Lessons from Holy Qur'an

If you don’t obey God, later you will repent

Lesson # 792 From the Noble Quran

If you don’t obey God, later you will repent

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

Verse –136 of 165, Section – 16 of 20 (Part – 8)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And they assign unto Allah, of the crops and cattle which He created, a portion, and they say: “This is Allah’s – “in their make-believe-” and this is for our associates”. Thus that which (they assign) unto their associates – gods reacheth not Allah and that which (they assign) unto Allah goeth to their (so-called) partners. Evil is their ordinance.             Wa  ja-‘aluu  Lillaahi  mim-maa  zara-‘a  minal-harsi  wal-‘an-‘aami  nasii-ban-  fa-qaaluu  haazaa  Lillaahi  biza’-mihim  wa  haazaa  li-shura-kaaa-‘inaa.  Famaa  kaanaa  li-shura-kaaa—‘ihim  falaa  yasilu  ‘iLallaah.  Wa  maa  kaana  Lillaahi  fa-huwa  yasilu  ‘ilaa  shura-kaaa-‘ihim.  Saaa-‘a  maa  yah-kumuun.     

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Yasilu – this word is aorist (tense) and has been derived from wasuul. Wasuul is a famous word which means “arriving, reaching”.

Shura-kaaa-‘a – (the partners, share-holders, associates), this word is plural of Shariik, which is (grammatically) an adjective and made from shirk. Shirk means – partnership, association, share. Shariik is that who or which is partner of any person in anything.


It was described in the previous verses that the Path, which Allah Almighty has set for the human being, has manifested very clearly by sending His Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them). But the mankind has deviated from that Path. Therefore, these people do not obey the Sayings of His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), whereas, it is necessary to go on that prescribed Path, so Allah Almighty commanded His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him): Say to them! If you do not obey Me, later, you will repent. Recognize! Carry on, whatever you do. I shall work whatever I want to do. You will come to know very soon, whether your end is better or Mine.


It is commanded that Allah Almighty prepared lush green crops and fields for them with His Mercy and created the cattle. Their false gods and idols etc. have no role in the creation of these things. Observe their sense; even then they regard their self-made gods more than Allah Almighty. And they assign a portion from these things in their make-believe for Allah and a portion for their associates. Then they think that Allah Almighty is the eternally Besought of all. He is not needy of any portion. So they include some more share with their gods’ portion, taking from the portion of Allah Almighty, but do not put in His portion taking some from the portion of their partners (gods). Sometimes, they commit as such that if, any superior thing has been included in the portion of Allah Almighty and inferior in the portion of gods, they change it as the superior thing is included in the portion of gods and the inferior thing in the portion of Allah Almighty.


Such conduct is worse because it is considered from their behavior that the Reverence of Allah Almighty does not exist in their hearts. Secondly, they accept that Allah Almighty is not indigent of anything, while the idols and gods are needy, even then they determine the idols equivalent to Allah Almighty, they believe in them also more than Him. This deed of theirs is entirely folly. However, that thought, which exists in it, that is very bad and strict hurtful for them. These people are disrespectful to Allah Almighty and for it they will be punished very severely.          


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)