Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Celebrate the Praise of your Lord

Quran Chapter 20  130 (Pt-16, Stg-4) (L-2023) درس قرآن

Celebrate the Praise of your Lord

Chapter TAA-HAASurah – 20)

‘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)

فَٱصْبِرْ عَلَىٰ مَا يَقُولُونَ وَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ قَبْلَ طُلُوعِ ٱلشَّمْسِ وَقَبْلَ غُرُوبِهَا وَمِنْ ءَانَآئِ ٱلَّيْلِ فَسَبِّحْ وَأَطْرَافَ ٱلنَّهَارِ لَعَلَّكَ تَرْضَىٰ 130

130.  Therefore (O Muhammad), bear with what they say, and celebrate the Praise of thy Lord ere the rising of the sun and ere the going down thereof. And glorify Him some hours of the night and at the two ends of the day, that thou mayst be well pleased. 130.  Fasbir  ‘alaa  maa  ya-quuluuna  wa  sabbih  bi-Hamdi  Rabbika  qabla  tuluu-‘ish-shamsi  wa  qabla  guruu-bihaa.  Wa  min  ‘aanaaa-‘illayli  fasabbih  wa  ‘atraafan-nahaari  la-‘allaka  tarzaa.




‘Aanaaa-‘un – (times), this word is plural of ‘anaya, which means “time, moment, hour etc”.


‘Atraafun- nahaari – the aim from this word is “the two ends of the day”, because at those times, last end of the first part of the day, which is called “gadaatun {A.M. i.e. ante-meridium (before noon)}, and first end of the last part of the day, which is called “’ashiy-yun” {P.M. i.e. post-meridium (afternoon)}, meet with each other. After the time when sun begins to decline, the time of Zuhr Prayer begins.


It was found from the previous verse that “the judgment of the deeds is inevitable”. Good or bad result has been clung with every work which appears immediately after committing the work. But in the world, coming of full result out immediately has been stopped, and a Day has been fixed for this purpose (the Day of Resurrection). On that Day, full reward or punishment of every deed will be given.


After that, it is commanded: The people who do not accept this Rule, they will say such words which will be grievous for you. Let them say! That will happen which We desire. Bear with what they say and celebrate the Praise of your Lord at fixed times, that is to say; (a) Fajr Prayer before rising of the sun, (b) Zuhr Prayer after declining of the sun, (c) ‘Asr Prayer before setting of the sun, (d) Magrib Prayer after setting of the sun and (e) ‘Ishaa’ Prayer at night hours! And you should try to produce excellences into yourself. Result of passing the worldly life in like manner will be pleasure for always.


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).