Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Human being is an open contender

Quran Chapter 16  3 & 4 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1691) درس قرآن

Human being is an open contender

Suratun-Nahl – (The Bee) – 16

‘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)

خَلَقَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضَ بِٱلْحَقِّ تَعَٰلَىٰ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ 3

  خَلَقَ ٱلْإِنسَٰنَ مِن نُّطْفَةٍ فَإِذَا هُوَ خَصِيمٌ مُّبِينٌ 4

3.  He hath created the heavens and the earth with Truth. High be He Exalted above all that they associate (with Him).


4.  He hath created man from a drop of fluid, yet behold! He is an open contender.

3.  Khalaqas-samaa-waati  wal-‘arza  bil-Haqq.  Ta-‘aalaa  ‘am-maa  yushri-kuun.


4.  Khalaqal-‘insaana  min-nutfatin  fa-‘izaa  huwa  khasiimum-mubiin. 




Attention of mankind has been drawn in this verse towards the universe around him, by looking which, first question arises that Who created this all? Lo! Hear from Us (Allah Almighty): We are Creator of the heavens and the earth, and whatsoever exists into them. All existing things have been working properly at own places under a strong and established arrangement. Nothing can be equal to Allah Almighty. He is the Highest and Exalted in all respect. Human beings are also His creature, origin of whom is a drop of fluid, which is called Semen. It has no power. Allah Almighty brought it up and promoted as much that it began to talk fluently, even that it began to find faults, make excuses, raise objections and deceive others. It became as much arrogant upon his power and strength that forgot own Creator and Lord.


And when Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) reminded him that these entire powers have been given by Allah Almighty, therefore, he should bow before Him. Then he began to produce absurd reasoning and say: I am not necessitous of Allah (God forbid), I myself can do everything. But it is his vain imaginations. No one has any power before Allah Almighty.


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).