Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Mankind is not free like animals

Quran Chapter 20  127b & 128a (Pt-16, Stg-4) (L-2021) درس قرآن

Mankind is not free like animals

Chapter TAA-HAASurah – 20)

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

 وَكَذَٰلِكَ نَجْزِى مَنْ أَسْرَفَ وَلَمْ يُؤْمِنۢ بِـَٔايَٰتِ رَبِّهِۦ وَلَعَذَابُ ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ أَشَدُّ وَأَبْقَىٰٓ 127

أَفَلَمْ يَهْدِ لَهُمْ كَمْ أَهْلَكْنَاقَبْلَهُم مِّنَ ٱلْقُرُونِ يَمْشُونَ فِى مَسَٰكِنِهِمْ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَءَايَٰتٍ لِّأُو۟لِى ٱلنُّهَىٰ 128


127b.  and verily the doom of the Hereafter will be sterner and more lasting.


128a.  Is it not a guidance for them (to know) how many a generation We destroyed before them, amid whose dwellings they walk?

127b.  Wa  la-‘azaa-bul-‘Aakhirati  ‘ashaddu  wa  ‘abqaa.


128a.  ‘Afalam  yahdi  lahum  kam  ‘ahlakNaa  qablahum-minal-quruuni  yamshuuna  fii  masaa-kinihim.




It is commanded: Due to abiding by the Law of Allaah Almighty in the world, there are some difficulties which the people have to endure. The human beings do not remain free like animals and beasts. Some restrictions rest upon them. They have to offer prayers at fixed times, to keep a fast, to fight against themselves and those elements which prevent from doing works according to the Commands of Allaah Almighty, to bear some severity of hunger and thirst. More than all of above is that they have to control their impure wishes, which are produced by misleading of Satan and which get ready immediately to raise a riot of vulgarity. And they have to fight always against evil desires with determination and constancy. But these entire difficulties, which are endured in the Path of Allaah Almighty, are for a few days, and their end is very well.


Due to endurance of the difficulties of this worldly life, which is anyhow; of a few days; there will be rest and comfort after death, which will be for the next everlasting life for ever. But if any person remained careless in this life then the doom of the Hereafter will be very severe and endless, and his life of this world will also be restless.


The living people should take a lesson from the circumstances of ancient people. They used to live in the place where present people have been dwelling. Allaah Almighty showed them result of their rebellion in the world too. You should consider a warning from their circumstances.


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).