Lessons from Holy Qur'an

After remembrance, do not sit there, where Verses are mocked

Lesson # 731 From Holy Qur’aan

After remembrance, do not sit there, where Verses are mocked

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

Verse – 68 of 165, Section – 8 of 20 (Part – 7)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And when Thou seest those who meddle with Our Revelations, withdraw from them until they meddle with another topic. And if the devil cause thee to forget, sit not, after the remembrance, with the wrongdoing people.              Wa  ‘izaa  ra-‘ay-tallaziina  yakhuu-zuuna  fiii  ‘AayaatiNaa  fa-‘a’-riz  ‘anhum  hattaa  yakhuuzuu  fii  hadiisin  gayrih.  Wa  ‘immaa  yunsi-yannakash-Shaytaanu  falaa  taq-‘ud  ba’-daz-zikraa  ma-‘al  qaw-miz-zaalimiin.                



Yakhuu-zuuna – this word has been derived from Khawz. Its actual meanings are “to enter in to water” which aims “to start talking about any matter”. Yakhuu-zuun means “when they start talking about the Verses of Holy Qur’aan”. This type of talking by the disbelievers was for jesting purpose always. And they used to joke with the Revelations of Holy Qur’aan. Second time use of this word in this Verse will be meant as “to engage”.


It was expounded in the previous verse that the people of Makkah deny the Revelations of Holy Qur’aan, but in fact these Revelations are quite True. Then Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) was commanded that He should proclaim: I have only Holy Qur’aan, whether you hear it or otherwise, I shall cause to hear you constantly.


Behavior of the disbelievers with Holy Qur’aan was that they used to recite the verses of Holy Qur’aan by infringing its words. By producing false meanings of the verses, they used to jest and joke with them. Their main aim was that the people should take it easy (know it as an ordinary thing) and do not emphasize.


It has been instructed in this verse that whenever these people disrespect the Revelations of Holy Qur’aan, recite them making faces or tell their such meanings that the hearers laugh, and despite causing to know, they do not refrain from doing so, then you should leave them.


It is commanded: O Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him)! Whenever you observe that these people are mocking with Holly Qur’aan, then you should withdraw from them. However, when they stop treating with contempt and begin to talk upon any other matter, then there is nothing wrong to sit with them. If Satan causes you to forget anytime that you had to withdraw from them in such condition, then you should get up from that place immediately after remembrance, because they are wrongdoing people and by meddling with Holly Qur’aan they are harming their own. You should not have any concern with such ignorant and uncivilized people. It is evident from here that maintaining the Dignity and Greatness of Holly Quraan and its respect is our responsibility. You should be separate from them and express your displeasure for them, who contempt it, explain its meanings wrongfully and do as they desire.


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)