Lessons from Holy Qur'an

No laden will bear another’s load on Doomsday

Lesson # 817 from the Noble Quran

No laden will bear another’s load on Doomsday

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

Verse –164 of 165, Section – 20 of 20 (Part – 8)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Say: Shall I seek another than Allah for Lord, when He is Lord of all things? Each soul earneth only on its own account, nor doth any laden bear another’s load. Then unto your Lord is your return, so He will tell you that wherein ye differed.               Qul  ‘a-gay-rAllaahi  ‘abgii  Rabbanw-wa  Huwa  Rabbu  kulli  shay.  Wa  laa  taksibu  kullu  nafsin  ‘illaa  ‘alayhaa.  Wa  laa  taziru  waaziratunw-  wizra  ‘ukhraa.  Summa  ‘ilaa  Rabbikum-marji-‘ukum  fa-yunabbi-‘ukum-  bimaa  kuntum  fiihi  takh-talifuun.

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Taziru (bearing the load), the origin of this word is wazrun, which means “to burden, to bear the load”. Waaziratun is active feminine noun also from it (which means “laden”, the adjective of “the soul”. As per Arabic language nafs (soul) is feminine, so its adjective is feminine too. The word waziir has been derived from it also.


‘Ukhraa (another), this word is used as feminine too, masculine of which is ‘Aakhir. It also means (another).


Whenever we look up at the world, we see a strange system. Everything has been decorated at its proper place according to rules, and its requirements are being provided regularly. Nobody can know to recognize them except Allah Almighty. Therefore, there is no choice beside it that Allah Almighty should be accepted as Lord of everything.


The same subject has been discussed in this verse. Allah Almighty commands His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) that He should say: There is none visible Lord (the Supplier of the means of subsistence) of this world other than Allah Almighty. Therefore, it is necessary that I should accept Him as My Lord and beg too before Him to provide Me everything which I need.  


Those people, who bow before any other than Allah Almighty, are deceived and ignorant. The rope of Allah Almighty should not be loosened by coming into their deception. No one will be useful for anyone in the Hereafter. Every laden will have been bearing his/her own load of sins/evil-deeds. How will they bear the load of others?  


I have been told very clearly that none can be responsible, recommendatory or laden of any other person. Every individual is responsible of own wicked-deeds and acts, so he/she will attend the Court of Allah Almighty bearing his/her load him/herself. Then He will tell everyone: who was right and who was wrong? Who deserves reward and who deserves punishment.


We understood from it that any evil-deed or sin should never be committed due to seducing by any person because its misfortune will be on the head of the evildoer, whereas that person, who seduced, will be involved in own calamity. How will he save others? It should be remembered that none will be able to support any other on the Day of Resurrection. It is eternal Rule of that place, “As you sow so shall you reap”.


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)