Lessons from Holy Qur'an

An uncultivable valley – Makkah

Quran Chapter 14  37 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1641) – درس قرآن

An uncultivable valley – Makkah

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.)

رَّبَّنَآ إِنِّىٓ أَسْكَنتُ مِن ذُرِّيَّتِى بِوَادٍ غَيْرِ ذِى زَرْعٍعِندَ بَيْتِكَ ٱلْمُحَرَّمِ رَبَّنَا لِيُقِيمُوا۟ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ فَٱجْعَلْ أَفْـِٔدَةً مِّنَ ٱلنَّاسِ تَهْوِىٓ إِلَيْهِمْ وَٱرْزُقْهُم مِّنَ ٱلثَّمَرَٰتِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَشْكُرُونَ 3

37.  Our Lord: Lo! I have settled some of my posterity in an uncultivable valley near unto Thy Holy House, our Lord! That they may establish worship; so incline some hearts of men that they may yearn toward them, and provide them with fruits in order that they may be thankful. 37.  Rabba-naaa  ‘inniii  ‘as-kan-tu  min-  zur-riyyattii  bi-waadin  gayri  zi  zar-‘in  ‘inda  Bay-tiKal-Muharrami,  Rabbanaa  liyu-qiimus-Salaata  faj-‘al  ‘af-‘ida-tam-  minan-naasi  tahwiii  ‘ilay-him  wAr-zuqhum- minas- sama-raati  la-‘allahum  yash-kuruun.  




By the Commandment of Allah Almighty, Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) carried his son Ishmael (peace be upon him) along with his mother Hajrah (May Allah be pleased with her) unto Faran Valley and left them in a barren field. At that time, He (peace be upon him) made mention of that incident before Allah Almighty in his supplication and said: Our Lord! I had left behind my wife and son in desert area at that place which was near to Your Sacred House Ka’-bah (The Square Building), for the purpose that they should promote Your Holy Name at the Sacred Place and establish the order of offering prayers for You. Our Lord! Incline the hearts of some people unto them and arrange to provide them fruits for food, so that they may be Your thankful servants.


Abraham (peace be upon him) used to come at that place from Syria again and again for knowing about the condition of the members of His family. He (peace be upon him) saw that Allah Almighty has caused to spring up a Fountain of water named Zamzam, Tribe of Jarham has reached and inhabited there. Ishmael (peace be upon him) has been married among them. Ka’-bah, which they both had constructed collectively; has become a Place of Pilgrimage for the mankind. Fruits of all kinds reach there from all around in abundance.


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).