Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The devil made all that they used to do same fair unto them

Lesson # 714 From Holy Qur’aan

The devil made all that they used to do same fair unto them

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2

Verses – 42 & 43 of 165, Section – 5 of 20 (Part – 7)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

42.  And We certainly sent Our Messengers unto peoples that were before Thee, and We visited them with tribulation and adversity, in order that they might grow humble.


43.  Then why did not, when Our disaster came on them, (repent and) humble! But their hearts were hardened and the devil made all that they used to do same fair unto them!              

42.  Wa  laqad  ‘ar-salNaa  ‘ilaaa  ‘umamim-min- qabliKa  fa-‘akhaz-naahum  bil-ba’-saaa-‘i  waz-zarraaa-‘i  la-‘allahum  yatazarra-‘uun.


43.  Fa-law-laaa  ‘iz  jaaa- ‘ahum  ba’-sunaa  tazarra-‘uu  wa  laakin  qasat  quluubuhum  wa  zayyana  lahumush-Shaytaanu  maa  kaanuu  ya’-maluun.   

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It was told in the previous lesson that the human being is confounded at that time, when any affliction comes and none can help him, whereas, he would have taken warning from a little accidents and turned towards Allaah Almighty immediately.


In this lesson, the attention has been drawn towards the people of old times and commanded that the people of present time should take a lesson by considering thoughtfully their circumstances: It is the fixed rule to admonish the humankind that at first, Allaah Almighty sends His Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them) among the people.


When the people neither incline towards the Prophet or Messenger (peace be upon Him) and nor listen to the Revelations revealed upon Him (peace be upon Him), then tribulations and adversities are sent down for them, so that they might lean before Allaah Almighty hopelessly and grow humble, knowing His Power.


Even hereupon, the stupidity, obstinacy and perverseness of the human beings harden their hearts and Satan uses to produce evil things of the world making them beautiful in front of the people.


It is commanded: O Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)! We certainly sent Our Messengers (peace be upon Them) unto peoples that were before Thee. When the people did not obey Them fairly, then some tribulation and adversity were revealed upon them in order that they might grow humble. But on the contrary, their hearts were hardened and the Devil produced before them their evil deeds as good works, and they were entangled into them being careless entirely from Allaah Almighty.


It is known clearly from these verses that whenever people are entangled in evil deeds and bad habits, and disobey the Messengers’ advice, then famine, plague, storms and quakes etc. are sent down, for the purpose that they should bow before Allaah Almighty and beg pardon of Allaah Almighty.


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)