Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Acceptance of wrong doing

Quran Chapter 21  62 to 64 (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2061) درس قرآن

Acceptance of wrong doing

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.)

قَالُوٓا۟ ءَأَنتَ فَعَلْتَ هَٰذَابِـَٔالِهَتِنَا يَٰٓإِبْرَٰهِيمُ 62

 قَالَ بَلْ فَعَلَهُۥ كَبِيرُهُمْ هَٰذَا فَسْـَٔلُوهُمْ إِن كَانُوا۟ يَنطِقُونَ 63

 فَرَجَعُوٓا۟ إِلَىٰٓأَنفُسِهِمْ فَقَالُوٓا۟ إِنَّكُمْ أَنتُمُ ٱلظَّٰلِمُونَ 64


62.  They said: Is it thou who hast done this to our gods, O Abraham?


63.  He said: But this, their chief hath done it. So question them, if they can speak.


64.  Then gathered they apart and said: Lo! Ye yourselves are the wrongdoers.

62.  Qaaluuu  ‘a-‘anta  fa-‘alta  haazaa  bi-‘aalihatinaa  yaaa-‘Ibraa-hiim.


63.  Qaala  bal  fa-‘alahuu  kabiiruhum  haazaa  fas-‘aluuhum  ‘in-  kaanuu  yantiquun.


64.  Faraja-‘uuu  ‘ilaaa  ‘anfu-sihim  faqaaluuu  ‘innakum  ‘an-tumuz-zaalimuun.




Messenger Abraham (peace be upon him) had known well by his natural sense that how much the universe is before our eyes, nothing from it is able that it may be Worshipped. Even in this regard, the idols are not in any number. However, among the human beings, there are some such glorious entities, who have great qualities into themselves. But those qualities too do not reach up to the degree of being a Worshipped of mankind. Worshipped of the mankind should be Most Superior to all conditions and a Perfect Supplier of the wants of human being, and That is He, Who created the universe, Who brings up all living beings and Who looks after everything.


After disclosing by tongue the helplessness of the idols, then Abraham (peace be upon him) disclosed their helplessness with his hands also by breaking them into pieces. When the people asked: Why did you do this? He (peace be upon him) said: Why cannot be the actual matter as that the chief idol would have slain the little idols being in anger? You should ask from these injured idols. They will tell you the state clearly.


They had no answer of this discourse of Abraham (peace be upon him), so they began to think that what should they say and what should they do? Then they began to say to one another: The actual matter is this truly that by choosing such empty-handed and silent idols as our worshipped, we have been doing wrong.


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).