Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God Shall Not Pardon, Who Assigns Partners to Him

Lesson # 555 From Holy Qur’aan

God Shall Not Pardon, Who Assigns Partners to Him

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verse –116 of 176, Section – 18/24 (Part – 5)

Lo! Allah shall not pardon that partners should be ascribed unto Him and He shall pardon all save that to whom He will. And whoso ascribeth partners unto Allah hath wandered far astray. ‘InnAllaaha  laa  yag-firu  ‘any-yushraka  bihii  wa  yag-firu  maa  duuna  zaalika  limany-yashaaa’.  Wa  many-yushrik  BIllaahi  faqad  zalla  zalaalam-  ba-‘iidaa. 



The punishment for the person, who left the way of Muslims, opposed the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and adopted the path of polytheists, was described in the previous verse, that he will be thrown in to the Hell. He can do in the world, what he wants. At last he has to face his Creator Almighty. He should know that the place, which is ready for him and which he has elected for himself by adjustment with the polytheists, is very dreadful.

A common command has been issued in this verse that “Belief in a plurality of God Almighty” is such a sin, which will never be forgiven by Allaah Almighty. However, if any person remains in the circle of Islam and obeys His decisions, then Allaah Almighty can pardon, if He wishes, his all little and big crimes and sins of both types, which have not reached the stage of His partnership. For example, if Ta’-mah had not left Islam, and had not adopted the company of polytheists, who were opponents of the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), then there was a hope of pardon from the blame and theft. But after leaving Islam and choosing the path of polytheists, now he will never be forgiven, and his abode is Fire of Hell forever. There will be no form of coming out from the Hell by the persons, who denied the Unity of God Almighty and died upon polytheism.

Next order is that who ascribes plurality to Allaah Almighty, he wanders far astray, totally separate from that path which leads to Forgiveness and Mercy of Allaah Almighty. Surely the end of that path is Hell. The way of infidelity is entirely separate from pardon and pity. He doesn’t have any connection with absolution and mercy, who wanders far astray.

This verse has already mentioned earlier in this Chapter (Surah), but there it was description about the Jews, who used to claim, “We are private servants of God and children of a Prophet (peace be upon Him). We cannot be involved in torment and difficulties, and if even there would be, that would be only for a few days”. They were told there, “Open your ears and listen! Polytheists shall never be pardoned, while you are involved in ascribing plurality to Allaah Almighty, worship calf and say the Prophet Ezra (peace be upon Him) as son of God”. (Let us flee to Allaah Almighty).

Here the Muslims have been warned that the person, who ascribes plurality to Allaah Almighty, cannot trust in His absolution, and turning from His Command and obeying someone else is also polytheism besides worship other than Allaah Almighty, or believe in any person as His son or has anything His beauty. As that thief did in like manner that he turned from the order of punishment and adopted the association of infidels only for the purpose that with them there was no (worldly) punishment of his crime.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English byMarmaduke 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).