Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Islam is Soul of all Religions

Quran Chapter 12  111 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1553) – درس قرآن

Islam is Soul of all Religions

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.)

Lessons from the twelfth Chapter “Joseph” (Surah Yuusuf – peace be upon him) have been over in the previous lesson. Now we should meditate in the contents discussed in this Chapter. After reciting every Chapter of Holy Qur’aan, reading its translation, explanation (Tafseer) and understanding, the time of meditating in its commandments and instructions begins. It should be recited again and again, and one should think “Which lessons can we learn from it?” It is the God’s actual aim of revealing this Word that “the mankind should keep it every time in view; and along with reciting it, he should continue meditating in its contents. And in the light of its Guidance, if it may be possible, one should correct; own as well as others’ deeds.


This Surah describes us that Islam is not a timely thing, which would be over with the passage of time, but it is a complete Code for human life, which began with the birth of human being in the world and it will come to an end when the human life will also come to an end.


If we say that Holy Qur’aan is “A Book of Guidance for trying and striving”, it’s right. It draws a picture of such Jihad before us, which was adopted by brave human beings against those who were evil-livers, tyrants and their supporters. It describes that the entire religions are rings of a chain from the beginning, and the main object of all religions is that the mankind should be put on the Straight Path. The human being leaves that Path due to being involved in worldly lust and curiosity, and then he is entangled in the marsh of any evil. Guidance of the religion desires to bring him out from the swamp. And if he is a fortunate, comes out.


Holy Qur’aan has explained about the true purpose of every religion and related them with one another. If the teachings of the religion are carried into effect, then religious misunderstanding and due to it, deadly enmity among one another (both), will disappear.


Saying about Holy Qur’aan that it is against those religions which passed in the world before it, is just like shedding blood of justice. However, it is against those false statements and stupidities, which have been entered in any religion by selfishness of the people. It reproduces a pure human religion before the mankind after removing all such errors. And the Holy Qur’aan is its Mirror-Holder Itself.


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).