Quran Chapter 23: 15 to 17 (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2150) درس قرآن
Allah is never Unmindful of creation
Chapter “Mu’-minuun” – (The Believers) – 23
‘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)
ثُمَّ إِنَّكُم بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ لَمَيِّتُونَ 15
ثُمَّ إِنَّكُمْ يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَٰمَةِ تُبْعَثُونَ 16 وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا فَوْقَكُمْ سَبْعَ طَرَآئِقَ وَمَا كُنَّا عَنِ ٱلْخَلْقِ غَٰفِلِينَ 17
|15. Then lo! After that ye surely die.
16. Then lo! On the Day of Resurrection ye will be raised (again).
17. And We have created above you seven paths, and We are never Unmindful of creation.
|15. Summa ‘innakum ba’-da zaalika la-mayyituun.
16. Summa ‘innakum Yawmal-Qiyaamati tub-‘asuun.
17. Wa laqad khalaqNaa faw-qakum sab-‘a taraaa-‘iqa wa maa kunnaa ‘anil-khalqi gaa-filiin.
Taraaa-‘iqa – (paths), this word is plural of tariiqah, which has been derived from taraq. Taraq means “to walk and to come” as well as “up and down” also. Tariiqah means “a path”. Here the aim from taraaa-‘iqa is “the skies”, which are paths of revolving of the planets and which are over and below of one another. Mention concerning the stages of before creation and after creation was made in the previous verses. In these verses, there is mention about the end of the age and the stages after the worldly life.
It is commanded: Your life of this world will come to an end. No mankind can escape from death. Sooner or later; every individual would have to die. After that, some period will pass in the condition of death. Then the Day of Resurrection will come and you entire people will be raised by bringing to life again. And you will be rewarded or punished according to your deeds which you performed or committed in this world.
You should think now that how much arrangements were made to keep up your life in this world for some period. Then you should know your Creator, because save Him; there is none who may provide these all things.
Allaah Almighty created seven skies over and under; above your heads, which are paths for revolving of seven planets. Remember it! Only Allaah Almighty is Who created this entire universe. After creation, He has decorated everything at its proper and suitable place. He is well Aware of the system of creation. Nothing is made uncertain.
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).