Lessons from Holy Qur'an

So grieve not for the disbelieving folk

Lesson # 642 From Holy Qur’aan

So grieve not for the disbelieving folk

‘Al-Maaa-‘idah (the Table Spread) – Chapter – 5)–Stage – 2

Verses – 68 & 69 of 120, Section – 10 of 16 (Part – 6)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

68.  Say: O People of the Scripture! Ye have naught (of guidance) till ye observe the Torah and the Gospel and that which was revealed unto you from your Lord. And that which is revealed unto Thee (Muhammad) from Thy Lord is certain to increase the contumacy and disbelief of many of them. So grieve not for the disbelieving folk.


69.  Lo! Those who believe, and those who are Jews, and Sabaeans, and Christians, whosoever believeth in Allaah and the Last Day and doeth right-there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.               

68.  Qul  yaaa-‘Ahlal-Kitaabi  las-tum  ‘alaa  shay-‘in  hattaa  tuqiimut-Tawraata  wal-‘Injiila  wa  maaa  ‘unzila  ‘ilaykum-mir-Rabbikum.  Wa  la-yazii-danna  kasiiram-min-hum-maaa  ‘unzila  ‘ilayka  mir-Rabbika  tugyaananw-wa  kufraa.  Falaa  ta’-sa  ‘alal-Qaw-mil-Kaafiriin.


69.  ‘Innal-laziina  ‘aamanuu  wal-laziina  haaduu  was-Saabi-‘uuna  wan-Nasaaraa  man  ‘aamana  BIllaahi  wal-Yawmil-‘Aakhiri  wa  ‘amila  saali-han  falaa  khaw-fun  ‘alay-him  wa  laa  hum  yah-zanuun.    




 It has been explained in this verse that it does not befit to the Jews and the Christians, who have been given the Scriptures like Torah and Gospel, that they disbelieve and associate with the Infidels. So, tell them again that they should act upon their own Scriptures. When they will obey the commands of their own Scriptures, it will become incumbent for them to believe positively in Arabic Quran and Arabic Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), because it is the Command of their own Scripture that they should obey the Last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him). They cannot be called at the Straight Path until they do not act upon their own Scripture.


Allaah Almighty commands, “Tell the People of the Scripture that as far as they do not follow their own Scriptures till then they would continue to run trackless and in a sprawling manner, because while they threw away their Scripture behind, then what would be more than it that they chose their wishes as their guide. It is a universal truth that any slave of wishes has no way to go ahead. He turned towards that direction, in which his wishes turned him.


These people do not understand to the extent that Holy Qur’aan is the best Summary of their own Scriptures and it is their duty to take it quickly. But on the contrary, they have fallen in the persistency that “They would not have to do, what Qur’an says”. Due to this stubbornness, Holy Qur’aan has become reason of their depravity due to their persistency and disregard, and their wickedness, obstinacy and infidelity increased too much.


The Holy Qur’aan is the Last Scripture out of those Scriptures which were revealed from the side of Allaah Almighty towards His servants. At the time of Its alighting, the Jews were also existing, who had Torah, revealed before It, and the Christians were present too, who had Gospel. It is fact that these people knew the Messenger of Allaah Almighty, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) very well that He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) is the Last Prophet, for Whom Abraham (peace be upon Him) prayed and about whom Jesus (peace be upon Him) conveyed good news. But thoughts of a little worldly gains and lust of animal like desires made them blind and they got ready to oppose it. In their imitation, the Ignorant and illiterate Arabian also were faster going in the enmity of Islam.  


The Jews and the Christians were told in the previous verses that it was better for them to believe in this Last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and His Scripture i.e. Holy Qur’aan. They are going to err if do not believe in Them. Whereas, they lay but to stake upon their obstinacy that they were the accepted servants of Allaah Almighty, they cannot be punished. This conception of theirs has been falsified very strongly and described clearly about the dependence of the deliverance.


Allaah Almighty has admonished that whether anyone say oneself a Muslim, a Jew, a Christian or a Saabii etc., however, that is a mankind. There is only one way of deliverance from troubles, pains and calamities that they should accept God (Allaah Almighty) as He is, believe in Him, known for the certainty of the Day of Resurrection and do good works. Such person will be delivered from fear, grief and pain forever. It is clear that the person, who believes in Allaah Almighty, is impossible for him/her not to believe in His Last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him).


So, it is the condition of freedom, “Believe in Allaah Almighty, His all Messengers, Prophets and Angels (peace be upon Them), the Day of Resurrection, and do good works”. There shall no fear come upon such persons neither shall they grieve.

‘Amal se zindgi banti hay Jannat bhi Jahannam bhi

Yeh khaaki apni fitrat mein nah noori hay nah naari  

(The life can be made good (Paradise) or bad (Hell) by the deeds

This earthly (mankind) is neither Angelus nor fiery in his nature)


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)