Hello Readers, Welcome to a new blog post in Class 7th English. The poem Abou Ben Adhem is taken from Tulip Series English Book 7 for students of JKBOSE. It is written by Leigh Hunt. The post is about Abou Ben Adhem Class 7 Question Answers and Summary. You will find Difficult Words and their meanings, a Summary of the poem, and Question Answers to the poem Abou Ben Adhem. In my last post, you read Question Answers and Summary for Class 7th English Poem 2 Trees. So, let’s not waste any more time and get started with today’s post.
Abou Ben Adhem Class 7 Question Answers and Summary
The poem Abou Ben Adhem is based on the moral lesson that kindness never goes unrewarded. Abou Ben Adhem was a kind Muslim saint. The poem is based on an event in his life in which an angel told him that he was not on the list of people who loved God most. He became a bit sad but he continued to love God and his fellow men. At last, he found his name on the top of the list of people blessed by God.
Abou Ben Adhem Class 7 Poem Text
Whom does God love the most?
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight in his room,
Making it rich and like a lily in bloom,
An angel writing in a book of gold.
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the presence in the room, he said,
‘What writest thou?’ The vision raised its head;
And, with a look made of all sweet accord,
Answered, ‘The names of those who love the Lord.’
‘And is mine one?’ said Abou. ‘Nay, not so,’
Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low,
But cheerly still, and said, ‘I pray thee, then,
Write me as one that loves his fellow men.”
The angel wrote, and vanish’d. The next night
It came again with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed.
And lo! Ben Adhem’s name led all the rest.
Abou Ben Adhem Class 7 Word Meanings
|Word||English Meaning||Hindi Meaning||Urdu Meaning|
|Awoke||To wake up||जगाना||جاگنا|
|May his tribe increase||May more and more people be like him||उसका गोत्र बढ़े||اس کا قبیلہ بڑھ جائے|
|Bloom||To produce flowers||फूल का खिलना||پھول کھلنا|
|Exceeding Peace||Complete silence||संपूर्ण चुप्पी||مکمل خاموشی|
|Presence||Something that cannot usually be seen but is felt to be near (here, the angel)||उपस्थिति||موجودگی|
|What writest thou||An old-fashioned way of saying ‘What are you writing?||आप क्या लिख रहे हो||تم کیا لکھ رہے ہو|
|Vision||Something that is seen as if in a dream (here, an angel)||कुछ ऐसा जो सपने में दिख रहा हो||ایسی کوئی شے جسے خواب میں دیکھا جاتا ہے|
|Nay||An old-fashioned way of saying ‘no’||नहीं||نہیں|
|Cheerily||Cheerfully, pleasantly||प्रसन्नतापूर्वक||خوشی سے|
|Pray||An old-fashioned way of saying ‘ask’ or ‘request||प्रार्थना||درخواست|
|Vanish’d||Vanished, to disappear||ग़ायब||غائب|
|Wakening||To stop sleeping or to make somebody/something stop sleeping||किसी को जगाना||کسی کو بیدار کرو|
Summary of Poem Abou Ben Adhem in English
The poem is about an event in the life of Abou Ben Adhem. The poet prays that more and more men may become like him because he is a nobleman. One night, he woke up from his deep and peaceful sleep. He saw his room is filled with moonlight and it was like a lily in full bloom. He saw a beautiful angel, writing something in a golden book.
He looked at the angel and the peaceful atmosphere of the room encouraged him to ask a question from the angel. Abou asked the angel what he was writing. The angel raised its head and with sweetness and answered Adhem that it was writing the names of all those who loved God.
Abou enquired about his name in the list of those who loved God. But the angel said that his name was not there which made Abou a little sad but still he cheerfully requested the angel to write his name on the list of people who loved his fellow men.
The angel wrote something in the book and disappeared. The next night the angel appeared again with a great bright light that woke up Adhem from his sleep. It showed Adhem the names of those people whom God has blessed with His Love and to great surprise, Abou’s name was at the top of the list.
Summary of Poem Abou Ben Adhem in Hindi
यह कविता अबू बेन अधेम के जीवन की एक घटना के बारे में है। कवि प्रार्थना करता है कि अधिक से अधिक उसके जैसे बनें क्योंकि वह एक महान व्यक्ति था। एक रात, वह अपनी गहरी और शांतिपूर्ण नींद से जागा। उसने देखा कि उसका कमरा चांदनी से भरा हुआ है और वह पूरे खिले हुए कुमुदिनी की तरह था। उसने एक सुंदर फरिश्ते को देखा, जो एक सुनहरी किताब में कुछ लिख रही थी।
उसने फरिश्ते की ओर देखा और कमरे के शांतिपूर्ण वातावरण ने उसे फरिश्ते से प्रश्न पूछने के लिए प्रोत्साहित किया। अबू ने फरिश्ते से पूछा कि वह क्या लिख रहा है। फरिश्ते ने अपना सिर उठाया और मिठास के साथ अधम को उत्तर दिया कि वह उन सभी के नाम लिख रहा है जो भगवान से प्यार करते हैं।
अबू ने परमेश्वर से प्रेम करने वालों की सूची में उसका नाम पूछा। लेकिन फरिश्ते ने कहा कि उसका नाम वहां नहीं है जिसने अबू को थोड़ा दुखी किया लेकिन फिर भी उसने फरिश्ते से अनुरोध किया कि वह उसका नाम उन लोगों की सूची में लिखे जो अपने साथी पुरुषों से प्यार करते हैं।
फरिश्ते ने किताब में कुछ लिखा और गायब हो गया। अगली रात देवदूत फिर से एक महान उज्ज्वल प्रकाश के साथ प्रकट हुआ जिसने अधेम को उसकी नींद से जगा दिया। इसने अधेम को उन लोगों के नाम दिखाए जिन्हें भगवान ने अपने प्यार से आशीर्वाद दिया है और बड़े आश्चर्य की बात थी कि अबू का नाम सूची में सबसे ऊपर था।
Thinking About the Poem
Reading is Fun
1. What was the angel writing in the book of gold?
Ans. The angel was writing the names of those who loved the Lord in the book of gold.
2. What did Abou ask the angel?
Ans. Abou asked the angel what he was writing in his golden book and if his name is on the list of those who loved the Lord.
3. Why did Abou speak in a low voice?
Ans. Abou spoke in a low voice because he was disappointed to know that his name was not on the list of those who loved the Lord.
4. What do you understand by a ‘great wakening light’?
Ans. A great wakening light means light that shines in a virtuous person. It is the light which awakens Abou from his dream with a message from Lord.
A. Write T or F against each sentence in the space provided. If the statement is false, write the correct answer against the space provided and if it is true, put a cross against the space:
- The room of Abou Ben Adhem is made beautiful by sunlight. False
Ans. The room of Abou Ben Adhem is made beautiful by moonlight.
- The room of Abou is compared with the blossoming rose. False
Ans. The room of Abou is compared with the blooming lily.
- The angel wrote the names of those whom the Lord love the most. False
Ans. The angel wrote the names of those who loved the Lord.
- The name Abou appeared at the bottom. False
Ans. The name of Abou appeared at the top of the list leading everyone.
- Abou Ben Adhem was sleeping when the angel came to his room. True
B. Pick out the abstract nouns from the poem.
Ans. Vision, love, peace, dream, accord, presence etc are abstract nouns from the poem.
Compound nouns are formed by adding two or more words to a word, e.g., moon + light = moonlight.
C. Form compound nouns from the following words by adding a word to them:
Swimming: Swimming pool
Fine: Fine arts
Abstract nouns describe ideas, feelings or qualities, e.g., honesty, beauty, kindness pain etc.
Write a short paragraph on any one of them.
It is a great virtue. Kind peoples always remain happy. To show kind behaviour to others is a feeling of pleasure for us. Kindness never goes unrewarded. It gives us peace of mind. One should not expect anything for an act of his kindness. God loves those people who are kind to all. The virtue of kindness brings us near to God. A story of a Hunter and Dove show that kindness never goes unrewarded.
Once there was a dove and a bee. A bee was drowning in flowing water, dove saved it from drowning. One day a hunter came into the forest and aimed a shot at a dove. The bee whom the dove saved on seeing the hunter aiming at the dove stung his hand. The hunter missed his shot and the dove was saved. It showed that kindness never goes unrewarded.
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