Our Limited Knowledge about Al-Qadr

Today we will study Verse # 2 Chapter # 97 – Surah Al-Qadr.

وَمَآ اَدْرٰىكَ مَا لَيْلَةُ الْقَدْرِ

And what will make you realize what the Night of Glory is?

By WordNo. of Instances
in The Holy Quran
Meaning  First Placement
in the Holy Quran
Last Placement
in the Holy Quran
وَمَآ646be motioned;
be signaled
Verse # 04
Chapter # 02
Verse # 02
Chapter # 111
اَدْرٰىكَ29Can make
you know
Verse # 11
Chapter # 04
Verse # 05
Chapter # 104
مَا1012how much;
which  
Verse # 17
Chapter # 02
Verse # 02
Chapter # 113
لَيْلَةِ92 A nightVerse # 51
Chapter # 02
Verse # 03
Chapter # 97
الْقَدْرِ132A large quantity
of something
Verse # 20
Chapter # 02
Verse # 03
Chapter # 97

The first placement of the word وَمَآ is in Verse # 04 Chapter # 02 in which Allah Subhan O Talah discussing the two facts that People of faith will be those who believe what has been revealed on you and what was revealed before you.

وَ الَّذِيْنَ يُؤْمِنُوْنَ بِمَآ اُنْزِلَ اِلَيْكَ وَمَآ اُنْزِلَ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ ۚ وَبِالْاٰخِرَةِ ھُمْ يُوْقِنُوْنَ

And who believe in what has been revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith].

The last placement of the word وَمَآ is in Verse # 02 Chapter # 111 in which Allah Subhan O Talah also discussing two states of Neither his wealth nor ˹worldly˺ gains will benefit him.

مَآ اَغْنٰى عَنْهُ مَالُهٗ وَمَا كَسَبَ


The first placement of the word اَدْرٰىكَ is in Verse # 11 Chapter # 04 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is elaborating the portion of children inheritance. Earlier verse مَآ اَغْنٰى عَنْهُ مَالُهٗ وَمَا كَسَبَ is from Surat-ul-Tabbatt . The surah is revealed after the condescending attitude of Abu Lahab after of the death Rasool Allah’s son death. Now keeping that context in your mind recite the following Ayah in which Allah Subhan O Talah explained in detail about the inheritance portions of children.

يُوْصِيْكُمُ اللّٰهُ فِيْٓ اَوْلَادِكُمْ ۤ لِلذَّكَرِ مِثْلُ حَظِّ الْاُنْثَيَيْنِ ۚ فَاِنْ كُنَّ نِسَاۗءً فَوْقَ اثْنَتَيْنِ فَلَھُنَّ ثُلُثَا مَا تَرَكَ ۚ وَاِنْ كَانَتْ وَاحِدَةً فَلَھَا النِّصْفُ ۭ وَلِاَبَوَيْهِ لِكُلِّ وَاحِدٍ مِّنْهُمَا السُّدُسُ مِمَّا تَرَكَ اِنْ كَانَ لَهٗ وَلَدٌ ۚ فَاِنْ لَّمْ يَكُنْ لَّهٗ وَلَدٌ وَّوَرِثَهٗٓ اَبَوٰهُ فَلِاُمِّهِ الثُّلُثُ ۚ فَاِنْ كَانَ لَهٗٓ اِخْوَةٌ فَلِاُمِّهِ السُّدُسُ مِنْۢ بَعْدِ وَصِيَّةٍ يُّوْصِيْ بِھَآ اَوْ دَيْنٍ ۭ اٰبَاۗؤُكُمْ وَاَبْنَاۗؤُكُمْ لَا تَدْرُوْنَ اَيُّھُمْ اَقْرَبُ لَكُمْ نَفْعًا ۭ فَرِيْضَةً مِّنَ اللّٰهِ ۭاِنَّ اللّٰهَ كَانَ عَلِيْمًا حَكِـيْمًا

Allah commands you regarding your children: the share of the male will be twice that of the female. If you leave only two ˹or more˺ females, their share is two-thirds of the estate. But if there is only one female, her share will be one-half. Each parent is entitled to one-sixth if you leave offspring. But if you are childless and your parents are the only heirs, then your mother will receive one-third. But if you leave siblings, then your mother will receive one-sixth—after the fulfillment of bequests and debts.5 ˹Be fair to˺ your parents and children, as you do not ˹fully˺ know who is more beneficial to you.6 ˹This is˺ an obligation from Allah. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

The last placement of the word اَدْرٰىكَ is in Verse # 05 Chapter # 104 in which Allah Subhan O Talah is describing that those who accumulate wealth, count it continuously and thinking their wealth will make them immortal. He is negating the fact that those who are involved in such a practice they will be crushed. They have no idea about the result of their habits.

وَمَآ اَدْرٰىكَ مَا الْحُطَمَةُ

And what can make you know what is the Crusher?


The first placement of the word مَا is in Verse # 17 Chapter # 02, Allah Subhan O Talah is showcasing the situation about those involved in wealth accumulation and those involved in mockery of Rasool Allah (SAW). Their example is that of someone who kindles a fire, but when it lights up all around them, Allah takes away their light, leaving them in complete darkness—unable to see.

مَثَلُھُمْ كَمَثَلِ الَّذِى اسْـتَوْقَدَ نَارًا ۚ فَلَمَّآ اَضَاۗءَتْ مَا حَوْلَهٗ ذَھَبَ اللّٰهُ بِنُوْرِهِمْ وَتَرَكَھُمْ فِىْ ظُلُمٰتٍ لَّا يُبْصِرُوْنَ

The last placement of the word مَا is in Verse # 02 Chapter # 113 so what should one do to avoid such a behavior is to seek refuge From the evil of that which He created مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ.


The first placement of the word لَيْلَةِ is in Verse # 51 Chapter # 02 and the last placement of the word is in لَيْلَةُ Verse # 03 Chapter # 97


The first placement of the word قَدِيْرٌ is in Verse # 20 Chapter # 02 and the last placement of the word is in الْقَدْرِ Verse # 03 Chapter # 97 


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