Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Thus have We made everywhere great ones of its wicked ones

Lesson # 781 From the Noble Quran

Thus have We made everywhere great ones of its wicked ones

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

Verse –123 of 165, Section – 15 of 20 (Part – 8)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And thus have We made in every city great ones of its wicked onfes, that they should plot therein. And they do but plot against themselves, though they perceive not.         Wa  kazaa-lika  ja-‘alNaa  fii kulli  qar-yatin  ‘akaabira  mujrimiihaa  li-yamkuruu  fiihaa.  Wa  maa yamkuruuna  ‘illaa  bi-‘anfu-sihim  wa  maa  yash-‘uruun.    



It was discussed in the previous lesson that following both kinds of people cannot be equivalent of one another:

  • Who were dead, Allah Almighty raised them unto life and set a light for them.


  • And who are arrested in the utter darkness, whence they cannot emerge.


That person, who neither has a spiritual life and nor a Light, in his view, his own work and deeds will be interesting and charming. The Rules, according to which, Allah Almighty has created the world, it is necessary that His disbelievers should like their own condition and they should remain engaged in their own business. It was described earlier that the thing, which is in accord with the prescribed Rules, about it, Allah Almighty commands: We have done it.   


One more thing has been described in this verse. Allah Almighty commanded: It is a habit of the human being that whenever he becomes rich, has sufficient wealth and property, and other people begin to obey him, then he considers himself great and thinks about such plans that his wealth should increase day by day and his power of influence should be firm including his dignity as it is, but more than now. For acquiring this object, he uses to make different plans for deceiving and cheating the people.


Allah Almighty commands in this verse: We have made this world in such a way that the wicked deeds are committed by the rich usually.

It is commanded: As you saw that We have made beautiful everyone’s own work and deed as per his own point of view, likewise, We have made in every city great (the ring-leaders and the rich) ones of its wicked ones. Whenever any individual raised money and other people began to obey and follow him, then he begins to plot in such a manner whereby his majesty is established. To achieve this goal, he comes down to mischief. At that stage, he is too much in a rapture that does not see any other than himself. He does not think about his own wicked deeds, which he committed to increase his own dignity and reputation in the world, and which will ruin him in the Hereafter. Painful Doom will be waiting for him on the Doomsday against those evil deeds, which will be the reason of his severe distress.


It is evident from the History of Islam that the infidels of Arabia, who were lustful for their dignity and wealth, used to arrange new plans to finish the Muslims and Islam, were at last executed. Islam succeeded and the Muslims got prosperity and victory. It revealed from this verse that those are the inventors of wickedness, mischief and disturbance, who do not think about the consequence of their own as well as their nation due to haughtiness of their wealth and reputation. The insolvent people and the poor accept soon the correct matter. And the history shows that if the rich people do not uplift them, they do not evil.


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)