Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Allah gave hearing, sight and hearts

Quran Chapter 16  78 & 79 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1745) درس قرآن

Allah gave hearing, sight and 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)

وَٱللَّهُ أَخْرَجَكُم مِّنۢ بُطُونِ أُمَّهَٰتِكُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ شَيْـًٔا وَجَعَلَ لَكُمُ ٱلسَّمْعَ وَٱلْأَبْصَٰرَ وَٱلْأَفْـِٔدَةَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ 78

  أَلَمْ يَرَوْا۟ إِلَى ٱلطَّيْرِ مُسَخَّرَٰتٍ فِى جَوِّ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَا يُمْسِكُهُنَّ إِلَّا ٱللَّهُ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَءَايَٰتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ 79


78.  And Allah brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers knowing nothing, and gave you hearing and sight and hearts that haply ye might give thanks.


79.  Have they not seen the birds obedient in mid-air? None holdeth them save Allah. Lo! Herein, verily, are portents for a people who believe.

78.  Wallaahu  ‘akh-raja-kum-mim-butuuni  ‘umma-haati-kum  laa  ta’-lamuuna  shay-‘anw-wa  ja-‘ala  lakumus-sam-‘a  wal-‘absaara  wal-‘af-‘idata,  la-‘allakum  tashkuruun. 


79.  ‘Alam  yaraw  ‘ilat-tayri  musakh-kharaatin  fii  jawwis-samaaa’.  Maa  yumsiku-hunna  ‘illAllaah.  ‘Inna  fii  zaalika  la-‘Aayaatil-li-qawminy- yu’-minuun.   




It is commanded that Allah Almighty kept you in the wombs of mothers for some period and then brought forth. What was your condition at that time? You did not know any thing save some perceptions. Then He developed you in the process of time, even that you began to know the things by hearing and looking. Along with it, He gave you heart for setting up judgment about those things after thinking and understanding, so that gradually, it may bring you unto the knowledge about Allah Almighty and teach you that you should be thankful to your Real Benefactor every time.


After that, He caused to focus unto one more creature i.e. the birds. It was demand of their make and type that they should fly in the air of the sky. Every kind of birds flies according to the laws, which Allah Almighty has established for them. Behold! Only Allah Almighty is Who holds them in the air. The Believers observe portents of the Power of Allah Almighty in own and their circumstances.


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).