Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Associate of Satan is a Loser

Lesson # 557 From Holy Qur’aan

Associate of Satan is a Loser

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –119b, 120 & 121 of 176, Section – 18/24 (Part – 5)

119b.  and surely I will command them so that they will change Allah’s creation. And whoso chooseth Satan for a patron instead of Allah is verily a loser and his loss is manifest.

120.  He promiseth them and stirreth up desires in them. And Satan promiseth them only to beguile.

121.  For such, their habitation will be Hell, and they will find no refuge therefrom.

119b.  wa  la-‘aamuranna-hum  falayu-gayyi-runna  khalqAllaah.  Wa  many-yatta-khizish-Shay-taana  waliyyam-min-  duuNIllaahi  faqad  khasira  khusraanam-mubiinaa. 


120.  Ya-‘iduhum  wa  yumannii-him.  Wa  maa  ya-‘iduhumush-Shay-taanu  ‘illaa  guruuraa. 


121.  ‘Ulaaa-‘ika  ma’-waa-hum  Jahannamu  wa  laa  yajiduuna  ‘anhaa  mahiisaa.      



Falayu-gayyi-runna – (they will change), this word is from the word tagayyar, which means ‘to change and to remove from its actual position’.

Guruuran – (cheater, the person who beguiles, liar), guruur is a thing of deception and it is called “to deceive”. That is to say; the thing, which is produced in the invented form and actually that is nothing, namely; deceit or captivation.

In our previous lesson, we reached the point that the Devil said, “Surely I will take an appointed portion of Your bondmen, lead them astray, arouse desires in them, and surely I will command them so that they will cut the ears of the cattle upon the name of stones and other weak things, and leave them for wandering independently upon the name of Idols”. Afterwards, Satan says, “Surely I will command them to change the face of Allaah’s creation, and oppose the Natural Laws and Established Orders prescribed by Allaah Almighty”.

It has been known from this discussion that it is exact will of Satan that the Orders of Allaah Almighty be disobeyed and the Divine Rules and Regulations should not be acted upon, but to do against these Instructions. As long as it may be possible, Satan elevates the mankind to do those works, which are forbidden by Allaah Almighty. Every human being is wheedled by him due to relish of only accidental pleasure beside him/her with joy, and the person harms oneself very severely, and after that one is afflicted in repentance and regret. But after a few days, cleverness of the Devil makes one again helpless and again the person accepts the deceitful behavior of Satan to complete ones wishes. Therefore, it has been warned that promises of the Devil are bundle of deceptions and captivating. No any real benefit can be gotten ever from them. The bondmen and bondwomen of Satan will never get any fruit except regret and shame, and it is the thing, which will appear in the form of Hell for them on the Day of Resurrection. They will be thrown like fuel into It, and there is no any habitation for them. They will not be able to run away anywhere from It.

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