Lessons from Holy Qur'an

A barrier between the two Seas

Quran Chapter 27: 61 (Pt-20, Stg-5) (L-2397) درس قرآن

A barrier between the two Seas

Chapter Naml”- (The Ant) – 27

‘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)

أَمَّن جَعَلَ ٱلْأَرْضَ قَرَارًا وَجَعَلَ خِلَٰلَهَآ أَنْهَٰرًا وَجَعَلَ لَهَا رَوَٰسِىَ وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَ ٱلْبَحْرَيْنِ حَاجِزًا أَءِلَٰهٌ مَّعَ ٱللَّهِ بَلْ أَكْثَرُهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ 61

61.  Is not He (Best) Who made the earth a fixed abode, and placed rivers in the folds thereof, and placed firm hills therein, and hath set a barrier between the two seas? Is there any God beside Allah? Nay, but most of them know not! 61.  ‘Amman-  ja-‘alal-‘arza  qaraaranw-wa  ja-‘ala  khilaa-lahaaa  ‘anhaaranw-wa  ja-‘ala  lahaa  rawaasiya  wa  ja-‘ala  baynal-  bah-rayni  haajizaa.  ‘A-‘ilaahum-ma-‘Allaah.  Bal  ‘aksaruhum  laa  ya’-lamuun.



‘Amman – {Tell! Who, Is not He (Best)}, in these five continuous verses, the word “‘Amman” has been used in the beginning. It is a collection of two words i.e. ‘am and man. ‘Am means “either, or”, that is to say, Tell concerning one more matter along with the first. We manifest it with the word “besides this”. And with the words “Is He not Best”, this word has also been explained.


Haajizun – (a barrier), it is the subject from the word hajaza, which means “to prevent”. Haajiz means “a thing which comes between two other things; so that those may not be mixed up. It aims “sweet water of the River falls down in the salty water of the Sea. It maintains its sweetness till long. The water around it; is salty, but this water of the river is sweet. This is another Portent of the Omnipotence of Allaah Almighty.


It is commanded: Can you tell that Who made the earth able to stay and live for the living creatures, brought together dryness and wetness; coldness and heat for the purpose that the things which have life; may live, and for their usage; vegetation; herbs and plants may be produced in abundance?


Allaah Almighty is He Who created mountains for making the earth of mud strong and made streams for supplying water everywhere. He is Who placed a barrier unseen between the two waters (sweet and salty) in the Sea, which remain separate from each other, and those waters maintain their taste separately. If anyone else cannot create such curiosities then how can he be a God? Even then most of the people ascribe plurality to Allaah Almighty and deny His Unity. If this is not fault of their sense then what is this? Moreover most of them have not correct understanding.


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).