Lessons from Holy Qur'an

All people prove thankless

Quran Chapter 14  7&8 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1615) – درس قرآن

All people prove thankless

Surah ‘Ibraahiim (Abraham) – 14

‘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.)

وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِى لَشَدِيدٌ 7

وَقَالَ مُوسَىٰٓ إِن تَكْفُرُوٓا۟ أَنتُمْ وَمَن فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَغَنِىٌّ حَمِيدٌ 8

7.  And when your Lord proclaimed: If ye give thanks, I will give you more; and if ye are thankless, lo! My punishment is dire.


8.  And Moses said: Though ye and all who are in the earth prove thankless, lo! Allah verily is Absolute, Owner of Praise.         

7.  Wa  ‘iz  ta-‘azzana  Rabbu-kum  la-‘in-  shaker-tum  la-‘Azii-danna-kum  wa  la-‘in-  kafar-tum  ‘inna  ‘azaaBii  la-shadiid.


8.  Wa  qaala  Muusaaa  ‘in-  tak-furuuu  ‘antum  wa  man-  fil-‘arzi  jamii-‘an,  fa-‘in-nAllaaha  la-  Ganiyyun  Hamiid.       




Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) said to the Children of Israel: The person who is favored, it is his duty that he should be thankful to his Benefactor by his word, act and heart. And it is incumbent on him that he should perform this duty in exchange of previous kindness, without thinking about any further favour. But Allah Almighty, Who is Real Beneficent of the mankind, puts them also in biggest hope of future on being thankful to Him. He proclaims with His mercy and kindness: Your name will be registered in the list of those who are thankful to Him, if you expressed gratitude on previous favors. Not only this, but there are many more blessings ready for the grateful people for the future. Being thankful on old graciousness, more favors will be bestowed in future. But the people who will be thankless, they shall be punished severely.


Then it is commanded: It does not mean that Allah Almighty is necessitous of your thankfulness. He is Absolute and does not care for thanks of any person. He is Owner of all Praises, and appearance of His excellences does not depend on it that someone should extol of Him and praise with tongue, and serve Him with heart, hands and feet. There is no benefit of Allah Almighty in such things. However, there is advantage of mankind in thanking and obeying Him. They can acquire higher ranks due to being thankful to Allah Almighty, and can be rich with favors of this world and the Hereafter.


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).