Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Ye have no other God save Allah

Lesson # 886 from the Noble Quran

Ye have no other God save Allah

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

 Stage – 2, Verse – 85a of 206, Section – 11 of 24

(Part – 8)

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BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

And unto Madian (We sent) their brother, Shu-‘aib. He said: O my people! Serve Allah; ye have no other God save Him. Lo! a clear proof hath come unto you from your Lord; Wa  ‘ilaa  Mad-yana  ‘akhaahum  Shu-‘aybaa.  Qaala  yaaqawmi’-budUllaaha  maa  lakummin  ‘ilaahin  gay-ruh.  Qad  jaaa-‘atkum-Bayyi-natum-mir-Rabbikum.      

Lesson

Mad-yana – Some commentators of the religion think that it is name of a place. But maximum commentators say that it is name of an honored person, whose children were called by his name “Madian”, as ‘Aad and Thamud are names of two individuals. Then their all children were famed as ‘Aad and Thamud. Their native land is in the territory of Jordan too.

 

Shu-‘ayba Shu-‘aib (peace be upon Him) is Prophet of Allah Almighty and from the children of Madian. Therefore, He (peace be upon Him) has been named as brother of Madian. Social evils had been spread publicly into His nation, foundation of which was upon the denial from Oneness of God. He (peace be upon Him) guided His nation to correct their religious tenets.

 

The same evils had become prevalent in another nation, which was called ‘As-haabul-aikah, (neighboring nation of Madian). Those people were not children of Madian, but partners in evils. So, their Prophet is Shu-aib (peace be upon Him) also. He (peace be upon Him) was famous for His fluency of speech and eloquence. Therefore, He (peace be upon Him) is called “Khatiib-e-‘Anbiaaa’ {Preacher of Prophets (peace be upon Them)}.

                                                           

It has been described already that the nations of Noah, ‘Aad, Thamud and Lot deserved the wrath of Allah Almighty due to being fallen into adversity of their criminal lifestyle. And because, save some number of individuals, entire people were obstinate on their evil habits, Allah Almighty indicated one force from the system of His servant forces. And that force ruined them.  

 

The nation of Noah (peace be upon Him) was destroyed by the storm of water, ‘Aad by the storm of hurricane, Thamud by earthquake and thunder and the nation of Lot (peace be upon Him) by the pressure of the volcanic materials.

 

After that, era of Madian nation came, circumstances of which begin from this verse. It is commanded: We sent Shu-aib (peace be upon Him), who was an esteemed person and had relationship with the Madian tribe, by appointing Him Our Prophet, unto His nation to cause to understand them. They had forgotten their Creator, Lord and God; Allah Almighty.

 

Prophet Shu-aib (peace be upon Him) warned them: O my people! That is only Allah (Eminent, Glorious and Dignified), before Whom, everyone should bow with the humility. None is worthy of worship save Him. Observe Me! You will find such tokens in My character, discourse and walk, which will give evidence that I am true and sincere. Your Lord has sent Me with such Revelations, observing and listening to which, you should not have any doubt in My truth.

 

Circumstances of which nations are being described, a special kind of evil had become prevalent into everyone of them, but the foundation of all of them was one, that is to say; forgetting Allah Almighty and inclining towards other things. These other things are nothing but own evil desires, which appear in the form of different kinds of wicked 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’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Ye have no other God save Allah

Lesson # 868 from the Noble Quran

Ye have no other God save Allah

Surah ‘A’-RAAF (The Heights) – Chapter – 7)

Stage – 2, Verses –65 & 66 of 206, Section – 9 of 24 (Part – 8)

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BisMIllaahir-Rahmaanir-Rahiim

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

65.  And unto (the tribe of) Aad (We sent) their brother, Hud. He said: O my people! Serve Allah; ye have no other God save Him. Will ye not ward off (evil)?

 

66.  The chieftains of His people, who were disbelieving, said: Lo! We surely see Thee in foolishness, and lo! We deem Thee of the liars.      

65.  Wa  ‘ilaa ‘Aadin  ‘akhaahum  Huudaa.  Qaalaa  yaa-qawmi’-budUllaaha  maa  lakum-min  ‘ilaahin  gayruh.  ‘Afalaa  tattaquun.

 

66.  Qaalal-mala-‘ullaziina kafaruu  min-  qawmihii  ‘innaa  lana-raaka  fii  safaahatinw-wa  ‘innaa  lana-  zunnuka  minal-kaazibiin.            

Lesson

‘Aadin – it is the name of a very strong and powerful nation. These people were children of Iram, who was grandson of Prophet Noah (peace be upon Him). They lived in Ahqaaf, which was a territory of Yemen.

                                                                 

Huudun – (Hud), He was Prophet of Allah Almighty (peace be upon Him), from the children of Iram. Therefore, He is ancestral Brother of ‘Aad (a nation).

 

The people of ‘Aad were very mischievous and quarrelsome. They were physically very strong and tall, and used to tyrannize the feeble persons, engage them in hard labor and treat them like their slaves, and considered them like animals.

 

Prophet Hud (peace be upon Him) caused to understand them that it was useless to strut too much on own strong body and height. He said: Allah Almighty is more Powerful and Strong than you, Who brought you into being.

 

Worshiping the idols had become prevalent among those people and there was a separate demi-god for every work; someone was of the wealth, some others like power, honor and respect, gladness, health and cure etc.

 

Hud (peace be upon Him) admonished them: That entire has been given to you by Allah Almighty, whichever you possess. Therefore you should worship Him only. You should consider the weak and feeble people as mankind like you and not to molest them. But they were proud of their wealth and physical strength. They did not obey Him (peace be upon Him).  

 

It is commanded by Allah Almighty: We appointed Hud (peace be upon Him) for the people of ‘Aad as Our Prophet to admonish them and to cause to mend their manners. He (peace be upon Him) said to them: You should abstain from worshiping idols. Those entire things which you possess i.e. wealth, health, strength and honor etc. have been bestowed to you by only One “Allah Almighty”. None other is able to give you anything. These demi-gods, whom you worship, neither they have any authority and nor omnipotence. It can be nothing by naming the lifeless things. None is worthy of worship for any individual except Allah Almighty. So you should worship only Him. Fall prostrate before Him only. Beg from Him and give thanks to Him only. Do you not wish to be saved from evil? Why do you disobey your Lord? Do you not fear His wrath?

 

When the people of ‘Aad heard this talk, their chieftains, by whom the tradition of worshiping idols was established, replied: O Hud! We see that Thou art entirely foolish because Thou desire to finish an established system of customs and traditions, and wish to establish a new and uncommon system. This matter, which Thou art going to produce, seems a lie entirely.    

 

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)