Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Quran Chapter 25: 43 & 44 (Pt-19, Stg-4) (L-2295) درس قرآن

Those who are farther astray

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)


أَرَءَيْتَ مَنِ ٱتَّخَذَ إِلَٰهَهُۥ هَوَىٰهُ أَفَأَنتَ تَكُونُ عَلَيْهِ وَكِيلًا 43 أَمْ تَحْسَبُ أَنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ يَسْمَعُونَ أَوْ يَعْقِلُونَ إِنْ هُمْ إِلَّا كَٱلْأَنْعَٰمِ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ سَبِيلًا 44

43.  Hast thou seen him who chooseth for his god his own lust? Wouldst thou then be guardian over him?


44.  Or deemest thou that most of them hear or understand? They are but as the cattle – nay, but they are farther astray?

43.  ‘Ara-‘ayta  manittakhaza ‘ilaahahuu  hawaah.  ‘Afa-‘anta  takuunu  ‘alayhi  wakiilaa.


44.  ‘Am  tahsabu  ‘anna  ‘aksa-rahum  yasma-‘uuna  ‘aw  ya’-qiluun.  ‘In  hum  ‘illaa  kal-‘an-‘aami  bal  hum  ‘azallu  Sabiilaa.  (Section 4)


Desires of mankind want that the human being should remain slave of them only and to which direction those indicate, he should go forth toward the same direction. What has he not done in the world under the slavery of these desires? He crushed the weak people under feet, tore the throat of unarmed people by his hands and rent the bellies of helpless people. They bowed some time before the stones, some time stood binding their hands before the fire and some time when they were excited, they made themselves great; by crossing the line of kingship they claimed that they were gods. The Prophets (peace be upon them) caused to understand them very much that they should use their sense. They are mankind so they should not do like the cattle. But they did not care.


Their circumstances have been described in this verse that O Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him): Behold for awhile that mischievous Infidel who does what he wishes, dances on indications of his desires, does not use his sense and kills the humanity. How can you be responsible of his guidance who does not listen to you and who does not care? You would have thought that eyes and ears of such people are safe and sound and it seems that they are intelligent. They would be looking, hearing and understanding the good matters, but in fact they are entirely like the cattle in the form of mankind, nay but even worse than animals. They are human beings but they are their own assassins.


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).