Lessons from Holy Qur'an

A gulf of doom

Quran Chapter 18  52 & 53 (Pt-15, Stg-4) (L-1890) درس قرآن

A gulf of doom

Chapter Kahf (The Cave) – 18

‘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)

وَيَوْمَ يَقُولُ نَادُوا۟ شُرَكَآءِىَ ٱلَّذِينَ زَعَمْتُمْ فَدَعَوْهُمْ فَلَمْ يَسْتَجِيبُوا۟ لَهُمْ وَجَعَلْنَا بَيْنَهُم مَّوْبِقًا 52

 وَرَءَا ٱلْمُجْرِمُونَ ٱلنَّارَ فَظَنُّوٓا۟ أَنَّهُم مُّوَاقِعُوهَا وَلَمْ يَجِدُوا۟ عَنْهَا مَصْرِفًا 53


52.  And (be mindful of) the Day when He will say: Call those partners of Mine whom ye pretended; then they will call to them, but they will not hear their prayer, and We shall set a gulf of doom between them.


53.  And the guilty will behold the Fire and know that they are about to fall therein, and they will find no way of escape thence.

52.  Wa  Yawma  Yaquulu  naaduu  shurakaaa-‘Iyallaziina  za-‘amtum  fada-‘awhum  falam  yastajiibuu  lahum  wa  ja-‘alNaa  baynahum-  mawbiqaa.


53.  Wa  ra-‘al-mujrimuunan-Naara  fa-zannuuu  ‘annahum-  muwaaqi-‘uuhaa  wa  lam  yajiduu  ‘anhaa  masrifaa.


(Section 7)




Mawbiqun – (a gulf of doom, destructive equipment), origin of this word is wa-ba-qa, which means “ruin and destruction”, that is to say, such Fire will be produced between them which will burn everything.


Muwaaqi-‘uu – (about to fall therein), actually this word is muwaaqi-‘uuna, which is plural of muwaaqi-‘un. This word has been derived from waqa-‘un, which means “to do”. Mawaaqi-‘atun means “to fall into anything”.


Masrifu – (a place of refuge and shelter), this word has come out from sa-ra-fa, which means “to escape or place of safety”.


Holy Qur’an causes to know the human beings that they should not love anything of the world save Allah Almighty, otherwise on the Day of Resurrection, there will be a crowd of confusions as great that they will be stunned. They will find no way of running away from it. Allah Almighty will command: Call your those gods Today; whom you used to ascribe partners of Mine during your life of the world.


Therefore, they will call them being confounded but will find no answer from anywhere. Then their confusion will increase more than earlier. And their hearts will be vexed beyond description. They will suffer from extreme fever; as much that they will begin to see the Fire everywhere. Then they will have certainty that “we would have to burn in this Fire for always. There is no way of running out from it. Save Allah Almighty, there is none who may protect us from it”.


It is the reason that the mankind is being instructed in Holy Qur’an: Love Allah Almighty otherwise you will be ruined.


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).