Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The people were very angry

Quran Chapter 21  59 to 61 (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2060) درس قرآن

The people were very angry

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

 ‘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.)

قَالُوا۟ مَن فَعَلَ هَٰذَا بِـَٔالِهَتِنَآ إِنَّهُۥ لَمِنَ ٱلظَّٰلِمِينَ 59

 قَالُوا۟ سَمِعْنَا فَتًى يَذْكُرُهُمْ يُقَالُلَهُۥٓ إِبْرَٰهِيمُ 60

 قَالُوا۟ فَأْتُوا۟ بِهِۦ عَلَىٰٓ أَعْيُنِ ٱلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَشْهَدُونَ 61


59.  They said: Who hath done this to our gods? Surely it must be some evildoer.


60.  They said: We heard a youth make mention of them, who is called Abraham.


61.  They said: Then bring him (hither) before the people’s eyes that they may testify.

59.  Qaaluu  man-  fa-‘ala  haazaa  bi-‘aalihatinaaa  ‘innahuu  la-minaz-zaalimiin.


60.  Qaaluu  sami’-naa  fatany-yazkuruhum  yuqaalu  lahuuu  ‘Ibraa-hiim.


61.  Qaaluu  fa’-tuu  bihii  ‘alaaa  ‘a’-yunin-naasi  la-‘allahum  yash-haduun.




When the people returned from a fair, they saw that except the chief idol, other all idols have been broken, and the axe has been kept on the shoulder of great idol. A commotion was arisen in the entire township that the person, who did this, was very outrageous. He committed a big transgression that he broke all images into pieces. Who could be such violent among us?


The people who had heard from Abraham (peace be upon him) that “when all people will go out from the township for attending a fair, then I shall finish these idols”. They said: We heard from a youth who was making mention of these idols. He (peace be upon him) was saying: I shall do them to an end.


Other people began to say after hearing above statement: Where can he go? Go and arrest him. When he will come before the people then it will be found out. Having so much courage in our presence is very great violence.


In short, every individual was angry upon Abraham (peace be upon him) and said what could he say. Some active people ran away in search of Abraham (peace be upon him) and arrested him.


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).