Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Wa ‘immin ‘ahlil-Kitaabi ‘illaa la-yu’-minanna bihii qab-la maw-tih

Lesson # 580 From Holy Qur’aan

Wa  ‘immin  ‘ahlil-Kitaabi  ‘illaa  la-yu’-minanna  bihii  qab-la  maw-tih

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4

Verses –157b to 159 of 176, Section – 22/24 (Part – 6)

157b.  They have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; and they slew him not for certain-


158.  But Allaah took him up unto Himself. And Allaah is ever Mighty, Wise.


159.  And there is not one of the People of the Scripture but believe in him before his death, and on the Day of Resurrection he will be a witness against them.                

157b.  Maa  lahum-  bihii  min  ‘il-min  ‘illat-tibaa-‘azzann.  Wa  maa  qataluuhu  yaqiinaa.


158.  Bar-rafa-‘a-hUllaahu  ‘ilayh.  Wa  kaanAllaahu  ‘Aziizan  Hakiimaa.


159.  Wa  ‘immin  ‘ahlil-Kitaabi  ‘illaa  la-yu’-minanna  bihii  qab-la  maw-tih.  Wa  Yawmal-Qiyaamati  yakuunu  ‘alayhim  shahiidaa.    



‘Azzannu  – (conjecture, guess without proof), such a matter base of which is not upon the fact, but is only a random guess.  

Rafa-‘a  – (took up), rafa’ means ‘to take up, to elevate’.


It was declared in the previous lesson that the Jews and some other people who disagree concerning Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him), are in doubt thereof. When the people entered the house of Jesus (peace be upon him) with the intention of his slaughtering, at that time, a person entered first, then other people entered the room. They saw only one person there, whose face looked them entirely like Jesus (peace be upon him). They killed him. After that, when they observed minutely, they began to say, “His face is like Jesus (peace be upon him), but his hands and feet are like our companion, who entered first before all of us”. One of them said, “If he was not Jesus (peace be upon him), but was our companion, then where Jesus (peace be upon him) has gone and if he was Jesus (peace be upon him), then where our companion has gone?” In short, they remained in this doubt. Till to-day, they have been publishing their own opinions. Nobody knows the reality. They set up their own judgments with conjecture and presumption.


In the next verse the actual incident has been disclosed and explained in such clear words that it is impossible to err in understanding. Allaah Almighty says, “They slew him not {Jesus (peace be upon him)} for certain, but it was happened that Allaah Almighty took him up unto Himself” and the face of their own companion looked like the face of Jesus (peace be upon him), and they killed him. Allaah Almighty is ever Mighty and Wise. He is Not incapable of doing anything. When there is a need to do any object, that appears, whether anybody understands it or not. Then He commanded, “And there is not one of the People of the Scripture but believe in him {Jesus (peace be upon him)} before his/her death, and on the Day of Resurrection he {Jesus (peace be upon him)} will be a witness against them.      


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English byMarmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lessons collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif)

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