Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Folk of Thamud’s living place

Quran Chapter 15  Intro (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1651) – درس قرآن

Folk of Thamud’s living place

Surah ‘Al-Hijr – (The Rocky Tract) – 15

‘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.)

According to configuration, this is fifteenth Chapter of Holy Qur’aan. It was revealed in Makkah. It was named as ‘Al-Hijr (The Rocky Tract), at the name of a township in Qura valley, which is situated on the road from Madinah to Syria. Mention of the inhabitants of Al-Hijr Township is in the beginning of the last Section of this Chapter. In ancient times, Folk Thamud had been settled here. During 9th AH, when Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) passed through this place along with the Muslim Army, He said: Pass quickly from here; it is the place where God’s torment was descended on the disobedient people.


About life and death of the mankind has been caused to remember them in this Surah also like other Chapters revealed in Makkah. And it has been admonished that one should give ear to the life of this world, as much as it is necessary for stability of the life, and maximum spare time should be spent in reciting Holy Qur’aan thoughtfully, remembrance of Allah Almighty and meditation.


After describing about the condition of mankind’s creation, attention has been drawn that an enemy has been produced along with the human being who has undertaken responsibility of misleading and destroying them in each condition. The people should be careful from him. Those people who will go astray by his deception, their abode will be the Hell after death, which is the worst place for living. But those, who adopted the path of piety and God-fearing; turning away from Satan, Paradise is for them, where they will dwell comfortably and in peace. They will live there happily, altogether, mutually.


Then after causing to hear the circumstances of God’s obedient and good people, it has been excited that they should adopt the behavior like them. And they have been advised after stating the stories of disobedient people, which are like a warning for all, so that their end should not as of them.


After that, there is mention about favors of Allah Almighty, Who appointed Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) as His last Messenger and revealed upon Him Holy Qur’aan, so that by acting upon its commandments, He may establish the Straight Path for the entire mankind.


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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