Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God will Assemble All, Who Scorn and are Proud

Lesson # 588 From Holy Qur’aan

God will Assemble All, Who Scorn and are Proud

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verse –172 of 176, Section – 24/24 (Part – 6)

The Messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto Allaah, nor will the favoured angels. And whoso scorneth His service and is proud, all such will He assemble unto Him.        Lany-yas-tankifal-Masiihu  ‘any-yakuuna  ‘Abdal-LIllaahi  wa  lal-malaaa-‘ikatul-mu-qarra-buun.  Wa  many-yastankif  ‘an  ‘ibaa-datihii  wa  yas-takbir  fasa-yah-shuruhum  ‘ilayhi  jamii-‘aa.      



Yas-tankif – (will scorn), this word is from ‘istankaaf, which means ‘to scorn, to feel shame, to have a sense of disgrace, to turn up one’s nose and knit the eyebrows, to disclose one’s disgust’.

‘Al-mu-qarra-buuna – (most favored), this word has been derived from the word ‘Qurb’, which means ‘propinquity, nearness’. It is plural of Muqarrab, that is to say; the person, who is very close to someone. ‘Al-malaaa-‘ikatul-mu-qarra-buuna – {most favored Angels (peace be upon them)}, as the Angels named ‘Gabriel, Michael, Israfiel and ‘Izrail (peace be upon them) are considered most favored Angels of Allaah Almighty. They (peace be upon them) have been detailed on specific duties.


The People of the Scripture have been commanded that Messenger Jesus (peace be upon Him) takes up glory with His mind as being Servant of Allaah Almighty. He will never turn, nor will most favored Angels (peace be upon them) turn up their noses and knit their eyebrows from it. Those people who steal away from the worship of Allaah Almighty and scorn their services, they should remember this Truth that Allaah Almighty will assemble the entire human beings unto Him on the Day of Resurrection. Then He will give rewards to those out of them, who would be His servants, well-doers, Believers and His obedient, will bestow them comfort and satisfaction, and will please them according to their status in abstinence and chastity. But those people, who used to run away from His worship and scorn His service, they will suffer a very painful doom. Nobody will be able to escape them.


Heretofore, the People of the Scripture were addressed and guided in clear words in this matter that they should not exaggerate in the limits of their religion, nor utter aught concerning Allaah Almighty, His commands and His Scripture save the truth, and do not consider the exaggeration and wrong saying as lawful. They should not talk that, which is entirely and certainly contrary to the truth about Jesus (peace be upon Him). While Messiah (peace be upon Him) takes it as a pride to be a servant of Allaah Almighty, then why do you avoid asserting this matter? He (peace be upon Him) never scorned to be a slave unto Allaah Almighty, then who are you turning up nose and knit the eyebrows from it?  



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)