Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Hold fast to Allah!

Quran Chapter 22  78b (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2141) درس قرآن

Hold fast to Allah!

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)

وَجَٰهِدُوا۟ فِى ٱللَّهِ حَقَّ جِهَادِهِۦ هُوَ ٱجْتَبَىٰكُمْ وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِى ٱلدِّينِ مِنْ حَرَجٍ مِّلَّةَ أَبِيكُمْ إِبْرَٰهِيمَ هُوَ سَمَّىٰكُمُ ٱلْمُسْلِمِينَ مِن قَبْلُ وَفِى هَٰذَا لِيَكُونَ ٱلرَّسُولُ شَهِيدًا عَلَيْكُمْ وَتَكُونُوا۟ شُهَدَآءَعَلَى ٱلنَّاسِ فَأَقِيمُوا۟ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتُوا۟ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ وَٱعْتَصِمُوا۟ بِٱللَّهِ هُوَ مَوْلَىٰكُمْ فَنِعْمَ ٱلْمَوْلَىٰ وَنِعْمَ ٱلنَّصِيرُ 78


78b.  that the Messenger may be a witness against you, and that ye may be witnesses against mankind. So establish worship, pay the poor-due, and hold fast to Allah. He is your Protecting Friend. How excellent Patron and how excellent Helper! 78b.  li-yakuu-nar-Rasuulu  shahiidan  ‘alay-kum  wa  takuunuu  shuhadaaa-‘a  ‘alan-naas.  Fa-‘aqiimus-Salaata  wa  ‘aatuz-Zakaata  wa’-tasimuu  Billaah.  Huwa  Maw-laakum.  Fani’-mal-Mawlaa  wa  ni’-man-Nasiir.




It is commanded: You are the people, to whom Allaah Almighty has selected and gave a very easy religion; for the purpose that He had to take a very important work from you in the world. Too many people came before you in the world and departed. They did what they could do. Many of them adopted wrong paths. But some of them were such people who obeyed the sayings of Allaah’s Messengers (peace be upon them) and advanced on the Right Path.


Allaah Almighty sent Holy Qur’an unto you by means of His Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), in which He informed you concerning the circumstances and consequence of old good and wicked people. Now you are standard-bearers of Islam. Your responsibility is that you should learn acting upon the Commandments mentioned in Holy Qur’an from your Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), and then teach your Way to the entire people of the world. You are the last nation for guidance in the world. After you, no nation will be born for guidance of the people. Therefore, neither any Messenger will come after your Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and nor any Scripture will be sent down through the Revelation after Holy Qur’an.


It is understood that you would have to guide the best creature of Allaah Almighty i.e. mankind. For this purpose, at first you should organize yourselves correctly; and then arrange other people. Three matters are very important for your organization. You should lay a foundation of your organization upon them, which are:


  1. Establish the worship.


  1. Pay the poor-due properly.


  1. Hold fast to the religion of Allaah because only He is your Guardian. And He is the Best Patron and the Best Protecting Friend.


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).