Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The despotic folk

Quran Chapter 23: 45 & 46 (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2166) درس قرآن

The despotic folk

Chapter Mu’-minuun” – (The Believers) – 23

‘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)

ثُمَّ أَرْسَلْنَا مُوسَىٰ وَأَخَاهُ هَٰرُونَ بِـَٔايَٰتِنَا وَسُلْطَٰنٍ مُّبِينٍ 45  إِلَىٰ فِرْعَوْنَ وَمَلَإِي۟هِۦ فَٱسْتَكْبَرُوا۟ وَكَانُوا۟قَوْمًا عَالِينَ 46


45.  Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron with Our Tokens and a clear warrant. –


46.  Unto Pharaoh and his chiefs, but they scorned (them) and they were despotic folk.

45.  Summa  ‘arsalNaa  Muusaa  wa  ‘akhaahu  Haaruuna  bi-‘AayaatiNaa  wa  sultaanim-mubiin.


46.  ‘Ilaa  Fir-‘awna  wa  mala-‘ihii  fastakbaruu  wa  kaanuu  qawman  ‘aaliin.




It is commanded: Once again, oppression and persecution began to rule the world. The people began to rebel. Powerful people began to tyrannize the weak people. In Egypt, the Copts (Qibti People) looked up and began to torment the Children of Israel, who were peopled in Egypt by Joseph (peace be upon him). At that time he (peace be upon him) was an Administrator of Egypt. After that, the time turned over. Joseph (peace be upon him) departed from the world and the authority of governing the Egyptian Empire came back into the hands of Copts. Family nickname of their Kings was Pharaoh. They began to molest the Children of Israel very badly, even that they made them own slaves. When oppression upon the Children of Israel began to cross the line, then Allaah Almighty bestowed Prophet-hood to Moses and his brother Aaron (peace be upon them) and sent them unto the folk of Pharaoh as His Messengers.


It has been commanded in these verses: Moses and Aaron (peace be upon them) reached Pharaoh and his courtiers along with the Message of Allaah Almighty. They (peace be upon them) said: It is the commandment of Allaah Almighty that you should refrain from treating the Children of Israel with cruelty and should not be proud of your power, otherwise He will punish you very severely. But they did not care because they were puffed up by their power and wealth. They had become mad due to their superiority. They gave a point blank refusal and disregarded the sayings of the Prophets of Allaah Almighty (peace be upon them).


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).