Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Punishment for ancient disbelieving folks

Quran Chapter 25: 37 to 39 (Pt-19, Stg-4) (L-2292) درس قرآن

Punishment for ancient disbelieving folks

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)


وَقَوْمَ نُوحٍ لَّمَّا كَذَّبُوا۟ ٱلرُّسُلَ أَغْرَقْنَٰهُمْ وَجَعَلْنَٰهُمْ لِلنَّاسِ ءَايَةً وَأَعْتَدْنَا لِلظَّٰلِمِينَ عَذَابًا أَلِيمًا 37  وَعَادًا وَثَمُودَا۟ وَأَصْحَٰبَ ٱلرَّسِّ وَقُرُونًۢا بَيْنَ ذَٰلِكَ كَثِيرًا 38  وَكُلًّاضَرَبْنَا لَهُ ٱلْأَمْثَٰلَ وَكُلًّا تَبَّرْنَا تَتْبِيرًا 39

37.  And Noah’s folk, when they denied the messengers, We drowned them and made of them a Portent for mankind. And We have prepared a painful doom for evildoers.


38.  And (the tribes of) ‘Aad and Thamuud, and the dwellers in Ar-Rass, and many generations in between.


39.  And each (of them) We warned by examples; and each (of them) We brought to utter ruin.

37.  Wa  qawma  Nuuhil-lam-maa  kazzabur-rusula  ‘agraq-Naahum  wa  ja-‘alNaahum  linnaasi  ‘Aayah.  Wa  ‘a’-tadNaa  lizzaalimiina  ‘Azaaban  ‘aliimaa.


38.  Wa  ‘Aadanw-wa  Samuuda  wa  ‘As-haabar-Rassi  wa  quruunam-bayna  zaalika  kasiiraa.


39.  Wa  kullan  zarabNaa  lahul-‘amsaala  wa  kullan-  tabbarNaa  tatbiiraa.


‘Ar-Rassu – (it is a particular Well), rassun means “well (pit sunk for water)”.


‘As-haabar-Rassi – (the dwellers in Ar-Rass), these people used to dwell near a Well.


Tatbiir – (to break into pieces, to shatter), origin of this word is tabar, which means “to be broken into pieces”.


It is commanded: Like Pharaoh and his folk, We ruined the folk of Noah also, because they denied the Prophets (peace be upon them). When they somehow did not accept; then Allaah Almighty sent a vigorous storm, in which they were drowned and they were made a means of warning for other people. And Allaah Almighty has prepared a painful doom for the evildoers, that is to say, the people who do not perform their human duties. They will be entangled in this doom after death. Like this, Allaah Almighty destroyed the folks of ‘Aad, Thamuud, the dwellers in Ar-Rass, and many refractory people; who were the generations in between, due to their disobedience. Allaah Almighty caused to understand all people by means of the Messengers (peace be upon them) that ancient people were annihilated due to their disobedience. But when they denied also, they were ruined too.


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).