Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Mankind may be bewildered with dissension

Lesson # 729 From Holy Qur’aan

Mankind may be bewildered with dissension

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

Verse – 65 of 165, Section – 8 of 20 (Part – 7)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Say:  He is Able to send punishment upon you from above you or from beneath your feet, or to bewilder you with dissension and make you taste the tyranny one of another. See how we expound the Revelations so that they may understand.           Qul  Huwal-Qaadiru  ‘alaaa  ‘any-yab-‘asa  ‘alaykum  ‘azaabam-min  fawqikum  ‘aw  min  tahti  ‘arjuli-kum  ‘aw  yal-bisakum  shiya  ‘anw-wa  yuziiqa  ba’-zakum-  ba’-sa  ba’-z.  ‘Unzur  kayfa  nusarriful-  ‘Aayaati  la-‘allahum  yafqahuun.               

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We learnt in the previous lesson that Allaah Almighty is He Who delivers the human being from entire afflictions and the humankind inclines unto Him willing or unwilling during the time of helplessness, because his own strength and power becomes useless. Therefore it is natural, if the mankind thinks about any Supreme Power.


It was required that after the condition of helplessness he would have remembered also Allaah Almighty and comprehended that only He is Who delivered from affliction, but he does not do so. Moreover either he forgets Him totally, or attributes others too as partners unto Him.


It has been expounded in this verse that if you will not know Him by means of His help, then you should remember: He is Able to send punishment upon you also. Then either will He annihilate you entirely, for instance; by sending dust storm from the sky, rain of stones and thunder etc. earthquakes and floods from the land etc. with which previous nations were annihilated, or by sowing dissension and separating you in different sects, will cause you to taste the quarrel and enmity among you, and lose your ease and comfort. Consider thoughtfully now upon the subject of this verse.


Allaah Almighty addresses His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him): Declare (upon them who disbelieve)! Allaah Almighty has Power to send punishment upon you. For example; dust from the sky, or earthquake from the land etc. or by separating in different sects that you begin to quarrel with one another mutually yourselves.


It is evident from this verse that what happens in the world is to drive the human being towards the Straight Path. Allaah Almighty created everything like air, water, rain, heat, cold, day and night etc. for advantage of the humankind and these entire things are infinite useful for him. He should know Allaah Almighty by observing these things.


After that Allaah Almighty sent His Messengers (peace be upon Them) from time to time to cause to engage the attention of human being towards these things and to know Him by thinking deeply in to them and they were given Scriptures, in which entire matters were admonished Them.


It has been explained by the religious commentators that many earlier nations were destroyed by dust/rain storm, thunder, flood or earthquakes etc. but now a days no nation is destroyed all at once by sending such punishments. However they will be suffering in restlessness and confusion due to mutual indisposition among them and sectarianism, and will be given chance to be correct by thinking.    


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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