Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Allah is He Who quickens and gives death

Lesson # 1149 from Holy Qur-’aan

Allah is He Who quickens and gives death

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

Stage – 2, Verses – 115 & 116 of 129, Section – 14 of 16 (Part – 11)


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful


115.  It was never Allah’s (part) that He should send a folk astray after He had guided them until He had made clear unto them what they should avoid. Lo! Allah is Aware of all things.


116.  Lo! Allah! Unto Him belongeth the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He quickeneth and He giveth death. And ye have, instead of Allah, no protecting friend nor helper.

115.  Wa  maa  kaanAllaahu  liyuzilla  qawmam-  ba’-da  ‘iz  haadaa-hum  hattaa  yubayyi-na  lahum-maa  yattaquun.  ‘InnAllaaha  bikulli  shay-‘in  ‘Aliim.


116.  ‘InnAllaaha  lahuu  mul-kus-samaa-waati  wal-‘arz.  Yuh-yii  wa  Yamuut.  Wa  maa  lakum- min-duuNillaahi  minw-waliyyinw-wa  laa nasiir.      




It was narrated in the previous verse that some Muslims used to pray from Allah Almighty for forgiveness of their idolater parents and relatives. They were prevented from it by saying that “the forgiveness is only for them who believe in Allah Almighty, and are ready to sacrifice their lives and wealth for obedience of His commandment”.


The idolaters do not believe in Allah Almighty. Therefore, they can never be forgiven. After the revelation of that verse, some Muslims thought, “would those people be punished who prayed for forgiveness of the idolaters before the revelation of that verse? They have been replied particularly in this verse.


It is commanded that only those people will be punished who went astray. And near Allah Almighty, astray are such people who disobey any commandment after its revelation. That person will not be called to account who prayed for forgiveness of idolaters before the revelation of the commandment.


Its formula and established order is that those people who believed and began to follow the teachings of Islam, they will be considered astray at such time when clear commandment has been revealed that in future they should not commit such and such work, but even then; one disobeys intentionally.


Therefore, those people who prayed for forgiveness of idolaters before the revelation if this verse, they will not be called to account due to this act. They will be called to account; who will do so after prevention.


The Sovereign and God of the heavens and the earth is One, Allah Almighty. Everything of the universe is under His Command and Jurisdiction. Whosoever will disobey His commandment, none is able to save him from His wrath and punishment.


Understand it thoroughly that there is no protecting friend of you instead of Allah Almighty nor any helper. Therefore, you should stand up tying your hands before Him. He only will be Merciful on the obedient, and will punish to the disobedient.


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)