Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Warning for the entire mankind

Quran Chapter 21  47 (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2055) درس قرآن

Warning for the entire mankind

Chapter “The Prophets” – (Suratul‘Ambiyaaa’ – 21)

 ‘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.)


   وَنَضَعُ ٱلْمَوَٰزِينَ ٱلْقِسْطَ لِيَوْمِ ٱلْقِيَٰمَةِ فَلَاتُظْلَمُ نَفْسٌ شَيْـًٔا وَإِن كَانَ مِثْقَالَ حَبَّةٍ مِّنْ خَرْدَلٍ أَتَيْنَا بِهَا وَكَفَىٰ بِنَا حَٰسِبِينَ 47


47.  And We will set a just balance on the Day of Resurrection so that no soul is wronged in aught. And though it be of the weight of a grain of mustard seed, will We bring it. And We are Sufficient to take account. 47.  Wa  Naza-‘ul-mawaaziinal-qista  li-Yawmil-Qiyaamati  fa-laa  tuzlamu  nafsun-  shay-‘aa.  Wa  ‘in-  kaana  misqaala  habbatim-min  khardalin  ‘atayNaa  bihaa.  Wa  Kafaa  biNaa  haasibiin.




Mawaaziina – (the scales, balances), this word is plural of miizaan, which is an instrumental noun from the word wazan (weight). The scale will be only one, but because the deeds of every individual will be weighed separately, so it has been used here in plural form.


Qist – (equality, level, exactness, just without violation of the rights of any individual).


It is being warned to the mankind that whatsoever they wish to do in the world intentionally, they should do after thinking carefully, and before doing any work they should consider thoughtfully that whether the work under consideration is according to the commandments mentioned in Holy Qur’an or otherwise. They should not do any such work; by which there is violation of prescribed Orders of Holy Qur’an. There are three fundamental principles of Islam i.e. (1)  Believing in the Unity of the Deity (Tawhiid), (2)  Messenger-hood (Rasaalat) and (3)  the Life after Death. It is part of the 3rd Principle that deeds of every person will be weighed in a Just Balance during the next life (after death) on the Day of Resurrection. And that Scale is This Holy Qur’an which will appear in the form of a Just Balance on that Day. Nothing will be left without weighing from the deeds even equal of the weight of a grain of mustard seed. Good deeds of whose will be weightier than bad deeds (sins), that person will obtain deliverance. But whose sins will be weightier than good deeds, will be punished properly.


Then it is commanded: We are Sufficient to take account. Neither We need help of any other in this matter and nor accounts will be reckoned after that. And it is better for you that you should do all works according to the commands of Holy Qur’an, so that you may escape easily on the Day of Resurrection.


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).