanded you that ye worship none save Him. This is the Right Religion, but most men know not.

39.  Yaa-saahiba-yis-sijni  ‘a-‘arbaa-bum-mutafarri-quuna  khayrun  ‘aMillaahul-Waahidul-Qah-haar.

 

40.  Maa  ta’-buduuna  min-  duu-niHii  ‘illaaa  ‘asmaaa-‘an-  sam-may-tumuu-haaa  ‘antum  wa  ‘aabaaa-‘ukum-maaa  ‘anza-lAllaahu  bihaa  min-  sultaan.  ‘Inil-Hukmu  ‘illaa  Lillaah.  ‘Amara  ‘allaa  ta’-buduuu  ‘illaaa  ‘iy-yaaH.  Zaalikad-Diinul-Qayyi-mu  wa  laa-kinnaa  ‘aksaran-naasi  laa  ya’-la-muun.

 

Commentary

 

This verse contains that Message which is foundation of Islam. Islam is whole of all beauties. And with effect from the birth of mankind, the entire Prophets (peace be upon them) have taught the same till now. Joseph (peace be upon him) caused to hear this Message to His two fellow prisoners, but Holy Qur’an saved it in the cover of His story for always and for all times in the world. This verse is a soul of this entire Chapter.

 

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/WzsJU5m7muM

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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.)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

(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.

 

Commentary

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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