Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Path of Hell

Lesson # 585 From Holy Qur’aan

The Path of Hell

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –168 & 169 of 176, Section – 23/24 (Part – 6)


168.  Lo! Those who have disbelieved and done wrong, Allaah will never forgive them, neither will He guide them unto a path-


169.  Except the path of Hell, wherein they will abide for ever. And that is ever easy for Allaah.    

168.  ‘Innal-laziina kafaruu  wa zalamuu  lam  yakuNIllaahu  li-yagfira  lahum  wa  laa  li-yahdi-yahum  tariiqaa. 


169.  ‘Illaa  tariiqa  Jahannama  khaalidiina  fiihaa  ‘abadaa.  Wa  kaana zaalika  ‘alAllaahi  yasiiraa.     



Zalamuu – (they did wrong), it is from zulm, which means ‘to harm, to use force against others. It was told in the previous verse that those people who do not believe in Allaah Almighty, His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and His Religion, they have gone far astray from the Straight Path.


Allaah Almighty commands in this verse that those people who are disbelievers and disobedient, they oppress themselves as well as other people. They have been driven back from the straight path and at last they would have to reach the ruin. Now there is no opportunity for them to come back to the right path. They have wandered very away to the wrong direction. If someone will tell them now about the true path, that will not be understandable for them, because they like that path very much, upon which they are wandering. There is a lot of things to fulfill their heartily wishes on each step.  


However, if they ask from anyone, they ask resolutions to get more comforts of that wrong path. They never think about the straight path, nor they believe in Allaah Almighty and nor they ask Him to guide them. Also Allaah Almighty does not care them. He will let them go towards the wrong direction, which they have liked for themselves. There is a principle near Allaah Almighty that He does not compel anybody to adopt the straight path. The end of that wrong path, which they have chosen, is Hell and that will lead them to fall in to it. In this form they have no chance to escape from it and never will they be able to get out from it. They will remain in the Hell forever.


It is very easy for Allaah Almighty to punish them against their evildoing. If they are punished then it is evident that they themselves purchased this punishment at their own. Allaah Almighty eases that particular path for everyone, which is chosen by each person his/herself. It is His prescribed Law, which is not changeable. Briefly speaking, Allaah Almighty has bestowed option in the mind of humankind and it is the Divine Rule that necessities and means are arranged for which a human being intends. Upon the basis of this intention, the mankind is held responsible of good or bad deeds.   



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)