Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Be careful before being humbled and disgraced

Quran Chapter 20  134 (Pt-16, Stg-4) (L-2028) درس قرآن

Be careful before being humbled and disgraced

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)

   وَلَوْ أَنَّآأَهْلَكْنَٰهُم بِعَذَابٍ مِّن قَبْلِهِۦ لَقَالُوا۟ رَبَّنَا لَوْلَآ أَرْسَلْتَ إِلَيْنَا رَسُولًا فَنَتَّبِعَ ءَايَٰتِكَ مِن قَبْلِ أَن نَّذِلَّ وَنَخْزَىٰ 134


134.  And if We had destroyed them with some punishment before it, they would assuredly have said: Our Lord! If only Thou hadst sent unto us a Messenger, so that we might have followed Thy Revelations before we were (thus) humbled and disgraced! 134.  Wa  law  ‘annaaa  ‘ahlak-Naahum  bi-‘azaabim-min  qablihii  la-qaaluu  Rabbanaa  law-  laaa  ‘arsalTa  ‘ilaynaa  Rasuulan-  fanattabi-‘a  ‘AayaatiKa  min  qabli  ‘an-nazilla  wa  nakhzaa.




It was described in the previous verse that Holy Qur’an, which has been sent down in the world by means of Muhammad, the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), it is the greatest Token of his Messenger-hood, because in it; summary of all former Scriptures has been recorded. The commandments which were necessary for betterment of the mankind, those entire have been entered in it. And which commandments had lost their importance due to changes of times, have been superseded.


Allaah Almighty commands: In the presence of this so much great Token, do they desire now any other Token of the truth of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)? In fact, their hearts have been entangled in the amusements of the world, which seek pretences of accepting not the Truth. If We had not sent this Magnificent Book i.e. Holy Qur’an; and We had destroyed them with some torment due to their wicked deeds, then they would have screamed that any Messenger would have been sent unto them before sending the torment, so that he would have frightened them from the punishment and explained the ways of escaping from it. “If any such Messenger would have come along with a Scripture, then indispensably we would have obeyed his saying. And we would have been saved from disgrace and baseness of the torment.”


In short, amusements of the world have inclined these people. They demand more token after the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and Holy Qur’an.


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).