Lesson # 725 From Holy Qur’aan
The destinies of the world since its creation are written
Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2
Verse – 59 of 165, Section – 7 of 20 (Part – 7)
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|And with Him are the keys of the Invisible. None but He knoweth them. And He knoweth what is in the land and the sea. Not a leaf falleth but He knoweth it, not a grain amid the darkness of the earth, naught of wet or dry but (it is noted) in a Luminous Book.||Wa ‘indahuu mafaatihul—Gaybi laa ya’-lamuhaaa ‘illaa Huu. Wa ya’-lamu maa fil-barri wal-bahr. Wa maa tasqutu minw-waraqatin ‘ilaa ya’-lamuhaa wa laa habbatin fii zulumaatil- ‘arzi wa laa rat-binw-wa laa yaa-bisin ‘illaa fii Kitaabim-Mubiin.|
Mafaatih – either this word is plural of Maftah. Maftah means Treasure. In this form Mafaatih means “The Treasures”. And it can be plural of Miftah also which means “A Key”. In this form mafaatih will be meant as “The Keys”. The word Miftaah is also used for “A Key”, plural of which is “Mafaatiih”.
Gaybi – this word has already come in Chapter – 2 (Surah Baqarah). Every that thing which is out of sight and beyond the feelings of mankind, is called Gayb.
Kitaabim-Mubiin – (a Luminous Book), a table on which the destinies of the world since its creation are written, is called Kitaabim-Mubiin.
We have learnt in the previous verses that only He (Allaah Almighty) has right to decide, Whose Knowledge is too much vast and more than entire others, and Who is well Aware of all matters regarding the guilt, the wrongdoer, the peculiarity of the punishment, the time and the opportunity to punish the evildoer.
The principles and rules for thinking correctly about the Knowledge of Allaah Almighty have been described in this verse so that, it may be known that verily there is none who has more knowledge than Him, so complete Power of Decision, rewarding on good deeds and punishing due to wicked acts should be with Him only.
It is commanded that the things, about which you do not know because however you have limited sense and wisdom, therefore, many things are Invisible for you, Allaah Almighty knows about entire of them. All the treasures of Invisible are held with Him and the Keys to open those treasures are also in His Control. Therefore neither any person can touch them nor can anything be drawn out by anyone. While these treasures are with Him only then it is evident that He knows entire things in the land and the sea. Counting of the leaves of the trees, any smallest grain amid the darkness of the earth, even that everything wet or dry which exists in the world, is written very clearly and in detail in a Table on which the destinies of the world since its creation. The name of that Table is Kitaabim-Mubiin (Lawh-i-Mahfooz).
It is understood clearly through this verse that none of the creatures can know any Invisible Thing, until Allaah Almighty does not tell about it, because all the treasures of the Invisible are in in the Control of God Almighty and their Keys are also with Him. No person has ability to withdraw any a little thing opening any of them. However He can give anything to anyone at any time.
Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)