Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Use of the lawful and good food

Quran Chapter 16  113 & 114 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1770) درس قرآن

Use of the lawful and good food

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)

 وَلَقَدْ جَآءَهُمْ رَسُولٌ مِّنْهُمْ فَكَذَّبُوهُ فَأَخَذَهُمُ ٱلْعَذَابُ وَهُمْ ظَٰلِمُونَ 113

 فَكُلُوا۟ مِمَّا رَزَقَكُمُ ٱللَّهُ حَلَٰلًا طَيِّبًاوَٱشْكُرُوا۟ نِعْمَتَ ٱللَّهِ إِن كُنتُمْ إِيَّاهُ تَعْبُدُونَ 114


113.  And verily there had come unto them a messenger from among them, but they had denied him, and so the torment seized them while they were wrongdoers.


114.  So eat of the lawful and good food which Allah hath provided for you, and thank the Bounty of your Lord if it is Him ye serve.

113.  Wa  laqad  jaaa-‘ahum  Rasuulum-minhum  fa-kazza-buuhu  fa-‘akhaza-humul-‘azaabu  wa  hum  zaalimuun.


14.  Fa-kuluu  mimmaa  razaka-kumUllaahu  Halaalan-  Tayyi-banw-wash-kuruu  ni’-matAllaahi  ‘in  kuntum  ‘iyyaaHu  ta’-buduun. 




It has been commanded in this verse: We chose a Man from them according to Our Rule and appointed Him as Our Messenger (peace be upon him) unto them. Then We said to him! Go and instruct them, because We do not ruin any nation until We do not manifest the Truth upon them by sending Our Messenger (peace be upon him). But they did not give ear to the sayings of the Messenger (peace be upon him) and remained involved in wicked deeds. When they were doing wrong, the torment seized them and due to their unreasonable violations, they were ruined.


Then it is commanded: You should take a lesson from these Revelations by meditating into them and behold that in Makkah, Allah Almighty has arranged to provide you lawful and good food, facilities of ease and comfort. Therefore, it does not suit you that you reap advantages from these things but do not be thankful servants to Allah Almighty. You should eat and drink those lawful and good things which Allah Almighty has given to you. And you should not fix any thing lawful or forbidden at your own, and consider that these entire Bounties are given to you by Allah Almighty. So if you are desirous to live as His servant and pass your life in His adoration, then you should be thankful to Him every time, otherwise; your name will be registered in the list of rebellious people, and the curse of ungratefulness will fall to your lot.


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).