Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Your Lord encompasses you (1)

Quran Chapter 17  60 (Pt-15, Stg-4) (L-1821) درس قرآن

Your Lord encompasses you (1)

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)

وَإِذْقُلْنَا لَكَ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ أَحَاطَ بِٱلنَّاسِ وَمَا جَعَلْنَا ٱلرُّءْيَا ٱلَّتِىٓ أَرَيْنَٰكَ إِلَّا فِتْنَةً لِّلنَّاسِ وَٱلشَّجَرَةَ ٱلْمَلْعُونَةَ فِى ٱلْقُرْءَانِ وَنُخَوِّفُهُمْ فَمَا يَزِيدُهُمْ إِلَّا طُغْيَٰنًاكَبِيرًا 60


60.  And (it was a warning) when We told thee: Lo! Thy Lord encompasseth mankind. And We appointed the vision which We showed thee as an ordeal for mankind, and (likewise) the Accursed Tree in the Qur’an. And We warn them, but it increaseth them in naught save gross impiety. 60.  Wa  ‘iz  qulNaa  laka  ‘inna  Rabbaka  ‘ahaata  bin-naas.  Wa  maa  ja-‘alNar-Ru’-yallatiii  ‘aray-Naaka  ‘illaa  fitnatal-linnaasi  wash-Shajaratal-Mal-‘uunata  fil-Qur’aan.  Wa  Nukhawwi-fuhum-  famaa  yaziiduhum,  ‘illaa  tugyaanan-  kabiiraa.  (Section 6)




Ru’-yaa – (vision, scene), origin of this word is ra’-yun, which means “to see”. Ru’-yaa is the thing which is seen. It aims “the sight, view, show, panorama etc. which the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) saw in the Night of Ascension.”


‘Ash-Shajaratal-Mal-‘uunata – (the Accursed Tree), the word mal-‘uunatan has been derived from la-‘ana, which means “cursing, imprecating, distance from the mercy of Allah Almighty”. Mal-‘uun is the thing which is detestable, hateful in all respect, every such thing, about which, Allah Almighty disclosed His displeasure. It refers to the Tree of Zaqum, which has been mentioned in Suratus-Saaffaat and Surah Dukhaan. This thorny tree has been grown in the Hell. Its form, shape and taste are very detestable and frightful.


The Infidels of Makkah did not believe in the Ascension of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), denied the Hell and its frightful things. Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) said to them: I am Messenger of Allah Almighty and I have been shown such things during the Ascension; which none of you have ever seen. Moreover, I have been bestowed with Holy Qur’an, equal of which there is no other Scripture of the world. Disbelievers did not accept the Ascension and said: Your mind is unsound (God forbid) because of which you say such things. They joked of Holy Qur’an in these words “It describes that the Hell is a store of the Fire, even then there is a Tree in it also. It is strange, how any tree can be in the fire”? Likewise, the Ascension and the Tree of the Hell, both became means of increasing their gross impiety, which was a regretful matter.


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).