Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Ascribing Partner to Allah Is Unforgiveable Sin


Ascribing Partner to Allah Is Unforgiveable Sin  

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –48 of 176, Section –7/24 (Part – 5)


Lo! Allah forgiveth not that a partner should be ascribed unto Him and He forgiveth (all) save that to which He will. And whoso ascribeth partners to Allah, he hath indeed invented a tremendous sin. ‘Innal-laaha  laa  yagfiru  ‘any-yushraka  bihii  wa yagrifu maa duuna zaalika  li-many-yashaaa’.  Wa  many-yushrik  billaahi  fa-qadif-taraaa  ‘isman  ‘aziimaa.   




Allah Almighty has informed about the biggest sin – polytheism, generally to the entire mankind ‘the children of Adam’ (peace be upon him) and especially the children of Israel (peace be upon him), and described about that particular biggest sin, which will never be forgiven in any condition I.e.  ascribing plurality to Allah Almighty. Allah Almighty will award more or less punishment in retaliation to all remaining little sins, but He will never forgive the tremendous sin of polytheism.

Shirk means ascribing the plurality to Allah Almighty. That is to say, to determine someone else equal or associate in His Noble Personage, Virtues or Commands, is called plurality to Him. This matter is against the Unity of God Almighty.

If the human being consider thoroughly, then it will reveal that verily polytheism is the biggest sin. With it, not only the excellence of human life are thrown away, even that his nature and life is also ruined. After reviewing the universe and existing things deeply, it reaches the corroborative evidence point that surely there exists any Creator of entire these things.

If the humankind meditates himself upon his bodily and mental powers, he will perceive that there is any certainly Greatest Existence, Who bestows all these powers and runs their system. Which uncountable difficulties and calamities a mankind has to bear in this world, those remind him that Someone exists, Who sends these disasters and He can solve them too. That Life is our Glorious Lord Almighty. Believing in Him whole-heartedly, is the only source of hearts’ satisfaction and to continue the human life.

The person, whoever disbelieves in the Unity of Allah Almighty, satisfaction and tranquility of his heart slips away. Moreover, he remains entangled in such a whirlpool, from where he cannot obtain any way of deliverance.

Polytheism and idolatry ruins the faith and practice of the human being. Therefore, it has been determined a very very great sin. The Jews, who used to ascribe many things as plurality to Allah Almighty, they are being warned, “Don’t hope for pardon from the Court of Allah Almighty in this form”.

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 Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif).