Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Lord makes the ships to be of service unto you

Quran Chapter 14  32a (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1636) – درس قرآن

Lord makes the ships to be of service unto you

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.)

ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ وَأَنزَلَمِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً فَأَخْرَجَ بِهِۦ مِنَ ٱلثَّمَرَٰتِ رِزْقًا لَّكُمْ وَسَخَّرَ لَكُمُ ٱلْفُلْكَ لِتَجْرِىَ فِى ٱلْبَحْرِ بِأَمْرِهِۦ وَسَخَّرَ لَكُمُ ٱلْأَنْهَٰرَ 32

32a.  Allah is He Who created the heavens and the earth, and causeth water to descend from the sky, thereby producing fruits as food for you, and maketh the ships to be of service unto you, that they may run upon the sea at His Command, 32a.  ‘Allaahul-lazii  khalaqas-samaa-waati  wal-‘arza  wa  ‘anzala  minas-samaaa-‘i  maaa-‘an  fa-‘akhraja  bihii  minas-sama-raati  rizqal-lakum.  Wa  sakh-khara  lakumul-fulka  litaj-riya  fil-bahri  bi-‘AmriH.




Tas-khiirun – (to make to be of service), origin of this word is sa-kha-ra, which means “disgrace, baseness”. Taskhiir is an active verb from it, which means “to make obedient and base”.


In these verses, Allah’s favors and blessings for mankind have been disclosed, so that, if the Disbelievers wish, they may know Him and believe in Him.


It is commanded: For Which God you are being directed to worship, He is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth, arranged to provide you food, caused to rain from the sky. The earth absorbed the water of rain into itself and produced different kinds of fruits by the command of God Almighty. These all things are for you only.


Moreover, He gave you sense and strength. By using these powers, you invented boats and ships for journey in rivers and seas, which run on your indications by the command of Allah Almighty. The human beings would have to take work from them that by means of them, they should cross the seas and rivers for reaching far and distant countries to deliver the Message of Allah Almighty and establishing useful connections with people.


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).