Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Any Messenger cannot be insane poet

Quran Chapter 37: 36 to 39 (Pt-23, Stg-6) (L-2755) درس قرآن

Any Messenger cannot be insane poet

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)


وَيَقُولُونَ أَئِنَّا لَتَارِكُوٓا۟ ءَالِهَتِنَا لِشَاعِرٍ مَّجْنُونٍۭ 36

   بَلْ جَآءَ بِٱلْحَقِّ وَصَدَّقَ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ   37

إِنَّكُمْ لَذَآئِقُوا۟ ٱلْعَذَابِ ٱلْأَلِيمِ 38

   وَمَا تُجْزَوْنَ إِلَّا مَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ 39

36.  And they used to say: Shall we forsake our gods for a insane poet?


37.  Nay, but he brought the Truth, and he confirmed those sent (before him).


38.  Lo! verily ye are to taste the Painful Doom.


39.  And ye are requited naught save what ye did-

36.  Wa  yaquuluuna  ‘a-‘innaa  la-taarikuuu  ‘aalihatinaa  li-shaa-‘irim-majnuun.


37.  Bal  jaaa-‘a  bil-Haqqi  wa  saddaqal-mursaliin.


38.  ‘Innakum  la-zaaa-‘iqul-‘Azaabil-‘Aliim.


39.  Wa  maa  tujzawna  ‘illaa  maa  kuntum  ta’-maluun.



Self greatness has taken place in the hearts of these people so much that they give no importance to any other, although others would be more intelligent than them. Therefore those, who were wise of them, believed that Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) was true. And they gave full importance to him. But these proud people said continually: How can we give up such gods for a mad poet which were adored by our forefathers and the entire folk till today? (Let us flee to Allaah). They used to say that Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) was a poet because his Word was very effective. And they used to say him insane because in accordance with their thought, mind of only that person can be correct who follows blindly their ancient customs and traditions. It is entirely self-conceitedness.


After that, it is commanded: Say to them! You are entirely at wrong. Your statement is false. In fact, that is quite right and true whatever Our Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) says. He does not make imaginary words like poets. Neither he is a poet and nor a mad, because he has chosen the same Path which was chosen by all previous Prophets (peace be upon them) who recited true revelations before the people sent down by Allaah Almighty. And he (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) confirms all of them. He is sympathetic and well-wisher of entire mankind and does not give pain to any other. You will be entangled in very painful Doom on a Day if you did not obey him. You will taste torment on the Day of Resurrection as retribution of denying him and your arrogance. And that will be recompense of your own deeds.


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).

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