Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Magnificence of the creation

Quran Chapter 23: 18 & 19a (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2151) درس قرآن

The Magnificence of the 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)

 وَأَنزَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءًۢ بِقَدَرٍ فَأَسْكَنَّٰهُ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ وَإِنَّا عَلَىٰ ذَهَابٍۭ بِهِۦ لَقَٰدِرُونَ 18  فَأَنشَأْنَا لَكُم بِهِۦ جَنَّٰتٍ مِّن نَّخِيلٍوَأَعْنَٰبٍ لَّكُمْ فِيهَا فَوَٰكِهُ كَثِيرَةٌ وَمِنْهَا تَأْكُلُونَ 19


18.  And We sent down from the sky water in measure, and We give cause it to settle in the earth, and lo! We are Able to withdraw it.


19a.  Then We produce for you therewith gardens of date-palms and grapes.

18.  Wa  ‘anzalNaa  minas-samaaa-‘i  maaa-‘am-  bi-qadarin  fa-‘as-kanNaahu  fil-‘arzi  wa  ‘inNaa  ‘alaa  zahaabim-  bihii  la-Qaadiruun.


19a.  Fa-‘ansha’-Naa  lakum  bihii  jannaatim-min-nakhiilinw-wa  ‘a’-naab.




Allaah Almighty created the mankind, created the earth and the skies also for him. It was the magnificence of the creation, which is visible from everything of the world. And particularly the creation of the mankind is full of the Signs of His Omnipotence from the beginning to the end. These Signs were mentioned in the previous verses. Moreover, after creation of the mankind, he was not left in the condition of secluded from society, but every required thing was provided to him for keeping up his worldly life. It is the Grace of His Cherishment, which has been described in these verses.


It is commanded: Allaah Almighty collected the clouds in the air and caused to rain from them, so that the land should become fertile by its water. That water is sent down in measure that it should be sufficient to remove the dryness of the earth. Neither it should be as much abundant that the land is drowned and nor as much less that the earth become dust. Think for awhile that how much necessary is the water for revival and moistness of the earth?


It is commanded: You should meditate that if We had not sent down the water in suitable measure then what the condition of the earth would have been? Not only the land but the mankind also would have been in trouble and it would have become difficult for him to live on the earth. There would have been no cattle and animal. Your Lord is He Who caused to rain water and refreshed everything. Behold! It is the blessing of water that grains, fruit and vegetables of various kinds began to grow from the earth. Gardens of date-palms and grapes were produced. Human beings and animals (both) thrived.


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).