Lessons from Holy Qur'an

A confirmation of the previous Scripture

Quran Chapter 12  111 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1552) – درس قرآن

A confirmation of the previous Scripture

Surah Yuusuf (Joseph) – 12

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)


(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)

 لَقَدْ كَانَ فِى قَصَصِهِمْ عِبْرَةٌ لِّأُو۟لِى ٱلْأَلْبَٰبِ مَا كَانَ حَدِيثًا يُفْتَرَىٰ وَلَٰكِنتَصْدِيقَ ٱلَّذِى بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ وَتَفْصِيلَ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يُؤْمِنُونَ (111

111.  In their history verily there is a lesson for men of understanding. This (Qur’aan) is not a discourse fabricated by the way but a confirmation of the existing (Scripture) and a detailed explanation of everything, and a Guidance and a Mercy for folk who believe. 111.  Laqad  kaana  fii  qasasi-him  ‘ibratul-li-‘ulil-‘albaab.  Maa  kaana  hadiisany-yuftaraa  wa  laakin-  tasdiiqal-lazii  bayna  yadayhi  wa tafsiila  kulli shay-‘inw-wa  Hudanw-wa  Rahmatal-liqaw-minyyu’-minuun.

(Section 12)




Holy Qur’aan teaches us that we should use the powers of hearing, looking and thinking properly. It explains that abundant portents have been spreading in the world. Behold them with your open eyes; see archaeology, ruins of populated great buildings and remaining other tokens of the former people, by moving yourselves around the world. Then, think for awhile about all of them – Who created these all things? What did those people do who were living before us on the earth, and where have they gone now?


It was described in the previous verse that we should take warning from the circumstances of ancient people, by hearing their stories and looking the ruins of their populations. If your sense works here correctly then it will show you the consequence of all above mentioned incidents that “All things including us and those who were before us have been created by Allah Almighty, Who sent His Messengers (peace be upon them) for guidance of the entire mankind and causing to know us the circumstances of those people who have passed away before us. Then He commanded: In their history; verily there is a lesson for the people who meditate and understand. These are not false stories, but true circumstances of those who had been living in the world prior to us. Those of them, who committed wicked deeds, were seized in the wrath of Allah Almighty. You should realize them in mind and understand that if you also will commit evils, then you too will be punished like them.


Holy Qur’aan verifies the descriptions of the departed people and explains about every thing that “what is right and what is wrong”? The individuals; who will believe in Its commandments, will find the Straight Path and will be under the Mercy of God Almighty.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an 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).