Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Are you among those who believe?


Quran Chapter 37: 51 to 53 (Pt-23, Stg-6) (L-2758) درس قرآن

Are you among those who believe?

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)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

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

 

قَالَ قَآئِلٌ مِّنْهُمْ إِنِّى كَانَ لِى قَرِينٌ   51

يَقُولُ أَءِنَّكَ لَمِنَ ٱلْمُصَدِّقِينَ 52

 أَءِذَا مِتْنَا وَكُنَّا تُرَابًا وَعِظَٰمًا أَءِنَّا لَمَدِينُونَ 53

51.  A speaker of them saith: Lo! I had a comrade-

 

52.  Who used to say: Art thou in truth of those who put faith (in his words)?

 

53.  Can we, when we are dead and have become mere dust and bones – can we (then) verily be brought to book?

51.  Qaala  qaaa-‘ilum-minhum  ‘innii  kaana  lii  qariin.

 

52.  Yaquulu  ‘a-‘innaka  laminal-musaddiqiin.

 

53.  ‘A-‘izaa  mitnaa  wa  kunnaa  turaabanw-wa  ‘izaaman  ‘a-‘innaa  lamadiinuun.

Commentary

 

Madiinuuna – (will be recompensed, will be called to account), this word is plural of madiinun which has been derived from daynun. Daynun means “to requite”.

 

Heavenly people will be sitting comfortably on coaches in the Garden, drinking cups of palatable wine and talking with one another happily. Meanwhile one of them will miss his one companion of the world and he will say to the people of his council: I remembered that I had a comrade in the world who used to say: You were an intelligent but have become such ignorant that you believe in the Day of Resurrection, consider that coming back to life again after death is true and we will indeed be recompensed. What has happened with your understanding? You don’t think that when a mankind has died, his body has been finished and mixed in the earth. Only some bones remained which also has been broken in small pieces and wasted, then will he be brought back to life? I don’t understand these matters of ignorance. I don’t know how you believe that it is the truth, and along with the belief in the life after death, you believe also that every sinner will be punished and thrown into the Fire of the Hell, but the person who believed and did good works; will enjoy and live in the mansions of the Gardens. In short, he used to make me fool and jest after observing my deeds as of the religious people.

 

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).