Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Follow not forefathers in worshipping idols

Quran Chptr 10-18 (Pt-11, Stg-3) (L–1252)درس قرآن

Follow not forefathers in worshipping idols

Surah YUUNUS – 10 (JONAH)


In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful




The Idolaters of Makkah had this misunderstanding that their forefathers had been prostrating before their idols since centuries and gaining their all ends with the help of their idols. They thought: How can we change our way of life by saying a Person (Muhammad –grace, blessings and peace of Allah Almighty be on Him)? We accept that He has all good qualities, but how can we obey one Individual against a great multitude?


They used to say: Nearly entire people of Arab have believed since many years and they have faith even today too that Allah does not do anything without the intercession and help of these idols.


One Man stands from us and says that He is Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, blessings and peace be on Him) and produces a Book before us (Holy Qur’aan), in which it is written that the idols are nothing. Neither they can hurt any person and nor profit. These are lifeless stones or trees, blind, dumb and deaf, which can neither give anything to anyone and nor can mar in any case.


Everything in the heavens and in the earth has been saying: I am not in my own control. From which direction you hear; this voice comes: Our existence and appearing is exactly according to the Knowledge of Allah Almighty. Plan of entire universe and for life of every living being has been made by Him separately. He knows every atom and particle.


In the Holy Qur’aan, Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, blessings and peace be on Him) has been commanded at several places: Cause to know these people thoroughly that if many people lay but to stake upon any matter, even then; that cannot be good and correct. The right is only that; which is right according to the knowledge of Allah Almighty, Who has explained it in His Word (Holy Qur’aan) in accordance with His that Knowledge. The actual thing is This Book (Holy Qur’aan). If the entire human beings reject It and only One Person accepts It, that One Person is Right and other all disbelievers are wrong.


As, such misunderstanding about the Holy Qur’aan did exist during the presence of the Holy Messenger (grace, blessings and peace be on Him); and it exists today also that the amendment or change can be made in it with the opinion of community (public). But it is entirely wrong. Its Principles can never be changed whether the entire world is on opposite side.


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Pak 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) .  https://youtu.be/QPdu2gCFrds