Lessons from Holy Qur'an

That is how Allah deals with the criminals

Quran Chapter 37: 32 to 35 (Pt-23, Stg-6) (L-2754) درس قرآن

That is how Allah deals with the criminals

Chapter “Saaaffaat” – (Those who set the Ranks) – 37

‘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)


فَأَغْوَيْنَٰكُمْ إِنَّا كُنَّا غَٰوِينَ   32

فَإِنَّهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ فِى ٱلْعَذَابِ مُشْتَرِكُونَ   33

إِنَّا كَذَٰلِكَ نَفْعَلُ بِٱلْمُجْرِمِينَ 34

 إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوٓا۟ إِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهُ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ 35

32.  Thus we misled you. Lo! we were (ourselves) astray.


33.  Then lo! this Day they (both) are sharers in the Doom.


34.  Lo! thus deal We with the guilty.


35.  For when it was said unto them: There is no God save Allah, they were scornful-

32.  Fa-‘ag-waynaakum  ‘innaa  kun-naa  gaawiin.


33.  Fa-‘innahum  Yawma-‘izin  fil-‘Azaabi  mushtarikuun.


34.  ‘Innaa  kazaalika  Naf-‘alu  bil-mujrimiin.


35.  ‘Innahum  kaanuuu  ‘izaa  qiila  lahum  “Laaa  ‘ilaaha  ‘illAllaahu”,  yastakbiruun.



As an answer of the blame that “you misled us”, the strong people will say: Look within yourselves instead of reproving us. You also had sense. You had to think that why should you obey us instead of following the good people. That was correct according to our thought whatever we said to you to do. It was not visible to us at that time that the path, which we had chosen, was wrong. We considered that we were going right. Today we knew that we were going astray. We were astray, so we led you too astray. Today both of us have been entangled in the doom. And every individual will be punished or rewarded according to own deeds.


After that, it is commanded: Indeed, that is how We deal with the criminals and the disobedient. Allaah Almighty save us. Can any affliction be greater than sorrowful disgrace and disheartening hopelessness which would be forever? But the disbelievers deserve the same punishment because when Our Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) said to them that they should recite “Laaa  ‘ilaaha  ‘illAllaahu” (There is no god except Allaah), then their haughtiness did not let them say the same. They thought: How can it be that we obey such a man {Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him)} who does neither have wealth and nor power, whereas we are successors of such forefathers and people of dynasty who were very dignified, rich and magnificent?


Woe for them, they did not understand that the same thought is the root of destruction. Considering oneself greater than others and admitting that one’s own searched path is best, is very dangerous kind of ignorance.


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).