Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Idolaters cannot get any help from idols

Lesson # 963 from the Noble Quran

Idolaters cannot get any help from idols

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

 Stage – 2, Verses – 190 to 192 of 206, Section – 24 of 24 (Part  – 9)

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In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

190.  But when He gave unto them aright, they ascribed unto Him partners in respect of that which He had given them. High is He Exalted above all that they associate (with Him).


191.  Attribute they as partners to Allah those who create naught, but are themselves created, 


192.  And cannot give them help, nor can they help themselves?                

190.  Falammaaa  ‘aataa-humaa  saalihan  ja-‘alaa  lahuu  shura-kaaa-‘a  fiimaaa  ‘aataahumaa.  Fata-‘aalAllaahu  ‘ammaa  yushrikuun.


191.  ‘A-yush-rikuuna  maa  laa  yakh-luqu  shay-‘anw-wa  hum  yukh-laquun,


192.   Wa  laa  yastatii-‘uuna  lahum  nasranw-wa  laaa  ‘anfusahum  yansuruun.       


Allah Almighty has created some particular things in the world; only for the purpose that those teach the human beings; the way of knowing their Lord. These things are “The Scriptures of God Almighty and His Messengers (peace be upon Them)”, but usually; there are such tokens for considering thoughtfully in all those things; which belong to the humankind and from which he can know his Lord by using his sense.


Meaning of knowing The Lord correctly is that one should believe in His (God’s) Oneness and that He is Single in His Attributes, and that there is no partner, co-sharer or associate of Him. In these verses, the attention of the human being has been drawn towards his (human’s) birth that in it also; the way of Knowing the Creator and declining from His association with any other is visible clearly. There were four forms of creating the mankind:


  • The creation without father and mother –as Adam (peace be upon Him).


  • The birth without mother – as Eve (wife of Adam – peace be upon Them).


  • Producing a mankind without father – as Jesus (peace be upon Him).


  • Producing by means of sexual intercourse of man with a woman – as all common people.


Examples of three forms (of the creation of human being) were shown in the world, but it was caused to understand particularly about the fourth form. In it, the mankind has no control or power of creation into himself during the stages of copulation and afterwards i.e. woman bears a light burden, which becomes heavy with the passage of time. The human beings look with hope unto Allah Almighty that the child should be aright, healthy and vigorous. But when the child is born, then they forget Allah Almighty and accept the influence of others in the birth of child.


Allah Almighty commands: We did everything. When the work is done, you began to say: it was done by someone else. How much is it unfair? Punishment for this fault is distressed by the mankind himself. He should think: Whether those things can create even any little thing; which are made by the human being himself? Whether those should be ascribed as equal to the Power of God Almighty? Those cannot help anyone even a little contrary to creation of anything and nor those can help themselves.      


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)