Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Satan seduces many of the human beings

Lesson # 785 From the Noble Quran

Satan seduces many of the human beings

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

Verse –128a of 165, Section – 15 of 20 (Part – 8)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And the Day when He will gather them together (He will say): O ye assembly of the jinn! Many of humankind did ye seduce. And their adherents among humankind will say: Our Lord! We enjoyed one another, but now we have arrived at the appointed term which Thou appointed for us.   Wa  Yawma  Yah-shuru-hum  jamii-‘aa;  yaa-ma’-sharal-jinni  qadis-taksartum-  minal-‘ins.  Wa  qaala  ‘aw-liyaaa-‘uhum-minal-‘insi  Rabbanas-tamta-‘a  ba’-zunaa  bi-ba’-zinw-wa  balagnaa  ‘ajala  nallaziii  ‘ajjalTa  lanaa.      



‘As-taksartum – (you seduced many), it is past tense. Its origin is ‘istaksaar, which has been made from the word kasratun. Kasratun means excess. ‘Istaksaar will be meant as “getting maximum portion and more things to order”.


‘As-tamta-‘a – (enjoyed – to profit, to reap advantage), it is past tense also, which is from the word ‘astamtaaa’ and derived from mataaa’. Mataaa’ means – any useful and beneficial thing, wealth and property, equipment etc. ‘Astamtaaa’ means “to gather a lot of wealth and possessions and to reap advantage from it.


‘Ajala – it means “appointed term and the whole period too”. Here it aims “the death which arrives at its prescribed time”. ‘AjjalTa – (the time You appointed), made from the word taajiil, Taajiil has been derived from the word ‘ajal. ‘Ajal means “to appoint the term”.


It was described in the previous verses that maximum people choose the wrong way, which is chosen always by Satan’s power of deceiving, who is inbred and old enemy of the human being. Allah Almighty has loosened him (the Devil), but saying at the spot to him: You will be unable to seduce the servants of Mine. It was commanded in the previous verse that Walii (the Protecting Friend) of Good people is Allah Almighty. Condition of the evildoers has been explained in this verse.   


It is commanded that a Day will come when the entire humankind and the jinn (the devils, the demons) will be gathered before Allah Almighty. The devils will be addressed in front of the humankind: You plundered much in the world and made many people yours obedient and servants. A guilty conscience needs no accuser. The slaves of the devils will speak at their own: Neither were we their slaves and nor used to worship them. By chance; sometimes, we used to obey their commands and sometimes they used to obey us. Likewise we used to help one another. Even the death entrapped us and the period You appointed for our living in the world, finished. The only aim to ask from the devils was that the humankind should answer. We shall know their reply in the next lesson.   


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)