Lessons from Holy Qur'an

For everything there is a time prescribed

Quran Chapter 13  38 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1600) – درس قرآن

For everything there is a time prescribed

Surah Ra-‘d (The Thunder) – 13

‘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.)

وَلَقَدْأَرْسَلْنَا رُسُلًا مِّن قَبْلِكَ وَجَعَلْنَا لَهُمْ أَزْوَٰجًا وَذُرِّيَّةً وَمَا كَانَ لِرَسُولٍ أَن يَأْتِىَ بِـَٔايَةٍ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ ٱللَّهِ لِكُلِّ أَجَلٍ كِتَابٌ 38

38.  And verily We sent messengers (to mankind) before thee, and We appointed for them wives and offspring. And it was not (given) to any messenger that he should bring a portent save by Allah’s leave. For everything there is a time prescribed.             38.  Wa  laqad  ‘ar-sal-Naa  rusulam-min  qab-lika  wa  ja-‘alNaa  lahum  ‘az-waajanw-wa  zurriy-yah.  Wa  maa  kaana  li-rasuu-lin  ‘any-ya’-tiya  bi-‘Aayatin  ‘illaa  bi-‘izNillaah.  Li-kulli  ‘ajalin-  kitaab.      




‘Ajalin – (time, length of time), this word has passed in Suratul-‘An-‘aam. Here it aims “a length of time or its consequence (may be both meanings)”.


It has been caused to understand in this verse that nature of mankind was seeker of Messengers (peace be upon them). Therefore, Allah Almighty sent Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) for their guidance with effect from the beginning, who used to live like other human beings. They had wives as well as children too.


It is being commanded to the people of the previous Scriptures: You know the lineage of Prophets (peace be upon them). Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is also a Messenger and Prophet of Allah Almighty. Then; why do you not believe in him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). You should understand it that Prophet or Messenger (peace be upon him) does not come for fulfilling the demands of the people according to their will. He (peace be upon him) comes for informing about the Truth. Without permission of Allah Almighty, He (peace be upon him) himself cannot show any portent. His only duty is that He (peace be upon him) should cause to know the people of His time about the prescribed commandments of Allah Almighty. And it is fact that prescribed commandments and promises have been recorded by Allah Almighty separately for all times which have been stipulated by Him.


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).