Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Lord is the Real Benefactor

Quran Chapter 16  Intro (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1688) درس قرآن

The Lord is the Real Benefactor

Surah ‘Al-Hijr – (The Rocky Tract) – 15

‘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)

Depending on the configuration, it is sixteenth Chapter of Holy Qur’aan, which was revealed during the last days of stay at Makkah. However its some verses were revealed in the initial days after flight of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) from Makkah to Madinah. This chapter was named as Suratun-Nahl because there is mention of the Bee in it, which draws attention unto the matter that it keeps itself engaged in working laboriously and is useful for others. In accord with the Arabic language, Nahl means “A Bee”. This word also means “to bestow”. In this Chapter, attention of the mankind has been drawn unto blessings and favors of his Lord and The Real Benefactor, which He bestowed upon human beings. Therefore, he should be thankful to Allah Almighty, determine that only He is Worthy of worship and devotion, and none other should be made a partner of Him in His Nature and Attributes.


The End of those who are good slaves of Allah Almighty and thankful to Him, have been mentioned in this Surah that they will be admitted in the Gardens, whereas those who are wrongdoers and thankless, their abode will be the Hell. Which arguments the idolaters present in favor of their behavior, it has been proved that those are unreasonable. And the wrongdoers have been frightened that various kinds of disasters of the world may come upon them due to their evil days. Besides this, they should understand that the Day of Resurrection is Rightful. On that Day, deeds of every individual will be counted and according to own deeds they will be rewarded or punished.


It is Mercy of Allah Almighty that despite wicked deeds of the human beings, the world is firm, because respite is given to all for a fixed period, so that the person who desires to correct himself; may reap advantage from this respite. On the Doomsday, trustworthy witnesses will give evidence. The decision will not be conjectural, but every individual will have full faith that the Decision which has been finalized in favor of him; is 100% correct.


In the same Chapter, principles of human ethics and actions have been described and ways of mutual cooperation have been fixed. In this regard, life-story of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) has been produced as a model role for mankind. And it has been commanded that the last Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) has come for completion of the same Way, which was adopted and established by Abraham (peace be upon him). Way of preaching of Islam has been explained and instructions regarding patience and steadiness have been given. For the good and pious people, Allah Almighty has promised to help them.


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).