Quran Chapter 37: Intro (Pt-23, Stg-6) (L-2745) درس قرآن
Chapter “Saaaffaat” – (Those who set the Ranks) – 37
‘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)
In accord with order, this is thirty-seventh Chapter of Holy Qur’an which contains five Sections. It was revealed in the beginning of middle times of stay at Makkah. It has been started with the word “Wa” (By, Oath). The aim from this “Oath” is to draw attention towards the arrangement of the world, because it is clearly understood from this management that there is only One Who organized this all, Who nourishes every living being, Who sent His Prophets (peace be upon them) for the guidance of human beings and revealed upon them His Scriptures.
Entire kinds of creatures are drawn up in a row with folded hands before Him at their places and separate fields of practice have been determined for every one of them. One kind of the creatures is Angels (peace be upon them). Their duty is to stand drawing up in flanks before Allaah Almighty and comply with the Order immediately for which they are commanded and be present at their places again after coming back. Responsibility of some from them is to threaten and prevent the evil spirits and the devils from hearing about the Unseen matters, so that they may not include wrong in Divine Revelations. When the time of revealing Holy Qur’an came then special arrangements for its safety were made. By drawing attention towards such arrangements, it has been described that these all are records of stirring deeds of God’s Divine Power. Therefore, He Alone is your Worshipped. You should obey the Sayings of His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him).
At last every individual will have to die. Entire human beings will be brought back to life again after death and their abode will be Heaven or Hell according to everyone’s personal deeds. There is no doubt in coming of the Day of Resurrection. Those people will be in the worst condition on that Day who disbelieved in Allaah Almighty. The Hell is a place of great calamities, pains and sorrows. But the Heaven is an abode of rest, ease and peace. For causing the mankind to understand the same, Messengers of Allaah Almighty (peace be upon them) came in the world from time to time. They taught the lesson of Oneness of God to the human beings during their separate times, threatened to the disobedient from torment, and gave good tidings of reward to the obedient.
At the end, Muhammad, the last Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) executed this lesson, and the same three matters were caused to know clearly, that is to say, Oneness of God Almighty, Messenger-hood and the Day of Judgment. The same three Fundamentals have been explained in this Chapter with a new way that you should neither consider these matters fun and sport, and nor be arrogant against the Commands of Allaah almighty. It is sure that His disobedient people shall be punished very severely. You have respite till the time any calamity does not come, so you should manage for saving yourselves before time.
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).