Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Loss of both the world and the Hereafter

Quran Chapter 22  11 (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2096) درس قرآن

Loss of both the world and the Hereafter

Chapter Hajj” – (The Pilgrimage) – 22

‘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)


 وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَعْبُدُ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰحَرْفٍ فَإِنْ أَصَابَهُۥ خَيْرٌ ٱطْمَأَنَّ بِهِۦ وَإِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ فِتْنَةٌ ٱنقَلَبَ عَلَىٰ وَجْهِهِۦ خَسِرَ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلْءَاخِرَةَ ذَٰلِكَ هُوَ ٱلْخُسْرَانُ ٱلْمُبِينُ 11

11.  And among mankind is he who worshippeth Allah upon a narrow Marge so that if good befalleth him he is content therewith, but if a trial befalleth him, he falleth away utterly. He loseth both the world and the Hereafter. That is the sheer loss. 11.  Wa  minannaasi  many-ya’-budUllaaha  ‘alaa  barf.  Fa-‘in  ‘asaabahuu  khayru-nitma-‘anna  bih.  Wa  ‘in  ‘asaabat-hu  fitnatu-nin-qalaba  ‘alaa  wajhih.  Khasirad-dunyaa  wal-‘Aakhirah.  Zaalika  huwal-khusraanul-mubiin.




It is compulsory for the human being that he should dwell in the world in accordance with a particular determined way. Without it, if his getting long is not impossible; then certainly it is however difficult. Foundation of every Way is on Faiths, durability and maturity of which depends on the durability and maturity of that particular Way. Such way of life, in the depth of which, some Faiths have been working, is called “a Religion”.


Holy Qur’an says: For the entire human beings, there is only one Religion. But selfishness of the human beings have torn this Religion into pieces. The same selfishness and thought of personal benefits is such misfortune which makes the Religion mere play. By it, the actual Religion becomes at variance, and the mankind becomes as a rolling-stone. And whither he considers his advantage on ground, he turns away thither.


In this verse, evil of the same way has been described. A Muslim should never spoil his Faith due to a little worldly transitory benefit. Such kind of mankind has been reprehended strongly who is in Islam until he reaps worldly advantages in it. If he gets wealth and property, honor and respect due to having belief in Allaah Almighty, then he is satisfied, offers prayers timely and keeps a fast etc. regularly. But if he has to live in the state of misery, then he turns away immediately from the Religion. For such people in this world is ignominy, and on the Day of Resurrection Allaah Almighty will make them taste the Doom of Burning, which is the sheer loss.


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).

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