Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Gathering the Courtiers and Counselors

Quran Chapter 27: 27 to 31 (Pt-19, Stg-5) (L-2377) درس قرآن

Gathering the Courtiers and Counselors

Chapter Naml”- (The Ant) – 27

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

                                                           

قَالَ سَنَنظُرُ أَصَدَقْتَ أَمْ كُنتَ مِنَ ٱلْكَٰذِبِينَ 27  ٱذْهَب بِّكِتَٰبِى هَٰذَا فَأَلْقِهْ إِلَيْهِمْ ثُمَّ تَوَلَّ عَنْهُمْ فَٱنظُرْ مَاذَا يَرْجِعُونَ 28  قَالَتْ يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلَؤُا۟ إِنِّىٓ أُلْقِىَ إِلَىَّ كِتَٰبٌ كَرِيمٌ 29  إِنَّهُۥ مِن سُلَيْمَٰنَ وَإِنَّهُۥ بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ 30  أَلَّا تَعْلُوا۟ عَلَىَّ وَأْتُونِى مُسْلِمِينَ 31

27.  (Solomon) said: We shall see whether thou speakest truth or whether thou art of the liars.

 

28.  Go with this my letter and throw it down unto them; then turn away and see what (answer) they return.

 

29.  (The Queen of Sheba) said (when she received the letter): O chieftains! Lo! there hath been delivered to me a noble letter.

 

30.  Lo! it is from Solomon, and lo! it is: In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful –

 

31.  Exalt not yourselves against me, but come unto me as those who surrender.

27.  Qaala  sananzuru  ‘asadaqta  ‘am  kunta  minal-kaazibiin.

 

28.  ‘Izhab-bi-Kitaabii  haazaa  fa-‘alqih  ‘ilayhim  summa  ta-walla  ‘anhum  fanzur  maazaa  yarji-‘uun.

 

29.  Qaalat  yaaa-‘ayyuhal-ma-la-‘u  ‘inniii  ‘ulqiya  ‘ilayya  kitaabun-  kariim.

 

30.  ‘Innahuu  min-  Sulaymaana  wa  ‘innahuu  -BisMillaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

 

31.  ‘Allaa  ta’-luu  ‘alayya  wa’-tuunii  Muslimiin.

(Section 2)

Commentary

 

After hearing the reply of woodpecker, Prophet Solomon (peace be upon him) said: I inquire into your answer forthwith that whether you are speaking the truth or telling a lie. Take this letter of mine and deliver it to them. Then wait there in a corner and see what answer they will return.

 

The woodpecker reached Sheba along with the letter of Solomon (peace be upon him) and delivered it to the Queen of Sheba. The Commentators have told that the name of that Queen was “Bilqees”. When she was sleeping in her bed room, the hoopoe entered in her bed room by a sky-light and put the letter on her breast. Bilqees read the letter, came in the hall of audience, gathered her Courtiers and Counselors, and said to them: I have received a noble letter which has been delivered by an uncommon way. This letter is from Prophet Solomon (peace be upon him), in which it is written: In the name of Allaah, the Entirely Beneficent, the Especially Merciful. Be not haughty with me but come to me fairly in submission as Muslims.

 

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).

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Satan’s misguidance

Quran Chapter 27: 23 to 26 (Pt-19, Stg-5) (L-2376) درس قرآن

Satan’s misguidance

Chapter Naml”- (The Ant) – 27

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

                                                           

إِنِّى وَجَدتُّ ٱمْرَأَةً تَمْلِكُهُمْ وَأُوتِيَتْ مِن كُلِّ شَىْءٍ وَلَهَا عَرْشٌ عَظِيمٌ 23  وَجَدتُّهَا وَقَوْمَهَا يَسْجُدُونَ لِلشَّمْسِ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ وَزَيَّنَ لَهُمُ ٱلشَّيْطَٰنُ أَعْمَٰلَهُمْ فَصَدَّهُمْ عَنِ ٱلسَّبِيلِ فَهُمْ لَا يَهْتَدُونَ 24  أَلَّا يَسْجُدُوا۟ لِلَّهِ ٱلَّذِى يُخْرِجُ ٱلْخَبْءَ فِى ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا تُخْفُونَ وَمَا تُعْلِنُونَ 25  ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ رَبُّ ٱلْعَرْشِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ 26

23.  Lo! I found a woman ruling over them, and she hath been given (abundance) of all things, and hers is a mighty throne.

 

24.  I found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of Allah; and Satan maketh their works fair-seeming unto them, and debarreth them from the Way (of Truth), so that they go not aright –

 

25.  Why do they not prostrate before Allah Who bringeth forth what is hidden in the heavens and the earth, and Knoweth what ye hide and what ye proclaim?

 

26.  Allah, there is no God save Him, the Lord of the Tremendous Throne.

23.  ‘Innii  wajat-tumra-‘atan  tamli-kuhum  wa  ‘uutiyat  min  kulli  shay-‘inw-wa  lahaa  ‘arshun  ‘aziim.

 

24.  Wajattuhaa  wa  qawma-haa  yasjuduuna  lish-shamsi  min  duuNillaahi  wa  zayyana  lahu-mush-Shaytaanu  ‘a’-maalahum  fasad-dahum  ‘anis-Sabiili  fa-hum  laa  yahtaduun.

 

25.  ‘Allaa  yasjuduu  Lillaahil-Lazii  Yukhrijul-khab-‘a  fis-samaawaati  wal-‘arzi  wa  Ya’-lamu  maa  tukhfuuna  wa  maa  tu’-linuun.

 

26.  ‘Allaahu  laaa  ‘ilaaha  ‘illaa  Huwa  Rabbul-‘Arshil-‘Aziim. 

 

(‘As-Sajdah – Bow down)

Commentary

 

‘Allaa – (why not),

 

The woodpecker described: A Queen has been ruling there (in Sheba) who has every good thing and has a great throne too. But this Queen and the people of her folk adore to the sun instead of Allaah Almighty. Satan has made their wicked deeds pleasing to them and averted them from the Right Way, because they do not prostrate before Allaah Almighty, Who brings forth what is hidden within the heavens and the earth as water and greenness etc. And He verily knows entire works and secrets of the mankind. Assuredly Allaah Almighty is by Right Rightful. There is no God save Him and He is the Lord of the Grand and the Great Throne.

 

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).