Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Rejecting the Prophet due to ignorance

Quran Chapter 23: 68 to 70a (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2174) درس قرآن

Rejecting the Prophet due to ignorance

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)

أَفَلَمْ يَدَّبَّرُوا۟ ٱلْقَوْلَ أَمْ جَآءَهُم مَّا لَمْ يَأْتِ ءَابَآءَهُمُ ٱلْأَوَّلِينَ 68  أَمْ لَمْ يَعْرِفُوا۟ رَسُولَهُمْ فَهُمْ لَهُۥ مُنكِرُونَ 69  أَمْ يَقُولُونَ بِهِۦ جِنَّةٌۢبَلْ جَآءَهُم بِٱلْحَقِّ وَأَكْثَرُهُمْ لِلْحَقِّ كَٰرِهُونَ 70

68.  Have they not pondered the World, or hath that come unto them which came not unto their fathers of old?


69.  Or know they not their Messenger, and so reject him?


70a.  Or say they: There is a madness in him?

68.  ‘Afalam  yaddabbarul-Qawla  ‘am  jaaa-‘ahum-maa  lam  ya’-ti  ‘aabaaa-‘ahumul-‘awwaliin.


69.  ‘Am  lam  ya’-rifuu  Rasuu-lahum  fahum  lahuu  munkiruun.


70a.  ‘Am  yaquuluuna  bihii  Jinnah.




There is a manifesto of surprise in these verses upon carelessness and insistence of the people to such degree that why they have been involved in as much un-mindfulness. If they had listened to Holy Qur’an carefully, meditated on its rare way; exaltation of objects and incomparable excellences, then they would have understood immediately that there is no other better way of human welfare and betterment which Holy Qur’an describes in this manner.


Those reasons of miserable negligence can be that either they did neither heard its verses with attention and nor considered its meanings thoughtfully, or they took the advice mentioned in It as an uncommon matter that it did never happen earlier before this, though it is an open thing that the human beings used to go astray from the right path even before it, and for their guidance; the Messengers of Allaah Almighty (peace be upon them) came from time to time. They used to instruct their folks to act upon the commandments of Allaah Almighty; described by them, or the matter is that they did not know their Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) who has been causing to understand them the matters useful for them. Therefore they have been rejecting him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Do they really think that he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) is a mad and (we seek refuge in Allaah) there is insanity in his mind; whereas they have experienced many times that he is a wise and intelligent person? All of them are convinced of his good-nature and noble habits, even that they have shown their inclination to choose him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) as their worldly king and ruler.


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).