Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Remaining entire people were ruined save believers

Lesson # 872 from the Noble Quran

Remaining entire people were ruined save believers

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

Stage – 2, Verse –72 of 206, Section – 9 of 24 (Part – 8)

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

So We saved him and those with him by a mercy from Us, and We cut the root of those who denied Our Revelations and were not believers.        Fa-‘anjay-Naahu  wallaziina  ma-‘ahuu  bi-rahmatim-min-Naa  wa  qata’-Naa  daabi-ral-laziina  kazzabuu  bi-‘Aayaati-Naa  wa  maa  kaanuu  Mu’-miniin.                      


It is commanded that when the people of ‘Aad did not obey their Messenger Hud (peace be upon Him), then that disaster, which had to come, came at its prescribed time. Prophet Hud (peace be upon Him) and those who obeyed Him, were saved. Remaining entire people were ruined.


Allah Almighty says: We kept Hud (peace be upon Him) protected and those with Him by a mercy from Us, from that disaster. But those people who did neither use to believe in Our Tokens and Revelations beholding them obviously and nor accept Us as their Worshipped, and they were involved in polytheism (belief in a plurality of God), therefore, We cut their root.


Some one or other misfortune use to come in the world usually. Some of them are ordinary, whereas, some are alarming. Dust, storms and earthquakes etc. are customary, which occur due to mutual pulling and taking away by natural forces. If the human being does not arrange to be saved from those calamities before time, then he is annihilated entirely after coming in their entanglement like lifeless things.


We have come to know from it that it is incumbent for the humankind that he should adopt practical managements for being saved from the disasters. Holy Qur’aan explains that production of horrible accidents is necessary due to either gravitational collision of natural forces or mutual amalgamation into one another with a specific manner.


Along with it, the prudent people use to admonish the human beings; the ways “how to be safe and sound from them” from time to time. But from them; matured talk is of those individuals, who are called Messengers (peace be upon Them). Their first duty is that they strengthen the heart of the mankind, so that it should not be confounded at the time of any calamity. They (peace be upon Them) say: Believing in Allah Almighty and having complete faith in His Mercy is the actual thing.


That individual who do not have trust in Allah Almighty and is deprived of the Belief and the Faith, and instead of it; he has trust in his own strength, own people, companions, buildings, fortresses and weapons etc. (apparent equipment and property etc.), and do not act upon the advice and guidance of the Messengers (peace be upon Them), neither can he be saved from oppressive worldly mishaps and nor can he remain in peace after death. It is known obvious from this detail that personal evil deeds of the human being, which are not according to the Guidance of the Messengers (peace be upon Them), make him victim of the disasters. And because he is debarred from the satisfaction of the heart; being a disbeliever, so even he will never enjoy the ease of the Doomsday.


Main object of learning the lesson from the circumstances of earlier nations, which Holy Quran explains before us, is that the humankind can escape from the calamities of the world and the anguish at the time of death, when he will follow the Guidance of the Messengers (peace be upon Them) of his own life time as now Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) is the last Messenger until the Day of Resurrection. Except it; there is no any other form of being saved.  


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)

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