Lessons from Holy Qur'an

An opponent from among the guilty (2)


Quran Chapter 25: 30 & 31 (Pt-19, Stg-4) (L-2288) درس قرآن

An opponent from among the guilty (2)

Chapter Furqaan”- {The Criterion (of Right and Wrong)} – 25

‘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)


The Messengers (peace be upon them) were sent along with heavenly Scriptures and Books for drawing attention of human beings toward the same complicated formation of the mankind, so that they should save the human beings from that destruction. The Last Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and the last Scripture which was given to him i.e. Holy Qur’an, both were sent for conveying the same Message clearly for always and they described: Nafs Ammaarah (ardent desire) pulls the mankind unto corporeal (bodily) desires. Beginning to fulfill these desires is called “the World”. Nafs Mutma-‘innah (desire to do good) wants that the mankind should pay attention towards the betterment of Nafs Naatiqah (The Rational Soul), by which she may get ease and comfort after death, that is to say, on the Day of Resurrection. It warns continuously to the Nafs Ammaarah that she should obey Nafs Mutma-‘innah (desire to do good) and dwell in the world according to her guidance, otherwise when the body will be ruined; that is to say, the death will come, then Nafs Naatiqah (The Rational Soul) will be entangled in great affliction and trouble.


In which matters there is betterment of Nafs Naatiqah (The Rational Soul), those have been explained in Holy Qur’an. Nafs Mutma-‘innah (desire to do good) wishes that Nafs Ammaarah (ardent desire) should follow the Commandments of Holy Qur’an, so that she may acquire the pleasure of the last Day. Nafs Lawwaamah (Irascibility) warns the Nafs Ammaarah (ardent desire) from time to time that it should comply with Nafs Mutma-‘innah (desire to do good) and save Nafs Naatiqah (The Rational Soul) from destruction. Nafs Lawwaamah (Irascibility) and Nafs Mutma-‘innah (desire to do good), both have been mentioned in Holy Qur’an, however Nafs Naatiqah (The Rational Soul) is called Nafs (the Soul) only.


It has been commanded in this verse: Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) complained in the Court of Allaah Almighty: The people do not understand the importance of Holy Qur’an, consider it a collection of ancient fables, talking nonsense, poetry and spells of magic etc. and they have given it up by uttering different bad names. It is the reason that they have been going towards ruin. If it were possible for me I had prevented them forcibly from their folly.


It is commanded to the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) in the next verse: Don’t worry in this matter! It is Our Way of performing in the world that whenever any Prophet (peace be upon him) came, mischievous and evil doers became his foe. You should not care the opposition of these rebellious people. Guidance is in the Hand of Allaah Almighty and He is Sufficient for guiding. These people are not able to harm you. Allaah Almighty shall spread His Message by means of you in the entire world.


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).