In the name of God be ship’s course and its mooring - Quran Chapter 11-41 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1374) - درس قرآن
Quran Chapter 11-41 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1374) - درس قرآن
In the name of God be ship’s course and its mooring
Surah Huud (Hud) - 11
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
41. And he said: Embark therein! In the name of Allah be its course and its mooring. Lo! My Lords is Forgiving, Merciful.
41. Wa qaalar-kabuu fiihaa BisMillaahi maj-rai-haa wa mursaa-haa. ‘Inna Rabbii la-Gafuurur-Rahiim.
Maj-raa – (to run, to move, to flow), origin of this word is J-R-Y. Meaning of the words jar-yun and maj-raa is the same. In Holy Qur’an, this word is written as “Maj-rii-haa”, but it should be read as “ Maj-raa-haa. However, grammatically it should be recited as “Maj-rai-haa”.
Mursaa – (to moor), its origin is ‘irsaa-‘un, which has been derived from the word ras-wun. Ras-wun means “to fix firmly, to confine a vessel by cables and anchors”.
Actual Supporter of the Believers is Allah Almighty. They see unto Him at the time of doing every work. If, for acquiring the object, they collect apparent means, then it is not with the intention that they will gain their end, but the reason of gathering those means is that Allah Almighty has commanded them to do so, that they should try to get every thing according to the proper method, which He has fixed for them. Trying to collect the causes for acquiring own object is; in fact; a prayer, which we beseech from Allah Almighty. Summary of our entire effort is that we ask earnestly in the Court of Allah Almighty in these words: Our Lord! We obeyed Your Command. Bestow upon us that thing for which we prayed.
Prophet Noah (peace be upon him) completed building of the ship by the Command of Allah Almighty and addressed to those people who were required to cause to carry on the ship: Sit on the ship in the name of Allah. It will float on the water by His command and then moor. God Almighty will save us from drowning, Who has determined this ship a source of our protection. He is Merciful and Forgiving of our errors.
This method of Messenger Noah (peace be upon him) is a pattern for all of us that we should try to do our best, and then be hopeful of God’s Mercy and Bounty.