Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The knowledge of Reality

Quran Chapter 17  9 & 10 (Pt-15, Stg-4) (L-1787) درس قرآن

The knowledge of Reality

Surah Baniii ‘Israaa-‘iil (The Children of Israel) – 17

‘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 هَٰذَا ٱلْقُرْءَانَ يَهْدِى لِلَّتِىهِىَ أَقْوَمُ وَيُبَشِّرُ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ ٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ أَجْرًا كَبِيرًا 9

  وَأَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱلْءَاخِرَةِ أَعْتَدْنَا لَهُمْ عَذَابًا أَلِيمًا 10


In the first Section of this magnificent Chapter, attention has been drawn towards the things which can cause to arrive the mankind up to his ascension of perfection. It has been commanded in it that you should think about Power and Greatness of your Creator from those things which Allah Almighty has created in the world for improvement of human beings. You should esteem of Him as it is required to regard. Behold! He chose His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) from the human beings and then made him a pattern of manners, habits, character, behavior, justice, kindness and generosity of mankind for ever.


He did not keep him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) needy of customary education, religious instructions and experience for teaching him knowledge of the reality, because for learning these entire things, a long duration is required. And when a mankind is prepared by this way, then his remaining life cannot be sufficient that he may show himself as a pattern of good disposition to the people by living among them.


Therefore, He (Allah Almighty) solved the problem of time and space which was required for education and training of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), and within only one night, He showed him wonders of the Omnipotence of Allah Almighty in the heavens, the earth and their middling atmosphere, by which his heart was satisfied completely and he believed wholeheartedly that Power of Allah Almighty is boundless, and which management of the world has He put in order; that is a surety of mankind’s welfare in all respect.


He {the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)} found: For the guidance of human beings; the Chain of Prophets (peace be upon them) has been set up by Him only, and He has made me; with His wisdom and mercy; the last ring of that Chain. So it is my first duty that I should accept Him as Incomparable from all others and Holder of the most dignified attributes. And I should admit that He is the most Eminent and Supreme to all limits, times and space. And He has shown me very great and big Signs of His Omnipotence by carrying me wonderfully from “The square Building at Makkah” (The Inviolable Place of Worship) to the Temple of Jerusalem and then to the entire Heavens. Now I am sure perfectly that He is Free from any kind of weakness or loss.


After that, it is being reminded to the entire human beings and particularly the Children of Israel: You disobeyed previous Prophets (peace be upon them) who were sent particularly for your guidance. It was the reason that you were punished severely. Particularly at two times you were nearly finished from the world because of your obstinacy. Now this golden chance is given to you that you should acquire success of the both worlds by following Our Last Messenger; Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him).


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).

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