Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Choosing other patrons instead of God

Quran Chapter 29: 41a (Pt-20, Stg-5) (L-2490) درس قرآن

Choosing other patrons instead of God

Chapter ’Al-‘Ankabuut”- (The Spider) – 29

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahiminash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)


مَثَلُ ٱلَّذِينَ ٱتَّخَذُوا۟ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ أَوْلِيَآءَ كَمَثَلِ ٱلْعَنكَبُوتِ 41a

41a.  The likeness of those who choose other patrons than Allah is as the likeness of the Spider. 41a.  Masalul-laziinat-takhazuu  min-  duuNillaahi  ‘awliyaaa-‘a  kamasalil-‘ANKABUUT.



Allaah Almighty has given intelligence and wisdom to the mankind more than other animals in the world. He should consider thoughtfully and choose such way of life which may protect him from all dangers and difficulties. He should understand it well that he has been encircled from all around in afflictions and misfortunes. Prophets of Allaah Almighty (peace be upon them), particularly His last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) have caused to understand carefully that the mankind will not be free of calamities even after death, till he will not choose the Religion Islam, prescribed by Allaah Almighty.


The people do not use their sense properly in adopting the Religion. Some are those who choose others’ religion; that is to say; way of life blindly in their imitation. Some people go astray due to greed of the world. Some of them become blind due to stubborn and prejudice. Maximum people keep in view their temporary benefits of this world, and follow them to whom they find rich and vested with power.


That is the actual Religion, which is better and beneficial for all human beings in all conditions, foundation of which has been established on “Oneness of God”, which strengthens that you should neither associate any other in adoring with Allaah Almighty, and nor consider that someone else also may be your Supporter or Helper except Him, because there is none save Allaah Almighty who may have power to help you in difficulties. The people who beg earnestly before others instead of Allaah Almighty, they should understand that their example is like the Spider, house of which is a cobweb only, and there is no weaker house than it in the world.


The same condition is of the gods of Idolaters. Those cannot save them from any disaster. The mankind should not be so much careless as the spider, and seek such house of refuge which may protect him and his belongings. And he should choose such way of life (Religion), by which he may save himself from present and future, casual and perpetual dangers of this world and of the Hereafter.


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 IslaahwaTableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).

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