Lessons from Holy Qur'an

God is not pleased with transgressing folk

Lesson # 1131 from Holy Qur-’aan

God is not pleased with transgressing folk

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

Stage – 2, Verse – 96 of 129, Section – 12 of 16 (Part – 11)


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful


96.  They swear unto you, that ye may be pleased with them; but if you are pleased with them, yet surely Allah is not pleased with transgressing folk. 96.  Yahlifuuna  lakum  litar-zaw  ‘anhum.  Fa-‘in-  tarzaw  ‘anhum  fa-  ‘innAllaaha  laa yarzaa  ‘anil-qawmil-faasiquun.   




It is commanded that all oaths and flattering talks of disobedient people are only for the purpose that anyhow they succeed in pleasing you, but these ignorant people do not know that to please any mankind is useful only to acquire facilities for this temporary worldly life. On the Day of Resurrection, they will have business with Allah Almighty and all works of the world will remain here (in this world).


If they have some sense then they should please God Almighty, The Creator. He has explained the Way of pleasing Him very clearly. And because it is most important for the human being that he should please Allah Almighty, so He has made special arrangement for it. From time to time, He sent His Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon Them) for Guidance, bestowed them His Books and commanded them: Cause to hear the people by reciting My Scripture and warn them that they should obey the Instructions mentioned into the Word, so that Allah Almighty is pleased with them and they may obtain perpetual ease and comfort in the Day of Resurrection, which cannot be gotten without pleasing the Lord.


At the end of all Prophets and Messengers (peace be upon them), Allah Almighty sent His last Messenger, Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), giving him His Word “Holy Qur-‘aan”, that; if you wish to please God Almighty, you should listen to Messenger (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam). He explains by demonstrating “how to act upon it”, so that you may please your Creator.


This verse indicates that we have to deal with transgressors in this worldly life. We should treat them with forgiveness and overlooking, so that they may not make the atmosphere non-livable by spreading their stench and we should continue to teach them that “Thinking only about this world is not befitting for us”. Moreover, we should think also about our end on the Day of Resurrection. Therefore, it is suitable to arrange for being saved from the disobedience of God Almighty. Messenger of Allah Almighty (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam) desired to spread the same way of forgiveness, overlooking and friendly intercourse according to commands of Holy Qur’an and His natural elegance, but the transgressor did not admit it and compelled the Muslims to fight.


Islam is desirous only to teach that the life of this world is not the only life, but there is another life. Therefore, we should think for decorating the both, by forgetting not the life in the Hereafter being entangled in this world.


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)