Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Hypocrites swear falsely

Quran Chapter 24: 53 (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2241) درس قرآن

Hypocrites swear falsely

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)


وَأَقْسَمُوا۟ بِٱللَّهِ جَهْدَ أَيْمَٰنِهِمْ لَئِنْ أَمَرْتَهُمْ لَيَخْرُجُنَّ قُل لَّا تُقْسِمُوا۟ طَاعَةٌمَّعْرُوفَةٌ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ خَبِيرٌۢ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ 53


53.  And they swear by Allah solemnly that, if thou order them, they will go forth. Say: Swear not; known obedience (is better). Lo! Allah is Aware of what ye do. 53.  Wa  ‘aqsamuu  Billaahi  jahda  ‘aymaanihim  la-‘in  ‘amar-tahum  layakhrujunn.  Qul-laa  tuqsimuu  Taa-‘atum-ma’-ruufah.  ‘InnAllaaha  khabbirum-  bimaa  ta’-maluun.




Taa-‘atum-ma’-ruufah – (known obedience is better, such obedience is known, Obey as it should be), that is to say, you should obey the commandments practically also as common Muslims obey. There is no need of swearing by Allaah your so much strong oaths. The Hypocrites are peculiar people. Apparently they show their humility and covenant by their tongues strongly. But when the time of action comes, then they avoid and turn away stealthily. It was the condition of some time-servers of Madinah. They had faith in it that “the people who had embraced Islam with true hearts, were foolish and had been taken in. After a few days, the entire distraction of Islam would kiss the ground, and then only they would be present along with their luxurious enjoyment”. But they were so much clever that they did not wish to cut off their relationship with Muslims, because they (the Muslims) were getting victory everywhere. Although they used to consider that victory of the Muslims was a temporary matter, even then they used to effect their purpose by choosing the way of time serving.


When they used to come unto the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), they used to swear by Allaah their strongest oaths and say: Your Highness! We are your obedient servants. If you command us at the spot for fighting, we shall move forthwith and put the enemies out of their senses.


It is commanded: Say to them! Don’t swear so much strongly! The same obedience is required from you also which is a custom of obedience among other Muslims. They do not swear their strongest oaths. Without saying a word, they get ready at the time of every trouble. Remember it! Your affair is with Allaah Almighty. Indeed, He is Well Acquainted with that which you do.


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).