The prayer that man should make for good, he maketh for evil; for man is given to hasty (deeds).
Man in his ignorance or haste mistakes evil for
good, and desires what he should not have.
The wise and instructed soul has patience and does not
put its own desires above the wisdom of Allah. He
receives with contentment the favours of Allah, and
prays to be rightly guided in his desires and petitions.
Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 17 verse 11)Microsoft Word – 017 Bani Israel.doc (quran4u.com)