Lessons from Holy Qur'an

None can be coined as similitude of God

Quran Chapter 36: 78 (Pt-23, Stg-5) (L-2740) درس قرآن

None can be coined as similitude of God

Chapter “YAA-SIIIN” – (YASIN) – 36

‘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)


وَضَرَبَ لَنَا مَثَلًا وَنَسِىَ خَلْقَهُۥ قَالَ مَن يُحْىِ ٱلْعِظَٰمَ وَهِىَ رَمِيمٌ 78

78.  And he hath coined for Us a similitude, and hath forgotten the fact of his creation, saying: Who will revive these bones when they have rotted away? 78.  Wa  zaraba  laNaa  masalanw-wa  nasiya  khalqah.  Qaala  Many-yuhyil-‘izaama  wa  hiya  ramiim.



Zaraba – (presented, coined), this word is in Past Tense from the word zarb, which has many meanings. However here it aims “to describe, to apply, to affix etc.”


Ramiim – (rotted away, disintegrated), this word is an Adjective from the word rammun, which means “to be wasted after being old, to be scattered, to be rotten”.


It is commanded: When the mankind became strong and able to speak; then he forgot entirely that what he was in the beginning and what he has become now. He had to know his real Creator and Lord; and pass his life in His worship, but most of the human beings did neither use their sense and nor recognize Allaah Almighty after looking Signs of His Divine Power into themselves. And when Our Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) caused to understand them: Behold! Allaah Almighty created you, and bestowed qualities and powers of various sorts, sent His last Scripture (Holy Qur’an) for your guidance by means of His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him), in Qur’an He explained that the mankind will be brought back to life again after death, he will be punished very severely if he disobeyed Allaah, His Messenger and Qur’an, then some people marked on their forehead by folding and began to say: When our bodies will rot and there will remain only a skeleton, even the bones of that skeleton will also be disintegrated due to being old and excavated, then Who can reproduce them? These ignorant people deny the Divine Power of Allaah Almighty and present an example of creatures for Him.


O ignorant people! It is right that none from the creatures including any mankind can bring the rotten away bones back to life, but this example cannot be coined for Allaah Almighty.


It is strange that the mankind forgets own birth. Life was given to him from only a trifle sperm-drop. If Allaah Almighty can make a man from that drop then what is difficult for Him in reproducing the mankind from scattered atoms of the bones?


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).