Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The signs of Belief

Quran Chapter 23: Review (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2192) درس قرآن

The signs of Belief

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)


On previous lesson, Suratul-Mu’-minuun (Lessons from Chapter twenty three) went to an end. Now we should think concerning those treasures which have been filled in it and what should we learn from it. First point which has been described in this Chapter is that success and well being will be for those people who will believe. Belief is not only the name of verbal claim, but that is a hearty condition, due to which some following habits become prominent:


  1. Greatness and awe of Allaah Almighty, by which silence and humility can be produced in the prayer.


  1. Abstinence from useless matters as spam sports, useless debates, fights and disputes etc.


  1. Paying the poor-due properly.


  1. Safety of private parts, so that any shameful sin is not committed. Sensual wishes should be fulfilled only according to the Divine Way of Religion, and no one should cross its lines.


  1. Bearing the trust in mind and fulfilling mutual agreements.


  1. Prayer should be offered timely and regularly.


These are Signs of Belief. Those Believers who will abide by these instructions, they will be successful in the world and on the Day of Resurrection.


After that, it was commanded: Having Belief in Allaah Almighty is foundation of all good habits which is not too much difficult. Birth of human being, arrangements for his food and drinkables, growing of various kinds of grains, fruits and vegetables, mankind’s possession over the cattle and other animals – such entire things open the windows of the sense of a person who thinks that Allaah Almighty is Rightful. Seasonal changing condition of the earth, its dearth in the beginning and then freshness after raining, and another life of the mankind after death – are sufficient for producing the Belief. Moreover, for the guidance of the human sense, the Prophets (peace be upon them) came in the world, whose work was to teach the mankind about chaste life, doing good works and harmony.


After that, it has been explained that in the world, having belief in Allaah Almighty, His Prophets (peace be upon them) and the Day of Resurrection, doing good works, escaping from tyrannizing over anyone is the straight path. By choosing this path, a mankind can be successful in the both worlds. Ascribing plurality to Allaah Almighty is portent of ill-fortune and it breaks the right subject. Anguish of Allaah Almighty comes in the world due to wicked deeds of the human being. The Believers should seek protection from the wrath of Allaah Almighty.


Abode of idolaters and disbelievers will be Hell in the Hereafter. At the end, it has been described to the mankind that he has not been created useless in the world. He will not be sent back again in this world. The people should do now whatever they wish to do, otherwise they will grieve. At the end of the chapter, it has been caused to hear the decision that the Infidels will never prosper. You should pray for Allaah’s forgiveness and His mercy.


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).

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