Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Their associates (of Allah) want to ruin them

Lesson # 793 From the Noble Quran

Their associates (of Allah) want to ruin them

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

Verse –137 of 165, Section – 16 of 20 (Part – 8)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And thus have their (so-called) partners (of Allah) made the killing of their children to seem fair unto many of the idolaters, that they may ruin them and make their faith obscure for them. And had Allah willed (it otherwise), they had not done so. So leave them alone with their devices.               Wa  kazaalika  zay-yana  likasiirim-minal-mush-rikiina  qatla  ‘awlaadihim  shura-kaaa- ‘uhum  li-yurduuhum  wa  li-yalbi-suu  ‘alay-him  diinahum.  Wa  law  shaaa- ‘Allaahu  maa  fa-‘aluuhu  fazarhum  wa  maa  yaf-taruun.        

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Shura-kaaa- ‘uhum – (their partners), this word is plural of shariik, which has been derived from shirk. Shirk means “partnership, belief in a plurality of Allah (God), polytheism”. Shariik means “a partner, a co-sharer, an associate”. Shura-kaaa- ‘uhum – {their (so-called) partners (of Allah)}, that is to say; the partners of their own or of Allah Almighty (their gods, idols), it aims that those who seduce them are the devils, who mislead them to do evil works.


Yurduuhum – (they may ruin them). Actually this word is yurduuna. Its origin is ‘ardaa’, which is made from radii. Radii means, “Destruction, ruin”. ‘Ardaa’ means “to kill, to ruin”.

Yalbi-suu – (they may make obscure). It has been derived from the word “labasa, which means “mixing up the things in such a way that those may not be recognized separately, intermixing, to confuse”.


It is commanded that many people of the idolaters do another strange thing. Their devils have given them advice that doing children slaughtered in the name of idols is an excellent piece of work. Therefore, every pretext was invented into them to kill their children then. It is a prescribed method in the religion that you should slaughter an animal in the name of Allah Almighty from those, which are fit for food (lawful). They began to kill their children. In the religion, there was a sacrifice of the animal. Satan misguided them that the sacrifice of children is better than that. The religion teaches to sacrifice in the name of Allah Almighty. Satan Said: you should sacrifice in the name of idols.


It is shortness of their sense and wisdom that they obey always Satan. Allah Almighty has let them go astray also in the world. He has to test the human being and desire to see: who takes fine work from own wit, otherwise; had He willed, He had not permitted anyone to commit any such evil deed. But no! The world is the place of the test. It is not the object to compel any individual to go straight way. So let them and their wrong deeds go.


It is learned that distorting the original form of the religion is a devilish work. Such works should not be done which seem apparently of religious, but internally, dig the root of the religion.


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)