Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Any deceiver cannot be a Messenger

Quran Chapter 25: 7a (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2265 درس قرآن

Any deceiver cannot be a Messenger

Chapter Furqaan”- {The Criterion (of Right and Wrong)} – 25

‘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)

وَقَالُوا۟ مَالِ هَٰذَا ٱلرَّسُولِ يَأْكُلُ ٱلطَّعَامَ وَيَمْشِى فِى ٱلْأَسْوَاقِ لَوْلَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيْهِ مَلَكٌ فَيَكُونَ مَعَهُۥ نَذِيرًا 7

7a.  And they say: What aileth this Messenger (of Allah) that he eateth food and walketh in the markets? 7a.  Wa  qaaluu  maa  li-  haazar-Rasuuli  ya’-kulut-ta-‘aama  wa  yamshii  fil-‘aswaaq.


Maa  li-  haazar-Rasuuli – actually this is maa  lihaazar-Rasuuli. In Quranic mode of writing, “li” was written separate from “haazaa”. Then it was not changed. Maa means “what happened”. Literal translation of “Li- haazar-Rasuuli” is “for this Messenger”.


Those ideas have been made mention in this verse; which the people used to expose concerning the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). The reason was not it that they used to deny his pedigree, but they were well aware of it that he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) belonged to a noble family in every way. He did neither ever tell a lie, nor deceive any person and nor give pain to anybody for own benefits. He (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) helped the poor and the feeble always, and fulfilled the requirements of the needy people. They did never refuse from his personal qualities and ancestral dignity. They saw their death only in it that he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) proclaimed concerning a new Religion, which if succeeded, then all traditions of their forefathers would be trodden. And they, who had become chieftains of all, would become his (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) slaves. Therefore, they desired that the people should not listen to him.


It is commanded: They try to prevent others from inclining unto you by saying: Can this position of such Messenger of Allaah Almighty be that he eats food like common people and makes purchases in the markets too? Ambassadors of worldly Kings bring his message with great pomp and show. This man (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), who claims that he is Ambassador of Allaah Almighty, Who is the King of the kings, but he performs his all works himself like ordinary men. Neither he (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) has anything of pomp and show and nor there is any Army along with 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).