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TRANSLATION OF QURAN
BY DR. QAMAR ZAMAN
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آیات
سورۃ
نمبر
1-7 الفَاتِحَة -1
1-286 البَقَرَة -2
1-200 آل عِمرَان -3
1-176 النِّسَاء -4
1-120 المَائدة -5
1-165 الاٴنعَام -6
1-206 الاٴعرَاف -7
1-75 الاٴنفَال -8
1-129 التّوبَة -9
1-109 یُونس -10
1-123 هُود -11
1-111 یُوسُف -12
1-43 الرّعد -13
1-52 إبراهیم -14
1-99 الحِجر -15
1-128 النّحل -16
1-111 بنیٓ اسرآئیل / الإسرَاء -17
1-110 الکهف -18
1-98 مَریَم -19
1-135 طٰه -20
1-112 الاٴنبیَاء -21
1-78 الحَجّ -22
1-118 المؤمنون -23
1-64 النُّور -24
1-77 الفُرقان -25
1-227 الشُّعَرَاء -26
1-93 النَّمل -27
1-88 القَصَص -28
1-69 العَنکبوت -29
1-60 الرُّوم -30
1-34 لقمَان -31
1-30 السَّجدَة -32
1-73 الاٴحزَاب -33
1-54 سَبَإ -34
1-45 فَاطِر -35
1-83 یسٓ -36
1-182 الصَّافات -37
1-88 صٓ -38
1-75 الزُّمَر -39
1-85 المؤمن / غَافر -40
1-54 حٰمٓ السجدة / فُصّلَت -41
1-54 القَمَر -54
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salam Dr. Sahib, i am sincerely waiting for my Q to be answered. as the Q was too long i put it under comments on july 02. plz answer my Q. thank you
Add Your Comments  Question by: SHIREEN On 13 July 2010
Comments by: Dr. Qamar Zaman On 14 July 2010
Mohtarma Shireen Saheba ,  
There was actully no question in your comments, rather only statements so there was a delay, Whatever I have understood is as follows,  
Rasool is a messenger so logically a Rasool can not be a Rasool without amessage. Now to know how allah gives a message is told in verse 51 of sura 42 .  
وَمَا كَانَ لِبَشَرٍ أَنْ يُكَلِّمَهُ اللَّهُ إِلا وَحْيًا أَوْ مِنْ وَرَاءِ حِجَابٍ أَوْ يُرْسِلَ رَسُولا فَيُوحِيَ بِإِذْنِهِ مَا يَشَاءُ إِنَّهُ عَلِيٌّ حَكِيمٌ  
51. it is not possible for any human being that Allâh speaks to him except by Wahi , or from behind a veil, or that He sends a Rasool to reveal what He wills Undoubtedly He is Most High, Most Wise .  
 
Now who is Nabi ?  
Nabi is a strong personality and implementer of the Wahi . You may study all those verses and suras where the word Nabi has appeared and you will find him:  
- Giving orders  
- Making decisions  
- Appointing commanders As Head of a state  
 
So Rasool can not be a Rasool without Wahi as he is amessenger of Wahi and Nabi can not be a Nabi without Wahi as he is the implementer of Wahi.  
 
Related to the same question I have answered to Saleem Bhai ,which is as follows ,  
 
Dear Saleem Bhai Assalam-o-alaikum ,,  
Your question needs two words /terminologies to be understood .نبی and النبی  
The root letters of the word نبی is either ن ب و or ن ب ی  
نبی from ن ب و means a person posted at a high position like a Head of a state .  
But نبی from ن ب ی means a person who gives some news , and in Religion it means a person who gets news from the God and gives it to the nation .  
النبی is a proper noun because of additional ال .  
Now the word وَخَاتَمَ النَّبِيِّينَ .This compound of words has appeared only once in sura 33.  
مَا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَا أَحَدٍ مِنْ رِجَالِكُمْ وَلَكِنْ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَخَاتَمَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا  
Now as you can see in the word خا تَم there is a زبر Zabar over the alphabet َت , So the paradigm is فا عَل with a زبر zabar over ع  
 
Whereas in the word خا ِتم there is a Zer زیر under the alphabet ت ,so the paradigm is فاعل with a زیر zer under ع  
The words found under the paradigm فاعل ( fa’il )with a زیر are کاتب katib قاتل qatil قادر qadir حامل hamil etc as you can see the meanings of these words made under this paradigm has inherent meanings of having faculty of a doer performer ,or an operator  
 
The word خاتم with a زبر over ت is not under this paradigm but it under the  
paradigm فاعل with a زبر over ت .The other word made under the paradigm فاعَل with a زبر over the alphabet ع is  
عالم meaning universe is also under the same paradigm with a زبر over ل . So the meaning of خاتَم as the last prophet is through interpretation.  
 
Let me quote Ameen Ahsan Islahi on page 239 of Tadabbur -e- Quran Book 6 .  
دونون اھل لغت کے نزدیک بالکل ھم معنی ھین " خاتم Khatim خاتم Khatam  
Last man of a nation ,Result of a thing ,Last stamp of a letter , all these things are included in its meanings .”Although neither خاتم with زیر nor خاتم with زبر means to stop .  
The categorical word meaning the last is not used which is آخر ,this has made the whole confusion .

Comments by: shireen On 15 July 2010Report Abuse
Salam-alaikum Dr. Sahib, i think you mistook someone else's question to be mine. i am reposting it today for you to consider. thank you.  
 
6:151 and 17:31 says “do not kill your children due to fear of poverty”, but as today science is advanced to the level that one can see the unborn fetus and identify its condition. Then if the fetus is abnormal to-be child then can one abort the fetus or is it a crime? Aborting such fetus is for the sake of relieving pain that the child has to suffer in this world. This way, are we not relieving some human of its pain and doing a good deed or are we murdering the child and becoming a sinner? (in 18:74, Moses’ companion for journey killed a young boy to relieve the burden for his parents. Is this correctly translated or does it mean something else?)  
 
In 3:6 “He is the One who shapes you in the wombs as He wills”. So according to this God is the one who creates as he wills. But I would like to know if I am missing some point to understand “why would God Almighty create mentally retarded, physically disabled and children with genetic disorders” and so on”. If a person loses his mental balance in his adult stage we can assume it is the result (jahannam) of his misdeeds or if a person becomes lame that is the result (jahannam) of his cruelties. But the unborn has not committed any crime at all.  

Comments by: Dr. Qamar Zaman On 15 July 2010
Mohtarma Shireen Saheba ,  
Please accept my apology for answering wrong question .  
 
Secondly Quran has not discussed the Killing of children i.e. slaughtering or murdering or aborting the foetus. Let me quote the Verse no 137 of sura 6  
وَكَذَلِكَ زَيَّنَ لِكَثِيرٍ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ قَتْلَ أَوْلادِهِمْ شُرَكَاؤُهُمْ لِيُرْدُوهُمْ وَلِيَلْبِسُوا عَلَيْهِمْ دِينَهُمْ وَلَوْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ مَا فَعَلُوهُ فَذَرْهُمْ وَمَا يَفْتَرُونَ  
137. and so to many of the Mushrikûn (polytheists - see V.2:105) their (Allâh's so­called) "partners" have made fair-seeming the killing of their children, In order to lead them to their own destruction and Cause confusion In their religion. and if Allâh had willed they would not have done so. so leave them alone with their fabrications. (usual translation )  
 
This is a verse which is the base for defining killing of the children. In this verse you can very well infer even from the orthodox translation that,  
 
1.. Mushrikeens have made the killing of children a fair-seeming act  
2.. The result of this killing is that children are lead to destruction and confusion in their religion. (Note that they are not dead physically)  
 
Now you can see for yourself that killing of the child does not finishes their life because this kind of killing causes confusion in their minds about the way of life (usually translated by Mulla as Religion.)  
 
Let us see the translation of the verse after removing the ambiguities, It says  
“The killing of children is glorified to many Mushrikeen مشرکین by their شرکآٓٓ ( Masters, teachers, Leaders) so that they are devastated and doubtful about their DEEN (way of life according to Wahee)"  
 
(Please note the Arabic wordings:  
 
لِيُرْدُوهُمْ means to make useless  
وَلِيَلْبِسُوا عَلَيْهِمْ دِينَهُمْ means to make someone doubtful about their Deen ( دین )  
Actually it is the training and teachings which is killing the child not the knife. Killing i.e. taking someone’s life is a crime and state is going to decide the punishment.  
 
To decide whether Abortion is to be kept under taking someone’s life i.e. a crime or not is the field of experts and they will advise the state to make laws accordingly . If you are at a place or in a position to make a law then you on the base of Wahee and the knowledge’s available can decide.

Comments by: shireen On 16 July 2010Report Abuse
Salaam Dr. Sahib, first of all thank you for answering my question. Sorry sir, but you did not answer the second part of my question, which in one line is – why did God create mentally and physically disabled children. The best example is the Iranian twins who died when they wanted to live a free life. There are also several cases of conjoint twins. What is the purpose of their creation?  
 
Moreover, as per your answer to the first part of my question, I don’t know of any state that has made a law stating it is ok to abort a child. Usually this permission is not given, ‘coz if given, then people will abort all the female fetuses. As far as I know, it is the couples’ choice whether to carry on such (abnormal fetus) pregnancy or to abort it. But the Muslims are made to believe that it is God’s will that he created such a child in your womb, it is your fate or it is the result of your misdeed and so on. I don’t believe why would God punish a child for his/her parents’ crimes! If the imposed belief is not true (that it is God’s will) then why are such children born?  
 
Please explain 18:74 in its true meaning.  
 

Comments by: Dr. Samreen Mohsin On 16 July 2010Report Abuse
Dear Your question is " WHY GOD CREATES MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY DISORDER CHILDREN"?  
i might be wrong! but let me explain that............ this is not fate or misdeed etc. which punishes any foetus... this is caused by a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors.  
 
Disruption of early fetal brain development or trauma that occurs at the time of birth -- for example, loss of oxygen to the brain -- may be a factor in the development of certain conditions.  
 
Poor nutrition and exposure to toxins by mothers may play a role in the development of mental illnesses in foetus.  
 
Some mental illnesses have been linked to an abnormal balance of special chemicals in the brain which help nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other. If these chemicals are out of balance or are not working properly, messages may not make it through the brain correctly, leading to symptoms of mental illness. In addition, defects in or injury to certain areas of the brain have also been linked to some mental conditions.  
Other biological factors that may be involved in the development of mental illness.  
 
Many mental illnesses run in families, suggesting that people who have a family member with a mental illness are more likely to develop a mental illness. Susceptibility is passed on in families through genes. Experts believe many mental illnesses are linked to abnormalities in many genes -- not just one. That is why a person inherits a susceptibility to a mental illness and doesn't necessarily develop the illness. Mental illness itself occurs from the interaction of multiple genes and other factors --such as stress, abuse, or a traumatic event -- which can influence, or trigger, an illness in a person who has an inherited susceptibility to it.  
 
Certain infections have also been linked to brain damage and the development of mental illness or the worsening of its symptoms. For example, a condition known as pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder (PANDA) associated with the Streptococcus bacteria has been linked to the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental illnesses in children.  

Comments by: shireen On 16 July 2010Report Abuse
Dear Dr. Samreen, salaam, i completely understand your view as i am a science student myself and know all the facts stated by you. I expect Dr. Sahib to answer my Q in the light of the Quran. i believe that God is the creator of life and death, he is the controller of everything including nature, chromosomes, placenta etc etc. so according to 3:6 "he creates as he wills". As God gave the sun a definite mode of action and to date we haven't seen the sun disobey the Lords' commands, then why do chromosomes do?

Comments by: ali.haideer On 16 July 2010Report Abuse
Dr Samreen thats all about Medical that this disease is due to this and this is due to this......And with every passing moment new research is comming about this. But the problem is why God has let these abnormalities to happen??? We know He has made rules for everything than why did he make rules for diseases to occur????we know that any abnormality from fertilization to birth will cause problems but why did God let all these diseases to happen?????And it is today b/c of science that we know that these are occuring b/c oof gene mutation and so and so, how did the people 1400 years ago believe that God is not resposible the genes are responsible for all this????? surely these issues might have been answered at that time..............these points need to be answered........................

Comments by: PeerGee On 17 July 2010Report Abuse
Mohtaram Ali Haider and Shireen Sahiba,  
Main aap dono se yeh jannina chahta hon kay kiya AAJ app kisi aisi bachy ko jantay han jisay God nay khud paida kiya ho, kiyun kay hamari nazar mian to AAJ jitnay bhi insan mojood han woh sub kay sub insanon hi nay paida kiye han. to phir kisi paydaishi khami ko GOD say kiyun mansoob kiya jata ha. mera khyal mian 1400 sal pehlay bhi jo insan paida hotay thay woh bhi dosray insano hi ki kawish ka nitija hotay thay. is liye paidaishi khami kisi hadsay ya bemari ki wajah se to ho sakti ha is ka ilzam Rabul AAlimeen ko dena munasib nahi hoga. Rabul AAlimeen ka kam dekhna ha to aap insan ki takhliq (designing) per ghor kar saktay han. Shukriya  

Comments by: aurangzaib On 17 July 2010Report Abuse
Dear brothers & sisters,  
 
The above discussion revolves around the following questions:-  
 
Why did God create mentally and physically disabled children?  
 
Why God has let these abnormalities to happen???  
 
We know He has made rules for everything than why did he make rules for diseases to occur????  
 
He is the controller of everything including nature, chromosomes, placenta etc etc. so according to 3:6 "he creates as he wills". As God gave the sun a definite mode of action and to date we haven't seen the sun disobey the Lords' commands, then why do chromosomes do?  
 
Before asking WHY, we must consider whether it is God who actually let this happen; or does it happen as per God’s will? Can God’s creation be retarded, abnormal, unbalanced, useless, etc.?  
I think the answer will be that: God is KHAYIR (خیر ), and God is Perfect. He does not create what is not GOOD and USEFUL. He does not create anything “BAATIL”.  
 
Then why genes/chromosomes etc. are sometimes damaged causing abnormalities in the fetus in mother’s womb?  
 
Let us first analyze the example of “sun” given in one of the above questions.  
SUN and other celestial objects in the universe are declared to act upon God’s will, meaning just to do as they are programmed to work; and they do not/cannot violate His commands. (wa hum laa yastakbaroon).  
 
Man’s problems are different. One of the elements inside him is SHAYITAAN, who disobeys and seduces him to act as per his wishes and lusts. Man is free to act as he likes. He is not forced into a programmed scope of activities. So, SUN’s example here is not applicable to a man’s life at all.  
 
Man is independent within his small powers and limitations. He spends his personal life as he wishes to. Therefore he himself is responsible for the results emerging from his physical and mental activities.  
 
God has prescribed and determined a procedure and mechanism for conception, evolution, nourishment, and birth of a baby. And man has been given the instinct to follow the urge of self procreation. All the living creatures have been given this instinct and they follow it for the existence of their species.  
 
What happens to a baby inside a mother’s body depends upon the state of health inside the mother’s body. A healthy state in the body would not let the baby harmed in any respect. A sick body would definitely have its harmful effects. Often babies inherit the parents’ diseases which have influenced parent’s genes. Does God do that? No.  
 
To keep ourselves healthy is incumbent upon us, not upon God. Any disturbance in our genes/chromosomes, adversely affecting our to-be-born babies, is due to our own negligence, indulgence, extravagance, short-sightedness and unnatural living and eating habits over long years.  
 
Man should die of age. But we rarely find one dying of age. Man has so ruined his health and physique that an overwhelming majority dies of disease and resultant physical failures. Those rare cases where we find no sickness/disease and one is witnessed dying painlessly due to old age, are always those who have lived in total harmony with nature.  
 
We are living an unnatural life. We are eating mostly unnatural form of food. We are hell bent upon flesh-meat eating. We are not made to slaughter animals and eat them. Most of us cannot face the sight of slaughtering and bloodshedding. Meat in its original state, is repulsive to eyes and to smell. In most civilized states, carcasses of slaughtered animals must be fully hidden under cover for transportation purposes. Butcheries are made far away from common sight.  
Then why do we eat something so unpleasant to our senses. By all means, repulsive things are not meant for human consumption. They are not “Tayyab”.  
 
Man was created to live in harmony with nature. He has become the worst enemy of nature. He is destroying nature and ecology on this mother earth. He is living in confined spaces with artificial atmosphere. He has become a Carnivorous animal while his teeth, stomach and intestines do not match those of the Carnivore. He is by physical composition a frugivorous animal. When he indulges in flesh-meat eating and in chemically processed food and drinks, he goes far away from nature. His digestion is destroyed and resultantly a Morbid Matter is produced in the body. This matter through fermentation may change its nature from liquid to gases and may form lumps and obstacles, hampering the smooth functioning of the body. The fermentation creates extreme heat and that is an atmosphere where bacteria and bacilli grow and multiply.  
 
So friends, before we blame God for our own inadequacies, we must ponder extensively upon our own deficiencies. Upon what we are doing to ourselves and to our coming generations.  
 
God does not interfere into our lives. He does not harm us. He has blessed us with great potentials. We must know how to actualize our potentials and how to use them to our benefit and to that of our coming generations. He has given us a most flawless and the safest system of procreation. It is we who are intent upon destroying that system. How can we blame God for our own doings?  
 
God bless you.  

Comments by: shireen On 18 July 2010Report Abuse
Dear brother Aurangazaib,  
 
Thank you for your participation in this discussion. Very beautifully u have explained the facts related to abnormalities in human life at birth.  
 
I understand completely that we reap what we sow, but in the case of abnormal children, we sow and they reap. If parents are at fault they should face the music, why the children? That is the only reason I wanted to know the true meaning of 3:6. What is its correct translation? Or rather what does “as he wills” mean with regards to human creation. Please also explain 18:74.  
 
To brother per gee, thanks for your answer too. We are not blaming God for such things. I did mention in my question “if I am missing some point to understand”. And indeed as u mentioned, I personally feel that one of the best creation/design of our Lord is the birth of a living being and human in particular. I know the beautiful stages of this journey  

Comments by: aurangzaib On 18 July 2010Report Abuse
Dear Sis,  
 
So happy that my participation was fruitful.  
I quote you as saying:  
 
"but in the case of abnormal children, we sow and they reap."  
 
I would rather say that it is "we" who reap, as our children are "reproductions of our own self". If and when they suffer, we suffer too; and by God, our sufferings are deeper than their sufferings. They may not feel that much - as in most of the cases they may be mentally impaired - but we feel a perpetual agony on behalf of them. The actual and the bulk of the punishment is targeted towards us, not to them, because, I think, we are the only ones to be blamed for not taking steps in advance for the safety of the coming little angels. Yes, sometimes, some irresponsible doctors are also to be blamed.  
 
Sis, Verse 18/74, i.e., Sura Kahaf is a magnificent piece of classical Arabic literature. The whole Episode of Prophet's Moses' adventure is in high metaphorical style. No Qatal is murder, no WALL is a brick wall, no Bahr is an Ocean and I think, no "young man" (Ghulam) is a young man there. So please just wait there. When Dr. Qamar's interpretation of Chapter "al-Kahaf" is introduced on these pages, you and I and all our brethren will be spell-bound and awe-struck with the depth of meaning it possesses. Right now I can only write these few words about it. Translating just a verse from this Chapter will be an exercise in futility. I hope Dr. Sahib is reading my words and might write a few words to corroborate my reflection.  
 
God bless you.  

Comments by: ali.haideer On 19 July 2010Report Abuse
Respected Brother Aurangzeb I just want to know few things which you missed to answer to the point in your previous reply.  
We all admit that God has created rules for everything to occur. Once we all admit this point than the issue arises that:  
1). "Why did he make rules for diseases (either occuring in new borns or in indigents) to occur?"  
It is today because of science that few diseases have been cured but in past these minor diseases very so fatal that thousands of human beings lost their lives. God was aware of this that the human being at this level (means 1000s of years ago when there was no Science) are not able to combate diseases and not even able to understand the basic A B C of these diesases than after having the knowledge of these things  
2). Why did he imposed such devastating rules for diseases to occur?  
Thanks

Comments by: moazzam On 19 July 2010
Dear all,regards,the creator created the diseases and disasters human has to combate with, witch causes uplift his knowledge ultimately recognize the God.Further debate will consume your valuable time, we know the all creature has some purpose nothing is created BATIL.leave some thing for comming generation,they might know better, as we know better than past.We need not to limit the time and space in dicision making.Accept whatever he created with out asking WHY, try to find out solutions.May Allah bless you all.

Comments by: shireen On 20 July 2010Report Abuse
 
Dear brother Aurangazaib, salam  
 
Yes we shall wait for Dr. Sahib to explain 18:74 and I am sure he will InshaAllah come up with a wonderful explanation.  
 
Getting back to my Q on “we sow they reap”, I know we bear the bulk of the brunt, but whatever little pain the abnormal child bears, is not due to his/her deeds. I know a lady (in her late 50’s) who is MR and has to be taken care of, just like an infant. Her mother passed away few years back and this lady is now with her elder sister. So if the parents are responsible for the pain of this child, why the elder sister is now suffering? Moreover, this MR lady has dental problems and she holds her cheek with a pitiful face, it makes us all cry. She also has severe constipation problem. She underwent a hysterectomy a few years back. Why is she suffering all this?  
 
2:155 and 3:186 say that we will be tested through some fear, our money and lives. Is this correctly translated or as per the prevalent translation, we will be tested with such abnormal children, untimely death of our children (Stillbirth) etc.  

Comments by: aurangzaib On 20 July 2010Report Abuse
Dear Sis,  
 
I agree that to tend to the sick, the retarded and the elderly can be a test of your righteousness; although verses 2/155 and 3/186 are referring to a slightly different perspective. Allama Pervaiz translated the word “la Nabluannakum” as “We will surely afford you chances to evolve your inner self” (through disparity and losses….etc.) He did not take it as “test” or AAZMAAISH.  
 
However, old age and disability of dear ones, as you know the traditional way of our society, have to be taken care of by the closest blood relatives. Who else would do that in a heartless society like ours? In that relationship we do not see whose fault caused the problem. We just do it as a mandatory service to our elders, because they had done for us whatever was in their power when they were young. The Almighty already has described the old age as “Arzalul ‘Omr”, meaning the lowest degree of your life span where you may need support of your younger ones most of the time.  
 
I hope in a truly humanistic society, sufferings will be fully looked after by the State and, you know, State will then represent God. So, once a society is evolved under divine guidance, sufferings will be happily shared and life would be a lot easier. We have the examples of the present “welfare states”. I think, in this respect, they are a good specimen of what a true Muslim society can achieve. So we can conclude that our sufferings are due to our failures to form a benevolent society.  
 
Apart from the above discussion, and apart from all the magnificent progress in the medical science, man still has a long way to go to learn how to live in health, how to avoid diseases, and how eventually to die peacefully of age, not of diseases – without losing his teeth, his hair, his listening and his eyesight. Man is mostly himself responsible for his problems because health problems are mostly attributable to our daily intakes or our environment. God has no hand in it as he is the Merciful, the Beneficient.  
 
God bless you.  

Comments by: dr shahid On 20 July 2010
dear brother and sisters assalamualaikum  
despite all the above discussion the question laid down by mohtarma shireen remain unanswered.All the scietific and the moral reasons given above by the participants are the solid facts which are discovered by the today's science and evolution of human society.  
 
but here we are trying to understand ALMIGHTY'S DIVINE BOOK THE QURAN.which deals withe human rights. so the  
QUESTION IS WHY ONE HUMAN BEING WHO HAS NOT COME TO THIS WORLD SUFFERES THE MISERY AND PAIN OF WRONG DEEDS OF THE OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.  
MEANING THE MENTALLY RETARTED AND OTHER DISABLED CHILDREN AS THEY HAVE NOT DONE ANY WRONG DEEDS.  
KEEP IN MIND 53;39

Comments by: aurangzaib On 21 July 2010Report Abuse
Good to see brother Dr. Shahid enter this discussion.  
 
53/39 is often misquoted. It has a perspective of Aakhirat, the future era or life after death. Kindly go through the context, i.e., the preceding verses as well as the succeeding ones.  
 
The question of "Doing right or wrong" does not arise in relation of a new born baby. He is not mentally ripe to be accounted for. He is the reflection of "the right or wrong" done by his parents. So it is the parents who are either happy or grieved upon the result of their doings. Our offspring does pay for what we do to them with regard to their safety and upbringing before their birth and after. And as I already explained, it is more a suffering of our own than that of theirs.  
 
Say, you train your children in negative ways. You make them obstinate, autocratic and manner less. Or you are cruel to them and unjust. The results of this behavior of yours will ruin their personality and they may suffer its adverse effects throughout their lives. What would you say about that? Who is suffering because of who?  
 
Similar is simply the case of health problems. I have already given an example that sometimes children inherit the diseases of their parents. What will be your ruling about that? Have those children done any wrong? Why then they must suffer from the health problems of their parents? But it is a fact and it happens.  
 
53/39, as I said does not apply in our present perspective. And that it is often quoted out of context. Even respected Allama Pervaiz quoted that totally out of context in respect of SOOD.  
 
And the above is finally the best I can write about it.

Comments by: Dr. Qamar Zaman On 22 July 2010
Quest to get answers to such perplexities has always haunted me since long.  
The arguments in favor of creation being created so beautifully is immediately counter questioned by such quarries.  
Being a student of science it is so easy to answer by saying that there is no God and whatever we see is the natural phenomenon and such creation is continuing in universe and nature learns and adjusts according to its success and failure.  
But being student of Quran I don’t feel myself in a position to say that.  
This conflict in mind may lead to negation of divinity which personally I won’t like to happen, so I stop myself thinking, why the babies are born with abnormalities or why there are dos don’ts of the society.  
What I am trying is to help Humanity on both the fronts i.e. helping the diseased ones in alleviating their sufferings, and trying to remove the differences in society so that every human being gets his Rights at his doorstep.  

Comments by: shireen On 22 July 2010Report Abuse
Salam Dr. Sahib,  
 
Thank you for your reply. I was expecting your answer in a day or two. And yes as a student of science it is very easy to answer this question. But just as you said, as a student of Quran it stops us from saying so. I believe that God is very very merciful and don’t find an answer to my question fully. And the more I think about these things, the more I am restless. I agree with you that this conflict may lead to the negation of divinity and hence I shall give up my query at this point. Probably some day we might find an answer to this. May God give you success in your mission.  
 
thanks to you too brother Aurangazaib.  

Comments by: dr shahid On 25 July 2010
AOA dear brother and sisters  
due to my long sheduled duties i could not take part in this discussion further .thanks respected auranzaib sh to welcome me on this forum .  
here after readind ur comments . i only want to add one thing that my understanding of 53; 39 is that this is related to mere this part of the world not the AKHIRAT so according to this ayat every body have to eventually pay for his deeds in this HAYATAD DUNNIYA NOT IN AKHIRAT . this is what i have learned from respected DR. QAMAR ZAMAN  
About AKHIRAT what will be the conditions and the misery and blessings we at this present life could not grasp,the only thing which QURAN says about this is the azabul akhira is ashaddu wa abqa 20;127

Comments by: UmeAimon On 21 October 2010Report Abuse
Salam brothers and sisters  
 
This has helped me understand and someone may find this useful.  
The answer to this question is simply the way we understand Allah Who up till now has been ingrained in our minds as some kind of holy being that is deciding on the spot what He will do next or at a certain point. While the discussion on “a point of time” can become long let me make it simple.  
 
Allah is the Lord / Supreme Power of cause and effect!  
It is encompassing the whole universe including human being and hence, It is nearer to our jugular vein.  
So understand now why No-thing is like It.  
And why It begets none and non is begotten from it!  
And why It says everyhting is already written down!  
We need to study this universe to find It for our own good,  
As the laws within this Ultimate Law are not changeable they are already set for us to discover.  
 
It is bayNayaaz of our doings and keeps working Its ways that are not changeable!  
We get in the end what we did for and Yes abnormalities of any kind are the cause of our own doings, be it rupture in the ozone layer which is causing ill effects on human bodies!  
 
As once again It’s the SUPPREME LAW of cause and effect that’s governing the whole Universe, its finites and infinites, that we know of and that we don’t know about yet and need to for our own good!  
 
And yes It is still Rehman and Reheem…Can we deny this fact with your own existence? How everything around us has been made to make us live and live easily as well if we follow It’s Laws!  
 
As to why a person suffers when it’s someone else’s fault:  
I think that is the way we humans are, isn’t it? When someone does wrong with the other person and this other person suffers without having done anything wrong, it’s called injustice! Allah did not ask us to do injustice!  
But accidents also happen and sometimes its no ones fault. Can we answer why now?  
 
So regarding should we let such children who’ll suffer consequences of our or our ancestor’s doings, abort? Why not?  
Either we remove the cause of unjust or we don’t let such life come that’ll only suffer when it enters this world!  
 
jazakAllah  
 
UmeAimon

Comments by: momin On 22 October 2010Report Abuse
Dear All,  
What a beautiful question sister Shireen asked. A question so important, so basic, so heart breaking, I  
do not know what to say. A good question my sister. I can feel and appreciate the pain with which you asked this  
question.  
 
"why did God create mentally and physically disabled children. The best example is the Iranian twins  
who died when they wanted to live a free life. There are also several cases of conjoint twins. What is the purpose  
of their creation?"  
 
None could answer this question including Doctor Qamer, neither can I. However, once again appreciate honest/sincere and beautiful comments by Doctor Qamer , Dear Sir, you have always impressed me with your objectivity,Your comments,  
 
"Being a student of science it is so easy to answer by saying that there is no God and whatever we see is  
the natural phenomenon and such creation is continuing in universe and nature learns and adjusts according  
to its success and failure. But being student of Quran I don’t feel myself in a position to  
say that, This conflict in mind may lead to negation of divinity which personally I won’t like to happen, so I stop  
myself thinking, why the babies are born with abnormalities or why there are dos don’ts of the society.  
What I am trying is to help Humanity on both the fronts i.e. helping the diseased ones in alleviating their  
sufferings, and trying to remove the differences in society so that every human being gets his Rights at his  
doorstep"  
 
Dear Doctor Sahib, I agree, wisdom demands that we should not reach the stage to negate divinity.  
Divinity in fact is evolving human thought process to understand our reality and the universe. In the process  
gods are born and die. new gods are born to answer NEW questions. At least I need a new god to answer  
my this question. Let us not defend old gods. Let them defend themselves through their books.If they can't,  
search for new gods Allow me to write few verses of my favorite poet Iqbal,  
 
SUCH KEH DOON AI BERAHMAN GER TOO BOORA NA MANAY.  
TERAY SANNAM KUDOON K BOOT HO GAI PORANAY  
APNOON SAI BAIR RUKHNA TOO NA BOOTON SAY SEEKHA  
JUNG-O-JUDDEL SIKHAYA WAHIZ KO B KHODA NAI  
 
TUNG AA K MAI NAI AKHIR DIR-O-HARAM KO CHORA  
WAHIZ KA WAHZ CHORA, CHORAY TERAY FASANAY  
 
 
Let the stage come when god will say,  
 
" TOO NAI YAI KIA GHAZEB KIA MOOJ KO BE FASH KER DIA  
MAI HE TO AIK RAZ THA SEENA-I-KAINAT MAIN."  
 
Sister Nargis, can you understand something out of this "MIR PURI ROMAN URDU" ? Sister Nargis will  
remain un happy till the time she gives birth(thought process) to a new god or you meet a new god.  
until than I request Brother Aurangzeb to sing a song for you on you tube (which you keep requesting him)  
and dedicate it to you for your happiness. Please forgive me for taking this liberty in the serious discussion.  
But humor is also necessary for mind lubrication.

Comments by: Nargis On 22 October 2010Report Abuse
Call me cynical, but to me ,genetic disability seems better than the physical one chosen by many.... worst r those whos not using their brain or dont want to expand their own knowledge. . .  
 
 
Momin, Nargis is better today, i have been reading the translation by Dr Qamar Zaman, and loads of mysteries solved. Arungzaib wont sing any songs, us ne kar dia inkaar tor ke mere dil ke taar, tauba astaghfaar. :-O

Comments by: momin On 23 October 2010Report Abuse
 
Sister I totally agree with you. I have also Learn t from Doctor Qamer. You see knowledge etc etc doesn't  
matter much if one has a flaw in his personality. I have met many many extremely knowledgeable persons  
like Allama Pervez and so on. He was also great. But most significant thing I found in Doctor Qamer is his  
objective approach. His brevity, clarity and relevancy is commendable. He does not bring his own thoughts  
where he doesn't find answer in the book and doesn't defend un necessarily. An interpreter of divine book  
should not incorporate his own thoughts while interpreting. He should write his own book if he has  
something else to say. Example is his above reply,  
 
"this conflict in mind may lead to negation of divinity which personally I won’t like to happen, so I stop  
myself thinking, why the babies are born with abnormalities or why there are dos don’ts of the society"  
 
QURAN DOESN'T GIVE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION. LET US ACCEPT THAT.  
 
 
 

Comments by: bob On 23 October 2010Report Abuse
Why babies are born with abnormalities is because of genetic errors somewhere. But why its made like that, why God didnt make another law so we could avoid abnormal disable babies, thats something different.  
 
 

Comments by: momin On 24 October 2010Report Abuse
I asked a Mullah, Why "Hilala" of women if the husband is at fault. He said, it is a punishment for husband  
whose wife has to sleep with another man. I replied, what about the poor lady, Mullah replied she will enjoy  
sex.  
 
Fault is of parents and our Mullay say, Hilala should be of disabled children. Parents will suffer and  
disabled children???? will enjoy their disability? This is justice of God? I attempt to understand Quran  
as any other book. Its contents should speak of its divinity.  
 
 
 
JIN KA DEEN KIZB-0-RIA HO OON KO  
HIMMATAY KOOFR MILAY JOORATAY TAHKIK MILAY.  
 
FAIZ  

Comments by: moazzam On 25 October 2010
Dear Momin : what about the third person ( HALALI ) normaly the mullah himself, as you quoted "I asked a Mullah, Why "Hilala" of women if the husband is at fault. He said, it is a punishment for husband  
whose wife has to sleep with another man. I replied, what about the poor lady, Mullah replied she will enjoy  
sex" HAQEEQAT KHURAFAT MAIN KHO GAI

Comments by: momin On 25 October 2010Report Abuse
Mind you dear Moazzem,  
 
This Mullah was not an ordinary person, highly qualified in sciences, very  
high official of grade -21,my colleague, having long beard ,an intelligent person but see what he said. This is  
the miracle of scholars(ulema and mushaikh) demanding blind faith. Unless we read the book/ scrutinize  
religion fearlessly without attaching sanctity to it we can not come out of the clutches of its "Fahashi" I like  
aastana, here one can say anything. Let people talk, think.  
 
By attaching sanctity of divinity, 'MOOLAY" have made laughing stock of their teachings. Bertrned Russel  
has written a beautiful book namely LET PEOPLE THINK. Yes, let people think. let them question everything.  
ISLAM KHATRAY MAI NANHE PERAY GA. Truth is always the winner if at all it is. The problem in our society  
is" MOOLAY" do not let people think. Let people become atheists, let them become secular, let them  
become anything but not "moolay". No harm will come to society I can assure you. MOAZEM dear take  
them out of this menace everything will improve.

Comments by: M.N.Khalid On 29 December 2010Report Abuse
Dr. Samreen Mohsin commented On 16 July 2010 :: Many mental illnesses run in families, suggesting that people who have a family member with a mental illness are more likely to develop a mental illness. Susceptibility is passed on in families through genes. Experts believe many mental illnesses are linked to abnormalities in many genes -- not just one. That is why a person inherits a susceptibility to a mental illness and doesn't necessarily develop the illness. Mental illness itself occurs from the interaction of multiple genes and other factors --such as stress, abuse, or a traumatic event -- which can influence, or trigger, an illness in a person who has an inherited susceptibility to it.  
 
M.N.Khalid: Don't you think that possibilies of " influence, or trigger, an illness in a person who has an inherited susceptibility to it" increase at Maga Level in case of First Cousin Marriage ?

Comments by: M.N.Khalid On 29 December 2010 Edit DeleteReport Abuse
dr shahid commented On 20 July 2010 : QUESTION IS WHY ONE HUMAN BEING WHO HAS NOT COME TO THIS WORLD SUFFERES THE MISERY AND PAIN OF WRONG DEEDS OF THE OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.  
MEANING THE MENTALLY RETARTED AND OTHER DISABLED CHILDREN AS THEY HAVE NOT DONE ANY WRONG DEEDS.  
KEEP IN MIND 53;39  
وَأَن لَّيْسَ لِلْإِنسَانِ إِلَّا مَا سَعَى  
That man can have nothing but what he strives (asked) for; [53/39]  
 
M.N.Khalid: WHO ASKED FOR "POOR CHILD OR HIS PARENTS" ?

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