Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Answer to objection of the idolaters

Quran Chapter 13  5a (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1563) – درس قرآن

Answer to objection of the idolaters

Surah Ra-‘d (The Thunder) – 13

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)


(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)

      وَإِن تَعْجَبْ فَعَجَبٌ قَوْلُهُمْ أَءِذَا كُنَّا تُرَٰبًا أَءِنَّا لَفِى خَلْقٍ جَدِيدٍ أُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ بِرَبِّهِمْ وَأُو۟لَٰٓئِكَٱلْأَغْلَٰلُ فِىٓ أَعْنَاقِهِمْ وَأُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ أَصْحَٰبُ ٱلنَّارِ هُمْ فِيهَا خَٰلِدُونَ (5  a)

5a.  And if thou wonderest, then wondrous is their saying: When we are dust, shall we then forsooth be created afresh as a renewed creation? 5a.  Wa  ‘in-  ta’-jab  fa-‘ajabun-  qaw-lu-hum  ‘a-‘izaa  kunnaa  tu-raaban-  ‘a-‘innaa  lafii  khal-qin-  jadiid.     




In this verse, it has been caused to draw attention of the human being unto reproduction after death. It is commanded: O Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him)! If you wonder on their denial of the life after death, then truly; it is a wondrous thing, because it is not difficult for Him to reproduce, Who (Omnipotent) produced the mankind first time. New things are produced every time from the dust, then those are damaged. After that, Allah Almighty reproduces them again with His Divine Power.


Idolaters of Makkah used to pretend always in a new way for disbelieving the Messenger-hood of Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Their main evasion was that: You teach us that the mankind will be reproduced after death, but the sense does not accept it. Such objection of theirs has been mentioned in this verse that: They say! Can we then forsooth be reproduced as a renewed creation; when we have been dust?


They are being replied in these words: After thinking about the wonders of the earth and the heavens and beholding that in the earth, countless things are produced and ruined by the Omnipotence of Allah Almighty and then, again those are reproduced in the same form and shape, in which those were earlier. So it is very wondrous to have doubt in reproduction of the human beings.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an 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).