Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Our Creator can reproduce us easily

Quran Chapter 17  49, 50 & 51a (Pt-15, Stg-4) (L-1814) درس قرآن

Our Creator can reproduce us easily

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)

وَقَالُوٓا۟ أَءِذَا كُنَّا عِظَٰمًا وَرُفَٰتًا أَءِنَّا لَمَبْعُوثُونَ خَلْقًا جَدِيدًا 49

 قُلْ كُونُوا۟ حِجَارَةً أَوْ حَدِيدًا 50

أَوْ خَلْقًا مِّمَّا يَكْبُرُ فِى صُدُورِكُمْفَسَيَقُولُونَ مَن يُعِيدُنَا قُلِ ٱلَّذِى فَطَرَكُمْ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ فَسَيُنْغِضُونَ إِلَيْكَ رُءُوسَهُمْ وَيَقُولُونَ مَتَىٰ هُوَ قُلْ عَسَىٰٓ أَن يَكُونَ قَرِيبًا 51


49.  And they say: When we are bones and fragments, shall we forsooth, be raised up as a new creation?


50.  Say: Be ye stones or iron-


51a.  Or some created thing that is yet greater in your thoughts!

49.  Wa  qaaluuu  ‘a-‘izaa  kunnaa  ‘izaamanw-wa  rufaatan  ‘a-‘innaa  la-mab-‘uusuuna  khalqan  jadiidaa.


50.  Qul  kuunuu  hijaaratan  ‘aw  hadiidaa.


51a.  ‘Aw  khalqam-mimmaa  yakburu  fii  suduurikum.




Rufaatan – (fragments, pieces), it is a noun from the word rafata. Rafata means “to be scattered after being decayed, to be broken”. Rufaat is the atom which falls down after being broken from any old thing.


The people of Makkah used to say: Behold! He {Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)} says that when after death we shall remain bones only and parts of our bodies will become fragments, then again we shall come back to life and our bodies will be reproduced as it is now.


They used to consider it contrary to the sense and say about the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him): He is senseless (Heaven preserve us). In this verse, they have been replied: When the body becomes fragments, even then its atoms remain in any form. Reviving it is not as much difficult as producing it first time; while it was nothing.


After death your body will remain in any form. The fragments are soft and can be gathered easily. Even if your body becomes stones or iron; cutting, breaking and connecting (all) of which is difficult or it becomes some thing other than it, to which you consider harder than stones and iron, even then your Creator and Omnipotent can reproduce you in the same form. He, Who produced you at that time when you were nothing, how can it be difficult for Him to reproduce you by changing your body parts and bring it again in its original form, while your body already exists in any form?


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).