Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Calling unto the Guidance

Quran Chapter 18  57b (Pt-15, Stg-4) (L-1895) درس قرآن

Calling unto the Guidance

Chapter Kahf (The Cave) – 18

‘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)

وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّن ذُكِّرَ بِـَٔايَٰتِ رَبِّهِۦ فَأَعْرَضَ عَنْهَا وَنَسِىَ مَا قَدَّمَتْ يَدَاهُ إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِمْ أَكِنَّةً أَن يَفْقَهُوهُ وَفِىٓ ءَاذَانِهِمْ وَقْرًا وَإِنتَدْعُهُمْ إِلَى ٱلْهُدَىٰ فَلَن يَهْتَدُوٓا۟ إِذًا أَبَدًا 57


57b.  Lo! On their hearts We have placed coverings so that they understand not, and in their ears a deafness. And though thou call them to the Guidance, in that case they can never be led aright. 57b.  ‘Innaa  ja-‘alNaa  ‘alaa  quluubihim  ‘akinnatan  ‘any-yafqahuuhu  wa  fiii  ‘aazaanihim  waqraa.  Wa  ‘in  tad-‘uhum  ‘ilal-Hudaa  fa-lany-yahtaduuu  ‘izan  ‘abadaa.




Enmity against the Truth is rust of the heart which destroys it in process of time. Then although you try your best to cause to understand them; they will not understand. Their ears are unable to hear the Truth. That window of the heart, from which the Light (of Guidance) could reach into it, has been closed. And the dirt of falsehood has been stuffed into it. Eyes were not made to see the unseen. Mankind have ears only; by means of which they can hear the Revelations of Holy Qur’an and the voice of the Right can reach their hearts. If these also are closed then how can hidden secrets of the Reality can reach up to the hearts?


It is being commanded to the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him): While their hearts have become rusty, those have been covered by remissness and closed due to being full with the dirt of falsehood, at that time; if you call them to the Guidance; then how will they hear your sayings? When the voices of falsehood come in to the ears of mankind at every time and the sounds only of a lie echo regularly, then call of the Truth cannot reach in the hearts. Till the time the voice of the falsehood is not closed, they can never find the Guidance.


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).