Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The depravity of the worst evil

Lesson # 879 from the Noble Quran

The depravity of the worst evil

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

Stage – 2, Verse – 81 of 206, Section – 10 of 24 (Part – 8)

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Lo! ye come with lust unto men instead of women. Nay, but ye are wanton folk. ‘Innakum  lata’-tuunar-rijaala  shah-watam-min  duunin-nisaaa’.  Bal  ‘antum qaw-mum-musrifuun.

Lesson

When Prophet Lot (peace be upon Him) said to the people of Sodom: You commit abomination such as no creature ever did before you. It seems that they would not have understood about; what have they wronged? As though; this evil had become so public into them that they had lost this perception that it was an evil.

 

Therefore, Lot (peace be upon Him) had to explain it. But He (peace be upon Him) thought: How can I explain it, because while this evil was never committed earlier, then it is manifest that the words for this evil had not been in use. Suppose! if even the words for it did exist, it could not be in the power of any decent man to describe about such disgusting thing in straight words with the tongue.

 

Prophet Lot (peace be upon Him) did not know that nature of those people had been distorted so badly that they were unable to understand the depravity of this worst evil with simply indication. It was incumbent to cause to know them because He (peace be upon Him) was commanded by Allah Almighty to do so.

 

Being helpless, Lot (peace be upon Him) said to those evil spirit people: At the time of ardor of the natural desire of copulation, for fulfilling of which with natural way, you had to see the woman, whereas you commit sexual intercourse with the men like you (sodomy). It is breach of the default rule and getting out of the limit of humanity. Its result can be nothing but ruin and destruction.

 

That individual, who goes out by breaking the limits of human nature, he is his own assassin, being his end bad, is necessary and a prerequisite. Have you lost entirely your senses that you commit such indecent, filthy and cluttered works? Committing such evil is just like tyrannizing upon the human genealogy, cutting its root and finishing the train of Adam (peace be upon Him), for whom, these entire things have been created. Thus committing so, against the desire of entire creatures’ Creator, is rebelling against Allah Almighty.

 

If this happens, then it is not possible that any individual may live more after breaking the Command of God, the Holy One. The first stroke of this unclean spirit work affects the domestic life badly. While the man would not desire his wife, then surely, her looking after and warm reception would be different. First of all, their children would not be born, however, if their children are born, full attention would not be given on their fostering and education.  

 

Secondly, it is not known that; what the wife will do in reaction of her husband’s dis-regard, being broken hearted, due to which, they will lose each other. Certainly, this evil can be cause of destruction and removal of the human race, and it is equal to the collection of many major sins due to their relationship. And it is the biggest calamity that wherever this evil begins, it spreads very fast. God Almighty protect us from this disobedience and grant us His Guidance to live according to His Will.  

 

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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City of Sodom and the people of Lot

Lesson # 878 from the Noble Quran

City of Sodom and the people of Lot

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

Stage – 2, Verse – 80 of 206, Section – 10 of 24 (Part – 8)

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And Lot! (Remember) when he said unto his folk: Do ye commit abomination such as no creature ever did before you?             Wa  Luu-tan  ‘iz  qaala  liqaw-mihiii  ‘ata’-tuunal-faahishata  maa  sabaqa-kum  bihaa  min  ‘ahadim-minal-‘aalamiin.                               

Lesson

Prophet Lot (peace be upon Him) is Messenger of Allah Almighty. He was nephew of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Them). When Abraham left His idolater and sculptor father named Aazar and migrated from Iraq to Syria, Lot migrated along with Him also to Syria. Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) slighted in Palestine and Lot (peace be upon Him) went to Jordan. Then Allah Almighty sent His Message unto Him and directed to reach Sodom, which was the name of a city of Jordan. Allah Almighty sent Him towards the inhabitants of the outskirts of that city, so that, bad habit of those people is dis-habituated from them by admonishing.

 

Qaw-mihiii  – (His folk, tribe, nation), it aims “the people of Sodom and villages in its vicinity” who had become habitual of an evil.

 

‘Al-faahishata – this word has been derived from fahash, which means “to be opened, to become public”. Two words have been made from it: ‘al-faahishah and ‘al-fah-shaaa’, which are used for “lewdness openly, shamelessness, to be lost to all sense of honor, committing sins without any hesitation”.

 

Such filthy evil had spread publicly in the residents of Sodom, which was shameless and against the nature, and which was invented by them (sodomy – a carnal copulation against nature). This evil was neither learnt by them from any other, nor anyone committed it before them and nor they looked someone committing so. Even that the animals did never commit this evil, because they fulfill their natural desires in the same manner as the Wisdom has prescribed the way to fulfill it. Contrary to it, they can never think. However, humankind is such an existence, who can break the natural fashions. Therefore, there are more supplies/equipment of his destruction in the world than animals. Generally, maximum destruction of animals is due to external motives and disasters, but internal disasters exist too to finish the human being, besides external reasons and disasters, which are result of the inundation of his powerful desires.

 

Those entire parts have to do any work, which exist in the human body, as eyes are for looking, feet are for walking etc. and naturally every limb is fond of doing own work. If desires of all members of the body are collected, the name of this collection would be “Nafs” (the breath, the soul, the spirit, the self-desire etc.). The Nafs wants complete independence to fulfill its fondness. The religion and the morality impose restrictions on the Nafs. The name of those restrictions is religion and civilization. Whenever, the Nafs breaks those restrictions by violence, then corruption, tyranny, disorder and mischief spread. Murder, unfair dealing and adultery etc. are the same kinds of mischief, due to which, human society is ruined.

 

The people of Sodom adopted a new kind of violence. They established that natural relationship with boys, which was required to be conducted with female (women) only. It was the reason that many depravities were born in the society and family system began to ruin. Allah Almighty sent specially Prophet Lot (peace be upon Him) unto that nation for preventing them from this new evil.   

 

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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Sincerity and compassionate for the mankind

Lesson # 877 from the Noble Quran

Sincerity and compassionate for the mankind

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

Stage – 2, Verses –77 to 79 of 206, Section – 10 of 24 (Part – 8)

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Lesson

 

Islam is neither the name of only some formal Divine worships like prayer, fasting, pilgrimage and paying the poor-due, and nor the right of Islam is paid only by the preachers admonishing overly large sermons and the public have to listen them, and then both groups begin to do their  own work. Contrary to this, Islam is that “everyone should be engaged in performing good works every time for the humankind sincerely and compassionately”.

 

You got through the circumstances of past three nations in the previous lessons. It is to consider:  What were evil deeds of those people to which, the Messengers (peace be upon Them) sent unto them, desired to remove? And what were the reasons due to which they did not obey their Prophets (peace be upon Them) and Their disobedient suffered heavenly and earthly disasters?

 

Mutual evil among those three nations was that they used to consider that everything is only own physical strength, wealth and property and to command other people. They were unable to view above the rank and grandeur of this world. It was the result that mighty people desired to keep everything under their control and used to take hard work from the subordinates. Then they used to put them off after paying them more or less but not according to their labor. And they used to be addicted to pleasure with the earnings of their hard labor.

 

It was not teaching of Prophet Adam (peace be upon Him). The caste had no value among His people. There was no sign of stratification in humans. Entire human beings used to fall prostrate before Allah Almighty accepting Him their Creator and Lord. And they used to spend the production of their hard working according to their capacity in accord with their necessities by sharing with one another.

 

When they forgot Allah Almighty, then arbitrary gods took His place and the equation departed with the same. Quarrels began along with the Schism. They began to enjoy by seizing the needful things. The people were being treated according to the proverb “Might is right”. Bold people became the high ranking and the simple were pushed down.

 

The Messengers (peace be upon Them) caused to understand them: Behold! The world is not always an identical. Major destructive and deadly accidents may occur in it any time. You cannot arrange to be saved during extremes life. The rich and the watchmen of their splendor were induced by hearing these words and they said: What is the dare of anyone that he may hurt us? We have power; equipage, obedient servants and we are ready for every accident. We wish to see him who treat us with crooked eye.

 

You observed: How the people of high class were corrupted? If anyone heard the sayings of the Messengers (peace be upon Them), he/she belonged to low class, poor and insolvent community. The three Messengers (peace be upon Them) tried their best that the rebellious people should abstain from their airs and get ready collectively for escaping from forthcoming danger being brothers of one another altogether.

 

Prophet Noah (peace be upon Him) knew that a storm of water is coming very soon. Prophet Hud (peace be upon Him) was cautious about the forthcoming dust storm. Prophet Salih (peace be upon Him) was aware of coming the earthquake. But there was only one form of being saved from those disasters, which was: the people suffering from arrogance should give up their bragging. They should believe that Allah, the Most High; is most Powerful and Omnipotent, and they entire should try collectively to obey Him, so that being pleased He remove the wrath from them.

 

It is manifest from these incidents that immoral people are seen involved in haughtiness and they do not like to sit with the public or join the common people equally in any matter, whenever any big calamity has to come. And accepting the religion by poor people becomes cause of their distance from the religion.

 

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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The earthquake seized the tribe of Thamud

Lesson # 876 from the Noble Quran

The earthquake seized the tribe of Thamud

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

Stage – 2, Verses –77 to 79 of 206, Section – 10 of 24 (Part – 8)

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77.  So they hamstrung the she-camel, and they flouted the commandment of their Lord, and they said: O Salih! Bring upon us that thou threatenest if thou art indeed of those (from Allah).

 

78.  So the earthquake seized them, and morning found them prostrate in their dwelling place.

 

79.  Then he (Salih) turned from them and said: O my people! I delivered my Lord’s message unto you and gave you good advice, but ye love not good advisers.            

77.  Fa-‘aqarun-Naaqata  wa  ‘ataw  ‘an  ‘amri  Rabbihim  wa qaaluu  yaa-Saalihu’-tinaa  bimaa  ta-‘idunaaa  ‘in kunta  minal-mursaliin.

 

78.  Fa-‘akhazat-humur-rajfatu  fa-‘asbahuu  fii  daarihim  jaasimiin.

 

79.  Fata-wallaa  ‘anhum  wa  qaala  yaa-qawmi  laqad  ‘ablagtukum  risaalata  Rabbii  wa  nasahtu  lakum  wa  laakil-laa  tuhibbuu-nannaa-sihiin.                              

Lesson

‘Aqaruu – {They (hamstrung, cut tendons of the thighs to make she-camel lame)}, it is past tense, which has been derived from ‘aqar (to cut the heels), at first the feet of camel are cut, then it is killed with the spear from its chest and it falls down immediately.

                                                        

‘Ataw – {they (flouted, mocked, sneered)}, it is past tense also and has been derived from the word ‘atuw-wun. ‘Atuw-wun means “to disobey, to rebel”.

 

Rajfatun – (earthquake), actually it means “to move or shake severely, to tremble). Here it aims “earthquake”. That was very severe earthquake and before it, there was a sound of thunder.

 

Jaasimiin – (fallen prostrate), this word is plural of jaasim, which has been derived from the word jasuum. Jasuum means “to lie down prostrate on the ground being exhausted”.   

 

It is commanded that the chieftains of the tribe of Thamud did not care for the Commandments, conveyed by Prophet Salih (peace be upon Him) and hamstrung the she-camel and disobeyed the Order of their Lord and then said to their Prophet Salih (peace be upon Him) with insistence: We have done our work. Bring upon us now that thou threatenest if thou art indeed a Messenger.

 

At last, a very severe earthquake came and a sound like loud thunder was heard along with it. Those disobedient people fell prostrate on the earth in their houses in such a way as the quadruped animals put their mouth and neck on the ground at the time of sleeping.

 

Prophet Salih (peace be upon Him) left that place being sorrowful on their condition and disclosed His sorrow in these words: O my people! I delivered your Lord’s message unto you and left no stone un-turned to give you good advice. But you did not recognize the value of your good advisers.

 

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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Mankind cannot get rid easily after coming in the world

Lesson # 875 from the Noble Quran

Mankind cannot get rid easily after coming in the world

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

Stage – 2, Verses –75 & 76 of 206, Section – 10 of 24 (Part – 8)

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75.  The chieftains of his people, who were scornful, said unto those whom they despised, unto such of them as believed: Know ye that Salih is one sent from his Lord? They said: Lo! In that wherewith he hath been sent we are believers.

 

76.  Those who were scornful said: Lo! In that which ye believe we are disbelievers.           

75.  Qaalal-mala-‘ullaziinas-takbaruu  min  qawmihii  lil-laziinas-tuz-‘ifuu  liman  ‘aamana  minhum  ‘ata’-lamuuna  ‘anna  Saaliham-mursalum- mir-Rabbih.  Qaaluuu  ‘innaa  bimaaa  ‘ursila  bihii  Mu’-minuun.

 

76.  Qaalal-laziinas-tak-baruuu  ‘innaa  billaziii  ‘aaman-tum-  bihii  kaafi-ruun.                            

Lesson

The nations of Prophets Noah and Hud (peace be upon Them) did not demand any miracle from their Messengers. The first nation (of Noah) did not attend Him saying: You have gone astray. The second nation ‘Aad (the tribe of Hud) carried on their work making Him foolish and saying Him unwise.

 

But the tribe Thamud called for an extraordinary thing from their Prophet Salih (peace be upon Him) and considered that He (peace be upon Him) will not be able to do it and they will get clear of His Command. They could not understand that the human being cannot get rid so easily after coming in the world.

                                                           

There is only one form of escaping that one should believe in and obey the Messengers (peace be upon Them). If one will run upon the paths self-invented, giving up the Guidance of Messengers, certainly, he will suffer its retribution in the world later or sooner, as well as, be answerable on the Day of Resurrection also.

 

The foolish people of Thamud demanded from Salih (peace be upon Him): A she-camel should come out from this mountain. It was not difficult for the Omnipotence of Allah Almighty. The she-camel came out and they were involved in difficulty. Now they were responsible for its food and safety.

 

There was not sufficient quantity of food and water for the cattle in the mountain area. The she-camel used to dissipate entire feed and water, and their own cattle etc. remained hungry. However, necessitous people derived benefit that the milk of she-camel was in sufficient quantity for them.

                                                             

It is commanded that when the chieftains saw the public that they have believed in Prophet Salih (peace be upon Him) and now they were prosperous, they asked from the people: Do you consider that the claim of Salih (peace be upon Him) is true that He is a Messenger sent by Allah Almighty? They replied: Observing so much big proof, you have known too that He is a Messenger (peace be upon Him), but you are fraud, whereas we like the truth. We have faith in His Sayings sincerely and believe that verily He (peace be upon Him) is Messenger of Allah Almighty. No answer was visible from those disobedient chieftains, but they tried to frighten in the presumption of their chieftainship and said: Believe then. Your belief will be nothing. Salih (peace be upon Him) cannot succeed as far as we don’t accept Him. Listen! We do not accept His every word.

 

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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Anyone should not be compelled to work like animals

Lesson # 874 from the Noble Quran

Anyone should not be compelled to work like animals

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

Stage – 2, Verse –74 of 206, Section – 10 of 24 (Part – 8)

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And remember how He made you viceroys after ‘Aad and gave you station in the earth; ye construct castles in the plains and hew the mountains into dwellings. So remember (all) the bounties of Allah and do no evil, making mischief in the earth.          Waz-kuruuu  ‘iz  ja-‘alakum  khula-faaa-‘a  mim-  ba’di  ‘Aadinw-wa  bawwa-‘akum  fil-‘arzi  tatta-khizuuna  min-  suhuu-lihaa  qusuu-ranw-wa  tan-hituunal  jibaala  buyuutaa.  Faz-kuruuu  ‘aalaaa-‘Allaahi  wa  laa  ta’-saw  fil- ‘arzi  mufsidiin.                           

Lesson

Bawwa-‘a – (gave station), it is past tense. The origin of this word is tab-wi-‘atun and its matter is bawa-‘un. Bawa-‘un means “to come back, to return”. Mabaaa-‘atun means “place of return, residence, abode, nest”. Tab-wi-‘atun means “to provide accommodation, to settle”.

 

Suhuu-lun – (the plains, soft places), it is plural of suhal. The plain of soft mud is called suhal.  

 

Qusuu-run – (castles, palaces, mansions, big buildings), this word is plural of qasr. Qasr is a place of dwelling, which is constructed at height by stones, blocks or bricks plus lime and mud etc.

 

Tan-hituuna – (hew, hack, cut), it is from tanhatun, which means “hewing the stones by cutting/scratching out and making something from it”.

 

Laa  ta’-saw – (do not evil), it is a negative tense, which has been derived from ‘asa-wun. ‘Asa-wun means “to ruin or damage the things recklessly, to mar a concocted plot, to ruin the peace of the people. ‘Asa-wun is severe form of mischief.

 

It is commanded that Prophet Salih (peace be upon Him) said to His nation: Think about your condition. The people of ‘Aad have passed over before you. Now you have taken their place after them. Who has bestowed to you this wealth, power and easy circumstances? This entire has been given to you by the Grace of that, One God, Who had given all these things to the tribe of ‘Aad. You construct big, pompous and high castles in the plains and make safe houses by hewing the mountains, so that, you may take shelter into them during seasonal changes, cold, dust and rainy storms etc. While Allah Almighty has bestowed to you so much strength, health, wealth and equipage, then it is the only condition of justice that you should be thankful to Him and bring the things into use in accord with His Command. This is not for the purpose that you begin to deprive the rights of needy and poor people, and disregard others due to presumptuous ideas being rich, and put the people in trouble so that they may not live peacefully, and mind your own business to fill your own home, and spread the fear among people greatly by killing, ruining the people and cracking down, and make the people own slaves and bond women by seizing for personal service and comfort, appoint them for hard labor and enjoy your life with their earnings, and compel them to work like animals after putting some food before them, and keep them ensnared every time like an ox of any oil-press.

 

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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A token of God was a she-camel

Lesson # 873 from the Noble Quran

A token of God was a she-camel

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

Stage – 2, Verse –73 of 206, Section – 10 of 24 (Part – 8)

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And to (the tribe of) Thamud (We sent) their brother Salih. He said: O my people! Serve Allah, ye have no other God save Him. A wonder from your Lord hath come unto you. Lo! This is the she-camel of Allah, a token unto you; so let her feed in Allah’s earth, and touch her not with hurt lest painful torment seize you.         Wa  ‘ilaa  Samuuda  ‘akhaahum  Saalihaa.  Qaala  yaa-qawmi’-budUllaaha  maa  lakum-min  ‘ilaahin  gay-ruH.  Qad  jaaa-‘at-kum-  Bayyi-natum-mir-Rabbikum.  Haazihii  Naaqa-tUllaahi  lakum  ‘Aayatan-  fazaruuhaa  ta’-kul  fiii  ‘arzIllaahi  wa  laa  tamas-suuhaa  bi-suuu-‘in-  fa-ya’-khuzakum  ‘azaabun  ‘aliim.                        

Lesson

Samuuda – it is name of a nation, which lived in that central area between Yemen and Hejaz, name of which is Hajar. After the destruction of the tribe ‘Aad, prosperity was acquired by this nation. These people were of strong stature, tall and healthy also like the people of ‘Aad. And those entire evils had been spread into them too, which exist in the proud of power.

 

Saaliha – He (Salih) (peace be upon Him) was a good-natured individual of the same nation (Thamud). Allah Almighty chose Him as His Messenger and appointed Him to admonish the people of Thamud.

 

Naaqa-tUllaahi – (she-camel of Allah), Prophet Salih (peace be upon Him) caused to understand His nation that it is not good to pride on wealth, community, stature or equipage. He (peace be upon Him) said to them: Allah Almighty has forbidden you from insolence, idol-worship and keeping on fulfilling the personal desires like animals. And He has determined rules for your dwelling in the world like human beings. His (peace be upon Him) people mocked after hearing His words and said: If a she-camel will come out from interior portion of this mount in front of us, and immediately after coming out a baby-camel is born from it of the same height, then we can listen to you. Prophet Salih (peace be upon Him) prayed for it in the Court of Allah Almighty and the she-camel came out from the mountain, and before them she delivered a baby camel, which was like herself. Prophet Salih (peace be upon Him) named it Naaqa-tUllaahi.

 

It is commanded by God Almighty: We sent a Man { Salih (peace be upon Him)} towards the nation of Thamud, Who was from their relationship, to admonish them. He (peace be upon Him) caused to know them that they should worship Allah. Save Him there is none worthy of worship for anyone. He (peace be upon Him) said: the token, which you wished, Allah Almighty has sent. Now there should be no reason of any doubt to you in My Sayings. That token is this she-camel, which has come out from the mountain with the Omnipotence of Allah Almighty before you. Let her feed in the land freely. Behold! Touch her not with hurt. Allah Almighty has entrusted her to you. Your safety is in her safety. If you afflicted her, it would not be well for you. You would be punished very severely.  

 

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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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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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.                      

Lesson

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)

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Await the consequence of idol worshipping

Lesson # 871 from the Noble Quran

Await the consequence of idol worshipping

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

Stage – 2, Verse –71 of 206, Section – 9 of 24 (Part – 8)

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BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

He said: Terror and wrath from your Lord have already fallen on you. Would ye wrangle with me over names which ye have named, ye and your fathers, for which no warrant from Allah hath been revealed? Then await (the consequence), lo! I (also) am of those awaiting (it).       Qaala  qad  waqa-‘a  ‘alaykum  mir-Rabbikum  rij-sunw-wa  gazab.  ‘Atujaa-diluunanii  fiii  ‘asmaaa-‘in  sammay-tumuuhaaa  ‘antum  wa  ‘aabaaa-‘ukum-maa  nazza-lAllaahu  bihaa  min-  sultaan.  Fan-taziruuu  ‘innii  ma-‘akum-minal-muntaziriin.                     

Lesson

Prophet Hud (peace be upon Him) explained before His nation everything and every way, and caused to draw their attention towards the matter that they should keep in view that they were healthy and strong. They possessed everything in sufficient quantity to fulfill the necessities of their life. They were of very fine stature and most powerful, even that nothing was deficient for them.

 

Can your gods; that is to say idols; give you existing health and comfort, which have been made of mud and stones? If someone desires to break them, certainly those will be broken without any resistance. Listen to Me. These all things (strength, stature and sound health) have been given to you by Allah Almighty. And in fact He has actual Power and Omnipotence. If you will name any lifeless thing as god, that is nothing.

 

His (peace be upon Him) nation did not hear His word and said to Him these words: We cannot worship One Unseen Worshipped leaving the gods of ancestors. If You threaten us from the wrath then you should go and bring Your wrath. We want to see; what kind of wrath do You bring.

 

It is commanded that Prophet Hud (peace be upon Him) said to them: Uncountable powers have been doing their work in the world. Great guns (dust storms) use to blow; water-storms and earthquakes use to come. Accordingly, a very hard dust storm is coming very soon in the world. It seems from your refusal that you will undergo that disaster.

 

I say to you that your heathenism and obstinacy is a token of this matter that your Lord has decided to ruin and entangle you in this wrath and torment. There is no end of this silliness that you make an idol with your own hands and then say: It is our god who gives us food, health, wealth and property etc. Will these statues become really as you or your fathers have named them and as you say?

 

Allah Almighty has not revealed any such warrant or proof, even then you bring those idols opposite to God Almighty, fixing their names and worship them. And that, I prevent you from this foolishness, on the contrary you quarrel with Me {Hud (peace be upon Him)}, patronizing them.

 

You are unable to understand that Allah Almighty is the most Powerful and Omnipotent, whereas these idols of yours are toys of mud and stone. Why do you not understand this very little and common thing and have gotten ready to suffer the wrath? Certainly the wrath will come if your condition is not changed. Await it and I await also, but I am sure that my Lord will save Me (peace be upon Him) from that wrath.          

 

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)

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Bounties of the Lord of the Worlds

Lesson # 870 from the Noble Quran

Bounties of the Lord of the Worlds

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

Stage – 2, Verses – 69b & 70  of 206, Section – 9 of 24 (Part – 8)

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

69b. And remember how He made you viceroys after Noah’s folk, and gave you growth of stature. Therefore remember (all) the bounties of your Lord, that haply ye may be successful.

 

70.  They said: Hast thou come unto us that we should serve Allah alone, and forsake what our fathers worshipped? Then bring up us that wherewith thou threatenest us if thou art of the truthful!      

69b.  Waz-kuruuu  ‘iz  ja-‘Ala-kum  khulafaaa-‘a  mim-  ba’-di  qawmi  Nuuhinw-wa  zaadakum  fil  khalqi  bastah.  Faz-kuruuu  ‘aalaaa-‘Allaahi  la-‘allakum  tufli-huun.

 

70.  Qaaluuu  ‘aji’-tanaa  lina’-budAllaaha  wahdaHuu  wa  nazara  maa  kaana  ya’-budu  ‘aabaaa-‘unaa.  Fa’-tinaa  bimaa  ta-‘idunaaa  ‘in  kunta  minas-saadiqiin.                     

Lesson

Khulafaaa-‘a – (locum-tenens, deputies, successors, vicegerents), this word is plural of Khaliifah, which has been discussed earlier many times. It has been derived from khalaf, which means “to be a successor”, and it is a sign of respect. Therefore it has been translated as “a Chief, a sovereign or a ring-leader”.

 

Bastatan – (expansion, extant), we have recited this word in Chapter two (Surah ‘al-Baqarah). It means “expansion in breadth, width, length and height”.

 

‘Aalaaa-‘u – (bounties), it is a tense of plural and its singular is ‘ilaa or ‘alaa, which means “bounty, kindness, favor and grace”.

 

Ta-‘idu – (thou promise, threaten or give good news), this word is from wa’-dun, which means “to say to anyone: you will be given such a thing or so and so – good or bad”.

 

Prophet Hud (peace be upon Him) teaches His nation in this verse, an easy way of: How to know your Creator (God/Allah Almighty) and how to obey His Commands. And in fact, there is Guidance in this answer regarding The UNITY (Oneness of God) for entire human beings of every era. And Holy Qur’aan has established it in the world for ever in the course of remembrance in respect of Prophet Hud (peace be upon Him).

 

It is commanded that Prophet Hud (peace be upon Him) said to His nation: Remember it that the people of Noah (peace be upon Him) before you, were most powerful in the world. You have been appointed by Allah Almighty today as viceroys of the earth at their place, giving you the same power and honor. Moreover, He has given you more growth of stature, more powerful brain and body than that nation.

 

Think for a moment! Who has bestowed upon you these bounties and superiority, which you have been enjoying? Its correct reply is that these all powers have been given by The Creator of the Worlds. The Secret of prosperity and success of the humankind is hidden only in its acceptance.

 

The nation of Hud (peace be upon Him) said after hearing His words: O Hud! Hast thou come unto us to say only this that we should worship Allah Almighty alone, forsaking and giving up the worship of those, of whom our ancestors used to worship? It is not possible for us. From which wrath thou threaten us, bring up that, if thou art true, we are ready to face. We shall never obey the sayings of Thou. Do whatsoever Thou wish to do.

 

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)