Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil

Lesson # 653 From Holy Qur’aan

Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil

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

Verse – 92 of 120, Section – 12 of 16 (Part – 7)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And obey Allaah and obey the Messenger, and beware! But if ye turn away, then know that the duty of Our Messenger is only clear conveyance (of the Message).   Wa  ‘atii-‘Ullaaha  wa  ‘atii-‘ur-Rasuula  wah-zaruu.  Fa-‘in  tawallay-tum  fa’-lamuuu  ‘annamaa  ‘alaa  RasuuliNal-balaagul-mubiin.               



Purpose of Holy Qur’aan has been explained in this verse very clearly and the duty of the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) has been manifested well efficiently. The Object of Holy Qur’aan is to establish a way of life for us in the world. Therefore, there are Orders for the Acknowledged Virtues and Prohibitions from the Sins (‘Amr  bil  Ma’-ruuf  wa  nahii  ‘anil  munkarthe most important social principal of Islam) in it “ENJOINING GOOD & FORBIDDING EVIL”.


It is the duty of Our Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) to convey the Message of Allaah Almighty (Holy Qur’aan) to the people clearly and establish the method of following by acting upon it Himself and then hand over this duty to His nation, and they should not let this “Established Way” be effaced and help one another to make it easy to be followed. So that, the human beings may not have any excuse that they could not know well “the Way of Islam”.


After that, it is the only duty of entire mankind that they should believe in the Last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), have faith in the Scripture, brought by Him i.e. Holy Qur’aan, follow His Sayings (‘Ahaadiis), try to recite and meditate in the Holy Qur’aan and carry on this practice during the entire life time.


It is not everyone’s duty to seek causes of the commands and think, “I shall not act upon this command until I shall not be aware of its usefulness”. At first, believing in it is compulsory that “That is certainly advantageous for me, for which I have been instructed by Allaah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) to do, whether I may know its usefulness or not. And surely there is my loss from the beginning to the end, in those deeds from which I have been prevented, whether I may know it or not”.


The aim of this verse is that the people, after believing, should obey Allaah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) without any hesitation, and keep themselves be saved from opposing the Law prescribed by Holy Qur’aan. “It is advantageous for you. And if you did not care and turned away from it then, Remember and beware! That the duty of Our Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) is only clear conveyance of Our Message, which has been delivered to you properly. Now you will be responsible yourselves”.   


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’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)

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