Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Condition for use of unlawful things

Quran Chapter 16  115 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1771) درس قرآن

Condition for use of unlawful things

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)

 إِنَّمَا حَرَّمَ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلْمَيْتَةَ وَٱلدَّمَ وَلَحْمَ ٱلْخِنزِيرِ وَمَآ أُهِلَّ لِغَيْرِ ٱللَّهِ بِهِۦ فَمَنِ ٱضْطُرَّ غَيْرَبَاغٍ وَلَا عَادٍ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ 115


115.  He hath forbidden for you only carrion and blood and swine-flesh and that which hath been immolated in the name of any other than Allah, but he who is driven thereto, neither craving nor transgressing, lo! Then Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. 115.  ‘Innamaa  harrama  ‘alay-kumul-  maytata  waddama  wa  lahmal-  khinziiri  wa  maaa  ‘uhilla  li-gayRillaahi  bih.  Fa-maniz-turra  gayra  baaginw-wa  laa  ‘aadin-  fa-‘innAllaaha  Gafuurur-Rahiim. 




It is commanded that you should not use, the meat of dead animal, flowing blood, swine-flesh and that which is slaughtered in the name of any other than Allah. However, if someone is going to die due to hunger, and he does not have any other thing for eating save above mentioned things, then he can use only that quantity of the forbidden things; by which he may live. At that time, neither his intention should be to infringe the command of Allah Almighty and nor he should use more quantity than authorized.


In such condition, Allah Almighty will forgive his errors and omissions, because He is Merciful on His servants. In Holy Qur’an, which particular matter has been stressed more than all other, is that; neither any person and nor any thing should be made a partner with Allah Almighty or in His Epithets. If someone accepts that he himself or any other than Allah Almighty is authorized to make Laws; that is also a plurality. And perhaps it is the worst kind of plurality. Making forbidden things lawful for oneself and lawful things as forbidden with own will is violation of the Law of God Almighty; for which He has never permitted.


All human beings are slaves and servants of Allah Almighty. Neither someone else save Him has any power to grant permission and nor is authorized to prevent. It is the reason that in Islam, The Omnipotent and The Owner of all things is Allah, The Most High. Except Him, there is no one who may give any thing to any other and nor has any individual any power of snatching any thing from any other. The person who did not understand this matter, verily he did not understand Islam.


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).