Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Trying to amend oneself

Quran Chapter 16  118 & 119 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1773) درس قرآن

Trying to amend oneself

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)

 وَعَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ هَادُوا۟ حَرَّمْنَا مَا قَصَصْنَا عَلَيْكَ مِن قَبْلُ وَمَاظَلَمْنَٰهُمْ وَلَٰكِن كَانُوٓا۟ أَنفُسَهُمْ يَظْلِمُونَ 118

 ثُمَّ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ لِلَّذِينَ عَمِلُوا۟ ٱلسُّوٓءَ بِجَهَٰلَةٍ ثُمَّ تَابُوا۟ مِنۢ بَعْدِ ذَٰلِكَ وَأَصْلَحُوٓا۟ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ مِنۢ بَعْدِهَالَغَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ 119


118.  And unto those who are Jews We have forbidden that which We have already related unto thee. And We wronged them not, but they were wont to wrong themselves.


119.  Then lo! Thy Lord – for those who do evil in ignorance and afterward repent and amend – lo! (for them) thy Lord is afterward indeed Forgiving, Merciful.

118.  Wa  ‘alallaziina  haaduu  harramNaa  maa  qasasNaa  ‘alay-ka  min  qabl.  Wa  maa  zalam-Naahum  wa  laakin  kaanuuu  ‘anfu-sahum  yazlimuun.


119.  Summa  ‘inna  Rabbaka  lillaziina  ‘amilus-suuu-‘a  bi-jahaa-latin  summa  taabuu  mim-  ba’-di  zaalika  wa  ‘aslahuuu,  ‘inna  Rabbaka  mim-  ba’-dihaa  la-Gafuurur-Rahiim. (Section 15)




It is commanded that even the Jews did not act upon the commandments of Allah Almighty and they did willingly what they wished. Then finally, behold that what happened to them. Due to their stubbornness, We forbade them from some things. O Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him): We already have caused to hear you about those things. Although We were Powerful, even then We did not punish them without grounds. We do not wrong any individual. However if someone is wont to wrong himself, it is his own will.


If any person does evil in ignorance and afterward he repents and intends strongly that he will never commit such evil in future, in addition he tries to amend his condition, then We forgive his error and accept his repentance. If he goes astray hundred times after repenting and then repents again, We accept his repentance even hundreds of times.


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).