Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Assuredly Allah knows secrets of hearts

Quran Chapter 16  22 & 23 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1701) درس قرآن

Assuredly Allah knows secrets of hearts

Suratun-Nahl – (The Bee) – 16

‘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)

 إِلَٰهُكُمْ إِلَٰهٌ وَٰحِدٌ فَٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱلْءَاخِرَةِ قُلُوبُهُم مُّنكِرَةٌ وَهُم مُّسْتَكْبِرُونَ 22

 لَا جَرَمَ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَعْلَمُ مَا يُسِرُّونَ وَمَا يُعْلِنُونَ إِنَّهُۥلَا يُحِبُّ ٱلْمُسْتَكْبِرِينَ 23

22.  Your God is One God. But as for those who believe not in the Hereafter their hearts refuse to know, for they are proud.


23.  Assuredly Allah knoweth that which they keep hidden and that which they proclaim. Lo! He loveth not the proud.

22.  ‘Ilaahukum ‘Ilaahunw-Waahid.  Fallaziina  laa  yu’-minuuna  bil-‘Aakhirati  quluubu-hum-  munkiratunw-wa  hum-  mustakbiruun.


23.  Laa  jarama  ‘annAllaaha  ya’-lamu  maa  yusir-ruuna  wa  maa  yu’-linuun.  ‘InnaHuu  laa yuhibbul-mustak-biriin. 




Laa  jarama – (assuredly), laa means “no, not, nay”. Jarama means – to cut. It aims “none can refuse from it; there is no doubt in it”. Absolutely it is.


With effect from the beginning of this Surah (Chapter), Bounties and Beauties of Allah Almighty are being explained. The person who will meditate with cool heart, certainly he will find that there is none worthy of worship save Allah Almighty. He is only One Worshipped. No one is His partner or rival. But the people in whose hearts; love of this world and its things has been enriched, they confute the life after death. They do not believe in it and have fallen into proud. However they should bear in mind that it is sure and certain that Allah Almighty is Aware of their entire works and the secrets hidden in their hearts. And He does not like the haughty people.


Perhaps they consider that “whether we falsify how much the Truth and violate the rights of the people, no one can ask from us about it, neither in the world and nor in the Hereafter. We are the most powerful”, but their such thought is false. And the same has been preventing them from believing.


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).