Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Misunderstanding of Succumbing to magic

Quran Chapter 21  3b & 4 (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2033) درس قرآن

Misunderstanding of Succumbing to magic

Chapter “The Prophets” – (Suratul‘Ambiyaaa’ – 21)

 ‘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.)

لَاهِيَةً قُلُوبُهُمْ وَأَسَرُّوا۟ ٱلنَّجْوَى ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا۟ هَلْ هَٰذَآ إِلَّابَشَرٌ مِّثْلُكُمْ أَفَتَأْتُونَ ٱلسِّحْرَ وَأَنتُمْ تُبْصِرُونَ 3

قَالَ رَبِّى يَعْلَمُ ٱلْقَوْلَ فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَهُوَٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْعَلِيمُ 4


3b.  And they confer in secret (against you) saying: Is this other than a mortal like you? Will ye then succumb to magic when ye see (it)?


4.  He saith: My Lord knoweth what is spoken in the heaven and the earth. And He is the Hearer, the Knower.

3b.  Wa  ‘asarrun-naj-wallaziina  zalamuu  hal  haazaaa  ‘illaa  basharum- mislukum.  ‘Afa-ta’-tuunas-sihra  wa  ‘antum  tubsi-ruun.


4.  Qaala  Rabbii  ya’-lamul-Qawla  fis-samaaa-‘i  wal-‘arz.  Wa  Huwas-Samii-‘ul-‘Aliim.




The people to whom Holy Qur’an was caused to hear, they were astonished with wonder from its language and way of explaining. It came out from the mouth of those who were well-versed of language than others; after listening to the verses of Qur’an: This cannot be the Speech of any human being. But when they saw who were perverse and stubborn that this Word captivates the heart of the hearer, they feared that their group would be broken. So they began to say to the people: Don’t hear this Word. Condition of such obstinate people has been described in this verse.


It is commanded that those obstinate and unjust people established a secret conference and caused to understand the people quietly: The Person {Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)} who causes to hear you a new Word, he is also a man like you. That is power of magic which impression is in this Word. Will you go intentionally unto a magician; so that he may attract your attention by the impression of his Word and make you own disciples. An intelligent person cannot do so. He will escape even from His shadow.


When the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) heard this News of the secret conference, He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) said: Allaah Almighty is Aware of all such secret meetings. He knows the entire whatsoever happens in the heavens and in the earth. He hears everything and knows everything. Therefore, Behold! He has disclosed your Secret.


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).