Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Removal of Job’s adversity

Quran Chapter 21  83 & 84 (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2071) درس قرآن

Removal of Job’s adversity

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.)

وَأَيُّوبَ إِذْ نَادَىٰ رَبَّهُۥٓ أَنِّى مَسَّنِىَ ٱلضُّرُّ وَأَنتَ أَرْحَمُ ٱلرَّٰحِمِينَ 83

فَٱسْتَجَبْنَا لَهُۥ فَكَشَفْنَا مَا بِهِۦ مِن ضُرٍّ وَءَاتَيْنَٰهُ أَهْلَهُۥ وَمِثْلَهُم مَّعَهُمْ رَحْمَةً مِّنْ عِندِنَا وَذِكْرَىٰلِلْعَٰبِدِينَ 84


83.  And Job, when he called to his Lord, (saying): Lo! Adversity afflicteth me, and Thou art Most Merciful of all who show mercy.


84.  Then We heard his prayer and removed that adversity from which he suffered, and We gave him his household (that he had lost) and the like thereof along with them, a Mercy from Our store, and a Remembrance for the worshippers.

83.  Wa  ‘Ayyuuba  ‘iz  naadaa  Rabbahuuu  ‘annii  massani-yaz-zurru  wa  ‘anTa  ‘Arhamur-raa-himiin.


84.  FastajabNaa  lahuu  fakashaf-Naa  maa  bihii  min-  zurrinw-wa  ‘aatay-Naahu  ‘ahlahuu  wa  mislahum-ma-‘ahum  Rahmatam-min  ‘indiNaa  wa  Zikraa  lil-‘aabidiin.




Prophets (peace be upon them) are practical example of life, foundation of which is “turning the attention entirely unto Allaah Almighty, being thankful to Him during prosperity, having patience at the time of adversity and supplicating in His Court for removing the troubles. One of those Prophets was Job (peace be upon them), who beheld both conditions. At first he was in satiated condition. Wealth, children and servants etc. every facility was given to him (peace be upon him). At that time he was thankful to Allaah Almighty and used to obey His all commandments.


Then he (peace be upon him) was examined by afflictions. He suffered from a painful disease and everything was snatched from him. But he showed a rare pattern of patience. After all, he called to his Lord and prayed for deliverance from the disease. Allaah Almighty accepted his supplication, cured him completely, returned him entire household goods, children, servants, wealth and property; which he had lost. And He bestowed him the like thereof in addition to that which had been lost, so that He may show Example of His Mercy and remind the people who worship Him that “We are Present every time to help them; whenever they draw their attention unto Us”.


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).