Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Tricks of disbelievers are not new

Quran Chapter 16  26 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1704) درس قرآن

Tricks of disbelievers are not new

Suratun-Nahl – (The Bee) – 16

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast)

(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

قَدْ مَكَرَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ فَأَتَى ٱللَّهُ بُنْيَٰنَهُم مِّنَ ٱلْقَوَاعِدِ فَخَرَّ عَلَيْهِمُ ٱلسَّقْفُ مِن فَوْقِهِمْوَأَتَىٰهُمُ ٱلْعَذَابُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ 26


26.  Those before them plotted, so Allah struck at the foundations of their building, and then the roof fell down upon them from above them, and the doom came on them whence they knew not. 26.  Qad  makaralla-ziina  min-  qablihim  fa-‘atAllaahu  bunyaa-nahum-minal-  qawaa-‘idi  fakharra  ‘alay-himus-saqfu  min-  fawqihim  wa  ‘ataa-humul-‘azaabu  min haysu  laa  yash-‘uruun.  




‘Ataa – (came), it is past tense from ‘ata-yun, and ‘ityaanun means “came”. The aim from ‘atAllaahu is “Command of Allah reached”.


Kharra – (fell down), it is also past tense from the word kharrun, which means “to fall down”.


It is commanded: These tricks, which they are going to use, are not new. The nations before these people treated Allah Almighty, His Prophets (peace be upon them) and Holy Books with contempt like them. As they remained deprived of guidance, they kept unlucky others also by their bad influence.


But its result was that; after giving them respite for a short time (so that haply they understand), Allah Almighty struck at the foundations of their building and their roofs fell down upon their heads. They had been sitting careless with the thought that “No one can harm us. We have made best arrangements for ourselves. We have all necessary things for our protection. If someone will try to overawe, we shall pinch his eyes”. But they did not know that behind the screen, arrangements of their destruction have been gathering due to their wrong deeds.


At last, the doom came on them suddenly from such place, about which they did never think and they were ruined in the world within a moment.


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).