Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Consolation and guidance for the wise

Quran Chapter 20  6 to 8 (Pt-16, Stg-4) (L-1968) درس قرآن

Consolation and guidance for the wise

Chapter TAA-HAA – 20

‘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)


Muhammad, The Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessing and peace be upon him) used to recite Holy Quran; in standing position at night as much that his feet used to swell. Then during the day time, he used to cause it to hear; understand the people its meanings and spend as much time that he had no spare time for rest. Moreover, by beholding the inattentiveness of the people, he used to be grieved and sad. Some insulting reproachful people used to even say: His (grace, glory, blessing and peace be upon him) rest and comfort has been over due to descending of Qur’an.


Then it was commanded: We have revealed it (Qur’an) for consolation and guidance of the sensible people. Recite it with comfort and spend only as much time in its recitation which you can recite easily. That causing to hear the people too is sufficient which you can do comfortably. This is such Light which will spread naturally in the process of time and it will be flambeau of the right path for the people who have fear in their hearts. This Sacred Book has been revealed by the same Omnipotent Who has created this entire universe, because guidance of the mankind was dependent on it. It could not be so; that after making the mankind substance of the universe, That Most Merciful of the Merciful manage not for his guidance. He, Who is Owner, Supreme Ruler and Protector of all the universe, how could His Mercy bear to let the magnificent creature like mankind go astray in darkness?


It is commanded: The mankind should know his Owner. From the heavens to the earth and whatsoever exists beneath it; all things are of Him only and He is Owner of all of them. Then how the mankind can be of any other while everything is of Him? It is necessary that human beings should bow before their Creator and praise their Lord with their tongue. However there is no need to call Him aloud because He hears also that which is said in low sound. In addition, He is Aware also about that which is hidden in the hearts. Moreover, He knows too that which the secret thought and that which is yet more hidden. His famous name is “Allaah”. His most beautiful Epithets are uncountable. With regard to His Epithets, how much names can be much better, are of Him only.


What is difficulty in understanding the matter after it that there is none worthy of worship except Him. He is Separate from all in His Kind and Epithets, the Most Exalted and Apart from all. These are such splendid explanation and fascinating verses, after reciting of which, tears of a powerful man like Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) dropped and he embraced Islam unhesitatingly.


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).