Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Everything is in the power of God

Quran Chapter 18  23 & 24 (Pt-15, Stg-4) (L-1872) درس قرآن

Everything is in the power of God

Chapter Kahf (The Cave) – 18

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.
(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

وَلَا تَقُولَنَّ لِشَا۟ىْءٍ إِنِّىفَاعِلٌ ذَٰلِكَ غَدًا 23

 إِلَّآ أَن يَشَآءَ ٱللَّهُ وَٱذْكُر رَّبَّكَ إِذَا نَسِيتَ وَقُلْ عَسَىٰٓ أَن يَهْدِيَنِ رَبِّى لِأَقْرَبَ مِنْ هَٰذَا رَشَدًا 24

 

23.  And say not of anything: Lo! I shall do that tomorrow-

 

24.  Except if Allah will. And remember thy Lord when thou forgettest, and say: It may be that my Lord guideth me unto a nearer way of truth than this.

23.  Wa  laa taquulanna  li-shay-‘in  ‘innii  faa-‘ilun  zaalika  gadaa.

 

24.  ‘Illaaa  ‘any-yashaaa-‘Allaah.  Wazkur-Rabbaka  ‘izaa  nasiita  wa  qul  ‘asaaa  ‘any-yahdi-yani  Rabbii  li-‘aqraba  min  haazaa  rashadaa.

 

Commentary

 

God Almighty sent Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) for the guidance of entire human beings in the world. In this connection, his manners, his sayings, his works and behavior, even everything was required to be shown to the world for all other people as an excellent example; that for the mankind, it is the way of dwelling in this life, even up to this degree that it was necessary that he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) should pass through all such circumstances that in accord with every condition, the commandments are revealed in Holy Qur’an. As a Messenger, the weaknesses of forgetting, carelessness, and being defeated in the battle cannot be in Him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), but for making an example, these weaknesses were produced into Him temporarily, so that He should become practical pattern for human beings and they may follow Him in all conditions.

 

It is commanded: You should not say for any work that you will do it tomorrow or it will be done tomorrow. But along with it you should say also “If Allah will”. After that, it has been caused to understand to every mankind through the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) that they should not forget saying ‘Inshaaa-‘Allaah (If God wills), Bis-Millaah (In the name of God), ‘Alhamdu-Lillaah (God be praised) etc. at proper occasions. However, if forgotten, then they should say whey they remember.

 

Then it is commanded: You should say to the people also: I hope from my Lord that condition of carelessness and ignorance will never prevail over me, and He will show me nearer way of His remembrance immediately.

 

Human beings should learn from this verse that every work in the world is done with power and command of Allah Almighty. Nothing can be without His permission.

 

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).