Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Messengers are not followers of any mankind

Lesson # 722 From Holy Qur’aan

 The Messengers are not followers of any mankind

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

Verse – 56 of 165, Section – 7 of 20 (Part – 7)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Say: I am forbidden to worship those on whom ye call instead of Allaah. Say: I will not follow your desire, for then I would go astray and I would not be of the rightly guided.   Qul  ‘innii  nuhiitu  ‘an  ‘a’-budal-laziina  tad-‘uuna  min  duuNIllaah.  Qullaaa  ‘attabi-‘u

‘ahwaaa-‘akum.  Qad  zalaltu  ‘izanw-wa  maaa  ‘ana  minal-  Muhtadiin.       

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The Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) was instructed in the previous verse that He should treat the Believers cheerfully and it was told: Do not keep any dealing connection with those, who want to be great and are haughty in the intoxication of their wealth and property, even that they wish not to sit along with the poor and insolvent people. You have admonished them, what You desired. Turn away from them now, if they do not hear. And convey the good news of Allaah’s Forgiveness and Mercy to those poor people, who come unto You, act upon Your Sayings happily after listening, and admonish them the teachings of Islam and Holy Qur’aan.


The Duty of the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been expound in this verse more clearly and commanded: Say these despotic and haughty people who are like Pharaoh and Haman! I have not come in the world for your flattery that I would do according to your instructions and regard your willingness. Neither have I any avarice from you and nor I desire any service from you. I observe that your desires are just like animals. I shall renounce from the Straight Path, which Allaah Almighty has shown Me, if I too follow your desires, and will go astray in the dark like you. Take a thought now in the meanings of this verse.


It is commanded! Say {O Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)} these stupid people who do not hear your Sayings: My wisdom and that Light, which Allaah Almighty has produced in My Heart by Inspiration, does not permit Me entirely that I begin to call your gods like you leaving Allaah Almighty, worship them and ask them for boon. These are your self-made, false and deceiving words. Your evil desires have compelled you to accept them. I would not have to follow your desires. I shall also go astray if I shall follow your sayings giving up the Revealed Instructions by Allaah Almighty, and then there will not remain any sign of the Straight Path.


It is known very clearly from this verse that the Spiritual Guides should never flatter the rich and effectual class of the people. Moreover, the Truth should be spoken out clearly, inconsiderate, unhesitatingly and without any partiality. They should be made courageous who believe in the Truth, whether they are poor and insolvent, and the religious teachings should be taught to them. The Provider of everything to everyone is only Allaah Almighty and the entire are indigent of His only, then why should not everything be begged from Him, only He must be obeyed and His consent be gotten. You cannot obey Him if you follow someone else.   


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)