Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God will tell the mankind what they used to do

Lesson # 765 From the Noble Quran

God will tell the mankind what they used to do

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

Verse –108b of 165, Section – 13 of 20 (Part – 7)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Thus unto every nation have We made their deed seem fair. Then unto their Lord is their return, and He will tell them what they used to do.   Kazaalika  zayyannaa  likulli  ‘ummatin  ‘amalahum.  Summa  ‘ilaa  Rabbihim-marji-‘uhum  fa- yunabbi-‘uhum-  bimaa  kaanuu  ya’-maluun.     

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Zayyannaa – (We made the deed seem fair), it is a past tense and its origin is taz-‘iin, which has been derived from the word Ziin. Ziin means “raising the quality, beautifying”. Ziinat is its gained origin. Making someone excellent, neat, beautiful and approved by adorning and dressing, whether actually that is not beautiful. From it, is the past particle i.e. that, who has been dressed.


‘Ummatin – (the nation), it should bear in mind here that ‘Ummah is the group of the people, whose principles of beliefs, deeds of life and manners are alike, whether they belong to one or different countries.


It was described in the previous part of this verse that nobody should revile them unto whom other people pray beside Allah Almighty; otherwise they will excite and wrongfully revile Allah Almighty through ignorance, Who is your one Worshipped. Its reason has been explained in this part of the verse.


It is commanded: We have established this method in the world that every nation likes own mode of procedure and does not give up easily the habits adopted by her. Therefore, to hope that they will accept you as superior to them and better immediately; is useless. Without it, there is no option that everyone is left to his own devices. And with own way of deeds; they are shown as one of the best nations.


Allah Almighty has taken responsibility to establish and bring up all in the world and He is Lord of the entire creatures. However, all the people will assemble before Allah Almighty after death and He will decide there that “Who is good and who is bad”.


The Muslims have been caused to understand in this verse; the way of living in the world, in such good manner that none can admonish as it. Holy Quran was teaching the Muslims lesson of endurance, patience and forbearance during those days, when they were being tortured very badly and no stone was being left unturned to trouble them.


Today, we are needy to make this lesson more useful also for ourselves, because that quantity of patience, forbearance and tolerance is unseen among the today’s Muslims, how much it was required into Them during these days. If we think, we may know that our past practices have made us target of taunting and reproaching particularly now a days. Therefore, we should correct ourselves instead of quarreling with others due to this matter.  


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)