Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Guerdon Of The Wrongdoers Is Curse


Guerdon Of The Wrongdoers Is Curse

Surah ‘Aali ‘Imran (The Family Of ‘Imran, Chapter – 3)

Verse – 87 & 88 of 200, Section –9    (Part – 3)


  1. 87.  As for such, their guerdon is that on them rests the curse of Allah and of angels and of men combined-        


88.  They will abide therein for ever. Their doom will not be lightened, neither will they be reprieved.                 

 87.  ‘Ulaaa-‘ika  jazaaa-‘uhum  ‘anna  ‘alayhim  la’-natallaahi  wal-malaaa-‘ikati  wannaasi  ‘ajma-‘iin.


88. Khaalidiina  fiihaa.  Laa  yukhaffafu  ‘anhumul-‘azaabu  wa  laa  hum  yunzaruun.           





The religious and worldly wrongdoings and evils of which persons were described in the previous verses, now their specific chastisement has been made mention, those persons will be punished because of their tyranny and dishonesty. Their biggest sin is that they tried to falsify the truth after its comprehension. They turned away notwithstanding knowing the path of goodness, did not be attentive towards the preachers of rectitude and righteousness.


This same gait was of the Jews and the Christians. These people had known by reciting the Scriptures (Heavenly Books) that after the Prophets Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them), the last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) will be sent. When he was born, they refused after recognizing him (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him).


Punishment for those people is that on them rests the curse of Allah, His angels (peace be upon them) and of the men combined. In addition, they also shun themselves personally, when they say from their own tongues, “Allah’s curse upon the liars and tyrants” doing so they reprove in fact themselves.


For them this curse is forever. Moreover, they will be involved in grievous torment on the Day of Resurrection. Neither their doom will be lightened, nor will they be reprieved for a while. The fire has not a characteristic that it would lessen its heat, burning or inflammation for some time. That fire would be brought by Omnipotent and it would be Divine wrath for them.


Usually those people strengthen the power of badness who after understanding the reality of goodness, adopt the path of evil only due to following the casual, fickle and useless motives. These people mostly harm the power of goodness. Other persons are deceived strongly due to their gait. Their faith becomes unsettled. Their belief on goodness weakens.


Those persons who have doubts in the path of guidance and good fortune, actually they become also the cause of others’ depravity. Due to their natural disposition of this indirect badness, they are settled to deserve the curse.  The curse of Allah Almighty, His angels (peace be upon them), the Muslims and the persons of good souls (combined) rests on them.


la’-natallaahi – (the curse of Allah), la-‘a-na is its root. Mal-‘uun is he, who is cursed. It means distance and the sound of a lash in the air or of winnowing or of beating clothes against a stone; curse. According to phraseology, it means the distance from the pity, mercy and exclusion from favor and bounty of Allah Almighty is called ‘Curse’.



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