Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Obedience of the Messengers

Quran Chapter 23: 51 & 52 (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2169) درس قرآن

Obedience of the Messengers

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)

It is found from these verses that purpose of sending the Messengers (peace be upon them) in the world is to spread the Human Religion, which is a very easy Religion. If the sense is working correctly then there can happen no difficulty in its understanding and adopting. The Messengers (peace be upon them) have been instructed that they should show the people themselves as becoming a Model Role of the Religion, even that it should become obvious upon the human beings that their goodness is in it that they all should agree collectively to obey the Messengers (peace be upon them). They should understand it carefully that the entire human beings are subject to only one Religion and consequently they are one Nation. For this purpose the Messengers (peace be upon them) have been guided concerning their conduct with the human beings, by which they may become for the people a practical pattern of living in the world.


It is commanded: For this purpose you have to do three works:


  1. At first, you have to choose lawful, clear and pure ways for acquiring necessities of life, so that everything of use should be lawful; clear and pure in all respect. If you will choose bad ways then whatever will you get by them, that will be unlawful. First requirement for the mankind is food and drinkable things. For this purpose, it has been instructed that these things should be lawful, legitimate, good, agreeable and pure. And these things will be lawful then when there is no fear of harm in their taking. Secondly, in acquiring of those things, no one is oppressed in any matters. Under the same restrictions, other things of necessity, wealth and property etc. should be realized in the mind.


  1. Your behavior in dealings should be good. No such way or thing should be chosen, by which there is fear of injury to oneself or any other. Abide by the rules of justice and equity in every matter whether that is little or great! Good deed is that by which none is injured and no interruption occurs in convenience, peace and safety of any person.


  1. Explain before the people that these entire things can be achieved completely at that time when you believe in Allaah Understand it carefully that He has full knowledge of your every work. And He will punish to every evildoer. Therefore, before doing any work, you should think that whether The Lord, Who is Aware of every visible and invisible thing and Who knows every good and bad, will not be displeased from oneself and will He not punish due to wrong deeds?


Above mentioned three points are principles of the Religion, on which all people should be united. After that, there will be no quarrel among the people. The God of all is One Who is Allaah Almighty. According to Rules and Regulations prescribed by Him, acquiring things of necessity in lawful ways by having fear of His wrath; and oppressing not any individual, is the Human Religion.


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).