Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Those are deaf and dumb in darkness, who deny Revelations

Lesson # 712 From Holy Qur’aan

Those are deaf and dumb in darkness, who deny Revelations

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

Verse – 39 of 165, Section – 4 of 20 (Part – 7)


In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And those who deny Our Revelations are deaf and dumb in darkness. Whom Allaah will, He sendeth astray. And whom He will, He placeth on a Straight Path            Wallaziina  kazzabuu  bi- ‘AayaatiNaa  summunw-wa  bukmun  fiz-zulumaat.  Many-ya-sha-‘Illaahu  yuzlilh.  Wa  many-yashaaa’  yaj-‘alhu  ‘alaa  Siraatim- Mustaqiim.   

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It was commanded in the previous verse: Every creature has been given sufficient wisdom to go on its Established Path, due to which, it understands the portents of that Path and chooses It. For the humankind, the Path has also been established, as well as it’s Portents too, and the verses of Holy Qur’aan have cleared it. The wisdom, how much is necessary to understand them, has been given to the human beings.


Now, if the mankind does not understand through his sense, then it is his own incorrectness. Allaah Almighty has already dictated portents of their paths separately in writing for the entire creature and has given sufficient wisdom for knowing them and He has neglected nothing out of them. The condition of those people has been admonished in this verse, who falsify the verses of Holy Qur’aan and do not wish to understand the portents of the Path.


It is commanded that those people, who deny the Revelations of Allaah Almighty and do not use their sense, which has been bestowed to them by Allaah Almighty, as though, they switched off that Light, which was useful for them to see the Path and its portents might be visible by them, and the darkness spread over all around for them.


At this stage, it was compulsory for them that, while they were unable to observe anything, they would have to know the Path by listening to the other people, and if they have become hard-hearing, then they would have asked from the other people themselves about the Path. Whether they switched off the Light of their wisdom, neither hear the talk of others and nor ask from other people about the Path, then it is evident that they are deaf and dumb in darkness.


In this situation, now there is no chance of guidance for them. At the other side, Allaah Almighty has the Power; whom He will, He sends him astray. And whom He will, He places him on a Straight Path. While they have shut the entire doors of guidance upon themselves, then what has remained further for them except the depravity? So, Allaah Almighty sent them astray, because it is the Rule established by Allaah Almighty: Anyone who takes up one’s condition as, is treated accordingly with.


It is known from this verse that the human being, either go straight forward by using own sense, or act upon the advice, which hear from the wise people, or if he is unable to understand, then ask himself about the Correct Path and know, otherwise, he is a devil in darkness, deaf and dumb.   


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)