Lesson # 888 from the Noble Quran
Getting own words acknowledged by the people
Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)
Stage – 2, Verse – 86a of 206, Section – 11 of 24 (Part – 8)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
|And lurk not on every path to threaten (wayfarers), and to turn away from Allah’s path him who believeth in Him, and to seek to make it crooked.||Wa laa taq-‘uduu bi-kulli siraatin tuu-‘iduuna wa tasudduuna ‘an Sabii-LIllaahi maa ‘aamana biHii wa tab-guunahaa ‘i-wajaa.|
When Prophet Shu-aib (peace be upon Him) began to advise the people of Madian and the sweet words spoken by Him began to touch the hearts of listeners, then astray people of His nation established places, where people used to meet on the coming and going paths, and began to prevent the people to see Prophet Shu-aib (peace be upon Him) and hear Him. Even that, they began to threaten them and find faults with the Path, shown by Him. And they began also to persuade to keep their footing on their bad path. Then Prophet Shu-aib (peace be upon Him) commanded them: Behold! Don’t do so, you should neither blockade the path of people and nor prevent them by threatening from their coming unto Me and that way of bargaining, which Allah Almighty has determined, and nor try to finish them, who have believed in Allah Almighty and are ready to obey His Commands. And you should not pick holes in the Straight Path willing or not willing. And you should not stir up to give it up by creating doubts of various sorts regarding the religion in the hearts of the people.
Satan had undertaken from the beginning to destroy the human being at every cost. The history of humankind is witness that the Devil did not leave it unfinished by trying His best. When and where He got any opportunity, He tried to mislead the innocent mankind from the straight and simple way.
The Devil knows the matters very well, in which areas the good is for mankind. This attempt is easy for Him that somehow He should not let human being do good works. He tries to misguide the people from the straight path towards altogether crooked way always. He knows that goodness of human being is hidden in it that he/she should believe that Allah Almighty is his/her Creator, God and Lord. He/she should recognize the Messengers of God (peace be upon Them) and obey Them and he/she should ensure that: If I shall not obey God’s Messengers, certainly I will be punished at last, due to disobeying the Messengers.
Satan says to the human being: Allah is nothing, everything; which exists; that is; you and your own strength, so, you should stretch out yourself and your strength, as much as it may be possible. Everything for you is; this world. You should not listen to the Messengers (peace be upon Them). They ensnare you in labor; willing or not willing, and prevent you from ease and comfort of the world, and as its retaliation, they promise for the Garden, which has neither been by anyone nor heard.
Whenever any group of the Devil’s disciples holds command of any place, that group runs government according to Satan’s instructions, which is: Keep established authority. Get your words acknowledged by the people. Do neither listen to the Messengers (peace be upon Them) and Their followers, nor let others hear. Compel the people by threat or greed; to obey you.
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)