Lessons from Holy Qur'an

One thousand years is as a Day

Quran Chapter 22  47 & 48 (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2121) درس قرآن

One thousand years is as a Day

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)

 وَيَسْتَعْجِلُونَكَ بِٱلْعَذَابِ وَلَنيُخْلِفَ ٱللَّهُ وَعْدَهُۥ وَإِنَّ يَوْمًا عِندَ رَبِّكَ كَأَلْفِ سَنَةٍ مِّمَّا تَعُدُّونَ 47

وَكَأَيِّن مِّن قَرْيَةٍ أَمْلَيْتُ لَهَا وَهِىَ ظَالِمَةٌ ثُمَّ أَخَذْتُهَا وَإِلَىَّ ٱلْمَصِيرُ 48


47.  And they will bid thee hasten on the Doom, and Allah faileth not His Promise. And lo! A Day with Allah is as a thousand years of what ye reckon.


48.  And how many a township to which I gave respite though it was sinful! Then I grasped it. Unto Me is the return.

47.  Wa  yasta’-jiluunaka  bil-‘Azaabi  wa  lany-yukhlifAllaahu  wa’-daH.  Wa  ‘inna  Yawman  ‘inda  Rabbika  ka-‘alfi  sanatim-mim-maa  ta-‘udduun.


48.  Wa  ka-‘ayyim-min-  qarya-tin  ‘Amlaytu  lahaa  wa  hiya  zaalimatun  summa  ‘akhaztu-haa.  Wa  ‘ilayyal-masiir.

(Section 6)




Rebellious people of Makkah did not believe that “Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is Messenger of Allaah Almighty and disobeying his saying will be cause of Allaah’s displeasure. They used to say: Our forefathers used to adore these idols since long. Those rules and regulations are sufficient which they have determined for our dwelling.


They were caused to understand: Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) of Allaah Almighty used to come unto ancient people, but they disobeyed. Then the Doom came upon them and they were ruined.


The evils had been spread over the limit also in that era. Therefore, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) was appointed and sent as the last Messenger of Allaah Almighty. It was commanded: You will be suffering from the Doom if you will not obey his sayings.


When the people heard this, they began to jest and said: Go, make haste and bring the Doom! We don’t believe (I seek refuge in Allaah). The Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is being commanded in this verse: They enjoin you hasten on the Doom. Say to them! Allaah Almighty keeps His Word. You consider that the Doom is getting late, but your one thousand years are even equal to Allaah’s one Day. The actual matter of understanding is that by disobeying the Messenger; the Doom will certainly come. There is no question of sooner or later. Listen to the circumstances of ancient people if you are in doubt! They used to commit sins and We used to give them respite. At last the Doom came and they were destroyed. Not only the Time but everything is in Our Hand. You cannot be saved from 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).