Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Satan supports Astrologers and Astronomers

Quran Chapter 15  16 to 18 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1660درس قرآن

Satan supports Astrologers and Astronomers

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)

وَلَقَدْ جَعَلْنَا فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ بُرُوجًا وَزَيَّنَّٰهَا لِلنَّٰظِرِينَ 16

وَحَفِظْنَٰهَا مِن كُلِّ شَيْطَٰنٍرَّجِيمٍ 17  إِ

لَّا مَنِ ٱسْتَرَقَ ٱلسَّمْعَ فَأَتْبَعَهُۥ شِهَابٌ مُّبِينٌ 18

16.  And verily in the heaven We have set mansions of the stars, and We have beautified it for beholders-


17.  And We have guarded it from every outcast devil-


18.  Save him who stealeth the hearing, and him doth a clear flame pursue.

16.  Wa  laqad  ja-‘alNaa  fis-sa-maaa-‘i  Buruujanw-wa  zayyan-Naahaa  lin-naa-ziriin.


17.  Wa  hafiz-Naahaa  min-  kulli  Shay-taanir-rajiim.


18.  ‘Illaa  manis-taraqas-sam-‘a  fa-‘atba-‘ahuu  shihaa-bum-mubiin.   




Buruujun – (mansions of the stars), this word is plural of Burj. Burj is that part of any higher building, which is constructed most apparent. Here it aims – big stars or their accumulation in any form.


‘Is-taraqa – (flew away with stealthily), it is past tense from the word ‘istaraaqun, origin of which is saraqa. Saraqa means to steal. ‘Is-taraqas-sam-‘a means – after hearing secretly some conversation, they flew away.


It is commanded: Sufficient signs exist in the universe; which are proof of Existence and Power of Allah Almighty. If we direct our eyes above at night, the entire space will be seen full of glittering stars. We look their big clusters spreading far and near, and those seem very beautiful to the beholders.


Think for awhile! Who decorated this long and wide space with such bright bulbs? And Who guards them? Wicked and mischievous devils move continuously to and fro in their neighborhood, but they are unable to pay any flying visit of them. Obedient Angels of God Almighty (peace be upon them) remain waiting of His Command in the space. And they execute the commandments which are revealed unto them by Allah Almighty.


The devils are desirous to break, distort those Orders after knowing and ruin the arrangement of the universe. So clear flames pursue them and they run away. If they are saved from burning, then whatsoever they hear during running away, they expand it into their supporter astrologer and astronomer human beings; by changing its form.


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).