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Special times of God’s remembrance
Lesson # 971 from the Noble Quran
Special times of God’s remembrance
Surah ‘A’-RAAF(The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verse – 205 of 206, Section – 24 of
24 (Part - 9)
In the name ofGod, the Beneficent, the
And do thou (O Muhammad) remember thy Lord within thyself
humbly and with awe, below thy breathe, at morn and evening, and be not thou
of the neglectful.
Tazarru-‘an – (humbly), this word has been derived from zar-‘un, which means “humbleness,
self-abasement”. From its origin, a word zaraa-‘at
is more in common use, which means “to consider oneself a trifle, mere nothing
and quite helpless”. Tazarra‘ means “to make one’s condition such
as the helplessness and feebleness manifests from it”.
Khiifatan – (with awe, being afraid of), this word is made from khawf, and the word under discussion is
used for exposing the condition of fear, that is to say; Remembering Allah
Almighty by producing the condition of fear in oneself.
Quduwwi - it is first part of
the day i.e. the morning, a.m. (also A.M.) – ante-meridium (before noon). The
morning time is called gudwatun and bukratun also.
‘Aasaali – this word is plural of ‘asiil.
‘Asiil is the time when sharpness of the sun has lessened, the evening time
is close and the sun is going to set i.e. second part of the day (p.m. or P.M.
– post-meridium). ‘Aasaali – the last hours of the day.
from the previous verse that Holy Qur’an
has been sent down in the world to tell the human being those things which are
useful for him. Therefore, it is incumbent that when the Holy Qur’an is being recited, it must be
listened carefully and whatever is being taught, should be understood properly.
From it, the door of mercy opens and the forgotten useful matters come to mind.
So, Holy Qur’an is a complete Dhikr (Remembrance).
In this verse,
in addition, the importance regarding remembering and making mention to Allah
Almighty every time has been described and instructed its method. It is
commanded: And do you remember your Lord within yourselves thus; expressing
your humility. Reflection of God’s Greatness, Grandeur and His Fear must be in
the hearts. He should be remembered in the heart and by the tongue continuously
but the voice must not be noisy.
remembrance of Allah Almighty, particularly morning and evening are
well-adjusted times, although, one must not be careless any time from His heed.
First impression of hearing the Holy Qur’an
with attention becomes manifest in such form that Dhikr (Remembrance) of Allah Almighty remains current on the tongue
of humankind. Along with the tongue, the heart should continue it also and the
voice should not be much high during His remembrance. Verbal remembrance is
performed in the beginning and the heart is habituated to associate the tongue.
After that, the heart precedes in the remembrance and makes the tongue its
companion too. At that time it should be considered that some negligence has
been removed by Allah Almighty and the real aim of God’s remembrance has been
acquired. In the process of time, the carelessness vanishes and the heart of
human seems to be meditated in the remembrance of Allah Almighty. In such
condition, mankind gains the habit of the Angels (peace be upon Them) who are
engaged every time in the Remembrance of God Almighty.
behtar hae insaan honaa, Magar is mein lagti hae mehnat ziadah
The man is
better than the angels. But more effort is required into it
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)