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Lesson # 970 - Heed is must, when listening to Qur’an
Lesson # 970 from the Noble Quran
Heed is must, when listening to Qur’an
Surah ‘A’-RAAF(The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verse – 204 of 206, Section – 24 of
24 (Part - 9)
In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the
And when the Qur’an
is recited, give ear to it and pay heed, that ye may obtain mercy.
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.
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.
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 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)