Lessons from Holy Qur'an

A deafness in the ears

Quran Chapter 17  45 & 46a (Pt-15, Stg-4) (L-1811) درس قرآن

A deafness in the ears

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)

وَإِذَا قَرَأْتَ ٱلْقُرْءَانَ جَعَلْنَا بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱلْءَاخِرَةِ حِجَابًا مَّسْتُورًا 45

 وَجَعَلْنَا عَلَىٰقُلُوبِهِمْ أَكِنَّةً أَن يَفْقَهُوهُ وَفِىٓ ءَاذَانِهِمْ وَقْرًا وَإِذَا ذَكَرْتَ رَبَّكَ فِى ٱلْقُرْءَانِ وَحْدَهُۥ وَلَّوْا۟ عَلَىٰٓ أَدْبَٰرِهِمْ نُفُورًا 46


45.  And when thou recitest the Qur’an We place between thee and those who believe not in he Hereafter a hidden barrier-


46a.  And We place upon their hearts veils lest they should understand it, and in their ears a deafness.

45.  Wa  ‘izaa  qara’-tal-Qur-‘aana  ja-‘alNaa  baynaka  wa  bay-nal-laziina  laa  yu’-minuuna  bil-  ‘Aakhirati  hijaabam-mas-tuuraa.


46a.  Wa  ja-‘alNaa  ‘alaa  quluu-bihim  ‘akinnatan  ‘any-yafqa-huuhu  wa  fiii  ‘aazaa-nihim  waq-raa.   




‘Akinnatan – (veils), this word is plural of kinaan, came out from “kannun. Meaning of this origin is “to be concealed”. From the same; a word kinnun has been derived, which means “place of hiding” and its plural is ‘aknaan, which has passed in Suratun-Nahl. Kinaan (veil) – the thing which come in the way of two things and it hide both of them from each other.


Besides the Unity of God Almighty, Holy Qur’an teaches the mankind good habits, good morals and manners, by which his worldly life is arranged. And it explains that you will have good by producing good morals into yourselves along with putting faith in Oneness of God Almighty, and your life of the Hereafter will also be dressed; which is a Place of dwelling forever. Life of this world is not real. It has been given for collecting the provision for the life of the Hereafter.


But many unfortunate people do not hear the verses of Holy Qur’an, and when Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) recites Holy Qur’an before them; then because of their evil days, Allah Almighty places veils upon their hearts, which apparently cannot be seen, but come in the way of the verses of Holy Qur’an and their hearts, and such deafness is produced in their ears that they do not hear the verses of Holy Qur’an.


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).