Quran Chapter 17 – 4 (Pt-15, Stg-4) (L-1782) درس قرآن
Warning for the entire mankind
Surah Baniii ‘Israaa-‘iil (The Children of Israel) – 17
‘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)
وَقَضَيْنَآ إِلَىٰ بَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ فِى ٱلْكِتَٰبِ لَتُفْسِدُنَّ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ مَرَّتَيْنِ وَلَتَعْلُنَّ عُلُوًّا كَبِيرًا 4
|4. And We decreed for the Children of Israel in the Scripture: Ye verily will work corruption in the earth twice, and ye will become great tyrants.||4. Wa qazayNaaa ‘ilaa Baniii ‘Israaa-‘iila fil-kitaabi la-tufsi-dunna fil-‘arzi marratayni wa lata’-lunna ‘uluwwan- kabiiraa.|
Lata’-lunna – (you will be haughty and will oppress), actually this word is ta’-lawunna. ‘Uluwwan is its origin, which means “to become high”. Here it aims “tyranny and arrogance”.
It is commanded: We had caused to understand them in the Scripture and declared Our decision that if they did not refrain from their wicked deeds, and after knowing the Omnipotence of Allah Almighty; they did not become His sincere obedient, then they would be fallen into bad habits of self-conceit and haughtiness, and they would begin oppressing other people severely. And as a punishment; misfortunes would fall upon them. If once someone is habituated of evil deeds, then it becomes very difficult to give up them. Your limitless evil deeds will entrap you in such calamity that you will suffer change from past evils and begin to go on the straight path for some time. But after a short duration, you will incline unto wickedness again, as any dead smoker of cigarettes leaves smoking, but due to want of power, he desires always to smoke. Eighty per cent of such people begin to smoke again. Like this, you also will work corruption again violently, and you will be punished severely again.
It is being warned to the Muslims of Arab and the entire human beings: If you also did not know your Creator (Allah Almighty), His last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and His last Scripture (Holy Qur’an), then you will never be able to leave your bad habits, and you also will be entangled in various kinds of misfortunes in the world and on the Day of Resurrection, you too will be afflicted by the Doom.
Our Lord! Forgive all of us and show us the Straight Path.
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).