Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Commandment rests not with any but Allaah

Lesson # 723 From Holy Qur’aan

The Commandment rests not with any but Allaah

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

Verse – 57 of 165, Section – 7 of 20 (Part – 7)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Say: I am (relying) on clear proof from My Lord, while ye deny it. I have not that for which ye are impatient. The Commandment rests (not with any) but Allaah. He telleth the Truth and He is the Best of deciders.    Qul  ‘innii  ‘alaa  bayyinatim-mir-Rabbii  wa  kazzabtum- bih.  Maa  ‘indii  maa  tasta’-jiluuna  bih.  ‘Inil-Hukmu  ‘illaa  Lillaah.  Yaqus-sul-Haqqa wa Huwa  Khayrul- faasiliin.        

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It was told the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) in the previous verse that He should say to the disbelievers: I can never be involved in the infidelity and ascribing plurality to Allaah Almighty, because those are the things produced by your own desires, and it is not acceptable to Me to follow your wishes, otherwise I shall also go astray like you.


 The Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been instructed in this verse that He should tell them: Quite clear proof exists with Me that “There is no Worshipped but Allaah and My Lord Almighty has revealed Holy Qur’aan upon Me (peace be upon Him), in which evidence to this effect exists that “Allaah is One and there is no partner to Him in any matter”.


These Arguments and Revelations are also placed in front of you as well as before Me (peace be upon Him). I believe that those Portents are true but you falsify them. I have Faith in them, so I will be given a reward, while you deny them, so you will be punished. You say rudely: We do not accept them, say your Allaah to bring down His punishment on us, if you are true (Let’s flee to Allaah).


My answer is: It is neither in My power to cause to punish you immediately nor that I punish you Myself. Its decision is in the Power of Allaah Almighty. He expounds the Truth and has the Decision Power to punish the disbelievers. It is clear that there is none better Decider than Allaah Almighty. He will afflict you in His punishment, whenever He will desire, However, it is impossible for you to be saved without Belief in accordance with His Word. Now the decision that: when and of which sort of the torment will be given, cannot be decided by anyone except Allaah Almighty. Now take a little thought in its meaning.


It is commanded: O Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)! Say: Clear Proofs and Arguments of My Lord Almighty have reached and He has given Evidence in the Holy Qur’aan Himself that: Allaah is One. You have gripped up your loins to falsify these entire Proofs and say persistently: We do not accept it. Punish us.


Hear with your open ears now: It is not in My power to punish you. Certainly you will be punished due to disobedience, but you are making haste for which, it seems that you think; punishing you is in My power. Thinking so by you; is incorrect. Nor I have claimed ever. There is only Allaah Almighty, Who ordinates. He expounds His True and open Commands. He is empower only to punish the disbelievers and there is neither any better Decider than Him and nor can be anyone. I accept His decision happily, and surely at last, you would have to accept His Decision under compulsion.


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)