Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Madness in fulfilling own desires

Quran Chapter 25: 41b & 42 (Pt-19, Stg-4) (L-2294) درس قرآن

Madness in fulfilling own desires

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)


وَإِذَا رَأَوْكَ إِن يَتَّخِذُونَكَ إِلَّا هُزُوًا أَهَٰذَا ٱلَّذِىبَعَثَ ٱللَّهُ رَسُولًا 41

إِن كَادَ لَيُضِلُّنَا عَنْ ءَالِهَتِنَا لَوْلَآ أَن صَبَرْنَا عَلَيْهَا وَسَوْفَ يَعْلَمُونَ حِينَ يَرَوْنَ ٱلْعَذَابَ مَنْ أَضَلُّ سَبِيلًا 42

41b.  Is this he whom Allah has sent as a Messenger?


42.  He would have led us far away from our gods if we had not been staunch to them. And they will know, when they behold the doom, who is more astray as to the road.

41b.  ‘Ahaazallazii  ba-‘asAllaahu  Rasuulaa.


42.  ‘In  kaada  li-yuzillunaa  ‘an  ‘aalihatinaa  law-laaa  ‘an-  sabar-naa  ‘alayhaa.  Wa  sawfa  ya’-lamuuna  hiina  yarawnal-‘Azaaba  man  ‘azallu  Sabiilaa.



‘In – (certainly), this word is abbreviation of ‘inna, which actually is ‘innahuu, that is to say, “the reality is it that”.


It was found in the previous verses that the Infidels of Makkah had fallen into that negligence also; in which the human beings remained involved during every era. The mankind becomes mad in fulfilling his desires every time in the world. He wishes to do all those works himself by repelling other people; which he wants to do. When he gets power to keep others under his control and he becomes possessor of empire, wealth and property, then his nature is changed.


If any thing can hold back the mankind from the rebellion, that is Belief in Allaah Almighty, His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and the Day of Resurrection. If not all, then at least the Emperors should have Belief in These Three, otherwise hope of happiness is useless. It has been mentioned concerning the Idolaters of Makkah that when they used to see the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), they used to make a jest and say: Is this he whom Allaah has sent as His Messenger? It was good that we remained firm on our gods; otherwise he would have gotten us discharged from them by telling a lie regularly.


Then it is commanded: They have been overtaken in this insanity that they have been doing well, whereas they have gone far away from the right path. It will be clear to them after a few days that who went astray. When the torment will fall upon them suddenly then their eyes will be opened.


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).