Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Rambling of the Bee

Quran Chapter 16  69b (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1736) درس قرآن

Rambling of the Bee

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)

ثُمَّكُلِى مِن كُلِّ ٱلثَّمَرَٰتِ فَٱسْلُكِى سُبُلَ رَبِّكِ ذُلُلًا يَخْرُجُ مِنۢ بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَٰنُهُۥ فِيهِ شِفَآءٌ لِّلنَّاسِ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَءَايَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ 69


69b.  There cometh forth from their bellies a drink diverse of hues, wherein is healing for mankind. Lo! Herein is indeed a portent for people who reflect. 69b.  Yakhruju  mim-  butuunihaa  sharaabum-  mukhtalifun  ‘alwaanuhuu  fiihi  shifaaa-‘ul-linnaas.  ‘Inna  fii  zaalika  la-‘Aayatalli-qawminy-yatafakkaruun.   




It was described in the verses of previous lesson that in the nature of the Bee; Allah Almighty has included by His Philosophy and Omnipotence that it should build dwelling place for itself in thatches at height, mountains, trees and high roofs. And according to a particular system, it should ramble all around satisfactorily.


Here it has been commanded that as the milk is prepared into the bellies of the cattle, like this; the Bee makes honey after eating nice portion of every fruit and sweetmeat, which is a very tasteful and pleasant thing and wherein is healing for mankind in various diseases. Those people who use the honey, reap advantages, whereas those who reflect in it; observe a particular reflection of Divine Power. And at last, they reach the consequence that they should engage themselves in obedience of Allah Almighty after admitting His Omnipotence.


The people, vision of whom is unable to reach Allah Almighty even after looking the wonders of His Omnipotence, but it remains limited up to the things themselves only, and they have been engaged in reaping advantages being selfish, and instead of it that they should admit the rights of all human beings; they wish to fill own bellies themselves, what can be said for such people save it that they are niggard, poor-spirited and fallen down from the humanity.


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).