Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Desire Of The Jews And The Christians


BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)

Desire Of The Jews And The Christians


Verse –120 of 286, Section – 14


And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor will the Christians, till thou follow their creed. Say: Lo! The Guidance of Allah is the Guidance. And if thou shouldst follow their desires after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, then wouldst thou have from Allah no protecting friend nor helper.    

Wa lan- tarzaa  ‘ankal- Yahuudu wa lan-Nasaaraa hattaa tattabi-‘a  millatahum.  Qul ‘inna Hudal-laahi huwal-Hudaa.  Wa la-‘init-taba’-ta  ‘ahwaaa-‘ahum ba’-dallazii jaaa-‘aka minal-‘ilmi, maa laka minallaahi minw-waliyyinw-wa laa nasiir.




Millatahum – (their creed, religion, faith, routine, practice, way).


‘Ahwaaa-‘ahum – (their desires, wishes) ‘Ahwaaa means those thoughts and opinions foundation of which has not laid on the knowledge or reality but on sensual wishes.


The children of Israel and the Christians were so envious that the Messenger of God Almighty (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) wishing behave them how much with sympathy or show favour, they never used to listen and believe His (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) talk/speech. They only might be pleased when the last Messenger (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) accepts/admits their religion.


God Almighty commands that the true religion and real way of guidance is only that which He has revealed on His Last Prophet (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) that is to say worship of God Almighty and good acts. As much as the groups have been raised separately, they all have been produced by human astray. The persons, who will leave the straight path intentionally, will be punished rigorously and will not find any protecting friend or helper of them.


Two things have been cleared entirely from this verse:


  • The religion of the people of The Scripture has been changed as much that there is nothing remained except their desires and false wishes.
  • The real path is that which has been cleared well by the God Almighty through His Last Messenger (may glory, grace, blessings and peace be upon Him) for the human beings. 



Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif) (http://hltsharif.blogspot.com) (muhammadsharif276@gmail.com)