Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Troubling the feeble is not good

Quran Chapter 37: 119 to 123 (Pt-23, Stg-6) (L-2773) درس قرآن

Troubling the feeble is not good

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)

وَتَرَكْنَا عَلَيْهِمَا فِى ٱلْءَاخِرِينَ 119  سَلَٰمٌ عَلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ وَهَٰرُونَ 120

إِنَّا كَذَٰلِكَ نَجْزِى ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ 121  إِنَّهُمَا مِنْ عِبَادِنَا ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ 122

 وَإِنَّ إِلْيَاسَ لَمِنَ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ 123

119.  And We left for them among the later folk (the salutation)-   120.  Peace be unto Moses and Aaron!   121.  Lo! thus do We reward the good.   122.  Lo! they are two of Our believing slaves.   123.  And lo! Elias was of those sent (to warn)-119.  Wa  tarakNaa  ‘alayhimaa  fil-‘aakhiriin.   120.  Salaamun  ‘alaa  Muusaa  wa  Haaruun.   121.  ‘Innaa  kazaalika  Najzil-Muhsiniin.   122.  ‘Innahumaa  min  ‘ibaadiNal-  Mu’-miniin.   123.  Wa  ‘inna  ‘Ilyaasa  laminal-mursaliin.


In fact, Prophets (peace be upon them) of Allaah Almighty complied with great necessary and useful works in the world. If they (Prophets) had not been appointed for guidance then some human beings would have been like wolves and beasts of prey. Some people used to quarrel with one another like cows, goats, strong fierce animals and wolves, and they used to press down the weak people. Prophets (peace be upon them) taught the mankind living mutually during their individual times. They said to the powerful people: Troubling the feeble is not good. You have not been given more physical strength for the purpose that you begin to strangle the weak people as and when you get any opportunity. But actual use of strength is that you should help the helpless. It is particular beauty of the mankind that he should have compassion with other mankind brothers and move ahead along with them.

Moses and Aaron (peace be upon them) caused to understand the same to the real inhabitants (Qabti people) of Egypt that the Children of Israel were weaker than them, so they should not oppress them. It is against the human nature that strong people molest the weak and take work from them like animals. You are more transgressors because you desire to keep a group of people weaker and helpless, so that they must serve you.

It was reward of human service for Moses and Aaron (peace be upon them) that they became famous as human well-wishers, and the wise people mention them with honor and send peace and compliment on them. Allaah Almighty commanded: Thus We reward the righteous. Along with it, they had wealth of belief. So they will be rewarded with great ranks in the next life. After them, there is mention of Prophet Elias (peace be upon him). 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).