Quran Chapter 13 – 14 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1572) – درس قرآن
Useless hope that water will reach throat itself
Surah Ra-‘d (The Thunder) – 13
‘A-‘uu-zu Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)
(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)
لَهُۥ دَعْوَةُ ٱلْحَقِّ وَٱلَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِهِۦ لَا يَسْتَجِيبُونَ لَهُم بِشَىْءٍ إِلَّا كَبَٰسِطِ كَفَّيْهِ إِلَىٱلْمَآءِ لِيَبْلُغَ فَاهُ وَمَا هُوَ بِبَٰلِغِهِۦ وَمَا دُعَآءُ ٱلْكَٰفِرِينَ إِلَّا فِى ضَلَٰلٍ 14
|14. Unto Him is real prayer. Those unto whom they pray beside Allah respond to them not at all, save as (is the response to) one who stretcheth forth his hands toward water (asking) that it may come unto his mouth, and it will never reach it. And the prayer of disbelievers goeth (far) astray.||14. Lahuu da’-watul-Haqq. Walla-ziina yad-‘uuna min- duuniHii laa yastajii-buuna lahum bi-shay-‘in ‘illaa kabaasi-ti kaffay-hi ‘ilal-maaa-‘i li-Yablu-ga faahu wa maa huwa bi-baa-ligih. Wa maa du-‘aaa-‘ul-kaa-fi-riina ‘illaa fii zalaal.|
It is commanded: When you have heard that profit and loss is in the Hands of Allah Almighty only, everyone is helpless save Him, then you should explain now! Who should be asked for help? While this reality has been manifested that only He is Who knows all things and only He is Who is Aware of the entire circumstances – hidden and open. He has Power to give suffering and happiness, profit and loss, ability and debility, then why do you choose others as your worshipped? And why do you stretch your hands before any other at the time of necessity? Instance of asking for help from helpless and powerless things is as a person stand before a well, canal, reservoir, even a glass or pot etc. filled with water, and say to the water: Come into my throat. Though he devise hundred thousand times like this, the water will never reach his throat, and nor that water can tell that: Scheme for it if you desire to pour me in your throat and quench your thirst.
In fact, use of sense correctly, which is given by Allah Almighty, is just like invoking Him. Forgetting Allah Almighty, after looking apparent things, is going astray. Success in any field of life, without His help, is not possible
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).