Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Slandering and Telling a Lie


Slandering and Telling a Lie 

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –49 & 50 of 176, Section –7/24 (Part – 5)


49.  Hast thou not seen those who praise themselves for purity? Nay, Allah purifieth whom He will, and they will not be wronged even the hair upon a date-stone.

50.  See, how they forge lies against Allah! And that itself is a flagrant sin.

 49.  ‘Alam tara  ‘ilallaziina  yu-zakkuuna  ‘anfusahum.  Balil-laahu  yuzakkii  many-yashaaa-‘u  wa  laa  yuzlamuuna  fatiilaa.

50.  ‘Unzur kayfa  yaftaruuna  ‘alallaahil-  kazib.  Wa kafaa  bihii  ‘ismam-mubiinaa.     




In this verse, Allah Almighty has addressed His last Messenger Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him); “Have you not seen those children of Israel who have involved themselves in the badness like polytheism? They disobey the commands of Allah Almighty, alter in the Scripture of Allah Almighty, had been slaughtering the Prophets (peace be upon them) unlawfully, falsifying the glad tidings and good news regarding the last Messenger, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) and notwithstanding these entire badness, they claim that they are pure and innocent? It is completely nonsensical thing.

In fact, Allah Almighty purifies and sanctifies, to whom He wishes. Nothing may be by saying someone. They will not be tyrannized even equal to a particle, who brag falsely and claim wrongfully. But they will be entangled in the torment of Allah Almighty due to their own evils and wicked deeds.

It has been described about the reason of revelation of this verse that the children of Israel, who used to worship the calf and say the Prophet Ezra (peace be upon him) as son of God, when they heard this verse of Holy Qur’an, “ ‘Innallaaha  laa  yag-firu  ‘any-yushraka”, they began to say, “We are not idolaters, but we are pure servants of God and children of the Prophet. Prophet-hood is our hereditary. This verse revealed upon this occasion.

Allah Almighty commanded, “How is it wonderful that these people calumniate Allah Almighty in different false manners and although they have involved themselves in the infidelity, and ascribe plurality to Him, even then they relate themselves as God’s friends and are claimants to be chosen by Allah Almighty.

No doubt that the children of Israel were descendants of the Prophets (peace be upon them). High in dignity Prophets (peace be upon them) used to come out of them. Even that the prophet-hood remained limited in to their lineage. In this regard, verily these people were beloved of Allah Almighty earlier, but when they turned from the obedience of Allah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), forgot the Day of Resurrection by following the covetousness and lust, then their agreeableness came to an end. Therefore, Allah Almighty delineates, “They shall be punished because they forge lies against Allah Almighty, while they have fallen into the polytheism”.

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’an published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif).