Lessons from Holy Qur'an

A firm Code of life for the Muslims

Lesson # 775 From the Noble Quran

A firm Code of life for the Muslims

 Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2

Verse –116 of 165, Section – 14 of 20 (Part – 8)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And if thou obey most of those on earth they will mislead thee far from Allah’s Way. They follow naught but an opinion, and they do but guess. Wa  ‘in-  tuti’  ‘aksara  man  fil-‘arzi  yuzil-luuka  ‘an-  SabiiLIllaah. ‘Iny-yattabi-‘uuna  ‘illaz-zanna  wa  ‘in  hum  ‘illaa  yakh-rusuun.


Lesson – 2

A formula for passing a successful life in this world has been signified in this verse for the Muslims. If the believers will act upon this formula, neither they will ever fail and nor go astray from the Straight Path. This Speech is for the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), whereas the lesson, hidden in it, is being taught to the entire nation.


This is such lesson, which will be a firm Code of Life for the Muslims in each condition and time till the Day of Judgment. If ever, they gave up acting upon it (God forbid), then they will live in the middle of nowhere and their national existence will be wiped out like invalid character. It can be understood clearly from this verse that the Muslims should never turn away even a hair’s breadth from SabiiLIllaah i.e. the Path of God Almighty.


It is necessary for every Muslim to understand first that the mankind is a passenger in the world. Coming in the world means that the human being has stood out from his home and native country. Now he has to finish this journey by way destination. The end of this journey is “Death”. Death means; it is the end of this world’s journey and the mankind has arrived at his residence. From birth to death, he has to cross over a very long and wide field. The name of this field is ‘the world’. After death, he will enter in his home country. Name of that home country is “the Doomsday, the next world”. At first, he will have to pass through the stages of “the Grave, the General Resurrection, the Lamentation, reckoning of Accounts, the Bridge over which the righteous will pass to Heaven, and the sinner and evildoer will drop into the Fire of Hell”. Then he will reach his home, which will be either Paradise or Hell. The Paradise is the place of comfort, whereas the Hell is the place of restlessness.


If the human being desires to reach direct to the Paradise, then a Path has been fixed for him in the world. This Path has been prescribed by Allah Almighty and for its acquaintance; He has sent His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) with His last Word “Holy Qur’an”. The meaning of going astray from this Path is that the humankind left the Straight Path and entered in the dark forest. Now he doesn’t know; whether he will die; being entangled in the thorny bushes and trees or in any marsh, and what will happen with him in the next stages of death, and what will be exposed to imminent danger in the Hell.


The Straight Path is called “Siraatal-Mustaqiim, SiraatAllaah and Siraatul-‘Ambi-yaa (the Path of Prophets – peace be upon Them)”. Who will escape in the world from swamps, abysses and confusions, will be easy at the time of death, the stages of general resurrection will be finalized easily, and a ready-made, comfortable home will be handed over in the Paradise duly prepared in all respect for living.


This Path can be chosen only by acting upon the Revelations of Noble Qur’an. There are many enemies of the human being, who call towards fulfilling of the worldly desires without any resistance to seduce him/her. Whereas; Holy Qur’an commands: Do in accord with My Instructions giving up your own wishes. Stop there, wherever I prevent you.


Actual enemy of the humankind is Satan (the Devil), who calls them towards the worldly desires to be completed unchecked, and maximum people of the world follow Satan leaving Qur’an. Therefore, the Messenger of Allah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) has been admonished in this verse including entire human beings and particularly Muslim Nation through Him, that there are a lot of devils in the world. You should hold the Noble Qur’an firmly and not obey the devils.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)