Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Thankful for the Bounties of Allah

Quran Chapter 16  120 to 122 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1774) درس قرآن

Thankful for the Bounties of 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)

إِنَّ إِبْرَٰهِيمَ كَانَ أُمَّةً قَانِتًا لِّلَّهِ حَنِيفًا وَلَمْ يَكُ مِنَ ٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ 120

 شَاكِرًا لِّأَنْعُمِهِ ٱجْتَبَىٰهُ وَهَدَىٰهُ إِلَىٰ صِرَٰطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ 121

 وَءَاتَيْنَٰهُ فِىٱلدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَإِنَّهُۥ فِى ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ لَمِنَ ٱلصَّٰلِحِينَ 122


120.  Lo! Abraham was of a nation obedient to Allah, by nature upright. And he was not of the idolaters-


121.  Thankful for His Bounties. He chose him and He guided him unto a Straight Path.


122.  And We gave him good in the world. And in the Hereafter he is among the Righteous.

120.  ‘Inna  ‘Ibraa-hiima  kaana  ‘ummatan  qaani-tal-Lillaahi  haniifaa.  Wa  lam  yaku  minal-mushrikiin.


121.  Shaakiral-li-‘an-‘umih.  ‘Ijtabaahu  wa  hadaahu  ‘ilaa  Siraatim-Mustaqiim.


122.  Wa  ‘aatayNaahu  fid-dunyaa  Hasanah.  Wa  ‘innahuu  fil-  ‘Aakhirati  laminas-Saalihiin.




‘Ummatun – (A Spiritual Guide), this word has come out from “’umm”, here it aims “Priest, Chief and A Spiritual Guide”. This word has already passed.


Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) and after him, Prophet Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), these two have passed such August Persons, who themselves were a complete nation. The society, which will be organized on their pattern, only that society can be their successor and caliph.


In this verse, the attention has been drawn unto the same side that Abraham (peace be upon him) was a collection of good manners among the human beings. He (peace be upon him) was most obedient to Allah Almighty, by nature upright, who did never ascribe any partner in the Attributes of God Almighty. He (peace be upon him) was thankful for the Bounties of Allah Almighty always. God Almighty appointed him as His chosen servant and guided him unto the Straight Path. He kept him (peace be upon him) in good condition and in the Hereafter also, he will be among the righteous people.


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).