Quran Chapter 28: 57b & 58 (Pt-20, Stg-5) (L-2444) درس قرآن
Most of the people are unaware
Chapter “Qasas”- (The Story) – 28
‘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)
أَوَلَمْ نُمَكِّن لَّهُمْ حَرَمًا ءَامِنًا يُجْبَىٰٓ إِلَيْهِ ثَمَرَٰتُ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ رِّزْقًا مِّن لَّدُنَّا وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ 57b وَكَمْ أَهْلَكْنَا مِن قَرْيَةٍۭ بَطِرَتْ مَعِيشَتَهَا فَتِلْكَ مَسَٰكِنُهُمْ لَمْ تُسْكَن مِّنۢ بَعْدِهِمْ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا وَكُنَّا نَحْنُ ٱلْوَٰرِثِينَ 58
|57b. Have We not established them in a secure Sanctuary, whereunto the produce of all things is brought (in trade), a provision from Our Presence? But most of them know not.
58. And how many a community have We destroyed that was thankless for its means of livelihood! And yonder are their dwellings, which have not been inhabited after them save a little. And We, even We, are the Inheritors.
|57b. ‘Awa- lam Numakkil-lahum. Haraman ‘aaminany-yujbaaa ‘ilayhi samaraatu kulli shay-‘ir-rizqqam-mil-ladunnaa wa laakinna ‘aksarahum laa ya’-lamuun.
58. Wa kam ‘ahlakNaa min qaryatim- batirat ma-‘iisha-tahaa. Fa-tilka masaakinu-hum lam tuskam-mim- ba’-dihim ‘illaa qaliilaa. Wa kunNaa Nahnul- Waarisiin.
Yujbaaa ‘ilayhi – (is brought towards it), this word is from jab-yun, which means “to collect, to gather”. It aims that fruits and productions etc. are brought towards this Holy Place.
Batirat – (they used to boast), it is in Past Tense from the word batara, which means “boasting, to strut”.
Ma-‘iisha-ta – (the means of livelihood),
For obeying not the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), Infidels of Makkah made this excuse: If we were to follow the Guidance with you; we would be carried off from our land.
They have been replied in this verse. It is commanded: The people of Arab treat This Square Building (Ka’-bah) with respect. Due to this sacred Building you are in a safe Place. Allaah Almighty is Who has arranged for your safety also. Will He give up defending you if you will obey His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)? Behold! The fruits of all things are brought to this safe Sanctuary by Him from everywhere. This provision is given to you by Him. Do you not know that if you will take his side then consequently Allaah Almighty will make your condition better than present? Listen! Do you fear people? You should fear Allaah Almighty Who destroyed those townships, the people of which were disobedient and who were proud of their prosperity. Their houses have become ruins. They died leaving all means of livelihood. And then Allaah Almighty was the Owner and the Inheritor of all left over things.
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).