Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Associating others with God

Quran Chapter 29: 65 & 66 (Pt-21, Stg-5) (L-2503) درس قرآن

Associating others with 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)


 فَإِذَا رَكِبُوا۟ فِى ٱلْفُلْكِ دَعَوُا۟ ٱللَّهَ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ ٱلدِّينَ فَلَمَّا نَجَّىٰهُمْ إِلَى ٱلْبَرِّ إِذَا هُمْ يُشْرِكُونَ 65  لِيَكْفُرُوا۟ بِمَآ ءَاتَيْنَٰهُمْ وَلِيَتَمَتَّعُوا۟ فَسَوْفَ يَعْلَمُونَ 66

65.  So when they mount upon the ship they pray to Allah, making their Faith pure for Him only, but when He bringeth them safe to land, behold! They ascribe partners (unto Him)-


66.  That they may be ungrateful for what We have given them, and that they may enjoy it. But soon they will come to know.

65.  Fa-‘izaa  rakibuu  fil-fulki  da-‘a- Wullaaha  mukhlisiina  laHud-Diin.  Falammaa  Najjaahum  ‘ilal-barri  ‘izaa  hum  yushrikuun.


66.  Liyakfuruu  bimaaa  ‘aatay-Naahum,  wa  liyatamatta-‘uu,  fasawfa  ya’-lamuun.


For manifesting the reality of the world, some questions were asked from the people at first, object of which was to warn about the Belief in the Uniqueness and Oneness of Allaah Almighty. Then it was commanded: While you believe in Allaah Almighty, then it is incumbent that you should admit that the entire Excellences are in Him only. By escaping from infidelity and ascribing plurality to Allaah Almighty, you should worship Him only, so that your life of the Hereafter may be dressed. And you may succeed in acquiring abode in the Garden, as reward of the obedience of God’s Commandments. Spending entire time in worldly matters is useless. Pay attention to Allaah Almighty!


It is commanded in this verse: This is the behavior of the people that when they are entangled in any calamity, they begin to supplicate Allaah Almighty and give up adoring their gods entirely; which was their daily routine work, and turn towards Allaah Almighty, as it often happens that when a ship is surrounded in Sea-storm, then its all boarders pay attention to Allaah Almighty purely. But it is wonderful that when Allaah Almighty saves them from the affliction and delivers them to the land safe and sound, then they begin again to commit left wicked deeds and adore others instead of Allaah Almighty. It seems that they wish to reap advantages from the Favors of Allaah Almighty but again become ungrateful to Him, because if they will obey His Command; which is actual way of His thankfulness, then they would have to give up the enjoyments of the world and the liberty; which is an imaginary matter only.


It is commanded: They have seriously been taken in that they would not be asked about their obstinacy. It would be better for them if they refrain from stubbornness, otherwise they will be beaten black and blue so much that the world will remain astonished.


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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