Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God chose an uneducated Person as His Messenger

Quran Chapter 13  Ra-‘d (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1555) – درس قرآن

God chose an uneducated Person as His Messenger 

Surah Ra-‘d (The Thunder) – 13 

‘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.)

This Surah (Chapter) was revealed in Makkah. Numerically, it is thirteenth Surah of Holy Qur’aan. It contains six Sections. The word Ra-‘d is used for “The Thunder”. Because the word Ra-‘d has been mentioned in this Surah, so it is named “Surah Ra-‘d”. In it also, basic principles of Islam have been explained like other Chapters; revealed in Makkah.


It was the first incident in the world that a magnificent Word was inspired by God Almighty in parts, successively from time to time, unto an illiterate Person, Who did not get any kind of education from anywhere. In this Word, the secret of the humanity was opened and caused to understand. A complete Code of Life was given for always to the entire people of the world by means of this Scripture.


In this Chapter too, the intention has been drawn towards this point that This Qur’aan is full of the Truth from top to toe. It is entirely a Publication of reality. It has come and brought a Message of their Creator unto the mankind. Allah Almighty      

Has sent His last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) along with this Holy Book for Guidance of the entire human beings. Therefore, no one should have any doubt in Its Truth. It explains that Fabricator and Creator of all things and the entire universe is One, Allah Almighty. He is Who collects the clouds and causes to rain. The thunder of the clouds praises Him. The Angels (peace be upon them) are engaged in His admiration and attribute.


The human beings have been directed that this world is “a place of practice”. Retribution of every deed of this world will be given in the Hereafter. The Gardens are ready for those who obeyed, but the Hell for the disobedient. Every individual’s deeds will be reckoned on the Day of Resurrection, and which place every individual deserves, will be sent there.


In short, Unity and Attributes of God Almighty have been explained in this Surah, and then Belief in Allah, His Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), Holy Qur’aan, the Heaven, the Hell, the Angels, Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) has been fixed necessary for the human beings, for their deliverance.  


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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