Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Old people were stronger physically

Quran Chapter 34: 44 & 45 (Pt-22, Stg-5) (L-2658) درس قرآن

Old people were stronger physically

Chapter “SABAA’” – (Saba) – 34

‘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)


وَمَآ ءَاتَيْنَٰهُم مِّن كُتُبٍ يَدْرُسُونَهَا وَمَآ أَرْسَلْنَآ إِلَيْهِمْ قَبْلَكَ مِن نَّذِيرٍ 44  وَكَذَّبَ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ وَمَا بَلَغُوا۟ مِعْشَارَ مَآ ءَاتَيْنَٰهُمْ فَكَذَّبُوا۟ رُسُلِى فَكَيْفَ كَانَ نَكِيرِ 45

44.  And We have given them no Scriptures which they study, nor sent We unto them, before thee, any Warner.


45.  And those before them denied, and these have not attained a tithe of that which We bestowed on them (of old); yet they denied My messengers. How intense then was My abhorrence (of them)!

44.  Wa  maaa  ‘aatay-Naahum-min- Kutubiny-yadrusuunahaa  wa  maaa  ‘arsalNaaa  ‘ilayhim  qablaka  min-Naziir.


45.  Wa  kazzaballaziina  min  qablihim,  wa  maa  balaguu  mi’-shaara  maaa  ‘aatayNaahum  fakaz-zabuu  rusulii;  fa-kayfa  kaana  nakiir.

(Section 5)



It was described earlier that these people do not wish to turn away from the customs of their ancestors and do not bear to hear against it. They should think that who have told them to admire the manners of their forefathers? It is not necessary that their way was right. That way of life is quite correct which was established by Prophets (peace be upon them) with effect from the beginning to the end, and which the disbelievers do not have.


It has been commanded in this verse: Who did command them to follow the customs of ancient people? We did neither send any Scripture towards them before this (Holy Qur’an) and nor any Messenger have come to them before (Our) this {Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him)}, who would have frightened them from the consequence of wicked deeds and guided them towards the right path. It is the first time that We have sent this Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) for their guidance. If now, these people belie him then their condition is the same as of the old people who used to live on this land during their times. They falsified their Prophets (peace be upon them) and these have been committing the same error.


It is commanded: As they disagreed to their Creator, so you see how did We punish them. They were stronger than these people physically, had more wealth than these and they lived long contrary to these people. These people (of Makkah) have not attained a tenth of those luxurious things which We had given them. While they could not prosper after falsifying Our Prophets (peace be upon them), then how can these people be saved from Our seizure after falsifying Muhammad, Our last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him). So they should take it a warning for themselves.


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marm aduke 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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