Lessons from Holy Qur'an

If the people had set up for worship aught beside God

Lesson # 745 From the Noble Quran

If the people had set up for worship aught beside God

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

Verses –88 of 165, Section – 10 of 20 (Part – 7)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Such is the Guidance of Allah wherewith He guideth whom He will of His bondmen. But if they had set up (for worship) aught beside Him, (all) that they did would have been vain. Zaalika  HudAllaahi  yahDii  bihii  many-yashaaa-‘u  min  ‘ibaadiH.  Wa  law

‘ashrakuu  lahabita  ‘anhum-maa  kaanuu  ya’-maluun.

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Hudan – Guidance), this word comes in the beginning of Surah ‘Al-Baqarah (2:2) and it means “to show the correct path, to guide, to carry on the straightway. The word yahDii has also been derived from it, which is its resembling tense. Habita – to be wasted, it is past tense, which has come out from the word Habt. Habt means “to be ruined, to be demolished”.


It has been described in the verses before this, that Prophet Abraham (peace be upon Him) delivered the lesson to His nation regarding Oneness of God Almighty. It was the same lesson, which was taught by The Prophets and Messengers earlier to Him (peace be upon Them) during their own times to their own folks.


Many Prophets were born in the Children of Abraham (peace be upon Them) for teaching this lesson. These all were chosen, respectable and accepted People, Who were favored by Allah Almighty than entire other people in the world. It has been commanded in this verse: If anyone desires to see the pattern of guidance bestowed by Allah, should see These People (peace be upon Them). He will know clearly that Allah Almighty guides toward the right path out of His bondmen, whom He wills.


Listen to Me carefully now: It is the Straight Path which is necessary to be believed in the life of this world! God Almighty is One and He is original Omnipotent. It is called Unity, Oneness of God. Opposite to it, the person, who does not have faith in the Unity, is an idolater; whether his apparent care is much glittering and graceful. And no good act of any idolater will be acceptable on the Day of Resurrection.


If those Bondmen of Allah Almighty (Prophets – peace be upon Them), who have been described above, had ascribed partners to Allah (God forbid), then whether they would have done very much good works, were not useful for Them (peace be upon Them) and they would have been from the good for nothing people. This decision of Holy Quran will be the Speaker in the Hereafter that no individual or nation can reach the prosperity which does not believe in Allah Almighty or have faith that some other things are able to cause to gain their end. Success is only for those people, who believe that only Allah Almighty is their worshipped and Protector.


Those people, who bow before others except Allah Almighty, whether those are idols or great people, stars or moon etc. or their lustful wishes, certainly after a few days in the world or after death, they will understand that they are quite stupid and empty-handed. And perception of their failure and grief will not give them up of anywhere.


Those people who have forgotten Allah Almighty and consider: By chance our business will be managed automatically, they are stupid entirely. At the end, they would have business with Allah Almighty only. And if they did not open their eyes in this world, then surely those will be opened at that time, when “the death bells” will call them, and entire worldly things will be useless for them. With effect from that time, there will be no friend of them except sorrow, regret and repentance till the eternity of the eternities.               


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)