Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God Has Cursed Them Who Believe In Idols and Deities


God Has Cursed Them Who Believe In Idols and Deities

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –51 & 52 of 176, Section – 8/24 (Part – 5)


51.  Hast thou not seen those unto whom a portion of the Scripture hath been given, how they believe in idols and false deities, and how they say of those (idolaters) who disbelieve: These are more rightly guided than those who believe”?

52.  Those are they whom Allah hath cursed, thou (O’ Muhammad) will find for him no helper.

 51.  ’Alam tara  ‘ilallaziina  ‘uu-tuu  nasiibam-minal-Kitaabi  yu’-minuuna  bil-jibti  wat-Taaguuti  wa  yaquuluuna  lil-laziina  kafaruu  haaa- ‘ulaaa-‘i  ‘ahdaa  minallaziina  ‘aamanuu  sabiilaa.   

52.  ‘Ulaaa-‘ikallaziina la-‘ana-humullaah.  Wa  many-yal-‘a-nillaahu  falan  tajida  lahuu  nasiiraa.     




Taaguuti(False deities, disobedient, rebellion, refractory, encroacher, the person, who oversteps the bounds), the words tagaa, tugyaan, taagi and taaguut have been derived from the same origin, which means ‘to exceed one’s power, to disobey. Overflowing of the river is named as tugyaani, probably for the reason that the water of the river oversteps from its bounds (banks). The commentators of Holy Qur’an infer the Satan (Devil) at some places as taaguut because he passed beyond his limits.

The children of Israel were the People of the Scripture. The Commandments of Allah Almighty had reached them through Prophet Moses and the Prophets and Messengers came after Him (peace be upon them). They had Torah, in which the glad tiding regarding the last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) did exist. But when they observed that the prophet-hood would be delivered to the children of Ishmael from their dynasty, and a Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) has born in the illiterate people of Mecca, at that time, a fire of jealousy irritated into them. They got ready for enmity, tried to humiliate the Muslims in every respect and at last sharpened their adversity by adhering with the Meccan idolaters. Notwithstanding being the people of the Scripture, knowing about the Unity of Allah Almighty and the Truth of His last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), they said to the idolaters only for their pleasure, even up to that their (idolaters’) religion was better than the religion of Muslims (Islam).

Allah Almighty commands that the people, who recommended the religion of infidelity as better and prominent than Islam only for the purpose of their psychological desires, they are the people, whom Allah Almighty has cursed. Moreover, it is clear that nobody can be helper and protector of that person, to whom Allah Almighty has cursed.

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).

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