Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Thunder hymns Praise of God

Quran Chapter 13  12 & 13 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1571) – درس قرآن

Thunder hymns Praise of God

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.)

هُوَ ٱلَّذِىيُرِيكُمُ ٱلْبَرْقَ خَوْفًا وَطَمَعًا وَيُنشِئُ ٱلسَّحَابَ ٱلثِّقَالَ 12

  وَيُسَبِّحُ ٱلرَّعْدُ بِحَمْدِهِۦ وَٱلْمَلَٰٓئِكَةُ مِنْ خِيفَتِهِۦ وَيُرْسِلُ ٱلصَّوَٰعِقَ فَيُصِيبُ بِهَا مَنيَشَآءُ وَهُمْ يُجَٰدِلُونَ فِى ٱللَّهِ وَهُوَ شَدِيدُ ٱلْمِحَالِ 13

12.  He It is Who showeth you the lightning, a fear and a hope, and raiseth the heavy clouds.


13.  And the thunder hymneth His Praise and (so do) the angels for awe of Him. And He launcheth the thunderbolts and smiteth with them whom He will while they dispute (in doubt) concerning Allah, and He is Mighty in wrath.

12.  Huwal-lazii  yurii-kumul-  barqa  khaw-fanw-wa  tama-‘anw-wa  yunshi-‘us-sa-haabas-siqaal.


13.  Wa  yu-sabbihur-RA’DU  bi-Hamdi-Hii  wal-malaaa-‘ikatu  min  khiifatiH.  Wa  yursi-lussa-waa-‘iqa  fa-yusiibu  bihaa  many-yashaaa-‘u  wa hum  yu-jaa-diluuna  Fillaah.  Wa  Huwa  Shadiidul-mihaal.   




He (God Almighty) can harm and profit (both). You see the lightning. Your hearts frighten from it but you have hope of great advantages also from it. Allah Almighty raises clouds of heavy and pelting rains along with it on the sky. You hear the sound of thunder. It is an Angel (peace be upon him) who hymns the Praise of Allah Almighty. Other Angels (peace be upon them) praise also being frightened. Along with the thunder, sometimes; Allah Almighty causes to fall thunderbolt upon the person whom He desires. Despite these open signs, the people quarrel about Allah Almighty and they do not obey the commands of Messengers (peace be upon them). Remember! Allah is Mighty in wrath.


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).