Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Allah saved Salih and his companions

Quran Chapter 27: 52 & 53 (Pt-19, Stg-5) (L-2391) درس قرآن

Allah saved Salih and his companions

Chapter Naml”- (The Ant) – 27

‘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)

فَتِلْكَ بُيُوتُهُمْ خَاوِيَةًۢ بِمَا ظَلَمُوٓا۟ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَءَايَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ 52  وَأَنجَيْنَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَكَانُوا۟ يَتَّقُونَ 53

52.  See, yonder are their dwellings empty and in ruins because they did wrong. Lo! herein is indeed a Portent for a people who have knowledge.


53.  And We saved those who believed and used to ward off (evil).

52.  Fatilka  buyuutuhum  khaa-wiyatam-  bimaa  zalamuu.  ‘Inna  fii  zaalika  la-‘Aayatal-liqawminy-ya’-lamuun.


53.  Wa  ‘anjayNallaziina  ‘aamanuu  wa  kaanuu  yattaquun.



Khaa-wiyatun – (desolate, empty and in ruins),


During journey from Makkah to the Country of Syria, you have to pass through Alquraa Valley. There are the ruins of the Townships of Thamud. When people of Makkah used to go to Syria, they used to see those ruins. The same has been pointed out in this verse that which ruins you see in Alquraa Valley, those are ruins of the houses where the people of Thamud used to dwell. Those refractory and prosperous stone-cutters considered wrongfully that they would live always cheerfully in those houses. Produce of land in that Country was plentiful. Gardens were fully loaded with fruits. Water springs were flowing every side. They used to eat and drink thoughtlessly and dwell pleasantly. Their chieftains had been haughty and they had forgotten Allaah Almighty entirely.


They did not follow the advice of Prophet Salih (peace be upon him), but became his foes. At last they were punished due to their infidelity and violence. Severe earthquake came with oppressive thundering sound. The entire folk were ruined instantly. Their houses fell down and gardens dried.


Allaah Almighty saved by His Grace Salih (peace be upon him) along with those who believed in him and who used to ward off evil and keep away from violence. After hearing their circumstances, sensible people should take it as a warning.


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).

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