Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Darkness of the world

Quran Chapter 14  1 & 2a (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1608) – درس قرآن

Darkness of the world

Surah ‘Ibraahiim (Abraham) – 14

‘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.)

الٓر كِتَٰبٌ أَنزَلْنَٰهُ إِلَيْكَ لِتُخْرِجَ ٱلنَّاسَ مِنَ ٱلظُّلُمَٰتِ إِلَى ٱلنُّورِ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِمْ إِلَىٰ صِرَٰطِ ٱلْعَزِيزِ ٱلْحَمِيدِ 1

ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّذِى لَهُۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَمَا فِىٱلْأَرْضِ وَوَيْلٌ لِّلْكَٰفِرِينَ مِنْ عَذَابٍ شَدِيدٍ 2

1.  Alif. Lam. Ra. (This is) a Scripture which We have revealed unto thee (Muhammad) that thereby thou mayst bring forth mankind from darkness unto Light, by the permission of their Lord, unto the Path of the Mighty, the Owner of Praise-


2a.  Allah, unto Whom belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth.  

1.  ‘Alif-Laam-Raa.  Kitaabun  ‘anzal-Naahu  ‘ilay-ka  li-tukh-rijan-naasa minaz-zulumaati  ‘ilan-Nuuri,  bi-‘izni  Rabbi-him  ‘ilaa  Siraatil-‘Aziizil-Hamiid,


2a.  ‘Allaahil-lazii  laHuu  maa  fis-samaawaati  wa  maa  fil-‘arz.    




These verses make sense that the mankind are in the darkness (in this world), deliverance from which can be then; when for them, sufficient magnitude of Light is provided. Let’s discuss “What is the darkness”. Mostly these are bestial desires of the mankind, which surround them from all around.


For this, Allah Almighty commands to His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him): We give you this Great Book (Holy Qur’aan), so that you should bring forth the mankind from darkness to the Light and guide them unto the Right Path by Our permission, so that their sense may see that Path which has been prescribed for human beings’ dwelling in this world. Allah possesses all power and all excellences are only in Him collectively. Sense of the mankind requires guidance that it is incumbent on the human beings that they should control their wishes; otherwise those will let them fall in the dry well filled up with rubbish continuously.


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).