Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Respite of life for only three days

Quran Chapter 11-64 & 65 (Pt-12, Stg-3) (L-1393) – درس قرآن

Respite of life for only three days

Surah Huud (Hud) – 11


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

  وَيَٰقَوْمِ هَٰذِهِۦ نَاقَةُ ٱللَّهِ لَكُمْ ءَايَةً فَذَرُوهَا تَأْكُلْ فِىٓ أَرْضِ ٱللَّهِ وَلَا تَمَسُّوهَا بِسُوٓءٍ فَيَأْخُذَكُمْ عَذَابٌقَرِيبٌ (64

فَعَقَرُوهَا فَقَالَ تَمَتَّعُوا۟ فِى دَارِكُمْ ثَلَٰثَةَ أَيَّامٍ ذَٰلِكَ وَعْدٌ غَيْرُ مَكْذُوبٍ (65

64.  And O my people! This is the camel of Allah, a token unto you, so leave her to feed in Allah’s earth, and touch her not with harm lest a near torment seize you.


65.  But they hamstrung her, and then he said: Enjoy life in your dwelling-place three days! This is a promise that will not be belied.

64.  Wa  yaa-qawmi  haa-zihii  naaqa-tUllaahi  lakum  ‘aayatan  fazaruu-haa  ta’-kul  fiii  ‘arZillaahi  wa  laa  tamas-suuhaa  bi-suuu-‘in  fa-ya’-khuza-kum  ‘Azaabun-qariib.


65.  Fa-‘aqaruu-haa  faqaala  tamatta-‘uu  fii  daari-kum  sa-laa-sata  ‘ayyaam.  Zaalika  wa’-dun  gayru  mak-zuub.  




Allah Almighty is very Forbearing and Mild. He gives respite continuously to the sinners, so that they should understand. But when they do not refrain from wicked deeds in any case; then they are removed from the world, so that they may not mislead other people.


The people said to Prophet Salih (peace be upon him): Produce a camel from the rock before you if you are true. He (peace be upon him) addressed Allah Almighty in prayer and the camel came out. But even then, they did not believe.


Prophet Salih (peace be upon him) said to them: You demanded this camel. Leave her to feed freely in the earth wherever she wants. Your safety depends on her safety.


They passed some days silently, but later on, they were fed up and caused to slaughter her (the camel) through an immoral and ostentatious person. When Salih (peace be upon him) beheld, he warned the people: Now you are given respite of living only for three days. Then you will be seized by a torment of Allah Almighty and you will be ruined.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an 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).  https://youtu.be/pPHUvRIXu0E