Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Atheists and idolaters are more culpable

Lesson # 964 from the Noble Quran

Atheists and idolaters are more culpable

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

 Stage – 2, Verses – 193 & 194 of 206, Section – 24 of 24 (Part  – 9)



In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

193.  And if ye call them to the Guidance, they follow you not. Whether ye call them or are silent it is all the same for you.


194.  Lo! those on whom ye call beside Allah are slaves like unto you. So call them, then let them answer you, if ye are truthful!                

193.  Wa  ‘in-tad-‘uuhum  ‘ilalhudaa  laa  yattabi-‘uu-kum.  Sawaaa-‘un  ‘alaykum  ‘ada-‘awtumuu-hum  ‘am  ‘an-tum  saamituun.


194.  ‘Innal-laziina  tad-‘uuna  min  duunIllaahi  ‘ibaadun  ‘amsaalu-kum  fad-‘uuhum  falyastajiibuu  lakum  ‘in- kuntum  saadiqiin.         


Those people who ascribe plurality to God Almighty, do neither meditate and nor think. They make them associates with Allah Almighty which have life, as well as, sometimes they begin to consider the lifeless idols as partners and share-holders of Him too. Such people are more culpable.


They have been admonished in this verse. It is commanded: These, which you consider; the inanimate things and the idols; invented by your own hands; that they are “suppliers of your wants”, they are as much unable that they cannot hear your voice, although; you make their eyes, ears and nose etc., but while they have not ability to see and hear, then what is advantage of their invention? Whether you call them or be quiet; without any kind of difference, both conditions are the same for you.


After that, a common rule has been described in which, all things like those having life, lifeless, idols, pictures and statues etc. have been included. God Almighty commands: Every that thing to which you will call save Allah Almighty; will be a creature and for this reason; that will be obedient to its creator. Every kind of creature is powerless and incapable before God Almighty like you. Moreover, some things are more helpless than you. Choosing them as own worshiped and having faith that they can give or snatch anything, is extremely ignorance. Call them and look; if you are true in considering them proficient. Now; if they have really any power, they should help you after hearing your call and come immediately for redress of your grievance, whereas, there is “No reply” from their side.


 Once, the human being had been over taken by misunderstanding as much that he considered that everything is in the power of idols like trouble, ease, putting in calamity, relieving and producing foods etc. Ancient nations threatened the Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them) of their times verily that if They would not give up preaching; then these idols would involve them in any big difficulty. Even that the idolaters of Makkah threatened Muhammad, the last Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) from the wrath of idols. Moreover, even till today, such ignorant people exist who fear idols and consider that they give everything.


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)