Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Physical strength of mankind is transitory

Quran Chapter 20  118 to 120 (Pt-16, Stg-4) (L-2015) درس قرآن

Physical strength of mankind is transitory

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)

  إِنَّ لَكَ أَلَّا تَجُوعَ فِيهَا وَلَا تَعْرَىٰ 118

 وَأَنَّكَ لَا تَظْمَؤُا۟ فِيهَا وَلَا تَضْحَىٰ 119

 فَوَسْوَسَ إِلَيْهِ ٱلشَّيْطَٰنُ قَالَيَٰٓـَٔادَمُ هَلْ أَدُلُّكَ عَلَىٰ شَجَرَةِ ٱلْخُلْدِ وَمُلْكٍ لَّا يَبْلَىٰ 120


118.  It is (vouchsafed) unto thee that thou hungerest not therein nor art naked –


119.  And that thou thirstest not therein nor art exposed to the sun’s heat.


120.  Then the Devil whispered to him, saying: O Adam! Shall I show thee the tree of immortality and kingdom which decays not?

118.  ‘Inna  laka  ‘allaa  tajuu-‘a  fiihaa  wa  laa  ta’-raa.


119.  Wa  ‘annaka  laa  tazma-‘u  fiihaa  wa  laa  tazhaa.


120.  Fa-waswasa  ‘ilayhish-Shaytaanu  qaala  Yaaa-‘Aadamu  hal  ‘adulluka  ‘alaa  Shajaratil  khuldi  wa  mulkil-laa  yablaa.




Laa  tazhaa – (you are exposed not to the sun’s heat).


Laa  yablaa – (it decays not), origin of this word is “balaya, which means “to be weak being old”.


Mulka – (kingdom, empire), its meanings are “power and authority” too, and it is used for “a big portion of population” also.


It was commanded: You should live in the Garden. You will be vouchsafed here complete rest and peace. You will feel no trouble in getting food and clothes, and you will remain saved from the heat of the sun. You will have to face no difficulty of preparing meal for removing your hunger, clothe for saving your body, and a dwelling for being saved from seasonal troubles.


Then it is commanded: Satan could not bear living of Adam and Eve (peace be upon them) in such rest and peace. He whispered to them (peace be upon them) and said: This state is not steady. I can tell you about a tree if you desire; by eating fruit of which; you will get perpetual life and dwell always healthy and strong; and will rule for ever, and your strength will never be transitory.


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).