Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The olive, the date-palms and the fruit

Quran Chapter 16  10 & 11 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1695) درس قرآن

The olive, the date-palms and the fruit

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)

هُوَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَنزَلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءً لَّكُم مِّنْهُ شَرَابٌ وَمِنْهُ شَجَرٌ فِيهِ تُسِيمُونَ 10

 يُنۢبِتُ لَكُم بِهِ ٱلزَّرْعَ وَٱلزَّيْتُونَ وَٱلنَّخِيلَ وَٱلْأَعْنَٰبَ وَمِن كُلِّ ٱلثَّمَرَٰتِ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَءَايَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ 11

10.  He it is Who sendeth down water from the sky, whence ye have drink, and whence are trees on which ye send your beasts to pasture.


11.  Therewith He causeth crops to grow for you, and the olive and the date-palm and grapes and all kinds of fruit. Lo! herein is indeed a Portent for people who reflect.

10.  Huwal-laziii  ‘anzala  minas-samaaa-‘i  maaa-‘al-lakum-minhu  sharaa-bunw-wa  minhu  shajarun-  fiihi  tusiimuun.


11.  Yumbitu  lakum-  bihiz-zar-‘a  waz-zaytuuna  wan-nakhiila  wal-‘a’-naaba  wa  min  kullis-samaraat.  ‘Inna  fii  zaalika  la-‘Aayaatal-li-qawminy-yatafakkaruun.




Sharaa-bun – (every that thing which is drinkable), Sharaab means “to drink” as ta-‘aam means every eatable thing.


Tusiimuuna – {you send (your beasts) to pasture}, this word has been derived from ‘isaamatun, origin of which is sawam. Sawam means “to graze, to feed”. ‘isaamatun is its active verb which means “to pasture”.


It has been described in this verse: Listen! It is Allah Almighty Who caused to rain from the sky, by which the land prospered and you obtained water for drinking. In the meadow, you release your animals for grazing and pecking, fill your bellies with grains, fruits and vegetables. Did you ever think that Who arranged this all? Those who reflect; know Allah Almighty by meditating into these arrangements, and they thank Him Who is the Greatest Benefactor and Who created these entire things for the mankind. And He (Allah Almighty) gave these things in the control of human being.


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).