Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The good news of Isaac

Quran Chapter 37: 108 to 113 (Pt-23, Stg-6) (L-2771) درس قرآن

The good news of Isaac

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)


وَتَرَكْنَا عَلَيْهِ فِى ٱلْءَاخِرِينَ 108  سَلَٰمٌ عَلَىٰٓ إِبْرَٰهِيمَ 109  كَذَٰلِكَ نَجْزِى ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ 110  إِنَّهُۥ مِنْ عِبَادِنَا ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ 111  وَبَشَّرْنَٰهُ بِإِسْحَٰقَ نَبِيًّا مِّنَ ٱلصَّٰلِحِينَ 112  وَبَٰرَكْنَا عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَىٰٓ إِسْحَٰقَ وَمِن ذُرِّيَّتِهِمَا مُحْسِنٌ وَظَالِمٌ لِّنَفْسِهِۦ مُبِينٌ 113

108.  And We left for him among the later folk (the salutation).


109.  Peace be unto Abraham!


110.  Thus do We reward the good.


111.  Lo! he is one of Our believing slaves.


112.  And We gave him tidings of the birth of Isaac, a Prophet of the righteous.


113.  And We blessed him and Isaac. And of their seed are some who do good, and some who plainly wrong themselves.

108.  Wa  tarakNaa  ‘alayhi  fil-‘aakhiriin.


109.  Salaamun  ‘alaaa  ‘Ibraahiim.


110.  Kazaalika  Najzil-Muhsiniin.


111.  ‘Innahuu  min  ‘ibaadiNal-  Mu’-miniin.


112.  Wa  bash-sharNaahu  bi-  ‘Is-haaqa  Nabiyyam-minas-Saalihiin.


113.  Wa  baarakNaa  ‘alayhi  wa  ‘alaaa  ‘Is-haaq.  Wa  min-  zur-riyyatihimaa  muhsinunw-wa  zaalimul-linafsihii  mubiin.

 (Section 3)


Abraham (peace be upon him) did not care for the life of his son in the obedience of the Command of Allaah Almighty and got ready happily to sacrifice him. When he was sure that it was the interpretation of his dream that he should sacrifice his son with his own hands in the way of Allaah Almighty, then he did not delay in this matter even for a moment. Allaah Almighty rewards the doers of good. Accordingly, his (peace be upon him) generations take his name with reverence and respect. The Muslims sacrifice cattle every year in accordance with his tradition and exemplify him (peace be upon him) in every prayer when they send salutations upon Muhammad, the last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him).


It is commanded: Thus We reward the good-doers. We made them fortunate in the world and on the Day of Resurrection; they will be successful and satisfied, because they are from His believing slaves. After that, Allaah Almighty gave him (peace be upon him) good tidings of a son whose name would be Isaac (peace be upon him), and who would be a prophet from among the righteous. The race of both sons {Ishmael and Isaac (peace be upon them)} will spread very much.


Those Arabs are from the descendants of Ishmael (peace be upon him) among whom the last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) was born. All Prophets (peace be upon them) of the Children of Israel were from the descendants of Isaac (peace be upon him). Then it is commanded: Their entire descendants are not equal. Some of them are righteous and some sinners have been doing wrong with themselves openly.


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).