Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Asking leave to go away

Quran Chapter 24: 62a (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2253) درس قرآن

Asking leave to go away

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)

إِنَّمَا ٱلْمُؤْمِنُونَ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ بِٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦ وَإِذَا كَانُوا۟ مَعَهُۥ عَلَىٰٓ أَمْرٍ جَامِعٍ لَّمْ يَذْهَبُوا۟ حَتَّىٰ يَسْتَـْٔذِنُوهُ إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَسْتَـْٔذِنُونَكَ أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦ فَإِذَا ٱسْتَـْٔذَنُوكَ لِبَعْضِشَأْنِهِمْ فَأْذَن لِّمَن شِئْتَ مِنْهُمْ وَٱسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُمُ ٱللَّهَ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ 62

62a.  They only are the true Believers who believe in Allah and His Messenger and, when they are with him on some common errand, go not away until they have asked leave of him. Lo! those who ask leave of thee, those are they who believe in Allah and His Messenger. 62a.  ‘Innamal-  Mu’-minuunal-laziina  ‘aamanuu  Billaahi  wa  RasuuliHii  wa  ‘izaa  kaanuu  ma-‘ahuu  ‘alaaa  ‘amrin-  jaami-‘il-lam  yazhabuu  hattaa  yasta’-zinuuh.  ‘Innal-laziina  yasta’-zinuunaka  ‘ulaaa-‘ikal-laziina  yu’-minuuna  Billaahi  wa  RasuuliH.




‘Amrin-  jaami’ – (some common errand, the work common; for doing), such works which are performed collectively as consultation, preaching, instruction or trying and striving etc.


After describing the etiquettes concerning coming in and going out of houses, now the way of leaving the assemblies and gatherings, due to any exigency, (which are brought together for the purpose of advice, consultation or guidance etc), is being narrated. Messenger (grace, glory, blessing and peace be upon him) used to call up the people by proclamation for such assemblies which were set up to accomplish any necessary work or for preparation of any important affair. When the people used to be united, then they were asked and consulted that “how the problem (in front) should be solved?”


It is obvious that leaving such gathering by any individual without proper reason is entirely disagreeable. It has been instructed in this verse: The people, who have admitted that they believe in Allaah Almighty, it has become incumbent on them that they should obey the commandments of Allaah Almighty and the Sayings of His Messenger (grace, glory, blessing and peace be upon him). It is demand of their acceptance that, “when the Messenger (grace, glory, blessing and peace be upon him) calls them for any collective work, they should come at the spot without delay, and leave not the assembly without permission, until the work is over”. As they become unmannerly by leaving the assembly without permission, along with it, it is a sign of disobedience also. The Believers are never disobedient. Belief is – acceptance of obedience. Therefore, you should understand it well that only those are Believers who do not leave the assembly without permission. This permission is a token that they believe in Allaah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessing and peace be upon him).


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).