Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Being renegade from real religion is poisonous

Lesson # 892 from the Noble Quran

Being renegade from real religion is poisonous

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

 Stage – 2, Verses – 88 & 89a of 206, Section – 11 of 24 (Part – 9)

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

88.  The chieftains of his people, who were scornful, said: Surely we will drive thee out, O Shu-aib, and those who believe with thee, from our township, or ye return to our religion. He said: Even though we hate it?


89a.  We should have invented a lie against Allah if we returned to your religion after Allah hath rescued us from it     

88.  QAALAL-MALA-‘UL-laziinas-tak-baruu  min-  qawmihii  lanukh-rijannaka  yaa-Shu-‘aybu  walla-ziina  ‘aamanuu  ma-‘aka  min-  qar-yatinaaa  ‘aw  lata-‘uudunna  fii  millatinaa.  Qaala  ‘awa  law  kunnaa  kaarihiin.


89a.  Qadifta-raynaa  ‘alAllaahi  kaziban  ‘in  ‘udnaa  fii  millatikum  ba’-da ‘iz  najjaanAllaahu  minhaa.     


A proud is found inside the human being, which prevents him from accepting the word of any other individual; that is called `stubbornness or obstinacy. Many people do their loss due to such stubbornness. Satan considers it best source of misleading the mankind. It is the effect of this characteristic that the humankind does not acknowledge superiority of any other person, but wants to stick to his own hits. That is why, when any individual is enraged due to any reason, then big problem comes before the advisers. The Devil seduces the human being every time that: You are right but those are wrong who cause to understand you.


Behold: What was answer of the arrogant chieftains of Madian, the nation of Prophet Shu-‘aib (blessing on Him)? It is commanded in this verse that proud chieftains of the nation of Prophet Shu-‘aib (blessing on Him) said to Him after hearing the advice from Prophet Shu-‘aib (blessing on Him): If you will speak more invigoratingly, then either we shall drive you and your believers out from our township or you will be returned to our religion violently. Prophet Shu-aib (blessing on Him) said: We consider these matters as poison for us, which you have assumed, even though, will you cause to drink us the cup of poison forcibly?


Allah Almighty has rescued us from those wicked deeds and habits, which have been spread into you. If we shall choose intentionally your religion and way of life, it will be meant that, which we have been advising you till now, those all were wrong. And it will be as though “we have invented a lie against Allah Almighty by saying that our advice was the words of God”. We repent from committing such kind of any sin. You should think never about it that we shall come back toward your religion. This haughtiness and vain pride into the human being, due to which he rejects the advice and commands of Messengers (blessing on Them), is the foundation of infidelity and disbelief. Islam is quite opposite of this nature. It aims: To be ready every time to accept any advice and it is the origin of the Belief.   


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)