Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Those people who are neglectful

Lesson # 953 from the Noble Quran

Those people who are neglectful

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

 Stage – 2, Verse – 179 of 206, Section – 22 of 24 (Part  – 9)



In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And assuredly We have urged unto Hell many of the jinn and humankind, having hearts wherewith they understand not, and having eyes wherewith they see not, and having ears wherewith they hear not. These are as the cattle – nay, but they are more astray! These are the neglectful.         Wa  laqad  zara’-Naa  li-Jahannama  kasiiram-minal-Jinni  wal-‘Ins;  lahum  quluu-bul-laa  yafqa-huuna  bihaa  wa  lahum  ‘a’-yunul-laa  yub-siruuna  bihaa,  wa  lahum  ‘aazaanul-laa  yasma-‘uuna  bihaa.  ‘Ulaaa-‘ika  kal-‘an-‘aami  bal  hum  ‘azall.  ‘Ulaaa-‘ika  humul-gaafiluun.                    


It was known from the previous verses that many well-educated, very intelligent people who can see and hear, want nothing except casual pleasure and happiness of the world, whereas, it was the demand of their science, knowledge and wisdom that they would have to rise in humanity, but like animals, they remain engaged only in eating, drinking, amusement and cheerfulness. What is the reason that they insist intentionally upon the worldly things like children and do not make themselves comfortable as long they do not get, but even after getting, they don’t feel themselves at peace because still one wish is not yet fulfilled that another entraps them.


It is commanded: Many demons and human beings in Our creatures have been created only for the Hell. Here; if you ask their signs; they do not use their hearts for thinking and understanding. They have eyes but those do not strike them to see any useful thing. They have ears but do not hear the advantageous things. They are a form of mankind but fallen in fulfilling their wishes like animals – nay, but dead and gone more than them because the animals obey their master. If they eat, provided by their master, they work for him also, whereas these people do not know their Master, notwithstanding that they have sense, eyes and ears, even then; neither they try to understand His Commands, nor see and nor hear. If someone desires to look the creature brimful in negligence, look at them.


When a thing is made or created, many such particles are along with it which are required to be thrown away for getting the original one, as hard rinds and seeds along with the fruit, foam and rust on sweet drink, peels, scratch pieces and cuttings of an original thing, which are separated; when it is made etc. Likewise, the creature – good for nothing exists also along with the useful creature, which will be thrown into the Hell because that will be able to be thrown. The good people will be rewarded after selection. Being evildoers along with the righteous people is a law of the creation of the world. The genuine is separated from the False by means of heating.   


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)