Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Human being is an open contender

Quran Chapter 16  3 & 4 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1691) درس قرآن

Human being is an open contender

Suratun-Nahl – (The Bee) – 16

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.
(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ بِٱلْحَقِّ تَعَٰلَىٰ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ 3

  خَلَقَ ٱلْإِنسَٰنَ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ فَإِذَا هُوَ خَصِيمٌ مُّبِينٌ 4

3.  He hath created the heavens and the earth with Truth. High be He Exalted above all that they associate (with Him).

 

4.  He hath created man from a drop of fluid, yet behold! He is an open contender.

3.  Khalaqas-samaa-waati  wal-‘arza  bil-Haqq.  Ta-‘aalaa  ‘am-maa  yushri-kuun.

 

4.  Khalaqal-‘insaana  min-nutfatin  fa-‘izaa  huwa  khasiimum-mubiin. 

 

Commentary

 

Attention of mankind has been drawn in this verse towards the universe around him, by looking which, first question arises that Who created this all? Lo! Hear from Us (Allah Almighty): We are Creator of the heavens and the earth, and whatsoever exists into them. All existing things have been working properly at own places under a strong and established arrangement. Nothing can be equal to Allah Almighty. He is the Highest and Exalted in all respect. Human beings are also His creature, origin of whom is a drop of fluid, which is called Semen. It has no power. Allah Almighty brought it up and promoted as much that it began to talk fluently, even that it began to find faults, make excuses, raise objections and deceive others. It became as much arrogant upon his power and strength that forgot own Creator and Lord.

 

And when Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) reminded him that these entire powers have been given by Allah Almighty, therefore, he should bow before Him. Then he began to produce absurd reasoning and say: I am not necessitous of Allah (God forbid), I myself can do everything. But it is his vain imaginations. No one has any power before Allah Almighty.

 

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).

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Proclaiming unhesitatingly before enemies

Quran Chapter 16  1 & 2 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1690) درس قرآن

Proclaiming unhesitatingly before enemies

Suratun-Nahl – (The Bee) – 16

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.
(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

أَتَىٰٓ أَمْرُ ٱللَّهِ فَلَا تَسْتَعْجِلُوهُ سُبْحَٰنَهُۥ وَتَعَٰلَىٰ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ 1

  يُنَزِّلُ ٱلْمَلَٰٓئِكَةَ بِٱلرُّوحِ مِنْ أَمْرِهِۦ عَلَىٰ مَن يَشَآءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِۦٓ أَنْ أَنذِرُوٓا۟ أَنَّهُۥ لَآإِلَٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنَا۠ فَٱتَّقُونِ 2

 

There is a prediction in this verse which is with as much faith and trust that it cannot be found anywhere save in the verses of Holy Qur’aan. In such circumstances, in which the enemies have besieged from all around and ready for causing trouble in every respect, at that time saying to the enemies unhesitatingly “You are going to reach your punishment very soon in the world”, is not work of any common person but a Messenger of Allah Almighty (peace be upon him). It aims clearly that “You all will be finished and the Government over the entire Arab will be of Islam”.

 

At that time, when these verses were revealed, it could not be think that these, a few Muslims will overcome upon the entire powerful people of Makkah. But Holy Qur’aan proclaimed clearly that “You are going to be seized in the Divine punishment”. ‘Ataaa  ‘AmrUllaahi (The Commandment of Allah will come to pass), these are three words in which that “Force” has been filled, Grace of which cannot be estimated.

 

They considered that the calamity is near to come, but after waiting for some days, when nothing was happened, then they began to say: Nothing will happen. And they said the same before the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) arrogantly. He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) heard this with patience and turned towards Allah Almighty. Then it was commanded with the same dignity of satisfaction, which is disposition of Holy Qur’aan: Falaa  tasta’-jiluuh (so seek not ye to hasten it), there is no doubt in coming of torment. But it is being delayed for the reason that: may be those people who are fortunate, may change themselves and be saved from disgrace and anguish of the world and the Day of Resurrection.

 

After that it was commanded: Reap advantage from the respite. Behold! We have sent the secret of perpetual life unto Our Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) by means of Our trustworthy Angels (peace be upon them). The Messenger is Our chosen reliable Mankind. And We select Our Messenger by Our Wisdom and Knowledge, to whom We desire; from Our servants. The last Messenger of the world, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) has come unto you. He will describe you that Allah Almighty commands: I, only I am your Worshipped. Do not associate anything with Me, and give up those things from which I have forbidden you, so that you may be saved from My punishment. And do all such works for which I have commanded. Secret of success of the mankind’s life is hidden in it.

 

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).