Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Devotion of the hearts

Quran Chapter 22  31b to 33 (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2109) درس قرآن

Devotion of the hearts

Chapter Hajj” – (The Pilgrimage) – 22

‘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)


حُنَفَآءَ لِلَّهِ غَيْرَ مُشْرِكِينَ بِهِۦ وَمَن يُشْرِكْ بِٱللَّهِ فَكَأَنَّمَا خَرَّ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ فَتَخْطَفُهُ ٱلطَّيْرُ أَوْ تَهْوِى بِهِ ٱلرِّيحُ فِى مَكَانٍ سَحِيقٍ 31

ذَٰلِكَ وَمَن يُعَظِّمْ شَعَٰٓئِرَٱللَّهِ فَإِنَّهَا مِن تَقْوَى ٱلْقُلُوبِ 32

لَكُمْ فِيهَا مَنَٰفِعُ إِلَىٰٓ أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى ثُمَّ مَحِلُّهَآ إِلَى ٱلْبَيْتِ ٱلْعَتِيقِ 33

31b.  for whoso ascribeth partners unto Allah, it is as if he had fallen from the sky and the birds had snatched him or the wind had blown him to a far-off place.


32.  That (is the command). And whoso magnifieth the offerings consecrated to Allah, it surely is from devotion of the hearts –


33.  Therein are benefits for you for an appointed term; and afterward they are brought for sacrifice unto the Ancient House.

31b.  Wa  many-yushrik  Billaahi  faka-‘anna-maa  kharra  minas-samaaa-‘i  fatakh-tafuhut-tayru  ‘aw  tah-wii  bihir-riihu  fii  makaanin-  sahiiq.


32.  Zaalik.  Wa  many-yu-‘azzim  Sha-‘aaa-‘irAllaahi  fa-’inna-haa  min-  taqwal-quluub.


33.  Lakum  fiihaa  manaafi-‘u  ‘ilaaa  ‘ajalim-musamman-  summa  mahilluhaaa  ‘ilal-Baytil-‘Atiiq.


(Section 4)




Sha-‘aaa-‘irAllaahi – (the offerings consecrated to Allah, the symbols of Allaah), it aims: Appointed things and ways of the devotion of Allaah Almighty. The Square Building at Makkah, going around it, endeavoring – Safaa and Marwah, the beasts separated for sacrifice which are called Had-yun, and Masaajid (Mosques) etc – these entire are included in Sha-‘aaa-‘irAllaahi.


It is commanded: The person who ascribed any partner unto Allaah Almighty, he went astray. His state is as if an individual had fallen from the place which was very high. Certainly he would die. Then either carrion-eater birds can snatch the flesh of his body or the wind can blow him to a far-off place.


Found from it is that confusions and misfortunes will enclose the person from all around and his wishes will ruin him, who disbelieved in Allaah Almighty and regarded to any other than Him. It is compulsory to regard the things and Symbols which Allaah Almighty has appointed for His devotion. Whosoever honors the Sha-‘aaa-‘irAllaahi (the offerings consecrated to Allah, is His obedient servant. For example, you reap advantage from the beasts, but if you appointed them for sacrifice for the sake of Allaah Almighty, then that particular beast has been included in the offerings consecrated to Allah and it should be brought to the Holy Place at Makkah for sacrificing, which is Allaah’s Appointed Ancient House.


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).