Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Instructions for keeping the society chaste -2

Quran Chapter 24: 34 (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2226) درس قرآن

Instructions for keeping the society chaste -2

Chapter Nuur” – (Light) – 24

‘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)


We should learn from that which was described in previous verses and which manners of mutual friendly intercourse have been explained by Holy Qur’an. The human beings have those entire powers, perceptions and passions, which exist in other beasts also. But the human beings have some extra powers, which guide them “How to take work from bestial powers, how to use perceptions properly and why it is necessary to control the passions”.


What are those powers? Those are called intellectual and cordial powers which although exist in other beasts too but not as much as in the human beings. Therefore, three powers have been working in human beings – bestial, cordial and mental. Most powerful powers in bestial powers are desires and passions. Among the mental powers, actual power is to draw the conclusions as correct from the things known, result of which is called science. When it reaches perfection, then it begins to get ready-made conclusions directly from Allaah Almighty and those things also become obvious from which those results are inferred. The sense of mankind begins to see all such things clearly.


Cordial powers are approbation and bringers to end powers. Those should follow such scientific correct conclusions which have been compiled by most wise mankind, that is to say, the last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him); disciplined by Allaah Almighty. Collection of those Results is Holy Qur’an.


Holy Qur’an says: The intention of the mankind should be so strong that passions and desires remain under his control. The desire, which perplexes more than all other desires, is sexual desire. Taking work from it like beasts is against the dignity of the mankind. Therefore we have been described that the correct way of fulfilling this desire is “Marriage” and abstaining from those things, by which there is a fear of growing this desire.


Therefore, it is commanded: Talks offensive to chastity should never be in Islamic Society. Punishment of adultery and accusing any other falsely is scourging with whips publicly. You should never calumniate any person by your tongue; otherwise the accuser will be punished properly. And if he proved his claim by producing four witnesses, then the accused will be punished according to the punishment of an adulterer. For prevention from such matters, it is commanded that man and woman should lower their gaze, should not talk the matters of indecency with one another. The women should not show their adornment to strangers. They should adopt modesty and shame.


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan 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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