Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Portents of God’s Will and Omnipotence

Quran Chapter 13  4a (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1561) – درس قرآن

Portents of God’s Will and Omnipotence

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.)

      وَفِى ٱلْأَرْضِ قِطَعٌ مُّتَجَٰوِرَٰتٌ وَجَنَّٰتٌ مِّنْ أَعْنَٰبٍ وَزَرْعٌ وَنَخِيلٌ صِنْوَانٌ وَغَيْرُ صِنْوَانٍ يُسْقَىٰ بِمَآءٍ وَٰحِدٍ وَنُفَضِّلُ بَعْضَهَا عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ فِى ٱلْأُكُلِإِ (4  a)

4a.  And in the Earth are neighbouring tracts, vineyards and ploughed lands, and date-palms, like and unlike, which are watered with one water. And We have made some of them to excel others in fruit. 4a.  Wa  fil-‘arzi  qita-‘um-muta-jaa-wiraa-tunw-wa  jannaatum-min  ‘a’-naabinw-wa  zar-‘unw-wa  nakhiilun  sin-waanunw-wa  gauru-  sin-waaniny-yusqaa  bimaaa-‘inw-waahid.  Wa  Nufaz-zilu  ba’-zahaa  ‘alaa  ba’-zin-  fil-‘ukul.    




Muta-jaa-wiraa-tun – (neighboring tracts), this word is plural of muta-jaa-wira-tun, which is a tense of Feminine Subject (in gram) from the word tajaa-wurun. Origin of it is jawara which means “neighborhood”. Tajaa-wurun means “parts joined with one another”.


All parts of the earth have been connected with one another, but peculiarity of each of them is separate from one another. Some parts are fertile, but some are barren. Some are those in which fruit trees have been planted, but some are of husbandry. At some places, date-palms have been grown – many from one root and one from one root also etc. All trees and crops are watered with one kind of water, but their fruits and grains are separate in taste and shapes from one another. Some are sweet, but some are bitter and of acidity.


Appendage parts of the earth, which are watered with the same water, acquire heat of the same one sun and are found in the same atmosphere, produce many sorts and kinds of their production – show that these are portents of God’s Will and Omnipotence.

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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