Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Reproved and abandoned people

Quran Chapter 17  39 (Pt-15, Stg-4) (L-1807) درس قرآن

Reproved and abandoned people

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)

ذَٰلِكَ مِمَّآ أَوْحَىٰٓإِلَيْكَ رَبُّكَ مِنَ ٱلْحِكْمَةِ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَٰهًا ءَاخَرَ فَتُلْقَىٰ فِى جَهَنَّمَ مَلُومًا مَّدْحُورًا 39


39.  This is (part) of that wisdom wherewith thy Lord hath inspired thee (O Muhammad). And set not up with Allah any other god, lest thou be cast into Hell, reproved, abandoned. 39.  Zaalika  mimmaaa  ‘awhaaa  ‘ilayka  Rabbuka  minal-hikmah.  Wa  laa  taj-‘al  ma-‘Allaahi  ‘ilaahan  ‘aakhara  fatulqaa  fii  Jahannama  maluumam-mad-huuraa.




Mad-huuran – (abandoned, withdrawn from a post), this word is “passive/past participle” from dah-run, which means “to cast by shoving, to take away pushing by force”.


It has been commanded in this verse: O Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)! It is compulsory for the mankind to live a successful life that he should abide by these principles, but the sense of every human being is not enough for discovering them, because usually it remains engaged in apprehension of the lust of the world, and the sensuality of the world is such hindrance in the way of wisdom that it does not let the sense think correctly.


On the other side, Satan also has been pursuing the mankind closely in spite of everything. Therefore, Allah Almighty has unfolded the matters of prudence upon His chosen servants by means of Divine Inspiration. These people were Messengers (peace be upon them) of God Almighty, the Last of which succession is Muhammad, the last Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him).


In this verse, it is being informed to him {the last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)}: We have sent unto you chosen commands from the matters of sagacity; by means of Divine Revelation. Worldly life of every individual will be correct by acting upon these Commands, but it is the demand of the wisdom that thinking only about the world is not suitable. Therefore, along with these habits and manners, you should believe also in Allah Almighty, so that your Hereafter too become good, otherwise; if you did not reflect in life of the Hereafter and corrected your manners and habits only for the good of this world, then; verily your life of this world will be correct, but you will not be in peace and comfort on the Day of Resurrection because of having not belief in Allah Almighty.


Therefore, it is general announcement that every person should follow the last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), believe that God Almighty is the One Worshipped; and that there is no other god but Allah Almighty, otherwise disbelievers will be disgraced in the life after death and they will be thrown into the Hell; abandoned.


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).