Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Reply to those who persist on their false word

Lesson # 802 From the Noble Quran

Reply to those who persist on their false word

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

Verse –147 of 165, Section – 18 of 20 (Part – 8)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

So if they give the lie to Thee (Muhammad), say: Your Lord is a Lord of All-Embracing Mercy, and His Wrath will never be withdrawn from guilty folk.         Fa-‘in-  kazza-buuka  faqur- Rabbukum  Zuu-  Rahmatinw-waasi-‘ah.  Wa  laa  yuraddu  ba’-suhuu  ‘anil-qawmil-mujri-miin. 

images (118)


It was described in the previous verse: We forbade the Jews from using of lawful things as award of their rebellion. When Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) said to the Children of Israel, they denied from it and said: These things have been coming forbidden since old times.


This saying of theirs has been confuted by Holy Qur’an, whereas they continued persisting on their word, though they could not bring any proof upon it. The people, who continue obstinately and firmly, while they know that they are at wrong, remain in this error that they will not be punished immediately. It has been replied in this verse.


It is commanded here that if they give a lie to the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), though there is no any other reason of falsifying than it that their heart does not desire to accept Your Saying. One more reason may be that they think; if they accept, they would be disgraced.


Allah Almighty commands His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him): Say to them! You are liars and going to stay on the false and wrong. You are not punished immediately for wicked deeds because your Lord is a Lord of All-Embracing Mercy. He does not arrest the evildoer at once, but relaxes him.


Moreover, it does not mean that you deem it, as, your behavior is correct and you are not guilty. Although Allah Almighty loosens the string of guilty but the guilty shall be punished certainly sooner or later, if he/she did not attend the Court of Allah Almighty and beg for forgiveness, for repenting due to his/her sin, because His Wrath will never be withdrawn from the guilty people. It is only His Mercy, Which has stopped him from punishing, that perhaps, the evildoer repent of own sins.


Two things are understandable here:


  • When you see any disobedient of the Commands of Holy Qur’an happy, wealthy and vigorous, you should not suppose that proclamation of punishment and Wrath for the guilty people is only a warning, otherwise, what is its reason that the entire blessings are available for the sinners and they are enjoying their lives. Anyone of them suffers no injury.


It is known from this verse as well as many other verses that:


  • The guilty people shall be punished and the Wrath of Allah Almighty shall never be withdrawn from them. Being the punishment late is due to any other purpose, proper time of which is prescribed. That will not be ignored, when the time came.


  • If any individual of a folk commits an evil, its burden falls on his/her entire nation. A time will come when the whole nation will be destroyed, if evil deeds of the individuals are increasing, because it is duty of the entire nation to stop the evildoers from committing. If the nation remained indolent from its duty, will be ruined at last.  


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)