Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Value of anything forbidden without authority

Lesson # 799 From the Noble Quran

Value of anything forbidden without authority

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

Verses –143b & 144 of 165, Section – 17 of 20 (Part – 8)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

143b.  Expound to me (the case) with knowledge, if ye are truthful-


144.  And of the camels twain and of the cows twain. Say: Hath He forbidden the two males or the two females, or that which the wombs of the two females contain; or were ye by to witness when Allah commanded you (all) this? Then who doth greater wrong than he who devisheth a lie concerning Allah, that he may lead mankind astray without knowledge. Lo! Allah guideth not wrongdoing folk.     

143b.  Nabbi-‘uunii  bi-‘ilmin  ‘in-  kuntum  Saadiqiin.


144.  Wa  minal- ‘ibilis-nayni  wa  minal-baqaris-nayn.  Qul  ‘aaaz-zaka-rayni  harrama  ‘amil-‘unsa-yayni  ‘ammash-tamalat  ‘alayhi  ‘arhaamul-‘unsa-yayn.  ‘Am  kuntum  shuhadaaa-‘a  ‘iz  wassaa-kumUllaahu  bi-haazaa.  Faman  ‘azlamu  mimma-niftaraa  ‘alAllaahi  kaziballi-yuzillan -naasa  bi-gayri  ‘ilm.  ‘InnAllaaha  laa  yahdil-qaw-maz-zaalimiin.    



Allah Almighty addressed His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) that He should ask the idolaters, how they have come to know that these cattle are forbidden, because the knowledge needs authority. If they were true, then which Prophet or Messenger told them about this illegal-ness?


Likewise; Allah Almighty created four in two pairs i.e. male and female camels, and of the cows twain. Ask them about these cattle also: Whether Allah Almighty has forbidden their males or females or those which are in the wombs of their females? Quote authority from any Scripture sent down by Allah Almighty, if any Prophet or Messenger (peace be upon Him) has told you. If not so, then expound to Me; were you present at that time when Allah Almighty had forbidden them and did you hear it with your own ears? If the matter is not as you say, then explain it: Who is more tyrant than that person, who calumniates falsely against the name of Allah Almighty and says about that thing that Allah Almighty has forbidden it, whereas that has not been forbidden by Him?


Then it is commanded: While it has been proved through their tricks and wicked deeds that they are unjust in all respect and they do not have any ability to understand the truth and go Straight Path, then how can they be guided? Allah Almighty has determined this Rule that He does not guide them, who are not able to do well.


Those people have been rejected very clearly in this verse, who make the things legal or forbidden upon themselves with their self-invented pretenses and tricks without any authority. And it has also come to know that there are two ways to obtain the certain knowledge; either any reliable person should tell, or the individual have to listen or see himself. Therefore, those Commands which exist in Holy Qur’an are sure because those have been given to us by the last Messenger of Allah Almighty, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), telling about them that those are True. And there is none in the world more Trustworthy than Him.   


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)