Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Worship of dumb and deaf idols

Quran Chapter 19  41 to 43 (Pt-16, Stg-4) (L-1944) درس قرآن

Worship of dumb and deaf idols

Chapter Maryam (Mary) – 19

‘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)

وَٱذْكُرْ فِى ٱلْكِتَٰبِ إِبْرَٰهِيمَ إِنَّهُۥ كَانَ صِدِّيقًا نَّبِيًّا 41

  إِذْ قَالَ لِأَبِيهِ يَٰٓأَبَتِ لِمَ تَعْبُدُ مَا لَا يَسْمَعُ وَلَا يُبْصِرُ وَلَا يُغْنِى عَنكَ شَيْـًٔا 42

 يَٰٓأَبَتِ إِنِّى قَدْجَآءَنِى مِنَ ٱلْعِلْمِ مَا لَمْ يَأْتِكَ فَٱتَّبِعْنِىٓ أَهْدِكَ صِرَٰطًا سَوِيًّا 43


41.  And make mention (O Muhammad) in the Scripture of Abraham. Lo! He was a most truthful Prophet.


42.  When he said unto his father: O my father! Why worshippest thou that which heareth not nor seeth, nor can in aught avail thee?


43.  O my father! Lo! There hath come unto me of knowledge that which came not unto thee, so follow me, and I will lead thee on a Right Path.

41.  Wazkur  fil-Kitaabi  ‘Ibraa-hiim.  ‘Innahuu  kaana  Siddiqan- Nabiyyaa.


42.  ‘Iz  qaala  li-‘abiihi  yaaa-‘abati  lima  ta’-budu  maa  laa  yasma-‘u  wa  laa  yubsiru  wa  laa  yugnii  ‘anka  shay-‘aa.


43.  Yaaa-‘abati  ‘innii  qad  jaaa-‘anii  minal-‘ilmi  maa  lam  ya’-tika  fattabi’-niii  ‘ahdika  Siraatan-  sawiyyaa.




From here, the mention about Abraham (peace be upon him) begins. He was a Prophet of God Almighty. Whatsoever he used to say; was entirely true. His father, whose name “Azar” has passed in Chapter 6, verse 74 (Suratul- ‘An-‘aam), was a sculptor, used to make idols of mud and stone and sell them to the people. Those people including Azar himself also used to prostrate before the idols and perform all ceremonies of worship. Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) said to his father: Why do you worship these dumb and deaf idols? These cannot be of your use. O my father: Give them up and listen to me! I have come to know that about which you know nothing. I have seen greatest things of the entire world. These idols do not have any reality before them. I have pondered on the condition of stars, moon and sun. None of them is able that it should be accepted as Lord and worshipped. Best counsel for you near me is that you should act upon my advice. And you should do that whatever I say. I shall guide you unto the Right and Straight Path, after which there will be no danger for you.


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).

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