Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God is Strong in punishment

Quran Chapter 13  6 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1565) – درس قرآن

God is Strong in punishment

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.)

وَيَسْتَعْجِلُونَكَ بِٱلسَّيِّئَةِ قَبْلَ ٱلْحَسَنَةِ وَقَدْ خَلَتْ مِن قَبْلِهِمُ ٱلْمَثُلَٰتُ وَإِنَّرَبَّكَ لَذُو مَغْفِرَةٍ لِّلنَّاسِ عَلَىٰ ظُلْمِهِمْ وَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ لَشَدِيدُ ٱلْعِقَابِ 6

6.  And they bid thee hasten on the evil rather than the good, when exemplary punishments have indeed occurred before them. And lo! Thy Lord is rich in pardon for mankind despite their wrongdoing, and lo! Thy Lord is strong in punishment. 6.  Wa  yasta’-jiluunaka  bis-sayyi-‘ati  qablal-hasanati  wa  qad  khalat  min-  qabli-himul-Masu-laat.  Wa  ‘inna  Rabbaka  la-Zuu-Magfi-ratil-linnaasi  ‘alaa  zulmihim.  Wa  ‘inna  Rabbaka  la-Shadii-dul-‘iqaab.        




‘Al-Masu-laatun – (exemplary incidents and punishments), masulun means such happening which is just like a warning for the viewers.


It is commanded: These people do not consider it sufficient that they have been saved from the doom, and they have time to obey the commandments of Allah Almighty. If the disaster came upon them; then surely they would be annihilated. Then; how would they be prepared for being saved from the Doom of the Hereafter? If they are desirous to see any sample of punishment, they can visit the ruins of townships of old people, who suffered from disasters due to slight of threatening by their Messengers, and they were disgraced in the world as well as in the Hereafter.


Allah Almighty is the Forgiving and the Merciful. He does not punish the mankind immediately despite their wrongdoing and ravages. He forgives their transgressions, but if they do not understand and grip up their loins on stubbornness, then He punishes also very severely.


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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