Lessons from Holy Qur'an

A Promise (binding) from Allaah -1

Quran Chapter 21  104 to 106 (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2080) درس قرآن

A Promise (binding) from Allaah -1

Chapter ’Ambiyaaa’” – (The Prophets) – 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.)

 يَوْمَ نَطْوِىٱلسَّمَآءَ كَطَىِّ ٱلسِّجِلِّ لِلْكُتُبِ كَمَا بَدَأْنَآ أَوَّلَ خَلْقٍ نُّعِيدُهُۥ وَعْدًا عَلَيْنَآ إِنَّا كُنَّا فَٰعِلِينَ 104

 وَلَقَدْ كَتَبْنَا فِى ٱلزَّبُورِ مِنۢ بَعْدِ ٱلذِّكْرِ أَنَّ ٱلْأَرْضَ يَرِثُهَا عِبَادِىَ ٱلصَّٰلِحُونَ 105

 إِنَّ فِى هَٰذَا لَبَلَٰغًا لِّقَوْمٍعَٰبِدِينَ 106


104.  The Day when We shall roll up the heavens as a recorder rolleth up a written scroll. As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it. (It is) a promise (binding) upon Us. Lo! We are to perform it.

105.  And verily We have written in the Psalms, after the Reminder: My righteous slaves will inherit the earth;


106.  Lo! There is a plain statement for folk who are devout.

104.  Yawma  Natwis-samaaa-‘a  katayyis-sijilli  lil-kutub.  Ka-maa  bada’-Naaa  ‘aw-wala  khal-qin-Nu-‘iiduh.  Wa’-dan  ‘alay-Naa.  ‘Innaa  kuNaa  Faa-‘iliin.


105.  Wa  laqad  katabNaa  fiz-Zabuuri  mim-  ba’-diz-Zikri  ‘an-nal-‘arza  yarisuhaa  ‘ibaadiyas-Saalihuun.


106.  ‘Inna  fii haazaa  la-Balaa-gal-li-qawmin  ‘Aabidiin.




Natwii – (We shall roll up), origin of this word is tayyun, which means “to roll up”.


Sijilli – (scroll of written papers), it is a Noun from the word sajal, which means “to write”.


Kutubun – (writings, books), this word is plural of kitaab. Every written thing is called kitaab or maktuub. Here it aims “in the written papers”.


Saalihuun – (righteous people), this word is plural of Saalih, which is the Subject from the word sa-la-ha. From the same, words salah, salaah and masaalihat etc. have been derived. The meaning of Saalih has been taken as “righteous person”, but this meaning should not be taken limited. Saalih is that person who has natural ability and capacity, or by practice and effort he makes himself capable of doing good works and proves that he is deserving of it.


‘Al-‘arza – (the earth), it can be taken as a country, having power and opportunity of doing a work or taking work from others too.


Zabuur – (Psalms), it is a Scripture from Heaven which was revealed upon Messenger David (peace be upon him).


Zikrun (an Advice, a Reminder), actual meanings of Zikr are “Remembrance, reminding etc.”


Balaag – (a plain statement), here it aims “to find the actual object, that is to say, to know the actual matter”.


‘Aabidiin – (the devout, those who worship and obey the commandments of Allaah Almighty).


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).