Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Reverse in creation

Quran Chapter 36: 67 & 68 (Pt-23, Stg-5) (L-2734) درس قرآن

Reverse in creation

Chapter “YAA-SIIIN” – (YASIN) – 36

‘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)


وَلَوْ نَشَآءُ لَمَسَخْنَٰهُمْ عَلَىٰ مَكَانَتِهِمْ فَمَا ٱسْتَطَٰعُوا۟ مُضِيًّا وَلَا يَرْجِعُونَ67  وَمَن نُّعَمِّرْهُ نُنَكِّسْهُ فِى ٱلْخَلْقِ أَفَلَا يَعْقِلُونَ 68

67.  And had We willed, We verily could have fixed them in their place, making them powerless to go forward or turn back.


68.  He whom We bring unto old age, We reverse him in creation (making him go back to weakness after strength). Have ye then no sense?

67.  Wa  law  Nashaaa-‘u  lama-sakhNaahum  ‘alaa  makaanatihim  famasta-taa-‘uu  muziy-yanw-wa  laa  yarji-‘uun.


(Section 4)


68.  Wa  man-Nu-‘ammirhu  Nunakkis-hu  fil-khalq.  ‘Afalaa  ya’-qiluun.


It is commanded: We have bestowed body parts and health to these people but they do neither reap advantage and nor take those works from them which may be useful for them in future and by means of which they may attain Paradise in the Hereafter. They had to know Allaah Almighty by their sense, praise Him and toil hard with their hands and feet for complying with His Commands. Do they not know that if We will, We can snatch their eyesight and they cannot find their way whether they try their best?


Like this, We can make them cripple and deform also (paralyzing them in their places) so that they may not be able to proceed anywhere. They should value that health and strength which We have bestowed to them and take such work from these blessings for which We have bidden to do. Do they not meditate that when a mankind becomes old, he becomes weak gradually like children, his face begins to wither, his vision gives up working, walking and moving becomes difficult for him? Do they not use their sense for understanding that they should perform more and more good works for pleasing their Creator as soon as possible before becoming feeble?


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marm aduke 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).