Lesson # 970 from the Noble Quran
Means of Mercy – verses of God’s Word
Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verse – 204 of 206, Section – 24 of 24 (Part – 9)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|And when the Qur’an is recited, give ear to it and pay heed, that ye may obtain mercy.||Wa ‘izaa quri-‘al-Qur-‘aanu fas-tami-‘uu lahuu wa ‘ansituu la-‘allakum turhamuun.|
‘As-tami-‘uu – (give ear, hear with care), it is a word of command. Origin of it is ‘astamaaa’ which has been derived from sama’. Sama’ means “ear and power of hear”. ‘Astamaaa’ means “to make such power full useful”.
‘Ansituu – (pay heed, be silent), it is a word of command also which is from ‘ansaat. Origin of it is nasat which means “silence”. ‘Ansaat means “to be quiet”.
Turhamuun – (ye may obtain mercy). This word has been derived from Raham. Rahmah is another form of the same word. These both words are in common use, so nobody thinks in the meanings of these words. Raham means “to give the necessitous immediately that thing which is necessary for him/her”. Rahmah is the thing with which; the necessity is fulfilled immediately. An individual gives anything to someone feeling pity. God Almighty gives His every creature with His tremendous generosity; every that thing which is necessary for it.
Allah Almighty gave Holy Qur’an to the human beings so that they may fulfill their religious and worldly necessities. It is a Miracle of His Pity, and the Holy Qur’an is a Mercy; given by Him, from which; every mankind can reap advantage. And in fact, Holy Qur’an is Mercy for only that individual who reaps advantage from It.
In this verse, it has been analyzed “how to reap advantage from Holy Qur’an” so that the Mercy is established, as though; first step of reaping advantage from it is this. It is commanded that Holy Qur’an is Guidance and Mercy for its believers. But the condition is that one should try to reap advantage from it. Now; if you wish to reap advantage from it, at first; you have to do the following:
- Give ear to (listen to) it when Holy Qur’an is being recited and try to understand that; what is it saying to you?
- Pay heed (be silent entirely), give up talking, telling or looking hither and thither, because by doing so, the attention is divided and although the sound comes in the ear but one cannot understand its meanings.
Listening to that way, Holy Qur’an can be means of Mercy for you, that is to say; you can get everything from it useful to you and It can help you in every difficulty. The Companions (may Allah be pleased with all of Them) remembered this command. They used to engage their full attention on listening when Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) used to recite the Holy Qur’an. As soon as they used to hear, its meanings were lodged into their hearts. If they felt any difficulty in understanding anywhere, then after recitation, everyone used to ask immediately and they used to bear in mind which response they received. It was the result that Holy Qur’an guided them in all matters and they used to act according to Its commands. The world knows that success, which they gained in the world and the Hereafter.
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)