Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Enjoyment is for a little

Quran Chapter 31: 23 to 25a (Pt-21, Stg-5) (L-2549) درس قرآن

Enjoyment is for a little

Chapter LUQMAAN”- (LUQMAN) – 31

‘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)


 وَمَن كَفَرَ فَلَا يَحْزُنكَ كُفْرُهُۥٓ إِلَيْنَا مَرْجِعُهُمْ فَنُنَبِّئُهُم بِمَا عَمِلُوٓا۟ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمٌۢ بِذَاتِ ٱلصُّدُورِ 23  نُمَتِّعُهُمْ قَلِيلًا ثُمَّ نَضْطَرُّهُمْ إِلَىٰ عَذَابٍ غَلِيظٍ 24  وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُم مَّنْ خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ لَيَقُولُنَّ ٱللَّهُ 25a

23.  And whosoever disbelieveth, let not his disbelief afflict thee (O Muhammad). Unto Us is their return, and We shall tell them what they did. Lo! Allah is Aware of what is in the breasts (of men).


24.  We give them comfort for a little, and then We shall drive them to a heavy doom.


25a.  If thou shouldst ask them: Who created the heavens and the earth? They would answer: Allah.

23.  Wa  man  kafara  falaa  yahzunka  kufruh.  ‘IlayNaa  marji-‘uhum  faNunabbi-‘uhum  bimaa  ‘amiluu.  ‘InnAllaaha  ‘Aliimum-bizaatis-suduur.


24.  Numatti-‘uhum  qaliilan  summa  Naztarruhum  ‘ilaa  ‘azaabin  galiiz.


25a.  Wa  la-‘in  sa-‘altahum-man  khalaqas-samaawaati  wal-‘arza  laya-quulunnAllaah.



Galiizin – (heavy, massive), it is an Adjective from the word gilzun, which means “harshness, severity”. Galiizun means “the thing, by looking or touching of which, one feels harsh trouble and pain”.


Every individual sees the Tokens of the Divine Power, but after looking them, it does not come in mind that any intelligent person will deny Allaah Almighty. Very wonderful Works of Nature have been spreading in the world for the people and they draw many different results useful for themselves by observing their circumstances. But most of them did not pay attention towards the actual conclusion which was required to be drawn from general facts. For rousing such people from the carelessness, they have been shaken in the previous verses.


After that, it is commanded: O Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be up[on him): You have paid rights of causing to understand them, made them to hear the verses of Holy Qur’an, explained their meanings and described the way of acting upon them. Even then, if someone does not believe in Allaah Almighty, you should not be grieved. They all will return back to Us and the consequence of their deeds will come before them. We shall let them reap advantage from worldly things for a few days in the world, but at last they will have been suffering from heavy doom. The marvel is this that if they are asked “Who created the sky and the earth”, they will say immediately without thinking: Allaah. But if they are invited to believe in Him, then they desert.


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).