Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Praise be to Allah!

Quran Chapter 16  75 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1741) درس قرآن

Praise be to Allah!

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)

ضَرَبَ ٱللَّهُ مَثَلًا عَبْدًا مَّمْلُوكًا لَّا يَقْدِرُ عَلَىٰ شَىْءٍ وَمَن رَّزَقْنَٰهُ مِنَّا رِزْقًا حَسَنًا فَهُوَ يُنفِقُ مِنْهُ سِرًّا وَجَهْرًا هَلْ يَسْتَوُۥنَ ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ بَلْأَكْثَرُهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ 75


75.  Allah coineth a similitude: (on the one hand) a (mere) chattel slave, who hath control of nothing, and (on the other hand) one on whom We have bestowed a fair provision from Us, and he spendeth thereof secretly and openly. Are they equal? Praise be to Allah! But most of them know not. 75.  ZarabAllaahu  Masalan  ‘abdam-mamluukal-laa  yaqdiru  ‘alaa  shay-‘inw-wa  mar-razaq-Naahu  minnaa  rizqan  hasanan-  fahuwa  yun-fiqu  minhu  sirranw-wa  jahraa.  Hal  yasta-wuun.  ‘Al-Hamdu  Lillaah.  Bal  ‘aksaruhum  laa  ya’-lamuun.




Let’s consider an example: Behold! On one side there is such person who is destitute of someone else in all matters. He is a slave who can neither do any work without permission of his master and nor take any thing. On the other side there is a man who is owner of wealth and property, and with the kindness of Allah Almighty; he possesses everything in abundance. He does not need any permission from any other for spending. He spends day and night secretly and openly according to his will. There is no one who may hinder him from any work.


Describe now! Whether these both persons (the slave and the owner) can be equal of each other in any matter? Then you should meditate in it that Allah Almighty Who is the Owner of the entire excellence, is not needy of any other. Wealth and treasures of the entire universe are in His possession. He is Able to do what He desires and command what He wishes. Can anything of the world be equal of Him? The biggest and most excellent thing of the world is helpless and incapable before Him. Then how can any one be His partner and sharer in His Divinity? It is the last stage of ignorance that you ascribe the lifeless and self-fabricated idols of mud and stone as partners and opposites of Him. And you say: Allah Almighty cannot do any work without them (Let us flee to Allah). Even then maximum people either do not know or feign ignorance knowingly.


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).