Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Apostle’s Glory


The Apostle’s Glory

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)

Verses – 161 to 163 of 200, Section –17 (Part – 4)


161.  It is not for any Prophet to deceive (mankind). And whoso deceiveth will bring what he embezzled with him on the Day of Resurrection. Then every soul will be paid in full what it hath earned; and they will not be wronged.

 162.  Is one who followeth the pleasure of Allah as one who hath earned condemnation from Allah, and whose habitation is the Fire. And a hapless journey’s end?

 163.  They are (in different) degrees (of grace and reprobation) with Allah. And Allah is Seer of what they do.

 161.  Wa maa  kaana  li-nabiyyin  ‘any-yagull.  Wa  many-yaglul  ya’-ti  bimaa  galla  Yawmal-Qiyaamah.  Summa  tuwaf-faa  kullu  nafsim-maa  kasabat  wa  hum  laa  yuzlamuun.

162.  ‘Afa-manittaba-‘a Rizwaanal-laahi  kamam-baaa-‘a  bisakhatim-  minallaahi  wa  ma’-waahu  Jahannam.  Wa  bi’-sal-masiir.

 163.  Hum darajaatun  ‘indal-laah.  Wallaahu  Basiirum-  bi-maa  ya’-maluun. 




maa  kaana  li-nabiyyin  ‘any-yagulla – {It is not for any Prophet to deceive (mankind)}. This sentence can be explained in many forms:


  • First of all, “the persons, who committed a mistake in the Battle of ‘Uhud, should have faith that while the most gracious Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) have forgiven them, then now his heart has been settled from their side. Since that, there is no difference between the heart (mind) and tongue of the Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). That becomes public which they have in their hearts.


  • Secondly, the Messengers (peace be upon them) use to conceal nothing from their Ummah (nation), whether that is Revelation from Allah Almighty, or matters of truth and just or booty or something else. So, one should not bring any such false thought about the Messenger of God Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him).


In the second verse of this lesson, Allah Almighty declared the difference between a Prophet and non-prophet by means of an obvious likeness. Allah Almighty asks, “Is the Prophet, who follows the pleasure of Allah in each condition and wishes from others to follow His pleasure also, can he be as someone who has earned condemnation from Allah, and whose habitation is the Fire? And a hapless journey’s end”? It can never be so.


Actually a Prophet (peace be upon him) and entire other creation is not equal. The Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them) cannot do the base and contemptible deeds like the avarice and the greed. Allah Almighty knows, “Who deserves any degree and is entitled of which degree”? He is Seer of what they do. Can He bestow the degree of prophet-hood to such mean nature persons? Never.    



Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore and translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif.

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