Shadows of mountains, trees, buildings

Quran Chapter 16  81 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1747) درس قرآن

Shadows of mountains, trees, buildings

Suratun-Nahl – (The Bee) – 16

‘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)

وَٱللَّهُ جَعَلَ لَكُم مِّمَّا خَلَقَ ظِلَٰلًا وَجَعَلَ لَكُم مِّنَ ٱلْجِبَالِ أَكْنَٰنًا وَجَعَلَ لَكُمْ سَرَٰبِيلَ تَقِيكُمُ ٱلْحَرَّ وَسَرَٰبِيلَ تَقِيكُم بَأْسَكُمْ كَذَٰلِكَ يُتِمُّ نِعْمَتَهُۥعَلَيْكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُسْلِمُونَ 81


81.  And Allah hath given you, of that which He hath created, shelter from the sun; and hath given you places of refuge in the mountains, and hath given you coats to ward off the heat from you, and coats (of armour) to save you during war. Thus doth He perfect His favour unto you, in order that ye may surrender (unto Him). 81.   Wallaahu  ja-‘ala  lakum-mimmaa  Khalaqa  zilaalanw-wa  ja-‘ala  lakum-minal-jibaali  ‘aknaa-nanw-wa  ja-‘ala  lakum  saraa-biila  taqii-kumul-harra  wa   saraa-biila  taqii-kum-  ba’-sakum.  Kazaalika  Yutimmu  ni’-mataHuu  ‘alay-kum  la-‘allakum  tuslimuun.




‘Aknaanun – this word is plural of kinnun, which means “place of refuge”.


Saraa-biila – it is plural of sarbaal, which means “a coat”.


Taqii – (it saves), origin of this word is waq-yun. Waq-yun and waqaayatun means “to save”.


It is commanded: We created sound shadows of many things, for example, shadows of mountains, trees, buildings and clouds, below which; you sit comfortably in cold to save yourselves from the heat of the sun. In addition, We created places of refuge in the mountains, in which you can take shelter for being saved from enemy, rain or sunlight. Moreover, We taught you preparing coats for safety from the heat. After wearing them you preserve your bodies from the heat of the sunshine. We taught you also “how to make a kind of coats; by pairing the rings of iron” which are called “chain armors”, and which save your bodies from being wounded at the time of war. Who does perfect these favors unto you? Certainly, this all has been provided to you by Allah Almighty with His Grace. He created for you entire required things and gave you sense and power of understanding, in order that you may prepare for yourselves all necessary goods from these things.


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).

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