Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Presence of worshiper slaves in Mosques

Quran Chapter 24: 39 (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2231) درس قرآن

Presence of worshiper slaves in Mosques

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)


وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوٓا۟ أَعْمَٰلُهُمْ كَسَرَابٍۭ بِقِيعَةٍ يَحْسَبُهُ ٱلظَّمْـَٔانُ مَآءً حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا جَآءَهُۥ لَمْ يَجِدْهُ شَيْـًٔا وَوَجَدَ ٱللَّهَعِندَهُۥ فَوَفَّىٰهُ حِسَابَهُۥ وَٱللَّهُ سَرِيعُ ٱلْحِسَابِ 39

39.  As for those who disbelieve, their deeds are as a mirage in a desert; the thirsty one supposeth it to be water till he cometh unto it and findeth it naught, and findeth, in the place thereof, Allah, Who payeth him his due. And Allah is Swift at reckoning – 39.  Wallaziina  kafaruuu  ‘a’-maaluhum  ka-saraabim-  bi-qii-‘atiny-yahsabuhuz-zam-‘aanu  maaa-‘aa.  Hattaaa  ‘izaa  jaaa-‘ahuu  lam  yajid-hu  shay-‘anw-wa  wajadAllaaha  ‘indaHuu  fawaffaahu  hisaabah.  Wallaahu  Sarii-‘ul-hisaab.




Qii-‘atin – (a mirage, an optical illusion, presenting an image of water in sandy deserts or elevating objects in the air), this word is plural of qaa-‘un, which means “sandy field”. In such field the sand glitters and it seems that there is water at distance.


It was described in the previous verse that those Masaajid are places of the appearance of the Light of Allaah Almighty, where His worshiper slaves are present during the times of morning and evening for His remembrance. And they do not forget Allaah Almighty by being entangled in worldly matters. They fear the Day of Resurrection and abide by His all commandments. Good remuneration of their good deeds will be given to them. Besides this Allaah Almighty will bestow unto them sufficient by His Bounty.


Concerning those people has been described in this verse who do not believe in Allaah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Such people who consider that they have been doing good works, apparently it seems that those are good works which shine very much from away, but its brightness is like mirage, as a thirsty sees the sand at distance but considers that it is water; and he runs towards that direction for quenching his thirst, but when he reaches there, does not find any water, and he becomes senseless. Along with the same he is seized by Allaah’s prescribed Law of Retaliation. Allaah Almighty is present everywhere. He manifests the entire reality of his works which he did; considering good. And He reckons swiftly his accounts, because He is very Swift at reckoning.


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).