Lessons from Holy Qur'an

No-one can be honored more than Allah

Quran Chapter 11-92 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1411) – درس قرآن

No-one can be honored more than Allah

Surah Huud (Hud) – 11


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

قَالَ يَٰقَوْمِ أَرَهْطِىٓ أَعَزُّ عَلَيْكُم مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ وَٱتَّخَذْتُمُوهُ وَرَآءَكُمْ ظِهْرِيًّا إِنَّ رَبِّى بِمَاتَعْمَلُونَ مُحِيطٌ (92

92.  He said: O my people! Is my family more to be honoured by you than Allah? And ye put Him behind you, neglected! Lo! my Lord surroundeth what ye do. 92.  Qaala  yaa-qawmi  ‘arah-tiii  ‘a-‘azzu  ‘alay-kum-  minAllaah.  Watta-khaz-tumuuHu waraaa-‘akum  zih-riyyaa.  ‘Inna  Rabbii  bimaa  ta’-ma-luuna  Muhiit.        




‘Itta-khaz-tumuuHu – (you put Him), the word ‘itta-khaz-tum is past tense from ‘ittakhaaz, which has been derived from ‘akh-zun. ‘Akh-zun means “exaction, seizing, intercepting, cavil, capture, assume, infer etc. ‘Itta-khaaz means “to put, to set, to execute”.


Zih-riyyaa – (thrown behind), zahara means “the back”.


Prophet Shu-‘eyb (peace be upon him) says to his people as a reply of argument mentioned in the previous lesson: you are going to let me live only for the reason that you think about my family and relatives, otherwise; you would have slain me. Behold! Allah Almighty is more Powerful than my relatives and family. You should give me respect because I am His Messenger. But you think of the people who are His creature, and do not think of their Creator, whereas; if the human beings are displeased, they can never harm you.


If they fought against you, you will seize them easily. But if Allah Almighty has been displeased from you, He can finish you in between the time of twinkling of an eye. You are unable to hurt Him.


It is sign of your ill-luck that you are careful from the human beings but so much negligence from the Lord, the Most High, as though; you have put Him behind; considering dishonoured. Remember! Allah Almighty keeps every thing under His control. If He wished to punish you, you would be destroyed without any delay.


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/kJ8b2DoLevk

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