Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Being content on remaining behind

Lesson # 1122 from Holy Qur-’aan

Being content on remaining behind

Surah ‘TAWBAH or BARAAA-‘AH (REPENTANCE) – Chapter – 9)

Stage – 2, Verse – 87 of 129, Section – 11 of 16 (Part – 10)


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful


87.  They are content that they should be with those who remained behind and their hearts are sealed, so that they apprehend not. 87.  Razuu  bi-‘any-yakuunuu  ma-‘al-khawaa-lifi  wa  tubi-‘a  ‘alaa  quluu-bihim  fahum  laa  yafqa-huun.          




When sense of the mankind becomes loyal of unreasonable wishes, then it cannot understand the actual matter. His heart is sealed. The light of wisdom cannot reach into him. It is the reason that it has been instructed strongly in Islam: Behold! Keep purified your heart from evil wishes. Their impression should not take your hearts; otherwise no truth will enter in them.


Any correct and straight forward person can never consider good to idleness, escaping from work and immortality etc. but if wickedness and bad habits have influenced one’s heart, then he remains in own persistence and wants to do as he desires.


Observe the Hypocrites of Madinah. Enmity of Islam and love of uncivilized traditions and customs have infected their veins and muscles. Therefore they do not feel shame from many evil and mean habits.


It is commanded: If you wish to see the example of duly corrupted hearts and being useless of the wisdom, then you should observe the condition of these hypocrites. They do not feel bashfulness in falling under the category of weak and indolent people, women and children. But they are very happy due to sitting at home, because it is acceptable for them to be cowardly and impotent, and they do not like going forth by the Muslims. This enmity against the Muslims have made room in their hearts in such a way that no good advice can enter in them. Wise people understand it that they have lost their senses, but they have become totally careless.


It is such a thing as after filling enmity against Islam in their hearts, now the covers of the hearts have been sealed. Now neither that enmity can come out and nor any good advice can enter in their hearts. It is also understandable from this verse that if something wrong has sat in the heart, then the mankind does not remain able to understand the matters of wisdom. So it is necessary to save the heart from bad companies and evil effects, otherwise there is no doubt in its destruction.


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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)


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