Quran Chapter 24: Summary (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2257) درس قرآن
Commandments mentioned in this Surah
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)
The society has been compelled in this chapter that its members should keep themselves chaste from evils. Naturally the human beings wish to live together mutually, and it is also difficult without dwelling mutually in the world. But every individual has some desires and necessities. These necessities and desires make him selfish. The sense describes that no one can fulfill his requirements without help of one another. Therefore, it is compulsory that everyone should show his favor to all other people. In the matter of the limit of showing favor, the people have suffered many losses. It is the universal truth that if Allaah Almighty had not sent His Prophets (peace be upon them) for the purpose of guidance from time to time in this world, the mankind would have to confront several difficulties in establishing relationship with his companions and environments.
Islam came in the world along with the mankind and taught him the ways of living together in accord with its rules. At the end, the last Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) came and produced its perfect form before the entire people of the world. The real matter which exists in it is to believe that The Creator of this world is only Allaah Almighty. And only He is Who saves the life of every living being and prescribes correct established orders for dwelling of every individual. As the mankind should live in the world, can live then; when he will believe in Allaah Almighty, accept that Muhammad is His last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and pass his life with effort according to the Instructions mentioned in Holy Qur’an.
There are fifteen commandments in this chapter (‘An-Nuur), in which the manners of correcting domestic affairs and dwelling in a society have been described for guidance of the mankind:
|1.||Punishment of adultery has been fixed.|
|2.||Pious people should not wed evil-workers.
|3.||Punishment of blaming others.|
|4.||Punishment of accusing own wife without proof.|
|5.||Way of visiting others’ houses.|
|6.||Men and women should adopt a habit of keeping their eyes below and save their private parts, so that they may be saved from any sin.|
|7.||Marriage is the best way of acquiring chastity.|
|8.||Be patient if you are not able to wed until you prosper.|
|9.||Write emancipation deed for your slaves and bond-women if they seek a writing for their freedom.|
|10.||Force not the women to whoredom.|
|11.||Asking leave for coming in the house during particular hours.|
|12.||Condition of discarding outer clothing.|
|13.||Permission, principals and ways of eating and drinking together. Salute the people in the houses when you enter!|
|14.||Commandments concerning going away from the assemblies.|
|15.||Knowing Allaah Almighty and His promise of final success with His adorers.|
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).