Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Moral obligation to acknowledge God’s Favors

Quran Chapter 29: 67 (Pt-21, Stg-5) (L-2504) درس قرآن

Moral obligation to acknowledge God’s Favors

Chapter ’Al-‘Ankabuut”- (The Spider) – 29

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahiminash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


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


  أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا۟ أَنَّا جَعَلْنَا حَرَمًا ءَامِنًا وَيُتَخَطَّفُ ٱلنَّاسُ مِنْ حَوْلِهِمْ أَفَبِٱلْبَٰطِلِ يُؤْمِنُونَ وَبِنِعْمَةِ ٱللَّهِ يَكْفُرُونَ 67

67.  Have they not seen that We have appointed a Sanctuary immune (from violence), while mankind are ravaged all around them? Do they then believe in falsehood and are ungrateful for the Bounty of Allah? 67.  ‘Awa- lam  yaraw  ‘anNaa  ja-‘alNaa  Haraman  ‘aaminanw-wa  yutakhat-tafunnaasu  min  haw-lihim.  ‘Afa-bil-baatili  yu’-minuuna  wa  bi-Ni’-ma-Tillaahi  yakfuruun.                            



In this verse, one such matter has been reminded to the Idolaters of Makkah, by which their stubbornness comes before eyes clearly and it becomes sure that they had gripped up their loins to do injustice, and truly they deserved punishment, which Allaah Almighty gave them by means of the Muslims. The people of Makkah were safe from plundering and ravaging by the fortune of “The Square Building” (Ka’bah). In the remaining entire Arab, life of none was safe. They had no work to do accept raiding upon one another, general massacre and plundering. However, all of them used to revere the Dignity of The Square Building. The Township of Makkah was situated around this Building and the people of this Township were considered as they were guardians of The Square Building. Therefore they also were respectable for all. There was a circle around Makkah. The person, who used to reside in this circle or who used to fly here for shelter, was protected from any stroke of his enemy.


It is commanded: We are, Who arranged to build this Place of safety and peace, which is called “a Sanctuary”. The people of everywhere and its adjacent are being slaughtered and plundered. But no one comes to this side. Do you know, Who inspired the greatness of this Place in their hearts?


Allaah Almighty commands: it is Our Work and We have obstructed the people from plundering here. Then, is it not injustice that you entirely forgot Our Favor, which is really a Truth and which was your moral obligation to acknowledge according to justice? And you began to adore self-fabricated false gods by stubbornness. What ungratefulness would be more than it? But it is evident disloyalty.


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 IslaahwaTableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).

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