Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Being habitual of evil deeds, they take Islam as their death

Lesson # 776 From the Noble Quran

Being habitual of evil deeds, they take Islam as their death

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

Verses –117 & 118 of 165, Section – 14 of 20 (Part – 8)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

117.  Lo! Thy Lord, He knoweth best who erreth from His Way; and He knoweth best (who are) the rightly guided.


118.  Therefore eat of that over which the name of Allah hath been mentioned, if ye are Believers in His Revelations.  

117.  ‘Inna  Rabbaka  Huwa  ‘a’-lamu  many-yazillu  ‘an-  SabiiliH.  Wa  Huwa  ‘a’-lamu  bil-Muhtadiin.


118.  Fa-kuluu  mimmaa  zukiras-mUllaahi  ‘alayhi  ‘in-  kuntum-  bi-  ‘AayaatiHii  Mu’-miniin.



At that time, when Holy Qur’an was revealed, nearly entire people of the world had gone back from the Way of Allah Almighty. When the Messenger of Allah Almighty began to explain the real Revelations of Noble Qur’an, it was very troublesome for them to give up their wrong path, because being too much habitual of it; they had seen their own death in this new system and organization, whereas the secret of real life was hidden in it.


The people of Makkah used to criticize the commands of Holy Qur’an. Instead of understanding the actual matter, their only job was to object. The Commentators have explained that when the Holy Qur’an forbade from eating the meat of any dead animal dying naturally and determined it unlawful for eating, hereupon, the infidels of Makkah turned up their nose and knitted the eyebrows according to their habit, and from them, those people, who used to consider themselves more wise, they said: it is strange that the animal, which is killed by Allah, is unlawful for eating, whereas, which is slaughtered by a mankind himself, is lawful.


It was described in the previous verses for warning as its preface and reply that those people, who mislead from the Way of Allah, say about the apparent matter by making reform. But there is nothing in their fraudulent sayings. The fact is that Lawful and Unlawful is based on the Command of Allah Almighty.


The actual foundation of their objection is that they consider that Allah Almighty should be bound of their wishes, and as their idols say them nothing, they do as they desire, likewise Allah Almighty should not give them order (Let’s flee to God). False foundation of their thoughts was disclosed in the previous verses.


It has been described very clearly in this verse that “to order is just the job of Allah Almighty and to obey His Command is the duty of entire mankind”.


It is commanded that Allah Almighty knows best them, who err from His Way, as well as them also, who are rightly guided and go straight forward on His prescribed Way. Erroneous way cannot be correct due to their false and destructive ideas. The wrong is always wrong. Therefore, you should not care of the sayings by the stupid people.


It is wrong to say that the animal, which dies itself, is killed by Allah Almighty and which is slaughtered according to the instructions of Allah Almighty, is killed by the human being. Allah Almighty kills every soul, whether that is from the mankind or animal kind.


Moreover, because the name of Allah Almighty is mentioned at the time of slaughtering any lawful animal, so due to the blessing of His name, it becomes lawful for eating the meat of that particular animal only. Accordingly, if any animal is slaughtered by mentioning the name of any other than Allah Almighty, that is unlawful too, whether that is slaughtered in accord with the prescribed instructions. For this reason, being lawful is only with the name of Allah Almighty and His command.  


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)

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

A firm Code of life for the Muslims

Lesson # 775 From the Noble Quran

A firm Code of life for the Muslims

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

Verse –116 of 165, Section – 14 of 20 (Part – 8)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And if thou obey most of those on earth they will mislead thee far from Allah’s Way. They follow naught but an opinion, and they do but guess. Wa  ‘in-  tuti’  ‘aksara  man  fil-‘arzi  yuzil-luuka  ‘an-  SabiiLIllaah. ‘Iny-yattabi-‘uuna  ‘illaz-zanna  wa  ‘in  hum  ‘illaa  yakh-rusuun.


Lesson – 2

A formula for passing a successful life in this world has been signified in this verse for the Muslims. If the believers will act upon this formula, neither they will ever fail and nor go astray from the Straight Path. This Speech is for the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), whereas the lesson, hidden in it, is being taught to the entire nation.


This is such lesson, which will be a firm Code of Life for the Muslims in each condition and time till the Day of Judgment. If ever, they gave up acting upon it (God forbid), then they will live in the middle of nowhere and their national existence will be wiped out like invalid character. It can be understood clearly from this verse that the Muslims should never turn away even a hair’s breadth from SabiiLIllaah i.e. the Path of God Almighty.


It is necessary for every Muslim to understand first that the mankind is a passenger in the world. Coming in the world means that the human being has stood out from his home and native country. Now he has to finish this journey by way destination. The end of this journey is “Death”. Death means; it is the end of this world’s journey and the mankind has arrived at his residence. From birth to death, he has to cross over a very long and wide field. The name of this field is ‘the world’. After death, he will enter in his home country. Name of that home country is “the Doomsday, the next world”. At first, he will have to pass through the stages of “the Grave, the General Resurrection, the Lamentation, reckoning of Accounts, the Bridge over which the righteous will pass to Heaven, and the sinner and evildoer will drop into the Fire of Hell”. Then he will reach his home, which will be either Paradise or Hell. The Paradise is the place of comfort, whereas the Hell is the place of restlessness.


If the human being desires to reach direct to the Paradise, then a Path has been fixed for him in the world. This Path has been prescribed by Allah Almighty and for its acquaintance; He has sent His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) with His last Word “Holy Qur’an”. The meaning of going astray from this Path is that the humankind left the Straight Path and entered in the dark forest. Now he doesn’t know; whether he will die; being entangled in the thorny bushes and trees or in any marsh, and what will happen with him in the next stages of death, and what will be exposed to imminent danger in the Hell.


The Straight Path is called “Siraatal-Mustaqiim, SiraatAllaah and Siraatul-‘Ambi-yaa (the Path of Prophets – peace be upon Them)”. Who will escape in the world from swamps, abysses and confusions, will be easy at the time of death, the stages of general resurrection will be finalized easily, and a ready-made, comfortable home will be handed over in the Paradise duly prepared in all respect for living.


This Path can be chosen only by acting upon the Revelations of Noble Qur’an. There are many enemies of the human being, who call towards fulfilling of the worldly desires without any resistance to seduce him/her. Whereas; Holy Qur’an commands: Do in accord with My Instructions giving up your own wishes. Stop there, wherever I prevent you.


Actual enemy of the humankind is Satan (the Devil), who calls them towards the worldly desires to be completed unchecked, and maximum people of the world follow Satan leaving Qur’an. Therefore, the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been admonished in this verse including entire human beings and particularly Muslim Nation through Him, that there are a lot of devils in the world. You should hold the Noble Qur’an firmly and not obey the devils.


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)