Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Constancy in prayers

Quran Chapter 24: 36 & 37a (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2229) درس قرآن

Constancy in prayers

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)


فِى بُيُوتٍ أَذِنَ ٱللَّهُ أَن تُرْفَعَوَيُذْكَرَ فِيهَا ٱسْمُهُۥ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُۥ فِيهَا بِٱلْغُدُوِّ وَٱلْءَاصَالِ 36  رِجَالٌ لَّا تُلْهِيهِمْ تِجَٰرَةٌ وَلَا بَيْعٌ عَن ذِكْرِ ٱللَّهِ وَإِقَامِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةِ وَإِيتَآءِ ٱلزَّكَوٰةِ يَخَافُونَ يَوْمًا تَتَقَلَّبُ فِيهِ ٱلْقُلُوبُ وَٱلْأَبْصَٰرُ 37

36.  (This Lamp is found) in houses which Allah hath allowed to be exalted and that His name shall be remembered therein. Therein do offer praise to Him at morn and evening –


37a.  Men whom neither merchandise nor sale beguileth from Remembrance of Allah and constancy in prayer and paying to the poor their due;

36.  Fii  buyuutin  ‘azinAllaahu  ‘an-  turfa-‘a  wa  yuzkara  fiihas-muHuu,  yusabbihu  lahuu  fiihaa  bil-guduwwi  wal-‘aasaal.


37a.  Rijaalul-laa  tulhiihim  tijaa-ratunw-wa  laa  bay-‘un  ‘an-  ZikRillaahi  wa  ‘iqaamis-Salaati  wa  ‘iitaaa-‘iz-Zakaah.




Tulhii – (beguiles, makes careless, turns away), origin of this word is ‘il-haa-‘un, which has come out from la-ha-wa – to mislead, to play the trick, to deceive.


‘Aasaalun – (in the evenings), it is plural of ‘asiil, which is used in Arabic language for all such times, which begin with effect from setting of the sun till rising early in the morning. The aim from the word ‘aasaalun is, “its different parts”. In reality, the Light of Allaah Almighty has been spreading all around in the heavens and in the earth, but particular places of its appearance are those where complete cleanliness, neatness and elegance is found.


In this part of the verse, it is commanded: those mosques (Masaajid) are particular places of the appearance of the Light which are constructed by means of Prophets (peace be upon them) and Allaah’s virtuous slaves, and it has been commanded that after their construction, those should be preserved, looked after and treated with respect. And those houses should be kept clean and clear from impurity and thickness, and the name of Allaah Almighty should be remembered therein. So those slaves of Allaah Almighty, who seek His pleasure, assemble for His congregational worship, hymn and praise of Him. First time of their gathering is early in the morning, and then with effect from afternoon to before next day’s morning. In the morn (guduwwi) come all Fajr to before Zuhar compulsory and voluntary prayers, but in the evening (‘aasaal) come all Zuhar to before next day’s Fajr – compulsory and voluntary prayers, as Zuhar, ‘Asr, Magrib, ‘Ishaa’ compulsory (Farz) prayers including voluntary prayers as Nafl and Tahajjad etc.


Slaves of Allaah Almighty spare their times from their business and other works for compulsory and aggregation prayers and offer voluntary prayers according to availability of times. Moreover they pay the poor-due regularly for the pleasure of Allaah Almighty. No business or engagement can prevent them from the adoration of Allaah Almighty and performing their duties


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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).