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Lesson # 912 - A succession of clear signs
Lesson # 912 from the Noble Quran
A succession of clear signs
Surah ‘A’-RAAF(The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verses – 132 & 133 of 206,
Section – 16 of 24 (Part - 9)
In the name ofAllah, the Beneficent, the
132. And they said:
Whatever portent thou bringest wherewith to bewitch us, we shall not put
faith in thee.
133. So We sent upon
them the flood and the locusts and the vermin and the frogs and the blood – a
succession of clear signs. But they were arrogant and became a guilty folk.
qaaluu mahmaa ta’-tinaa
bihii min ‘Aayatil-li-tas-haranaa bihaa, famaa nahuu
Mahmaa – (whatever),
actually, this word is maamaa. As per
Arabic language maa means which. So
by repeating the same word “maa”, its
meanings have become “whatever”. During speaking – the second “a” has been converted into “h”. Therefore it became mahmaa. The meaning remained the same.
obstinacy of the people of Pharaoh! It is true proverb: A man gets ready to
lose his life due to stubbornness and persistency. At this stage, we can see
that demand of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) was not too much big. He
desired only that the Children of Israel should be sent with Him (peace be upon
Him). But haughtiness and sway had blinded and made the nation of Pharaoh mad.
Their pride could never permit them that, free of cost slave should let be gone
easily from their control.
themselves used to dwell with luxury. That time was even less civilized than
ours. We have been observing them nowadays, who claim that they are very
civilized and belong to good breed, but they want to keep the weak nations
pressed and give them some amount to accomplish their desires as “A giant will
starve on what will suffice a dwarf”. They agree never to loose their hold from
While this is
the condition of today’s claimants of the civilization, then there is no wonder
in brazen and arrogance of the nation of Pharaoh. Behold! What are they saying
to Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him)? They said: O Moses! Whatever portent thou
bringest wherewith to bewitch us, we shall not put faith in thee (we will not
fall into your trap).
After that, it
is commanded that Allah Almighty began to let them suffer. The Children of Israel
were saved from the afflictions, but troubles of the flood and the locusts and
the vermin were sent upon the people of Pharaoh. Abundance of the frogs made
difficult to live with comfort and the water became for them the blood, but wow:
Hey carelessness! Whenever affliction came; they began to weep, and when it was
removed, then again the same arrogance and stubbornness.
nature had deteriorated and they had become accustomed to persecution. They had
lost such ability that they might distinguish between good and evil, and listen
to the advisers. These are the signs of badness.
Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from
Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall,
Published by PaakCompany,
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)