Lessons from Holy Qur'an

A dream of Abraham

Quran Chapter 37: 101 & 102 (Pt-23, Stg-6) (L-2769) درس قرآن

A dream of Abraham

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)


فَبَشَّرْنَٰهُ بِغُلَٰمٍ حَلِيمٍ 101  فَلَمَّا بَلَغَ مَعَهُ ٱلسَّعْىَ قَالَ يَٰبُنَىَّ إِنِّىٓ أَرَىٰ فِى ٱلْمَنَامِ أَنِّىٓ أَذْبَحُكَ فَٱنظُرْ مَاذَا تَرَىٰ قَالَ يَٰٓأَبَتِ ٱفْعَلْ مَا تُؤْمَرُ سَتَجِدُنِىٓ إِن شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ مِنَ ٱلصَّٰبِرِينَ 102

101.  So We gave him tidings of a gentle son.


102.  So when he (his son) was old enough to walk with him, (Abraham) said: O my dear son, I have seen in a dream that I am sacrificing thee. So look, what thinkest thou? He said: O my father! Do that which thou art commanded. Allah willing, thou shalt find me of the steadfast.

101.  Fabash-sharNaahu  bi-gulaamin  haliim.


102.  Falammaa  balaga  ma-‘ahus-sa’-ya  qaala  yaa-bunayya  ‘inniii  ‘araa  fil-manaami  ‘annii  ‘azbahuka  fanzur-  maa-zaa  taraa.  Qaala  yaaa-‘abatif-‘al  maa  tu’-mar.  Satajiduniii  ‘in  shaaa-‘Allaahu  minas-Saabiriin.



It is commanded: We accepted prayer of Abraham (peace be upon him) and gave him good tidings that a boy would be born at his home who would be forbearing and gentle. He was his first son Ishmael (peace be upon them), because he was born due to Abraham’s prayer. After him, Isaac (peace be upon him) was born; for whom he did not pray. But wife of Abraham (peace be upon him) was astonished when she heard good tidings concerning the birth of a son during old age.


It is commanded: When Ishmael reached with Abraham (peace be upon them) the age of exertion, then on a day, Abraham (peace be upon him) caused to hear him his dream and said: O my son, indeed I have seen in a dream that I must sacrifice you. It is on the record that he (peace be upon him) saw the same in his dream for three continuous nights, then he was sure that it was a Commandment from Allaah Almighty. Then he described to his son and asked: What is your opinion in this matter? Ishmael (peace be upon him) replied at the spot: O my father, do as you are commanded. You will find me steadfast when you will sacrifice me, if Allah wills. It is called obedience of Allaah Almighty which was shown by both – father and son (peace be upon them).


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).