Lessons from Holy Qur'an

My Lord! Increase me in knowledge!

Quran Chapter 20  114b & 115 (Pt-16, Stg-4) (L-2013) درس قرآن

My Lord! Increase me in knowledge!

Chapter TAA-HAASurah – 20)

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


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

  فَتَعَٰلَى ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱلْحَقُّ وَلَا تَعْجَلْ بِٱلْقُرْءَانِ مِن قَبْلِ أَن يُقْضَىٰٓ إِلَيْكَ وَحْيُهُۥ وَقُل رَّبِّ زِدْنِى عِلْمًا 114

وَلَقَدْ عَهِدْنَآ إِلَىٰٓ ءَادَمَ مِنقَبْلُ فَنَسِىَ وَلَمْ نَجِدْ لَهُۥ عَزْمًا 115


114b.  And hasten not (O Muhammad) with the Qur’aan ere its Revelation hath been perfected unto thee, and say: My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.


115.  And verily We made a covenant of old with Adam, but he forgot, and We found no constancy in him.

114b.  Wa  laa  ta’-jal  bil-Qur-‘aani  min  qabli  ‘any-yuqzaaa  ‘ilayka  Wahyuh.  Wa  qur-Rabbi  zidnii  ‘ilmaa.


115.  Wa  laqad  ‘ahidNaaa  ‘ilaaa  ‘Aadama  min-  qablu  fanasiya  wa  lam Najid  lahuu  ‘azmaa.

(Section 6)




It was described in the previous verse that “We revealed Qur’an for the people in Arabic language; decorated with such kind of advisable commands; as you have listened, so that they should do good works and refrain from wicked deeds, and this Qur’an may remind them the forgotten covenant which they made with Allaah Almighty in the World of Spirits (that we shall believe during the worldly life that You are our Lord).


It has been commanded in this verse: O Our Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)! While We have to convey this Qur’an unto the entire human beings by means of you; then We shall cause it to remember you thoroughly. When the Angel (Gabriel – peace be upon him) brings down unto you the Revelation of any Verse or Chapter (Surah); you should hear it carefully up to the time that its Revelation has been perfected unto you. You should not try to hasten in reciting along with Gabriel (peace be upon him) but hear only. It is Our Work to remind you.


Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) used to try to recite along with Gabriel (peace be upon him) lest it is forgotten. Therefore, it has been instructed that there is no need to recite in haste along with him. It will be impressed on your mind as soon as you will hear, because it is required to be delivered unto all next generations, so it cannot be destroyed. You should pray: My Lord! Increase me in knowledge of Qur’an and its understanding!


Then it is commanded: Cause to hear the story of Adam (peace be upon him) to these people, so that they may know that what is the result of forgetting the covenant after making it? It is commanded: We gave an order to Adam (peace be upon him) and he forgot it. We did not find constancy of mind in him.


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).