Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Self-made idols are not able to be worshipped

Quran Chapter 11-87 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1407) – درس قرآن

Self-made idols are not able to be worshipped

Surah Huud (Hud) – 11


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

  قَالُوا۟ يَٰشُعَيْبُ أَصَلَوٰتُكَ تَأْمُرُكَ أَن نَّتْرُكَ مَايَعْبُدُ ءَابَآؤُنَآ أَوْ أَن نَّفْعَلَ فِىٓ أَمْوَٰلِنَا مَا نَشَٰٓؤُا۟ إِنَّكَ لَأَنتَ ٱلْحَلِيمُ ٱلرَّشِيدُ (87

87. They said: O Shu’eyb! Doth thy way of prayer command thee that we should forsake that which our fathers (used to) worship, or that we (should leave off) doing what we will with our own property? Lo! Thou art the mild, the guide to right behaviour. 87.  Qaaluu  yaa-Shu-‘aybu  ‘a-salaatuka  ta’muruka  ‘an-natruka  maa  ya’-budu  ‘aabaaa-‘unaaa  ‘aw  ‘an-naf-‘ala  fiii  ‘amwaa-linaa  maa  nashaaa’.  ‘Innaka  la-‘antal-  haliimur-Rashiid.  




After hearing advice from Prophet Shu’eyb (peace be upon him), His Folk answered. Their response is the same as usually stubborn people like them reply. First of all they treat those people with contempt who advise them for good works, and deride that “You have become abstemious by kneeling in long prayers, sign of which is visible on your forehead. Now you are going to check others, as though; only you are a good person in the world, remaining all people are at wrong”.


Behold for a while! What do those people say after listening to good advice from Prophet Shu’eyb (peace be upon him)! They say! O Shu’eyb (peace be upon him)! Eventually your long prayers bloomed. Have you come as a mild adviser for us and give us advice that we should leave traditions of our forefathers, worship of idols is useless? Do you want to say that our forefathers were mad? Are you only born wise in the world? You are fond of becoming our leader. You say that we should be honest in financial matters, very good! Do we not have power over our own property? Should we leave off doing what we will with our own wealth?


You {Shu’eyb (peace be upon him)} say that our every work can be managed by your advice. Have you only remained a prudent person living in the world? Are you only a virtuous, and remaining all people are vagabond and rake? Stop it! Keep your attention fixed on your prayers. Don’t interfere in our matters.


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).  https://youtu.be/CXB4okLOt-E