Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Turning round was not permitted

Quran Chapter 15  65 & 66 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1677) درس قرآن

Turning round was not permitted

Surah ‘Al-Hijr – (The Rocky Tract) – 15

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast)

(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

فَأَسْرِ بِأَهْلِكَ بِقِطْعٍ مِّنَ ٱلَّيْلِ وَٱتَّبِعْ أَدْبَٰرَهُمْوَلَا يَلْتَفِتْ مِنكُمْ أَحَدٌ وَٱمْضُوا۟ حَيْثُ تُؤْمَرُونَ 65

وَقَضَيْنَآ إِلَيْهِ ذَٰلِكَ ٱلْأَمْرَ أَنَّ دَابِرَ هَٰٓؤُلَآءِ مَقْطُوعٌ مُّصْبِحِينَ 66

65,  So travel with thy household in a portion of the night, and follow thou their backs; and let none of you turn round, but go whither ye are commanded.


66.  And We made plain the case to him, that the root of them (who did wrong) was to be cut at early morn.       

65.  Fa-‘asri  bi-‘ahlika  bi-qit-‘im-minal-layli  wattabi’  ‘adbaarahum  wa  laa  yaltafit  minkum  ‘ahadunw-wamzuu  haysu  tu’-maruun.


66.  Wa  qazay-Naaa  ‘ilayhi  zaa-likal-  ‘amra  ‘anna  daabira  haaa-‘ulaaa-‘i  maqtuu-‘um-musbihiin.




‘Adbaara – (behind the backs), this word is plural of dubur, which means “entire part of body’s back, that is to say; with effect from the back side of the neck to the heel is called dubur. From the same, a word daabir has already passed which is used for the lower portion i.e. root.


Musbihiina – (at early in the morning), it is the subject; which has been derived from the word ‘is-baahun. Its origin is Sa-ba-ha. Subah is a famous word which means “morning, dawn”. ‘Isbaahun means “early morning, when the time enters into morning”. Musbih means “that; who waits till morning. It aims: when the people will be entering into the morning.


The Angels said to Prophet Lot (peace be upon them): We have been descended by the Command of Allah Almighty for destroying this folk. You are directed that you should dispatch the members of your family in the last portion of the night and follow; looking them at their backs. All of you should be careful that none of you should turn round. Go away straight; whither you are commanded. Allah Almighty has decided in this matter that this unfortunate folk would be removed from the surface of the earth early in the morning and the root of entire wrongdoers would be cut.


When Prophet Lot (peace be upon him) listened to this, He traveled out from that township along with His family in a portion of the night.


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).