Lesson # 728 From Holy Qur’aan
Deliverance from the darkness of the land and the sea
Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2
Verses – 63 & 64 of 165, Section – 8 of 20 (Part – 7)
In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|63. Say: Who delivereth you from the darkness of the land and the sea? Ye call upon Him humbly and in secret, (saying): If He delivers us from this (fear) we truly will be of the thankful.
64. Say: Allaah delivereth you from this and from all afflictions. Yet ye attribute partners unto Him.
|63. Qul many-yunajjii-kum-min- zulumaatil-barri wal-bahri tad-‘uu-naHuu tazarru-‘anw-wa khuf-yah. La-‘in ‘anjaanaa min haazihii lana-kuunanna minash-shaakiriin.
64. QuLIllaahu yunajjii-kum-min-haa wa min- kulli karbin summa ‘antum tushrikuun.
It was declared in the lesson of previous verse that the people will be raised after death and will they be restored unto Allaah Almighty, their Lord, the Just. He will inform them very, very soon about the consequence and the result of their deeds. This was indicated by the fact that when at last they have business with Him only, then why should they not recognize Him in the world, and own entire matters should be given in His charge?
The method of “How to know Allaah Almighty” has been explained in this verse because this thought rises very forcibly in the heart of mankind “While every work has been being completed with my own effort in the world, then what is need of mine to believe in Allaah Almighty”? This misunderstanding is base of human being’s ruin and it should be removed in this manner that “Certainly some such occasions come that the mankind loses his sense and understanding, and he does not know, “What should he do now”? The darkness overcasts upon his thought. These kinds of occasions come at the time of suffering in any sudden disaster, for instance; dust storm, attack of any beast on the land or in the sea or fight against any powerful enemy, in which the personnel become helpless. Whenever nothing remains in own control, then one feels humility and thinks about a Most Powerful, implores silently, earnestly and humbly before Him, and intends stably that “I shall be thankful forever, if am saved from this calamity”.
This Strongest Power is Allaah Almighty and verily He is, Who saves at the time of every severity. Everyone should believe in Him and none should attribute any partner unto Him. It is commanded: Ask them! Whither does your heart intend when you do not have any power at the time of any severe calamity and whom you call beseeching earnestly and humbly? And you say: Save us from this affliction. We truly will be of the thankful always. This is Allaah Almighty. He is the Savior from every disaster and affliction. Moreover, when the calamity is over, you forget Allaah Almighty and consider your efforts or other things as your saviors and supporters.
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)