Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Praise be to Allah!

Quran Chapter 16  75 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1741) درس قرآن

Praise be to Allah!

Suratun-Nahl – (The Bee) – 16

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.
(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

ضَرَبَ ٱللَّهُ مَثَلًا عَبْدًا مَّمْلُوكًا لَّا يَقْدِرُ عَلَىٰ شَىْءٍ وَمَن رَّزَقْنَٰهُ مِنَّا رِزْقًا حَسَنًا فَهُوَ يُنفِقُ مِنْهُ سِرًّا وَجَهْرًا هَلْ يَسْتَوُۥنَ ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ بَلْأَكْثَرُهُمْ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ 75

 

75.  Allah coineth a similitude: (on the one hand) a (mere) chattel slave, who hath control of nothing, and (on the other hand) one on whom We have bestowed a fair provision from Us, and he spendeth thereof secretly and openly. Are they equal? Praise be to Allah! But most of them know not. 75.  ZarabAllaahu  Masalan  ‘abdam-mamluukal-laa  yaqdiru  ‘alaa  shay-‘inw-wa  mar-razaq-Naahu  minnaa  rizqan  hasanan-  fahuwa  yun-fiqu  minhu  sirranw-wa  jahraa.  Hal  yasta-wuun.  ‘Al-Hamdu  Lillaah.  Bal  ‘aksaruhum  laa  ya’-lamuun.

 

Commentary

 

Let’s consider an example: Behold! On one side there is such person who is destitute of someone else in all matters. He is a slave who can neither do any work without permission of his master and nor take any thing. On the other side there is a man who is owner of wealth and property, and with the kindness of Allah Almighty; he possesses everything in abundance. He does not need any permission from any other for spending. He spends day and night secretly and openly according to his will. There is no one who may hinder him from any work.

 

Describe now! Whether these both persons (the slave and the owner) can be equal of each other in any matter? Then you should meditate in it that Allah Almighty Who is the Owner of the entire excellence, is not needy of any other. Wealth and treasures of the entire universe are in His possession. He is Able to do what He desires and command what He wishes. Can anything of the world be equal of Him? The biggest and most excellent thing of the world is helpless and incapable before Him. Then how can any one be His partner and sharer in His Divinity? It is the last stage of ignorance that you ascribe the lifeless and self-fabricated idols of mud and stone as partners and opposites of Him. And you say: Allah Almighty cannot do any work without them (Let us flee to Allah). Even then maximum people either do not know or feign ignorance knowingly.

 

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).

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Praise be to ALLAH, Lord of the worlds

F A A T I H A H – 1 

Verses -1 of 7, section -1

Al-Hamdu LILLAHI RABBIL-

Aalamiin

Praise be to ALLAH, Lord of the worlds

Lesson

There are some words in this verse. Please understand their meanings first.

As per Arabic language “Al” means “All”, Particular”

“Hamd” means-Praises, Excellences, Qualities, characteristics etc. These meanings are higher than praise-worthy actions and gratitude.

“ALLAH” is personal name of The GOD ALMIGHTY. This name neither can be used for any other, nor is used for anyone except The GOD ALMIGHTY. This word “ALLAH” has not been concluded from any other word. This name is particularly used only for The GOD ALMIGHTY. 

“RABB” means that HOLY LIFE, HOLY EXISTENCE – WHO created all the things. Then promoted them from one state/condition to the other.

“Aalamiin” All the creatures, all the existings, all the parties, all the worlds.

In this verse some knowledge about ALLAH ALMIGHTY has been given and explained that all praises are, in fact, only for ALLAH ALMIGHTY. Whenever any Ruler acts upon justice, it means that ALLAH ALMIGHTY has put the attribute of justice in that Ruler. If there is restoration of health, cure in the hands of anyone (doctor), it means actually this perfection has been delivered to him by the ALLAH ALMIGHTY. If some one is beautiful, or it has nice habits, then for it also, The ALLAH ALMIGHTY is the LIFE, WHO donated this beauty to that person/thing.

It is also revealed from this verse that GOD of Islam is not only The GOD of a particular race, a particular tribe or nation. All the religions which were existent before Islam were not aware of this vast conception. Each nation supposed that The GOD is only of their GOD. As though capacity/means of the GOD remained only as their national GOD. Israelite, who had faith on oneness of GOD, considered The GOD as only of their GOD. But The HOLY QUR’AAN effaced all their incorrect fidelities and explained that The GOD of all the things and atoms in the universe is only One “The ALLAH ALMIGHTY.”

We have come to know from this lesson also that we should serve all the mankind, besides the mankind we have to sympathize over the animals too. We should not behave anyone with the hatred sights.

Our concept is unlimited. But we believe that our CREATOR is The CREATOR/MASTER of the entire worlds, WHO gives living, WHO brings up mankind and all other creatures, not only for this world, but for the entire worlds.

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  Collected by Muhammad Sharif Fauji from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore & translated and Holy Qur’an Serial # 359/W, published by PAAK COMPANY, Lahore