Quran Chapter 24: Intro (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2193) درس قرآن
Spreading evil thoughts
Chapter “Nuur” – (Light) – 24
‘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)
In accordance with the series, this is twenty fourth Chapter of Holy Qur’an, which contains nine Sections. It was revealed in Madinah. It was named Suratun-Nuur because there is mention in it concerning the Light of Allaah Almighty, which shines in those neat and clean houses; in which mention of Allaah Almighty is remembered every time. All verses of this Chapter were revealed in Madinah. Ways of keeping domestic and collective life pure and chaste have been described in it. Punishment of unlawful sexual relationships has been prescribed. Law of punishment about spreading evil thoughts on account of doubt and suspicion concerning the women of chaste families has been explained. Difficulty of the husband, who accuses to his wife of un-chastity, has been solved. During the fifth year after flight from Makkah to Madinah, at the occasion of the Battle of Bani Abdul-Mustalaq, some hypocrite people began to spread groundless suspicion concerning Aaishah (may Allaah be pleased with her). Devilish conjectures did their work and some Muslims too began to stagger in this connection.
The mountain of grief and sadness was broken over Aaishah (may Allaah be pleased with her). Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) had been suffering from deep thought and his mind was surrounded by abundant uneasiness. Common Muslims had also been entangled in confusion. At last some verses of this Chapter were revealed during those days, in which such people were rebuked who did spread the suspicion and the Muslims were instructed that they should escape from suspicions concerning selected slaves of Allaah Almighty; otherwise they will be punished very severely. Evidence regarding acquittal and chastity of Aaishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) was recorded in the verses of Holy Qur’an for always. Muslim men and women were instructed that they should adopt chaste life, and its way was explained. Convenience of remarrying was caused to understand to the widows. Manners of keeping the Islamic society pure from depravities, suspicions and stupid matters have been described in it.
Then it was commanded: Beauty of the earth and the heavens is by the means of the Light of Allaah Almighty; otherwise there is nothing save the darkness. You should praise your Creator and be engaged wholeheartedly in His obedience. It has been promised with the Muslims in this Chapter that empire of the earth will be bestowed to them, so that they may get opportunity of spreading blessings and excellences of Islam in the world. Moreover, way of dwelling altogether mutually has been narrated. And it has been instructed that they should respect the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and behave with him politely.
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).