Lesson # 957 from the Noble Quran
Original things for thinking -2
Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 184 & 185a of 206, Section – 23 of 24 (Part – 9)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Further it is commanded that they should consider thoughtfully about some more matters during spare time. Forgetting the useful matters being entangled in pleasure is not a matter of intelligence. There are uncountable work-shops in the world. Everything of every work-shop is being put in order according to its need. Nature of every creature has been arranged separately i.e. separate ways of their working, difference in living from one another although some things of them match with one another. The universe has been divided in different parts, whereas management of every part has been arranged under a prescribed law and some fixed principles. Common creatures have been divided in separate conditions. The scenes of the heavens are uncountable. If we see above, countless stars and planets are visible there hanging over. They move swiftly but do not dash together with one another. That is thunderstruck if we read which the humankind has discovered about them. Wonders of the earth are also astonishing. As much the knowledge has been increasing, so much the faith in the management of the world under prescribed law and thoughtfully made principles, has been establishing. The mankind has been prepared to reap advantage from them only for the purpose that he may accomplish his desires in accord with his will.
It is the result that mutual contention has been increasing. Every individual wishes: the treasures of new sciences should come only under my control, so that only I may reap advantage from them and other people remain desirous and anxious. To gain this object, many new groups have been established. New nations have been created and the mutual deadly enmity has been produced so much that it has become very difficult to breathe with satisfaction.
A complete natural way of reflection has been produced in the verse that one should draw as a conclusion by knowing the uniformity and law of the universe and under them; its prescribed law that there exists someone Who makes these rules and keeps established the management of the world according to them; that is One – Allah, God and our Lord, Whose Knowledge has surrounded the entire. Therefore, that law which has been prescribed for the humankind, He has disclosed upon the mankind by means of His Messenger. It is incumbent upon the human being that he should obey it. If the mankind does not understand the same, he has been suffering from severe misunderstanding. He will suffer the consequences of this.
Then it is commanded that one should not be so much careless that he forgets totally such matter; happening of which is certain. He may be doubtful in other matters but there is no room for this doubt that every living being have to die at last. Even then; he loves the world so much that never thinks about own death that, “one day I shall go back with empty hand silently leaving all provisions, goods, wealth, property, office and sovereignty etc. one should not remain in deception of the world and should keep in view own sure departure from the world maximum times.
Every individual has an end. Every nation has its end, then, what did happen with you that you do not think about it that may be; our time has reached close to us? If we think so, there is no reason for us to get ready for the Hereafter by accepting the Revelations of Holy Qur’an.
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)