Lessons from Holy Qur'an

They fell down prostrate

Lesson # 905 from the Noble Quran

They fell down prostrate

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

 Stage – 2, Verses – 120 to 1123 of 206, Section – 14 of 24 (Part – 9)

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

120.  And the wizards fell down prostrate.


121.  They said: We believe in the Lord of the Worlds-


122.  The Lord of Moses and Aaron.


123.  Pharaoh said: Ye believe in Him before I give you leave! Lo! this is the plot that ye have plotted in the city that ye may drive its people hence. So ye shall come to know!        

120.  Wa  ‘ulqi-yas-saharatu  saajidiin.


121.  Qaaluuu  ‘aamannaa  bi-Rabbil-‘Aalamiin.


122.  Rabbi  Muusaa  wa  Haaruun.


123.  Qaala  Fir-‘awnu  ‘aamantum-bihii  qabla  ‘an  ‘aazana  lakum.  ‘Inna  haazaa  la-makrummakar-tumuuhu  fil-Madiinati  li-tukh-rijuu  minhaa  ‘ahlahaa.  Fa-sawfa  ta’-lamuun.             


When the wizards saw that the Staff of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) swallowed up their ropes and poles etc. after putting it on the ground and its becoming a big serpent, they believed that these both Brothers were speaking the Truth that there is one Lord of the Worlds, Who preserves and nourishes the world and That is our Lord too. Everything is in His Omnipotence. None can fight against His Power and Strength. They observed that Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) put them to shame openly before Pharaoh and he watched. He could not help them, and then their eyes were opened.


At once, entire wizards fell down prostrate spontaneously and said: We have belied in That Lord of the Worlds, Whom Prophet Moses and Aaron (peace be upon Them) say Their Lord and turned from Pharaoh. Looking this situation, Pharaoh became mad with rage that his obedient servants have been crooked. He said: What is this? Why did you believe without my permission? Certainly, you had planned already with Moses (peace be upon Him) a conspiracy: that we should be defeated from You (Moses) in this arena, filled with the people, gathered by Pharaoh. And we along with you will drive out Pharaoh openly and his companions. And then, we shall make you our king and we shall be your respectable courtiers and official. Then Pharaoh said: Good! Where will you go? You will now be known, whether am I powerful or the Lord of Moses (peace be upon Him) is more powerful?


In the world, those people, who consider that only power of influence, wealth and property, pomp and show are everything, they know that whatever is being done by anyone else, that is only for the purpose that; he should take possession himself on all those things by removing us. They consider that the Truth and the Right is nothing for which, anyone should do something. It is true that thinking above the world is possible only by the spiritual people.


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)