Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Life in the Water

Quran Chapter 22  5c & 6 (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2092) درس قرآن

The Life in the Water

Chapter Hajj” – (The Pilgrimage) – 22

‘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)


 وَتَرَى ٱلْأَرْضَ هَامِدَةً فَإِذَآ أَنزَلْنَا عَلَيْهَا ٱلْمَآءَ ٱهْتَزَّتْ وَرَبَتْ وَأَنۢبَتَتْ مِن كُلِّ زَوْجٍۭ بَهِيجٍ 5c

ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَهُوَ ٱلْحَقُّ وَأَنَّهُۥ يُحْىِ ٱلْمَوْتَىٰ وَأَنَّهُۥ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ 6


5c.  And thou (Muhammad) seest the earth barren, but when We send down water thereon, it doth thrill and swell and put forth every lovely kind (of growth).


6.  That is because Allah, He is the Truth and because He quickeneth the dead, and because He is Able to do all things-

5c.  Wa  taral-‘arza  haamidatan  fa-‘izaaa  ‘anzalNaa  ‘alayhal-maaa-‘ahtazzat  wa  rabat  wa  ‘ambatat  min-  kulli  zawjim-  bahiij.


6.  Zaalika  bi-‘annAllaaha  Hu-wal-Haqqu  wa  ‘annaHuu  Yuh-yil-  mawta  wa  ‘annaHuu  ‘alaa  kulli  shay-‘in  Qadiir.




Haamidatan – (droughty, barren), it is the Subject from the word ham-dun, which means “to occur drought, to wither”.


Rabat – (it swells, increases, heaves).


Bahiijin – (brilliant, splendid), it is an adjective from the word bah-jatun, which means “delightful, blooming”.


‘Al-Haqqu – (the Truth, the Reality), this word is also an adjective from Haqq. Haqq means “Right, True, God”.


The people who are in doubt concerning “the life after death”, in fact they did not understand the Divine Power of Allaah Almighty. Therefore, it is the way of removing this doubt that they should meditate in the portents of Allaah’s Divine Power in this world, so that they may know well Allaah Almighty during their worldly life. These portents exist even in the creation of mankind themselves. After describing about them, now the attention is being drawn toward the state of the earth, that a time comes when the earth is seen totally droughty, lifeless and barren. After that, water falls in the form of raining, then it becomes fresh, moist and swells being wet; and is mollified. Then various kinds of fruits, flowers and grains come out from it. These entire are wonders of the Divine Power of Allaah Almighty, which show that He really exists Who quickens the dead. And His Divine Power has been surrounding everything. He does what He desires.


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).