Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Bad habit – adoring the idols

Quran Chapter 22  73a (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2136) درس قرآن

Bad habit – adoring the idols

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)

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ ضُرِبَ مَثَلٌ فَٱسْتَمِعُوا۟ لَهُۥٓ إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ تَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ لَنيَخْلُقُوا۟ ذُبَابًا وَلَوِ ٱجْتَمَعُوا۟ لَهُۥ وَإِن يَسْلُبْهُمُ ٱلذُّبَابُ شَيْـًٔا لَّا يَسْتَنقِذُوهُ مِنْهُ ضَعُفَ ٱلطَّالِبُ وَٱلْمَطْلُوبُ 73


73a.  O mankind! A similitude is coined, so pay ye heed to it: Lo! Those on whom ye call beside Allah cannot create a fly though they combine together for the purpose. 73a.  Yaaa-‘ayyu-hannaasu  zuriba  masalun  fastami-‘uu  lah.  ‘Innal-laziina  tad-‘uuna  min-  duuNillaahi  lany-yakh-luquu  zubaa-banw-wa  lawijtama-‘uu  lah.




In reality, there were many good qualities in the inhabitants of Arab, but it had become their habit that they used to adore the idols. It was the reason that their entire good qualities were faded before idol-worshiping. It was plenty that they had in their hearts regard for good habits but evil deeds were disagreeable to them. They used to praise the mutual sympathy, generosity, bravery, hospitality and looking after the poor people. That person was honored by them who used to perform above mentioned works.

When Holy Qur’an also praised the good manners, they were glad, and by looking Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) adorned with good manners, they got ready to give him respect and honor. But when they were warned that they should not worship idols, because adoring them is against the dignity of high-minded people, then they were enraged; as much that it became difficult to conciliate them. After all they were caused to understand the fact concerning the idols.


It was said to them: You should pay heed to it that these idols have been fabricated by your own hands. Allaah Almighty created the entire universe by an astonishing glory, but the idols don’t know even how to create a fly, which is a very contemptible thing. Not only can’t the idols create it but none other than Allaah Almighty can create any living thing though the entire people of the world combine together for this purpose. They all will be unsuccessful.


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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